"Don't Charge Me for the Crime (feat. Common)" as written by Nicholas Jonas, Joseph Jonas, Kevin Jonas, Lonnie Rashied Lynn and Ryan Lesitman....
This is life in this world
Some things go right, some things go wrong
It's just how the world can be
People just wanna be free

The verdict came in and it said I was guilty
I looked at the judge, "Hey, America built me"
Tried to get rich, but they label me filthy
Only God can judge me, touch me, feel me!

My friend calls me at nine o'clock
Says, "Get the car, it's time to rock."
Never heard him speak this way
(Way, way)

Let's go man

I grab the keys and hit the road
It's all a flash, but who would know
How this story would unfold
Don't charge me for the crime

Wrong place, wrong time
Don't charge me for the crime
Wrong place, wrong time
Don't charge me for the crime

My friend gets in the car with bags
Filled to the top with loads of cash
(See this paper right here?)
And throws the pistol on the dash
(Yeah, it's time to get money now)

Says, "I'm sorry for the crime
That I've involved you in this time,
You're the only friend I've got"
So don't charge me for the crime

Wrong place, wrong time
Don't charge me for the crime
Wrong place, wrong time
Don't charge me for the crime

I start to freak and scream so loud
Just like the females in the crowd
That's when he gets in my head
(Head, head)

(Come on man, we gotta do this)

You could live just like a king
With everything you'd ever need
All the dreams of every man
Don't charge me for the crime

Wrong place, wrong time
Don't charge me for the crime
Wrong place, wrong time, you know
Don't charge me

Sirens sound and
My heart was poundin'
I looked at my man as the cops surround 'em
A teen on the scene with no objective
The American dream can be so deceptive

Now I see the flashing lights
There goes my future and my life
Now I've gotta do what's right
(Right, right)

(Oh, man, they've got us, they've got us)

I stop the car and throw the keys
Out of the window, sets me free
I throw the pistol in the back
(Back, back)

(Ah, ah, ah)

I throw him out of the car, I say,
"You know me well,
I'm not goin' to jail
I'm not paying your bail
Believe me when I say,
They won't charge me for the crime"

Wrong place, wrong time (yeah)
Don't charge me for the crime
Wrong place, wrong time
Won't charge me! Oh

Wrong place,
Wrong time
Wrong place,
Wrong time

They won't charge me for the

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"Don't Charge Me for the Crime" as written by Joseph Jonas Lonnie Lynn


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  • +2
    General CommentI like this one,
    it's different from some of their other stuff & pretty self explanitory with the whole story going on.
    I like how Common's talking in the background at some points.
    xIbaXon June 21, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWhen I first heard this song, I thought it was kinda weird. It's very different from any of their other songs and I wasn't sure that I liked it. After I listened to it a couple times and heard the lyrics more, I was able to make more sense of the song and I actually liked it a lot then.
    I think it made the song better by bringing Common in to sing/talk during the song.
    The meaning is pretty self-explanatory and iadore music pretty much has it covered.
    JoBroGirl25on June 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI remember watching their web cast and saying that the song is about two of your friends kind of being in a conflict together and you're in the middle of it because they're bringing you into it but you don't want to be involved.

    I really like how Common was in this song because I love him too.
    chanelraquelon June 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm not a JB fan but I don't even care, this song is badass.
    It's pretty self-explanatory but I really like how the story plays out throughout the song and there's just this nice rolling guitar in the background...it's really mature for them. I like it.
    schizophreniqueon August 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI normally like the Jonas Brothers, but this song is not their best. That's probably because I hate rap, but still, it's just kinda weird. I guess the story's pretty cool, but, I mean, come on, a rapper? Oh well, there's still plenty of other great Jonas Brother songs out there for me to listen to.
    jamieanne92on November 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionHmm, I'm not sure if I liked this song or not. I felt like the Jo Bros were kind of going backwards, and it was a bit tr-hard.

    That's 100% my opinion though, and I have total respect for people who like the song.
    totalmusicfanaticon November 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like this song. It tells a good story. I listened to it because Common was on it. Idk why, but it makes me laugh a little.
    Prowler Kidon April 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really like this song. It shows that they have a lot more range than the cute pop hits they've put out. Adding common was a nice touch, him rapping and talking on the track
    mathenyon May 29, 2011   Link

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