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