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The Wrong Man

from The Wrong Man by The Mod Villains

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"The Wrong Man" has been in the Mod Villains/Myke Mazzei canon since 2008. Usually performed as a tongue-in-cheek tip o' the hat to Johnny Cash, this version evolved from a duo tour in June of 2011. In fact, the recording itself (guitar/banjo/guy vocals) was done live-to-2-track-recorder while on tour in New Brunswick. The 'studio' was a music room in a turn of the 20th century farmhouse in St. Martins, on an absolutely gorgeous summer's day. Perfect atmosphere for a heartstring puller!

Later, Toronto double-bassist Carlie Howell was overdubbed, adding her own vocal harmonies as a charming afterthought. All-in-all, we are proud of this recording, and song.


I was wrong to make you cry
All those tears were in your eyes
I never stopped to wonder why
I was wrong to make you cry
I have lost my innocence
And I ain't got no tenderness
Left in these two lips of mine
It's a shame I made you cry

Do you ever think of me
Back in the days that used to be?
We'd hold each other tenderly
But it was never meant to be
I hope one day we'll meet again
Down the line we'll still be friends
After all these twists and turns and bends,
I hope one day we meet again.


from The Wrong Man, released December 1, 2011
written by Myke Mazzei.
recorded, edited, and mixed by Myke Mazzei.
performed by:
Myke Mazzei - acoustic guitar and vocal
Matt Froese - banjo and harmony vocal
Carlie Howell - double bass and harmony vocals


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The Mod Villains are a Canadian folk-rock band, formed in the Winter of 2007.

We play folk music, we throw in some distortion, and we finish with a mighty crescendo.

The Mod Villains play from the heart and soul of Canadian perspective.

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