when you love a sinner lyrics – martina mcbride

when you love a sinner,
you hate the sin
you hate the temptress in the bottle
for choosin’ him again

and you blame the cold for the winter
when you love a sinner

i tell myself that everyrthing’s okay
i paint a prety smile on my face
your lovin’ says, “he’ll change”
but on his breath and in his veins
the truth stil remains

deep down, you know
that it’s a crime
you know you didn’t pull the trigger
but you’re the one who does the time

and you pay the debt; you’re the lender
when you love a sinner

i tell myself that everyrthing’s okay
i paint a prety smile on my face
but i’m slowly lettin’ go
cause in my heart i know
that i can’t make him better

and i’ve been goin’ under
and now i understand
that you can’t tread water
with a drownin’ man

i love a sinner
i justify it how i can
so, it’s the sin i’m leavin, not the man

/ martina mcbride lyrics