Who Sang Swing for the Crime? The Saints

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Release information
Release Date: 1978-10
Genre: Rock
Style: Garage Rock/Punk/Soul
length: 3:39
composer: Ed Kuepper, Chris Bailey
lyricist: Chris Bailey, Ed Kuepper
Locked in a room full of words
I know one I'd mentioned with the curs*
The simpleton who sweetly smiles at his young lover now beguiled
The sycophantic morons lie at Romeo who is the bride, let's ride

Stoned as I walk down the hall
The adman waits to hear the curse and call*
The angels scream in discontent as to the river they are lent*
The actors bow and pay the rent, the government may close them in*

Let's swing for the crime everyone in double time
And we hope that you had a good time
Yeah you can smile as you sign on the line
Because life on your knees can be fun
Surprised now you're not the only one

Led like a lamb into this gloom
Yeah Freud is in the back room with his goons
Now they've got new experiments, the metal groans the lens are rent*
The anti-hero's mock dissent, we mark it now by mass content

We swing for the crime everyone in double time

Scream like you're birthday to cry*
Is changed by the words that you learned
But Jack the ripper is inside
And Moriarty has imbibed
They leave the marry all the while*
Laugh at how they're circumcised*

They swing for the crime everyone in double time
And we hope that you had a good time
Yeah smile as you sign on the line
Because life on your knees can be fun
Are you glad that you're not the only one?

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Swing for the Crime
  • 2 All Times Through Paradise
  • 3 Every Day’s a Holiday, Every Night’s a Party
  • 4 Brisbane (Security City)
  • 5 Church of Indifference
  • 6 Crazy Googenheimer Blues
  • 7 Everything’s Fine
  • 8 The Prisoner
  • 9 Security
  • 10 This Time
  • 11 Take This Heart of Mine
  • 12 The Chameleon
  • 13 Save Me