Who Sang It’s a Crime? The Magnetic Fields

The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs, Volume 3 cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1999-9-7
length: 3:55
guest performer: Chris Ewen
guest lead vocals: Dudley Kludt
arranger: Chris Ewen

It's a crime to fall in love
Heart and mind, and soul in love
It's a crime to fall in love, so hard, so hard

I shouldn't have bothered, 'cause you're just like all the others
Now I know, and I won't do that again
I should've guessed that you'd be just like all the rest
Now I know not to go through that again

I'm still crying all night and all day
But if I show it, someone lock me away 'cause


My mother said gently, you can buy her a Bentley
But my son, she'll only drive it away
I didn't listen, 'cause my brain was missing
And I only found it today

I was a man but now I'm only a child
And if it kills me I am going to smile 'cause


You won't be hearing from me anymore
'Cause I can't see through my tears anymore
If it takes years to be any more than a jellyfish
I will not tell you this 'cause


So hard, so hard, so hard, so hard, so hard, so hard

CD 1
  • 1 Underwear
  • 2 It’s a Crime
  • 3 Busby Berkeley Dreams
  • 4 I’m Sorry I Love You
  • 5 Acoustic Guitar
  • 6 The Death of Ferdinand de Saussure
  • 7 Love in the Shadows
  • 8 Bitter Tears
  • 9 Wi’ Nae Wee Bairn Ye’ll Me Beget
  • 10 Yeah! Oh, Yeah!
  • 11 Experimental Music Love
  • 12 Meaningless
  • 13 Love Is Like a Bottle of Gin
  • 14 Queen of the Savages
  • 15 Blue You
  • 16 I Can’t Touch You Anymore
  • 17 Two Kinds of People
  • 18 How to Say Goodbye
  • 19 The Night You Can’t Remember
  • 20 For We Are the King of the Boudoir
  • 21 Strange Eyes
  • 22 Xylophone Track
  • 23 Zebra

  • Release information
    label: Merge Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 036172946822
    script: Latin