The Wrong Man Was Convicted Lyrics

Barenaked Ladies


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Steven Page, Stephen Duffy
album: Track 11 in album Maybe You Should Drive
release date: 1994-8-16
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length: 5:06
acoustic guitar: Ed Robertson
piano: Andy Creeggan
electric guitar: Ben Mink
guest instrument: Ben Mink, Kirsten Nash, Carolyn Ricketts
alto saxophone: Kirsten Nash
flute: Carolyn Ricketts
double bass: Jim Creeggan
cello: Jim Creeggan
drums: Tyler Stewart
snare drum: Tyler Stewart
mix: Marc Ramaer
producer: Ben Mink
recording: Marc Ramaer
background vocals: Ed Robertson, Andy Creeggan, Jim Creeggan
lead vocals: Steven Page

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Who's lonely now? Which one of us is suffering?
Who's in his cups? Which one of us recovering?
Who likes to look at pictures and cries, but way too late?
Who doesn't want to change a thing, accepting it was fate?

The wrong man was convicted, you know I did the deed.
I thought that you would wait for me, your wants I needn't heed.
The wrong man lies beside you and waits for you to wake,
And all because I lacked conviction, the judgment's my mistake.

Who's breathless now? Who only hyperventilates?
Who'd die for you? Who's dying inside anyway?
Which one of us is sunshine and which one's growing dim?
When two men dream of you at night, do you just dream of him?

The wrong man was convicted, you know I did the deed.
I thought that you would wait for me, your wants I needn't heed.
The wrong man lies beside you and waits for you to wake,
And all because I lacked conviction, the judgment's my mistake.

Who's lonely now? Who's reaching out to no one?
Who's lonely now? It takes one to know one

I changed my mind, you said that I could change it back.
I wanted space, and now change has fallen through the cracks.
If I'm again beside your body, don't tell me where it's been,
It's cruel, unusual punishment to kiss fingerprinted skin.

The wrong man was convicted, you know I did the deed.
I thought that you would wait for me, your wants I needn't heed.
The wrong man lies beside you and waits for you to wake,
And all because I lacked conviction, the judgment's my mistake.

It's my mistake

It's my mistake.

Track Listing

  • 1 Jane
  • 2 Intermittently
  • 3 These Apples
  • 4 You Will Be Waiting
  • 5 A
  • 6 Everything Old Is New Again
  • 7 Alternative Girlfriend
  • 8 Am I the Only One?
  • 9 Little Tiny Song
  • 10 Life, in a Nutshell
  • 11 The Wrong Man Was Convicted
  • 12 Great Provider