Crime of the Century

from The Brians of the Operation by CJ Sorg

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It's 1936; an experienced bank robber takes on an apprentice. During their first robbery together, the new guy trips an alarm that traps the old guy inside the bank's vault, where he is apprehended. The cops never knew about the new guy.


You did your time
It was the crime of the century
Nobody noticed me
You made up your mind
Turning me in was a sin
so you said with a grin (you said)

* I acted on my own
The fact is I work better all alone
But I acted all by myself
The fact is I did not have any help

Two at a time
Both of us breaking and entering
I wasn't focusing
I tripped the alarm
Trapping you safely inside of the
safe and you said yourself


Don't get upset - you get what you get
1936 will soon be 1974
I heard what you plead
it went straight through my head
I got to thinking I was blinking
when I should have played dead

Blue collars and stripes
There have been nights where I've
thought about ending it all
It's so far from fair
I'll often stare in the distance
and hear your insistence



from The Brians of the Operation, released May 21, 2013
CJ Sorg - vocals
Pat Buchanan - electric guitar
Jason Gantt - electric guitar
Ben Strano - drum programming
Scott Velazco - engineering, electric guitar
Tim Brennan - bass, assistant engineer
Tony Harrell - wurlitzer, B3, piano
Elisha Hoffman - drums

Mixed by: Ben Strano


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CJ Sorg Nashville, Tennessee

CJ Sorg (born Charles James Sorg: January 19, 1973 in Elgin, IL) is an eclectic singer/songwriter that writes acoustic-born songs with a unique, often subtly comedic, perspective.

Major influences include The Beatles, Elvis Costello, Billy Joel, Hall & Oates and Barenaked Ladies among a multitude of other singer/songwriters.
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