"The Shame" as written by Mac Quayle and Anthony Moran....
My heart is a black haunted loom,
Weaving jackets for children who'll never be born.
My hands are abandoned factories
Manufacturing heartbreak and hate for the world.

As we waltz the broken dance of our limbs
This ballroom has been groped by so many evil whims.
As I drill the last hole into you,
The well of your body has hardened into glue.

Everything is going to be just awful when we're around.
All the colors gonna rot off your sight when we're around.
I remember the day that I sold my smile to that nice couple
Who lost their first child.

I threw in a set of sympathy,
And a bucket of popcorn for the cemetary.
But now my face is all fenced off, the sky is boarded up,
The hills covered in drop cloth.

How many chords till this song vomits out real love?
How many feathers to pluck naked the soiled dove?
How many whores till you send away for that trophy?
And how many punches till you give yourself away for free?

Because those bruises on your gace look like the sun setting in disgrace.
(From these cliffs you can see the whole city
Laid out groveling like a field of wounded soldiers.
The billboards in heat and hissing,

The sky scrapers stitching the gash of the earth.
As they waltz the broken dance of their limbs
Their ballroom has been groped by so many evil whims.)
Everything is going to be just awful when we're around.

All the colors gonna rot off your sight when we're around.
I am just a salesman pleased to meet you can I show you around.
Every thing must go the shadows the seagulls when we're around.
This is our shame.


Lyrics submitted by rjbucs28

"The Shame" as written by Jordan Blilie Cody Votolato

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    General Commenti think this song is sung from the point of view of all the characters in their songs.
    'i'm just a salesmen pleased to meet you can i show you around' = denver max
    'As I drill the last hole into you, the well of your body has hardened into glue' = cecilia
    'As we waltz the broken dance of our limbs this ballroom has been groped by so many evil whims' six nightmares of the pinball masquerade.

    the song summarises the entire CD. the CD is about the evils in our society, people who are there, who are genuinely evil, or who have problems, but we don't register it until they are dead or raping 15 year old girls. the album attacks the darker side of human nature. 'and everything is gonna be just awful when we're around'
    shfifty_fiveon October 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about the character who the Blood Brothers write. But in a way he's realizing that the stuff he does makes everything go wrong. "How many whores 'till you send away for that trophy?" A lot of the CD seems to have this character using women, and perhaps he realizes it.
    MindlessInsanityon April 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThey make a denver max reference: "I am just a salesman, pleased to meet you can I show you around?"

    I think the song's kind of about God and how corrupted the entire world is. Just listen to the lyrics...or like...an anti-god...creating all the bad things and corruption.
    You'll be a memoryon April 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"How many chords till this song vomits out real love?"
    one of my favorite lines ever ever.
    excitingon April 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe part where he says i am just a salesman, pleased to meet you, can i show you around lasts too long in my opinion
    ThreexOveron April 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've got to agree with exciting. Such a sarcastic, hate-filled lyric, but so beautiful. The entire song seems to be about how pointless and destructive they think of themselves as being, and that one line just screams "No matter how loud we scream, or how hard we play, you'll never ever get a real emotion out of this noise."
    ATFon May 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"How many feathers to pluck naked the soiled dove?"

    an obvious reference to soiled doves
    rengalouson June 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love it how the song ends so abruptly as a last 'fuck you'
    foreignmanon June 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the end, the way that it cuts out is ace. definately the best end to an album,
    Markisgodon December 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love the end, the way that it cuts out is ace. definately the best end to an album,
    Markisgodon December 06, 2004   Link

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