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Criminal  Fiona Apple

Song: Criminal
Words and Music: Fiona Apple
Moderately Slow
Chords:
[Am]  
[F7]  
[C]  
[Bb]  
[Ab7]  
[G7]  
[Cm]  
[Eb]  
[Cb]  
[Ab]  
[Gb7]  
Verse:
[Am]Ive been a bad bad[F7] girl,
[Am]Ive been careless with a [F7]delicate man.
[Am]And its a sad sad [F7]world,
[Am]When a girl can break a boy
[F7]Just because she can.
Pre-Chorus
[C]Dont you [Bb]tell me to deny [F7]it,
Ive done wrong[C] and I want to
[Bb]Suffer for my [Am]sins.
[C]Ive come to you [Bb]cause I need
[Ab7]Guidance to be true[G7]
And I just [F7]dont know where I can begin.[Ab7]
Chorus:
[F7]What I need is a [Cm]good defense
cause Im [F7]feelin like a crimi[Cm]nal.
And I [F7]need to be redeemed
To the [Cm]one I sinned against[Bb]
Because he was [Ab7]all I ev[G7]er knew of [F7]love.
Verse: (follows same pattern as first verse)
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 dont tell me
To deny it.
Ive got to cleanse myself.
Of all these lies till Im good
Enough for him.
Ive got a lot to lose and im
Bettin high
So Im beggin you before it ends
Just tell me where to begin.
Chorus:
[F7]What I need is a [Cm]good defense
cause Im [F7]feelin like a crimi[Cm]nal.
And I [F7]need to be redeemed
To the [Cm]one I sinned against[Bb]
Because he was [Ab7]all I ev[G7]er knew of [F7]love.
Bridge:
[Eb] Let me know[Cb] the way
[Ab] Before theres hel[Cb]l to pay.
[Ab] Give me room[Cb] to lay the law[Ab7] and let me go.
[Ab] Ive got to mak[Cb]e a play
[Ab] To make my [Cb]lover stay
[Eb] So, what would an a[Cb]ngel say?
cause the [Ab7]devil wants to know.
Chorus: (X2)
[F7]What I need is a [Cm]good defense
cause Im [F7]feelin like a crimi[Cm]nal.
And I [F7]need to be redeemed
To the [Cm]one I sinned against[Bb]
Because he was [Ab7]all I ev[G7]er knew of [F7]love.
Hope this helped!! :)

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