"X Offender" as written by and Gary Valentine Deborah Harry....
I saw you standing on the corner
You looked so big and fine
I really wanted to go out with you
So when you smiled
I laid my heart on the line
You read me my rights and then you said;
"Let's go" and nothing more
I thought of my nights and how they were
They were filled with
I know you wouldn't go
You'd watch my heart burst then, you'd step in
I had to know so I asked
You just had to laugh
We sat in the night with my hands cuffed at my side
I look at your life and your style
I wanted nothing more
I know you wouldn't go
You'd watch my heart burst then, you'd step in
I had to know so I asked
You just had to laugh
Walking the line you were a marksman
Told me that law like wine is ageless
Public defender
You had to admit you wanted, the love of a sex offender
I know you wouldn't go
You'd watch my heart burst then, you'd step in
I had to know so I asked, you just had to laugh
My vision in blue I call you from inside my cell
And in the trial you were there with, your badge and rubber boots
I think all the time how I'm going to perpetrate love with you
And when I get out there's no doubt
I'll be sex offensive to you


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    General CommentMr. T Experience does a great cover of this song.
    scubasteve4lyfeon July 23, 2005   Link
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    Song Meaning''Bassist Gary Valentine originally wrote the song about an 18-year-old boy being arrested for having sex with his younger girlfriend. Debbie Harry changed the lyrics so that the song was about a prostitute being attracted to the police officer that had arrested her.''
    Reinton July 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"You had to admit you wanted, the love of a sex offender."

    i love that line, and this song.
    Charlion October 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so great. It shows teh horrible state of popular music when this song has 3 comments and Green Day songs have upwards of 100.
    xdarkentrieson August 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe FIRST song on the FIRST album by Blondie. Just awesome. So Blondie! Supposedly it was originally called "Sex Offender", but Chrysalis wouldn't let 'em use that title (how shocking!).
    led zep lindholmon March 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentirreverant little organ playing the background. (Huh, 'organ').
    _ellieon May 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYes, was originally called Sex Offender and allegedly refers to an "incident" involving the writer Gary Valentine, who subsequently left the band........great album though, especially the first 3 tracks on the B side!
    steveinnorthantson April 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyou have to explain what a B side is here, or the kids keep going to comment on Green Day alone.
    Heinrichon September 21, 2008   Link

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