I once thought of love as a prison a place I didn't want to be. So long ago I made a decision to be footloose and fancy free. But you came I was so tempted to gamble on love just one time. I never thought I would get caught. It seemed like the perfect crime.
Chorus: Baby, you left me defenseless. I've only got one plea. Lock me away inside of your love and throw away the key. I'm guilty of love in the first degree.
I thought it would be so simple, like a thousand times before. I'd take what I wanted and just walk away, but I never made it to the door. Now babe, I'm not beggin' for mercy. Go ahead and throw the book at me. If lovin' you's a crime, I know that I'm as guilty as a man can be.
Oh yeah. Oh yeah.
Oh yeah. Love in the first degree. Love in the first degree. Love in the first degree.