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December 01, 2011

The Merseybeats - I Stand Accused (1965)

Before settling on their final name, this group had been known as The Mavericks, The Pacifics, and The Mersey Beats, finally settling on their final name in 1962. They played along Gerry and The Pacemakers and The Beatles at the famous Cavern Club in their hometown of Liverpool. The band claims to have played more shows with The Beatles at The Cavern Club than “any other band” did.

In comparison to their larger hits, such as “Don’t Turn Around” and “Wishin’ and Hopin’,” this song was a smaller success. It was released as a single in 1965 and featured the B-side “All My Life”.

The Merseybeats - I Stand Accused

The Merseybeats - I Stand Accused (1965)

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Lyrics:

Girl, I stand accused; people say I love you
Yeah, I stand accused, oh, but what can I do?

You belong to some other guy
I hope I never have to testify
If loving you is a big crime
I've been guilty a long time

Girl, I stand accused with so much evidence
Yeah, I stand accused but I got no defense

All’s I need is a touch from your hand
To find myself on a witness stand
I'd be unable to lie, girl
I got a love that won't die, girl

I’ll tell the world that I was guilty
I wouldn't stand a chance
I’ll tell the world that I was a victim
A victim of circumstance

They might show some mercy if I could explain
Girl, I love you so much that I'm almost insane

You disturbed my balance of mind
I couldn't help what I did at the time
I stand accused and I'm guilty
Oh, baby, I always will be
I need a witness, baby

You disturbed my balance of mind
I couldn't help what I did at the time
I stand accused and I'm guilty
Oh, baby, I always will be
I need a witness, baby

I stand accused of loving you
(So guilty baby)
(Oh yeah)
I stand accused of loving you…

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