Shame

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lyrics

shame shame shame
there’s slander in the headlines again

stockpiling your artillery
gunning for anything that seems different to you
garnered the wings of eagles, you descend like vultures
you evil creatures.
carving out your stories and sharpening your knives
the history you sculpt’s full of fiction and lies
and life, tattered in the newsroom in lights

but you say: you don’t own a gun
but you have a tongue.
you see I don’t yet have my wings
but I have inner peace.
how do you sleep at night?

chorus

desperate for attention you raise you hand
you point out your finger towards that man
you think because you are the media he’ll understand
his privacy is gone you’re on air again
you whip out your words and construct your cross
you crucify his name for the gods of talk
and now his music’s ended you pause and think
how to spin the story, you’re back in 3.
but now you don’t own a gun
but you have a tongue
pre-chorus
chorus

how does it feel to know you can kill things?
how does it feel to know that you’re living? (2)
speak easy.

you don't own a gun, but you have a tongue.
I don't yet have my wings, but I have inner peace.
how do you sleep at night?

shame shame shame
there’s slander in the headlines again

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from American Skin, released July 21, 2015

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