When You Love a Sinner Lyrics - Martina McBride

Martina McBride Eleven cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Chip Garrett Boyd, Jay Clementi, Kacey Musgraves, Kasey Musgraves
Release Date: 2011-10-10
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 2:57
When you love a sinner,
You hate the sin
You hate the temptress in the bottle
For choosin' him again

And you blame the cold for the winter
When you love a sinner

I tell myself that everything's okay
I paint a pretty smile on my face
Your lovin' says, "he'll change"
But on his breath and in his veins
The truth still remains

Deep down, you know
That it's a crime
You know you didn't pull the trigger
But you're the one who does the time

And you pay the debt; you're the lender
When you love a sinner

I tell myself that everything's okay
I paint a pretty smile on my face
But I'm slowly lettin' go
'Cause in my heart I know
That I can't make him better

And I've been goin' under
And now I understand
That you can't tread water
With a drownin' man

I love a sinner
I justify it how I can
So, it's the sin I'm leavin', not the man

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Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 One Night
  • 2 Always Be This Way
  • 3 I'm Gonna Love You Through It
  • 4 Marry Me
  • 5 Broken Umbrella
  • 6 You Can Get Your Lovin' Right Here
  • 7 Whatcha Gonna Do
  • 8 Teenage Daughters
  • 9 Summer of Love
  • 10 When You Love a Sinner
  • 11 Long Distance Lullaby