Elvis Costello - "The Judgement" lyrics

The accused will rise to be torn in two

guilty of nothing but loving you

this is the judgement

how you don't want me
And I'm willing to plead

hoping this torment will cease

Will I be released'

There'll be lies, there'll be tears

a jury of your peers

with a pitiful lack of experience

Hand down the judgement

And if I done wrong

and loved you too long

Stand up and just testify

How can I deny'

Objection overruled
I wait for my reprieve

with the trust of the deceived
the wisdom of the fool

It's his sorrowful face
too heavy for his head
cos he bowed it as something come over him

it was the judgement

He falls to his knees
Have mercy on me

He clings to the hem of her gown
She says, "Just take him down."