Noir Music | “Crime Don’t Pay” by Mike Ness

This noir music find is fully credited to Keet Exton who made the suggestion through my “Contact Me” page. Here’s “Crime Don’t Pay” by Mike Ness to tickle your filthy ear drums: (Thanks Keet!)

Drinking, gambling and women
Stealin’ hearts and playin’ with guns
But the laws the law and baby that’s a fact
And now I’m on the run

Chorus:
But this song ain’t about none of the above
We’re not punished for our sins, but "by them"
Thought I’d get myself a little passion play
But I can still hear them sayin’that crime don’t pay

My poor heart is aching
It never did before
It seems my "indiscretion" served a "painful lesson"
And I’m still begging for more

Chorus:
I tried to mix romance with deceit
A little pleasure now with my pain
And I felt the loss on judgement day
And I can still hear them sayin’that crime don’t pay!

Pour yourself a drink now
Make it a double and chase it with tears
But take heed my friends to this warning I give
Before you’re faced with all your fears

Chorus:
I’d rather face ten men than have a broken heart
My crimes of passion have done me in
I’m sentenced to life each and every lonely day
And I can still hear you sayin’that crime don’t pay!
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