Joan Jett And The Blackhearts - Victim Of Circumstance Lyrics




The police were waitin' when the sun came up
You better move your ass
Or we'll really get rough
I never wanted trouble
But I sure got enough
I'm bad at bein' subtle
But I ain't that tough, no

(Just a victim of circumstance)
Didn't you know
(Just a victim of circumstance)
Doesn't it show
(I'm just a victim of circumstance)
Wherever I go
(I'm just a victim of a bad reputation)
I go no chance of shakin'

Really gets you down when you don't belong
An' everyone around says you growed up wrong
But why do they resent it, I ain't doin' anything
They say that I'm demented an' I never could sing
Then everywhere I went I caused them such alarm
You know I never meant to cause anybody harm, no

(Just a victim of circumstance)
Didn't you know
(Just a victim of circumstance)
Doesn't it show
(I'm just a victim of circumstance)
Wherever I go
(I'm just a victim of a bad reputation)
I go no chance of shakin'

I've been laughed at, I've been shut out
But let there be no doubt
Never been afraid of chances I been takin'

The police are waitin' when the sun came up
You better move your ass
Or we'll really get rough
I never wanted trouble
But I sure get enough
I'm bad at bein' subtle
But I ain't that tough, no

(Just a victim of circumstance)
Didn't you know
(Just a victim of circumstance)
Doesn't it show
(I'm just a victim of circumstance)
Wherever I go
(I'm just a victim of a bad reputation)
I go no chance of shakin'

Yeah!





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Joan Jett And The Blackhearts Victim Of Circumstance Comments
  1. ekrupa2010

    "i''m demented and never could sing"....bitches whatever

  2. Lita Keaton

    Is this new wave or hard rock?

    No Thanks

    hard rock

  3. Renee Burreson

    Relate to, so much.

  4. Paul Buttress

    Great song off the album along with the others great party track along with I Love Rock n Roll and You're too posessive

  5. Dean Hoffman

    Her best song.

  6. Tricia Brown

    Probably my fsvorite Joan Track! and kids! she's older than your parents, and cooler than you will ever be!

  7. David Partridge

    Love the part at 1:26. I wish the whole song sounded like that.

  8. Joe Arlt

    "They said I'm demented and I never could sing". What else is new. Great song

  9. Violet Wiseley

    Legendary A+ rating

  10. Violet Wiseley

    I been laughed at! I been shut out! But let there be no doubt! Never been afraid of chances I been takin!

  11. Violet Wiseley

    Love it!

  12. Feitan Leal

    A voz dessa mulher me deixa de pau duro pqp

  13. Wade Spencer

    Despite blatantly being at least 30 in the album image, I've never heard anybody quite capture the "lovable dumb teen" vibe as well as Joan did here.

    Dmitri Petrov

    She was actually in her early 20s when this was made

  14. George Seeker 32

    Is that Powerflo song?

  15. Neutral Marcus

    Love this album! LOVE IT!

  16. AceTheBathound

    I love Joanie and her music...

  17. rob walbridge

    This would have also been a good theme song for "Shameless". it totally reminds me of the Gallagher's.

  18. JettBlackheart83

    > koi ni Ochite

  19. JettBlackheart83

    but I ain't that tough

  20. JettBlackheart83

    I"m bad at being suttle.

  21. Primera Calle de la Soledad

    The police were waitin' when the sun came up
    You better move your ass
    Or we'll really get rough
    I never wanted trouble
    But I sure got enough
    I'm bad at bein' subtle
    But I ain't that tough, no

    (Just a victim of circumstance)
    Didn't you know
    (Just a victim of circumstance)
    Doesn't it show
    (I'm just a victim of circumstance)
    Wherever I go
    (I'm just a victim of a bad reputation)
    I go no chance of shakin'

    Really gets you down when you don't belong
    An' everyone around says you growed up wrong
    But why do they resent it, I ain't doin' anything
    They say that I'm demented an' I never could sing
    Then everywhere I went I caused them such alarm
    You know I never meant to cause anybody harm, no

    (Just a victim of circumstance)
    Didn't you know
    (Just a victim of circumstance)
    Doesn't it show
    (I'm just a victim of circumstance)
    Wherever I go
    (I'm just a victim of a bad reputation)
    I go no chance of shakin'

