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I Stand Accused Lyrics By Isaac Hayes

    pardon me can i have a word with you for a few minutes
    sit down get comfortable
    uhhh how long have we known each other about 0 months yeah i think its yeah you and john are real tight arent ya
    yeah oh is that an engagement ring
    awww congratulations
    oh he slipped it on your finger last night huh
    hes the luckiest man in the world you know he should be real proud to have someone like you
    oh yeah umm what i wanted to talk to you about is well there is something that has been bugging me for about 5 months and ive been carrying it around with me and its getting heavier and heavier everyday…
    and uh yeah its almost to the boiling point and i have to get it off my chest
    yeah im not trying to be fresh or anything because i know you’re johns girl but i just have to tell you this
    you see i have a great deal of respect for you…im not being you know not going left field on you …but dig

    you see im gonna take you back to my childhood for a minute…we had quite a big family and we werent very rich sometimes we lived from daytoday
    but one thing we did do was go to church every sunday mama took us to church and i was in the choir too hey yeah i sang a little bit in sunday school
    she taught us the golden rules the 0 commandments and she said son do onto others as you have them do onto you she said dont steal dont rob you know all the things good parents try to instil into their children
    well you know i did a few little things like shoot hook i guess every kid shoots hooky at least once
    and umm she said stay out of trouble you know when i was a teenager i didnt break in burglarize or rob anybody
    i tried to work for what i got you know tried to be honest didnt commit no crimes or nothing but you know i had to wait huh til i reached manhood to commit a crime according to the court of love if there is such a court
    but you know…sometimes youre forced into things like this see sometimes cupid can shoot his arrow so fast you cant get out the way you know
    and you can fall and the more you its like being in quicksand too the more you wiggle the deeper you sink

    im not gonna take up too much of your time you see im not very good with words and i had to tell you all of that so i can really say what i got to say
    see there is a lot of talk going around town that im on the make for johns girl ikes on the make for johns girl i dont mean to do anybody wrong because i wouldnt want anybody to bother anything that belongs to me
    but you see ive never seen anybody like you ive never known anybody like you and theres some things you just cant help at night i toss and turn i try to keep it out my mind but you see…i find myself thinking about you
    i just cant help it and right now……

    i stand accused
    of lovin’ you too much
    and i hope i hope it’s not a crime
    ’cause if it is i’m guilty
    of lovin’ you you you

    i i hope to god
    that i never have oh to testify
    ’cause if i do
    everyone is gonna they’re gonna cry
    they’re gonna say
    old ike is guilty
    of lovin’ a sweet girl like you

    i know i know
    you belong to another
    i i may not stand a ghost of a chance
    i’ll stand on top of mount everest
    and proudly tell the world that i love ya
    oh yes i will

    because i i just can’t
    i can’t help myself
    i’m a victim of circumstance

    and just one
    ooh one touch of your hand
    i don’t know how it happened
    but just look at me
    i find myself chillin’
    on the witness stand

    and i’m shoutin’ out
    all over all over the land
    everybody i’m guilty
    i’m guilty of lovin’ lovin’ you

    i’m guilty of lovin’ you
    i said i’m guilty
    but what can i do
    i wanna hold ya
    i wanna squeeze ya tight
    but my mind said
    she belong to another
    and that ain’t right

    album version cont

    i didn’t ask to fall in love with you
    i just couldn’t help myself
    and now i’m strung out
    don’t know what to do no no no
    i’m guilty
    of lovin’ you
    oh yeah i’m guilty of lovin’ you
    i’m not ashamed to say i love you i love you i love you
    i can’t help but i just can’t help but love you
    and i’m guilty baby
    oh i’m guilty
    i know you belong to another
    but i can’t help i can’t help but love you
    oh yes i do
    i stand accused of loving you
    baby baby baby
    please can’t you understand the situation that i’m in
    that’s a one side of love man

    Artist: Isaac Hayes

    Year: 1970

    Decade: 70s

    Language: en

    Word Count: 432