SHAME
The city's burning with desire

High-heeled chicks turnin' tricks in a trance

Pin-stripe zombies on fire

Sayin' hey baby, here's a dime for a dance

(out on the street)

I see innocent faces in the rain

(out on the street)

I see make-up runnin' down from tears of pain

Down the drain



Shame

Now mama tell it like it is

It's a shame

For what papa did

It's a shame

Your sister should've told you so

It's a shame

'cause nobody wants to know



The neon moon turns red around midnight

Junior junkies and runaway girls

Blue eyed babies posing in the headlights

Another stray cat in a dog eat dog world

(out on the street)

Ain't no room for no cheap talkin' prayer

(out on the street)

You don't know what it's like 'till you're there

And you're runnin' scared



Shame

Now mama tell it like it is

It's a shame

The way papa hurt his kid

It's a shame

Your sister should've told you so

It's a shame

C'mon man let her go



So young

Yet so old

So hard to find a friend

She lives from lover to lover

'till there's nothing left of her

Yeah sweet daddy scores again



Shame

Now mama tell it like it is

It's a shame

The way papa hurt his kid

It's a shame

Your sister should've told you so

It's a shame

C'mon man let her go



The world should've let you know

C'mon man let her go

Shame on the school

Shame on the teacher

Shame on those sticky little fingers all over that helpless creature

Shame on the parish

Shame on the preacher

From where he stands that man don't have half a chance to reach her

Shame shame shame

On me and you

Shame shame shame

Now what are we goin' to do