    I've been laughed at, I've been shut out
    But let there be no doubt
    Never been afraid of chances I been takin'

    The police are waitin' when the sun came up
    You better move your ass
    Or we'll really get rough
    I never wanted trouble
    But I sure get enough
    I'm bad at bein' subtle
    But I ain't that tough, no

    (Just a victim of circumstance)
    Didn't you know
    (Just a victim of circumstance)
    Doesn't it show
    (I'm just a victim of circumstance)
    Wherever I go
    (I'm just a victim of a bad reputation)
    I go no chance of shakin'

    Yeah!

    you have been killed by

    It's my pah was waiting

  22. mikael stridh

    I ALWAYS LOVE YOUR STILE HONEY1 I WILL ALWAYS BE CAPTURED VICTIM OF CIRCUMSTANCE WITH YOY MARIE JOAN LARKIN! LOTS OF LOVE TOO YOU AT YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY, WHEN YOU BEEN 58 TH YEARS JOAN1 I LISTENING AND WROTE MY COMMENT, SEPTEMBER 22 TH 20161 ROCK ON BABY!!

    Dmitri Petrov

    mikael stridh It's "Joan Marie" not "Marie Joan"

  23. Fruit Loops

    I'm bad at being subtle, but I ain't that tough.

  24. Super.Chuck

    I thought it said VICTIM OF CIRCUMCISION. I got no foreskin ..shake IT

    cobra_is_ down

    JAJAJAJA

    Violet Wiseley

    *facepalm* sounds like me honestly

  25. Dean Winchester's Wolf

    Love this song  have the album, cd and love em both!

  26. APIEngineering

    This album costed me more speeding tickets than all my other shit. The reason she didnt get bigger? world wasnt ready for a woman with lyrics that made you actually think, AND could actually play a musical fucking instrument.

    Dmitri Petrov

    APIEngineering And the fact that she wasn't corporate

  27. David Weddell

    Good jam from back in the day. She is so hot even after all these years.

  28. fersohh

    LESBIAN FOR JOAN JETT <3

  29. THANATOS112220

    Sexy Joan Jett singing another badass song!

  30. Jetthead4life

    I LOVE HER. I LOVE HER. I LOVE HER SONGS. I LOVE HER.
    JUST HAD TO LET THAT OUT.

  31. dizblast

    This song one of the good songs from the 80's.

  32. Alexa G

    I'm in love with this song.
    In your face, loud, don't give a shit about tomorrow, rock. Yeah, musicians these days just need to learn from the legends.

    UrbCrafter

    First time i heard it it was from the second row... talk about in your face...

  33. Kirby's Misadventures

    @jamesgonzalez1000 yea i was mad it wasnt on there

  34. Jessica Peneguy

    I can't stop hitting the play button!

  35. Caveman6666x

    OH FUCK YEAH

  36. Rakandor

    That`s Rock `n Roll !

  37. Tori

    Dude, this is friggen' awesome. I used to want to make a band and name it "Victim of Circumstance" because of the term's usage on The Three Stooges, and then I heard this song growing up and wanted to do it even more.
    Too bad there's already a band under that name. This is totally the kind of music I would've been making.

  38. joegutierrez64

    of all the songs i like from joan jett....this is the best one

  39. Gustavo Felipe

    @lilagrace88
    Oh yeah !!!! o/

  40. Joan5788

    this so describes me

  41. George Vreeland Hill

    Joan Jett still rocks, but her best years were when she was doing songs like this.

    George Vreeland Hill

  42. T. Sei

    This song really shows how rockers are judged by their leather and denim to be these obnoxious assholes (many are) but Joan, she's one BIG exception.

  43. Filboid2000

    TOTALLY agree JMJ!!! A song that says "It ain't my fault, but FU!!!"

  44. AceTheBathound

    Joanite ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. Joanne Knight

    great song, joan rocks!

  46. Thomas Guitar player Richmond

    I think everyone back in my day bought this album.Words ring true. Thanks for the upload.

  47. ScoobyCute

    no1 will ever replace her

  48. freak4224

    owszem :D