When I look back upon my life It’s always with a sense of shame I’ve always been the one to blame

For everything I long to do No matter when or where or who Has one thing in common, too

It’s a, it’s a, it’s a, it’s a sin It’s a sin

Everything I’ve ever done Everything I ever do Every place I’ve ever been Everywhere I’m going to It’s a sin

At school they taught me how to be So pure in thought and word and deed They didn’t quite succeed For everything I long to do No matter when or where or who Has one thing in common, too

It’s a, it’s a, it’s a, it’s a sin It’s a sin Everything I’ve ever done Everything I ever do Every place I’ve ever been Everywhere I’m going to It’s a sin

Father, forgive me, I tried not to do it Turned over a new leaf, then tore right through it Whatever you taught me, I didn’t believe it Father, you fought me, ’cause I didn’t care And I still don’t understand

So I look back upon my life Forever with a sense of shame I’ve always been the one to blame For everything I long to do No matter when or where or who Has one thing in common, too

It’s a, it’s a, it’s a, it’s a sin It’s a sin Everything I’ve ever done Everything I ever do Every place I’ve ever been Everywhere I’m going to – it’s a sin It’s a, it’s a, it’s a, it’s a sin It’s a, it’s a, it’s a, it’s a sin