Criminal

Written by Max Martin, Shellback and Tiffany Amber

He is a hustler
He’s no good at all
He is a loser, he’s a bum
(Bum, bum, bum)
He lies, he fluffs he’s unreliable
He is a sucker with a gun
(Gun, gun, gun)
I know you told me I should stay away
I know you said he’s just a dog astray
He is a badboy with a tainted heart
And even I know this ain’t smart

But mama, I’m in love with a criminal
And this type of love isn’t rational, it’s physical
Mama, please don’t cry, I will be alright
All reason aside, I just can’t deny
I love the guy

He is a villain by the devil’s law
He is a killer just for fun
(Fun, fun, fun)
That man’s a snitch and unpredictable
He’s got no conscience, he got none
(None, none, none)
All I know
Shoulda let go, but no
Cause he’s a badboy with a tainted heart
And even I know this ain’t smart

But mama, I’m in love with a criminal
And this type of love isn’t rational, it’s physical
Mama, please don’t cry, I will be alright
All reason aside, I just can’t deny
I love the guy

And he’s got my name tatooed on his arm
His lucky charm
So I guess it’s okay,
He’s with me
And I hear people talk
(People talk)
Trying to make remarks, keep us apart
But I don’t even hear
I don’t care

But mama, I’m in love with a criminal
And this type of love isn’t rational, it’s physical
Mama, please don’t cry, I will be alright
All reason aside, I just can’t deny
I love the guy

But mama, I’m in love with a criminal
(I know, shoulda let go, but no)
And this type of love isn’t rational, it’s physical
Mama, please don’t cry, I will be alright
(I know, shoulda let go, but no)
All reason aside, I just can’t deny
I love the guy