The Criminal Kind

Album: Hard Promises (1981)
  • You got a criminal mind
    You got criminal looks
    Boy you better look out
    You're gonna get hooked
    Don't you ever feel guilty
    When you come up short
    Man you better be careful
    You're gonna get caught

    [Chorus]
    Cause you're the criminal kind, you're the criminal kind
    Man what you gonna do? Where you gonna hide?
    They're callin' you a sickness, disease of the mind
    Man what you gonna do? You're the criminal kind

    Don't you ever get tired? Don't you ever want to quit?
    Yeah it's been a long time, and you still don't fit
    Dog tags on the mirror, hangin' down from a chain
    Give up little sister, this ain't gonna change

    [Chorus]

    Yeah, and that little girl you used to know
    Just don't come around no more
    Now she ain't there to watch the door
    She don't want to die in no liquor store
    I hope they all made money, I hope they all get rich
    Yeah, I hope they give hell, to every son-of-a-bitch
    That put a man on the carpet
    Or stuck him out on the line
    Whoever let him get a taste of the criminal life

    [Chorus] Writer/s: TOM PETTY
    Publisher: Gone Gator Music
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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