Listen to Crooked Tree song with lyrics from Sting

Crooked Tree

Sting, Shaggy20 Apr 2018

Crooked Tree Lyrics

Crooked Tree - Sting/Shaggy (萨吉)

All rise for the Honorable Judge Burrell


This court is called to order


These charges are serious


Stand up and face the bench


How do you plead sir how do you plead


Guilty as charged the Judge decreed stand up and face the bench


I have some words to say to you before we recommence


A list of crimes this serious I swear I have not seen


In all the years that I have served


Her Majesty the Queen


Arson murder blackmail grand larceny and theft


Drug dealing human trafficking I ask the court what's left


Are there words of mitigation before I pass the sentence


Anything that you can tell the court to add to your defense


I faced the court thought long and hard before I gave reply

There's something that you need to hear from me before I die


The circumstances of my birth were something short of bliss


I have this from my mother it was told to me like this


The day that I was born she said

The good Lord woke from slumber


Looking 'round his timber yard

He found he had no lumber


Apart from some old twisted branch in shadows left to lurk


He pulled it out into the light and set about his work


She told me that the world should not expect too much of me


When the good Lord carved my crooked soul out of a crooked tree


When the good Lord carved my crooked soul out of a crooked tree


Stand up and face the bench


I've heard all you've got to say


That there look on your face says you're guilty


And now it's your judgment day


I'm not asking for forgiveness

I'm not proud of what I've done


I did the things I had to do like any other mother's son


None of us are perfect so remember what you see


When the good lord carved this crooked soul out of a crooked tree