Fiona Apple – Criminal

In the last two days, I had a lot of things on my mind, and I also had to fight my flu all the time, but I couldn’t help falling in love with Fiona Apple’s “Criminal,” and there’s a serious reason for that. I will probably say it again in the future, but now it’s the first time that your AppleMadman here makes such a confession – I love songs and people that give me a wrong first impression, just to grow in time, with each new encounter, and that’s exactly what happens with Fiona Apple’s “Criminal…”

Fiona Apple - CriminalFiona Apple, (sweet) Criminal

Since the best quality video I found on YouTube has embedding disabled, I will give you only the link here – Fiona Apple – Criminal video. Some claim this video is “soft porn,” but I wouldn’t ever go that far. After all, let’s see…

It all starts with a catchy bass line that you probably won’t notice at first audition. Soon, Fiona enters the scene, saying she’s been a “bad, bad girl,” but without any chances to impress me. I am sure her way of singing the intro, looking to be “just another voice” is a well chosen approach to getting deeper into the song, and regarding the video, well… it’s not something really straightforward, it’s not easy to digest, and it’s not cheap nudity for the sake of your average male audience. No, sir, this is not even close to that!

Hey, what am I doing here? I hate spoilers, so I’ll give you the lyrics below. You already have the link to the Fiona Apple – Criminal video above, and now you’ll have the Fiona Apple – Criminal lyrics you were probably looking for. That’s it, enjoy my favorite “Apple artist” once again!

I’ve been a bad, bad girl
I’ve been careless with a delicate man
And its a sad, sad world
When a girl will break a boy
Just because she can
Don’t you tell me to deny it
I’ve done wrong
And I want to suffer for my sins
I’ve come to you ’cause I need
Guidance to be true
And I just don’t know where I can begin

What I need is a good defense
‘Cause I’m feelin’ like a criminal
And I need to redeemed
To the one I’ve sinned against
Because he’s all I ever knew of love

Heaven help me for the way I am
Save me from these evil deeds
Before I get them done
I know tomorrow brings
The consequence at hand
But I keep livin’ this day
Like the next will never come

Oh, help me
But don’t tell me to deny it
I’ve got to cleanse myself of all these lies
‘Till I’m good enough for him
I got a lot to lose, and I’m bettin’ high
So I’m beggin’ you:
Before it ends, just tell me where to begin

What I need is a good defense
‘Cause I’m feelin’ like a criminal
And I need to redeemed
To the one I’ve sinned against
Because he’s all I ever knew of love

Let me know the way
Before there’s hell to pay
Give me room to lay the law and let me go
I’ve got to make a play
To make my lover stay
So what would an angel say?
The devil wants to know

What I need is a good defense
‘Cause I’m feelin’ like a criminal
And I need to redeemed
To the one I’ve sinned against
Because he’s all I ever knew of love

What I need is a good defense
‘Cause I’m feelin’ like a criminal
And I need to redeemed
To the one I’ve sinned against

Because he’s all I ever knew of love

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