"Victim Or The Crime" as written by Robert Hall Weir and Gerrit Graham....
Patience runs out on the junkie
The dark side hires another soul
Did he steal his fate or earn it?
Was he force fed, did he learn it?
Whatever happened to his precious self control?

Like him, I'm tired of try'n to heal
This tomcat heart with which I'm blessed
Is destruction lovings twin?
May I chose to lose or win?
Maybe when my turn comes I will have guessed.

These are the horns of the dilemma
What truth this proof against all lies?
When sacred fails before profane
The wisest man is deemed insane
Even the purest of romantics compromise.

What fixation feeds this fever?
As the full moon pales and climbs
Am I living truth or rank deceiver?
Am I the victim or the crime?
Am I the victim or the crime?
Am I the victim or the crime, or the crime?

And so I wrestle with the angel
To see who'll reap the seeds I sow
Am I the driver or the driven?
Will I be damned to be forgiven?
Is there anybody here but me who needs to know?

What it is that feeds this fever
As the full moon pales and climbs
Am I living truth or rank deceiver?
Am I the victim or the crime?
Am I the victim or the crime?
Am I the victim or the crime, or the crime?


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"Victim Or The Crime" as written by Robert Hall Weir Gerrit Graham

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    General CommentOne of my favorites, well-written.

    Jerry rocked this one out hard in the eighties...
    inhocsignoviceon October 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgreat song of jerry's self-destruction.
    "is there anybody here but me who needs to know?"
    some say no, i say yes.
    "what is it that feeds this fever?"
    i've no idea
    thunderbatson August 21, 2008   Link

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