Craig Bowers

Craig Bowers

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Blues - Modern | Vero Beach, Florida, United States
Total Song Plays: 2,746   
Member Since: 2004
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Song Description

The singer is willing to take the fall for a crime he did'nt commit rather than admit to a betrayal of his wife and his best friend. The hook goes:'Not an innocent man, I'm not an innocent man.Not the one who ran, still I'm not an innocent man.'A twist a

Story Behind the Song

I wanted to write a Robert Cray styled up-tempo blues song. I chose the courtroom setting because I was watching Law and Order at the time.


Innocent Man

"25 years hard labor", that's what the judge did say
I heard my wife call out my name but I could not look her way
It wasn't me who did the crime, But I'm guilty all the same
And now those eyes are on me, And I can feel her pain and shame

Someone robbed a liquor store and an old man up and died
I guess that robber must've looked like me, or the witnesses might`ve lied
Either way I'm here today, giving up my life
`cause it would hurt so many more to know that I was lovin' my best friends wife

Not an innocent man
I'm not an innocent man
Not the one who ran, still I'm not an innocent man

Now wait a minute judge your honor, Some evidence has come to light
They arrested a man in a crap game, when he started some kind of fight
He broke down and confessed his crime, but he was only doin' his part
You see my best friend robbed that liquor store-but my wife drove the getaway car

Now I'm an innocent man
I'm an innocent man
Not the one who ran, Lord, I'm an innocent man

Song Length
Blues - Rock, Blues - Modern
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Worried, Incensed

Subject Matter
Justice, Judgement

Similar Artists
Robert Cray, Johnny Winter
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Craig Bowers
Music Credits Craig Bowers
Producer Credits Robert Stephen
Publisher Credits Craig Bowers/Robert Stephen
Performance Credits Craig Bowers and Madcow
Label Credits none