You got to open your eyes in the morning
Nine o'clock comin' with out any warnin'
And you gotta get ready to go
You say you went out late last evenin'
Did a lot of drinkin'
Come home stinkin'
And you went and fell asleep on the floor
And then your lady comes and finds you asleepin'
Starts in to weepin' 'bout the hours you been keepin'
And you better get your ass out the door

Ain't no crime
Say everybody gets that way some time
Ain't no crime
You know it's good to get it on to get a load off your mind
Oh no, it ain't no crime. Oh.

You got to open your eyes in the morning
Nine o'clock comin' with out any warnin'
And you gotta get ready to go
Well now you tell me you love somebody
And you'll love 'em forever
You may love 'em forever
But you won't like 'em all of the time
Well now you tell me you need somebody for the rest of your life
You might have somebody
But you won't want 'em everyday

Ain't no crime
Say ev'rybody gets that way some time
Ain't no crime
Well it's just human nature
Happens all the time
Oh no, it ain't no crime. Oh

And just as surely as the wind keeps blowin'
The grass keeps growin'
You gotta keep goin'
And the Lord have mercy on your soul
La, la la la.


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    To hazard a guess I feel like this song is about cheating, basically I get the vibe Joel is saying cheating is not the worst thing, everyone does it.

    Or perhaps not necessarily cheating but thinking about someone other than your partner in that special way that should be reserved for couples only.

    Less specifically I think it's about the kind of love that exists in marriages, where you may love the person but occasionally just have to get away from them, for some space of your own, and you may think uncharitably of them.

    That's just my humble opinion.

    rhodælleon October 03, 2006   Link
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    I don't agree so much with the cheating notion. I think it just has to do more with needing to escape, to get fucked up. It's natural to feel the urge to escape the drudge of day-to-day life, is it not?

    nicklong67on June 26, 2011   Link

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