Don't Do the Crime Lyrics

UB40


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jim Brown, Ali Campbell, Robin Campbell, Earl Falconer, Norman Hassan, Brian Travers, Michael Virtue, Terrence Oswald Wilson
album: Track 7 in album UB44
release date: 1982
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Reggae Pop
styles: Dub/Synth-pop
length: 4:12

Cover Art

UB40 UB44 cover art
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Don't do the crime,
If you can`t do the time
It's said that it just don't pay.
But what good's working hard
When all they give you is your cards
And you know there's not much you can say.

So you take what they give
You've no money to live
And your family don't understand.
After all these years
They will end up in tears
With a mountain of bills in their hands.

Now your lesson is learned
There's nowhere to turn
And it's no use pleading for help.
When you're left on the heap
There is nothing to keep you
From going and helping yourself

The dilemma you've found
Is you`re morally bound
Now your moral code needs a review
So what do you care
You know life isn't fair
And for years they've been stealing from you.


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 So Here I Am
  • 2 I Won't Close My Eyes (remix)
  • 3 Forget the Cost
  • 4 Love Is All Is Alright (remix)
  • 5 The Piper Calls the Tune
  • 6 The Key
  • 7 Don't Do the Crime
  • 8 Folitician (remix)
  • 9 The Prisoner