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This song is rather sophisticated for its time. It talks about 3 sins. The first is Annette's sin of loving her man. Then there is the sin of her lover. The last sin that they commit together. It alludes to the fact that they may have had sex, but in the 20's that would be a little too much so we are left with just the allusion to "sin". The big problem for Annette is that her "sin" of loving her man is still a sin as she still loves him. What we are left to imagine is why is it a sin to love another? Unless of course she went to far and now feels guilt that she gave her self so willingly to this man who now loves another.

My Sin

Maybe it's best
that we're through
What was it leading us to?
you were pretending
this is just ending
dreams that could never
come true
You go your way in content
I'm trying hard to repent
My sin
was loving you
not wisely, but too well
Your sin, was letting me
and getting me in your spell
Our sin was following
a love that could not be
now my sin
is wanting you
though you've forgotten me
My sin
was loving you
and yielding to your charms
your sin was holding me
and holding me in you arms
your sin is over now I guess
You found your happiness
and your love is over too
but my sin
is just the same
I'm still in love with you
that's all!