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We've been tracking your movements for some time now
You're a very hard woman to find
We've built a file on every single face you've been hiding behind
Don't look so surprised, my dear
You know just why I've brought you here
No no no, don't play dumb with me
There's one thing, darling, you must understand
I assure you that I'm an unreasonable man
And you've been accused of sensitivity


So I'm Holding you Under Suspicion
Of learning the rules too well
And teaching your body to say all the secrets
your tongue was too scared to tell
You may think I look fine and tender
But, honey, I always play rough
And I'm Holding you Under Suspicion
Of Being in Love


They found him dead in an unmade bed,
strangled with his own heartstrings
They found his severed sense of trust
Stashed between your bedsprings
But i've still got my common sense,
Keep your hands off my hard evidence
I'm following a hunch, I'm on your case
The witnesses refuse to contradict you
and the judge is too shy to convict you
the laws of man are not written with a woman's grace

So I'm holding you under suspicion
of letting your heart beat too loud
and rolling the dice before you realised
what this little game was about
And it was me who drew the chalk outline
in the shape of a broken dove
and I'm holding you under suspicion of being in love

And now that I've got your attention, my dear
there's something I ought to admit
see, I'd be telling a lie if I told you that I
was 100% legit
You see, I'm afraid that I've led you astray
I'm still playing this game in my own little way
I told you the truth but, ah honey, not the whole truth
I simply let you believe what you saw
when you thought that my word was the word of the law
But I'm an impostor here, yes I'm just like you

And they're holding me under suspicion
of questioning all of the rules
and ignoring my duty to cast away beauty
and dance in the dark with the fools
and when I'd disobeyed all my orders,
I got a message from the office above
They're holding me under suspicion of being in love

The court's in remission upon one condition:
the total submission of my own volition
they're holding me under suspicion of being in love

And I'm holding you under suspicion...

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from Night of a Thousand Crimes, released February 12, 2014

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JB Newman & The Black Letter Band bring you a shot of Haunting, Bluesy Rock'n'Roll with a surreal poetic twist. 'Like a roadhouse band from a Lynch movie'.

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