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An Innocent Man

In the style of

Billy Joel


some people
stay far away
from the door
if there's
a chance of it
opening up

they hear a voice
in the hall outside
and hope that it
just passes by

some people
live with the fear
of a touch
and the anger
of havin' been a fool

they will not listen
to anyone
so nobody
tells them a lie

i know you're only
protecting yourself
i know you're
thinking of
somebody else

someone who hurt you
but i'm not above
making up
for the love
you've been denying
you could ever feel

i'm not above
doing anything
to restore your faith
if i can

some people
see through
the eyes of the old
before they ever
get a look
at the young

i'm only willing
to hear you cry
because i am
an innocent man

i am
an innocent man
oh yes i am

some people say
they will
never believe
another promise
they hear in the dark

because they
only remember
too well
they heard somebody
tell them before

some people
sleep all alone
every night
instead of taking
a lover to bed

some people
find that it's
easier to hate
than to wait anymore

i know
you don't wanna
hear what i say
i know
you're gonna
keep turnin' away

but i've been there
and if i can survive
i can keep you alive
i'm not above
goin' through it again

i'm not above
bein' cool
for a while
if you're cruel to me
i'll understand

some people
run from
a possible fight
some people
figure they can
never win

and although
this is a fight
i can lose
the accused is
an innocent man

i am
an innocent man
oh yes i am
an innocent man

you know
you only
hurt yourself
out of spite
i guess
you'd rather be
a martyr tonight

that's your decision
but i'm not below
anybody i know
if there's a chance
of resurrecting
a love

i'm not above
going back
to the start
to find out where
the heartache began

some people
hope for
a miracle cure
some people
just accept the world
as it is

but i'm not willing
to lay down and die
because i am
an innocent man

i am
an innocent man
oh yes i am
an innocent man
oh ho ho ho


  • Duration : 5:21
  • Key : C
  • Genre : Rock
  • Year released : 1984
  • Language : English

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