I Confess

Album: Special Beat Service (1982)
Charted: 54
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  • Just out of spite,
    I confess I've ruined three lives
    Now don't sleep so tight
    Because I didn't care till I found out that one of them was mine

    Night after night time time after time
    Done too much of both types of whining
    Still wasn't right fight after fight
    To get out of my life get away from me get away from that gun

    No it's not a joke it's cards on the table time
    I could have phoned I could have spoke
    But how to break the news without beaking your heart

    Being dead don't hurt,
    No only dying
    Cards on the table time,
    Sometimes it's right to say goodnight

    Always searching for paradise,
    I'll admit that I'm good as blind
    Darling I confess yes I've ruined three lives
    And didn't care till I found out that one of them was mine

    I confess
    Our love seems like a punishment
    And I confess,
    If it's all the same to you I'll stay indifferent

    I confess I confess I confess
    I confess I confess I confess

    No-one wins and there's no denying,
    Don't pretend like you don't know why,
    Just a little word here a little push there darling
    I confess look I confess that I don't really care

    I confess I confess I confess
    Out like a light
    Another boy who's given up trying
    Blinded by fright

    He scream my life's not open
    Please get out,
    I know I'm shouting,
    I like to shout

    It's not a joke it's cards on the table time
    It's not a joke it's cards on the table time
    I could have phoned I could spoke

    But how to break the news without beaking your heart
    Being dead don't hurt,
    No only dying
    Cards on the table time,
    Sometimes it's right to say goodnight

    Always searching for paradise,
    I'll admit that I'm good as blind
    Darling I confess yes I've ruined three lives
    didn't care till I found out that one of them was mine

    I confess
    I deserve some type of punishment
    I confess
    If it's all the same to you I'll stay indifferent

    I confess I confess I confess
    I confess I confess I confess
    I confess I confess I confess
    I confess I confess I confess
    I confess I confess I confess Writer/s: ANDY COX, D WRIGHT, DAVID STEELE, DAVID WAKELING, EVERETT MORTON, ROGER CHARLERY, WESLEY MAGOOGAN
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Jeremy from MassachusettsFYI: the trumpet solo was played by Steve Sidwell. My source for this is Dave Lord, who also played trumpet on the album.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 23rd 1983, the English Beat performed "I Confess" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    It did not chart on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart, but did reached #34 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs chart.
  • Sam from Seattle, WaDave played guitar, not keyboard, for the English Beat.
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