Framed - Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
Well I was walking down the street mindin my own affairs
When two policement come up from behind
And grabbed me unawares
They said "You big bad Burton Cummings?"
I said "Why sure"
They said "You're the cat we been lookin for"
Well I was framed
Framed framed framed I was blamed
Framed framed framed
Well I never do nothin
But I always get framed
Well they took me to the lineup
And let those bright lights shine
There were six poor souls like me
Standing up there in that line
The judge got a witness
And got her way up on the witness stand
A woman jumped up started screamin
"That's your man!"
Well the prosecutin attorney started prosecuting me
Man, I mean that cat let loose and gave me the third degree
He says "Where were you on the night of July 16, 1963?"
I said "I was cruising ... just my sweetie and me..."
I get framed I get set up
With circumstantial evidence
Innocent bystander stand by for me
I'm gonna need you