Barenaked Ladies - The Wrong Man Was Convicted Lyrics

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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
CD 1
  • 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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    album: Track 11 in album Maybe You Should Drive
    release date: 1994-8-16
    popularity : 57 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Acoustic/Parody
    length: 5:06
    producer: Ben Mink
    guest electric guitar: Ben Mink
    piano: Andy Creeggan
    lead vocals: Steven Page
    guest alto saxophone: Kirsten Nash
    mixer: Marc Ramaer
    recorded by: Marc Ramaer
    background vocals: Jim Creeggan, Andy Creeggan and Ed Robertson
    acoustic guitar: Ed Robertson
    guest flute: Carolyn Ricketts
    drums & snare drum: Tyler Stewart
    double bass & cello: Jim Creeggan
    Album Information
    label: Reprise Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 093624570929
    script: Latin