Who Sang It Wasn't Me? Lou Reed / John Cale

John Cale Songs for Drella cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1990-4-11
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock/Art Rock
length: 3:31
producer: John Cale and Lou Reed
mixer: Lou Reed, Mike Rathke, Jeremy Darby and John Cale
recording engineer: Jeremy Darby
assistant engineer: Mike Scaglione, Victor Deyglio and Greg Wong
assistant producer: Mike Rathke
writer: Lou Reed, John Cale
It wasn't me who shamed you, it's not fair to say that
You wanted to work I gave you a chance at that
It wasn't me who hurt you, that's more credit than I'm worth
Don't threaten me with the things you'll do to you

It wasn't me who shamed you, it wasn't me who brought you down
You did it to yourself without any help from me
It wasn't me who hurt you, I showed you possibilities
The problems you had were there before you met me

I didn't say this had to be
You can't blame these things on me
It wasn't me, it wasn't me, it wasn't me
I know she's dead, it wasn't me

It wasn't me who changed you, you did it to yourself
I'm not an excuse for the hole that you dropped in
I'm not simple minded but I'm no father to you at all
Death exists but you do things to yourself

I never said give up control
I never said stick a needle in your arm and die
It wasn't me, it wasn't me, it wasn't me
I know he's dead but it wasn't me

It wasn't me who shamed you, who covered you with mud
You did it to yourself without any help from me
You act as if I could've told you or stopped you like some god
But people never listen and you know that that's a fact

I never said slit your wrists and die
I never said throw your life away
It wasn't me, it wasn't me, it wasn't me
You're killing yourself - you can't blame me

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Smalltown
  • 2 Open House
  • 3 Style It Takes
  • 4 Work
  • 5 Trouble With Classicists
  • 6 Starlight
  • 7 Faces and Names
  • 8 Images
  • 9 Slip Away (A Warning)
  • 10 It Wasn't Me
  • 11 I Believe
  • 12 Nobody but You
  • 13 A Dream
  • 14 Forever Changed
  • 15 Hello It's Me