Love In The First Degree lyrics

Words and music by jim hurt and tim dubois

I once thopught of love as a prison a place i didn't want to be.
So long ago i made a decision to be footloose and fancy free.
But you cam i was so tempted to gamble on love just one time.
I never thought i would get caught.
It seemed liek the perfect crime.

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Baby, you left me defneseless.
I've only got one plea.
Lock me away inside of your love and throw away the key.
I'm guilty of love in the first degree.

I thought it would be so simple, like a thousand times before.
I'd take what i wanted and just walk away, but i never made it to the door.
Now babe, i'm not beggin' for mercy.
Go ahead and throw the book at me.
If lovin' you's a crime, i know that i'm as guilty as a man can be.

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Oh yeah. oh yeah.

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Oh yeah. love in the first degree.
Love in the first degree.
Love in the first degree.