Criminal

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Inspired by the protests and police confrontations in Richmond, Virginia during the summer of 2020, Criminal is sung from the ground level, from a marcher’s point of view amidst the noise and smoke of protest and civil unrest.

A thoughtful blend of blues rhythms, hard rock guitar, and a soulful vocal melody drive Criminal skillfully over the sonic landscape and transport the listener onto the gritty streets among the chaos.

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Lyrics:

I heard the sirens
They were coming my way
To drown out my voice
And voices shouting for a better day

With a crowd on Broad Street
Ideas held high
Flashing blue lights
Hissing smoke made me want to cry

I am not a criminal
And I’m nowhere near the end of this

I’m counting down your minutes
‘Cause I’ll still be here when you are gone

Adore the idols
Of abomination
Ignore the toil
Outside your desperation

You see the pictures
And it don’t look right
Pull back your curtain
And let through just a little light

I am not a criminal
And I’m nowhere near the end of this

I’m counting down your minutes
‘Cause I’ll still be here when you are gone

I am not a criminal
And I’m nowhere near the end of this

I’m counting down your minutes
‘Cause I’ll still be here when you are

I am not a criminal
And I’m nowhere near the end of this

I’m counting down your minutes
‘Cause I’ll still be here when you are gone

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from Criminal, track released February 8, 2021
Criminal
© ℗ 2021 by The J.O.B.

Written and arranged by The J.O.B.
Recorded by Ian Patrick Buss and Starcrusher Productions
Mixed and Produced by Rich Stine
Mastered by Rose Quartz Mastering

-- Special thanks to Jamie Rose for generously providing his Vacationland studio for this recording session. We are forever grateful for your friendship and support.

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