Don't Do the Crime Lyrics



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 : 25 users have visited this page.
genres: Reggae Pop
styles: Dub/Synth-pop
length: 4:12

Album Information

label: DEP International
country(area): United Kingdom
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

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


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