CITIZEN'S ARREST Scott and Sarah performing live
Standing on the corner 
Waiting for a crime to come along 

Mister, it's a citizen's arrest 
Just put your hands up slowly 
No, this is not a test 
You prob'ly thought ya got away scot-free 
But jaywalking's illegal 
Please come along with me, quietly  
Now don't put up a fight 
I saw you cross the street against the light  

     I'm a bit obsessed with my noble cause 
     I admit I arrested a Santa Claus 
     For loitering and connoitering 
     By the freeway 

I applied to the Police Academy 
They said I was an alternate 
And they'd get back to me 
That was '93 
I saw you throw your chili dog on the ground 
Would you step ever here, please? 
I'm taking you downtown, right now 
You walked off wiener-free 
But your misdemeanor didn't slip by me 

     I never saw a law I didn't like  
     So stay off of the sidewalk on your bike 
     Walk your bike, please! 
     And trust thyself to bust thyself 
     When you need to  

I can make a citizen's arrest 
It's in our Constitution 
The Ninth Amendment, yes, God bless  
I saw your poodle crouching in the park 
The evidence lay steaming 
As he ran off with a bark, bark, bark 
You may think it's a drag 
But you've gotta stick that in a plastic bag 

     In my ceaseless quest to uphold our laws 
     In my zeal and zest if I go too far 
     I'll cuff myself and rush myself 
     To the station 

Standing on the corner 
Waiting for a crime to come along
Written by Scott Wheatley
Scott Wheatley: vocals, guitar, bass
CITIZEN'S ARREST Scott and Sarah performing live
Written by Scott Wheatley
Scott Wheatley: vocals, guitar, bass
Standing on the corner 
Waiting for a crime to come along 

Mister, it's a citizen's arrest 
Just put your hands up slowly 
No, this is not a test 
You prob'ly thought ya got away scot-free 
But jaywalking's illegal 
Please come along with me, quietly  
Now don't put up a fight 
I saw you cross the street against the light  

     I'm a bit obsessed with my noble cause 
     I admit I arrested a Santa Claus 
     For loitering and connoitering 
     By the freeway 

I applied to the Police Academy 
They said I was an alternate 
And they'd get back to me 
That was '93 
I saw you throw your chili dog on the ground 
Would you step ever here, please? 
I'm taking you downtown, right now 
You walked off wiener-free 
But your misdemeanor didn't slip by me 

     I never saw a law I didn't like  
     So stay off of the sidewalk on your bike 
     Walk your bike, please! 
     And trust thyself to bust thyself 
     When you need to  

I can make a citizen's arrest 
It's in our Constitution 
The Ninth Amendment, yes, God bless  
I saw your poodle crouching in the park 
The evidence lay steaming 
As he ran off with a bark, bark, bark 
You may think it's a drag 
But you've gotta stick that in a plastic bag 

     In my ceaseless quest to uphold our laws 
     In my zeal and zest if I go too far 
     I'll cuff myself and rush myself 
     To the station 

Standing on the corner 
Waiting for a crime to come along