Too late
Yeah baby it's too late
And time has made the spell obey
And now it's time to desecrate

But we had a dream
And it was meant to be
And we were kissing gods
Against all the odds

Now it's a crying shame
And it's a crying shame
You don't know who to blame
We'll never be the same
And it's a crying shame

Too much
And we demolished too much
And yeah we really fucked it up
And yeah baby you've lost your touch

But we had a dream
And it was meant to be
And we were kissing gods
Against all the odds

Now it's a crying shame
And it's a crying shame
You don't know who to blame
We'll never be the same
And it's a crying shame
And it's a crying shame



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Crying Shame song meanings
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  • +1
    General Comment:This is the final studio version of Crying Shame released as a B-Side on the Supermassive Black Hole single. I think the lyrics are slightly different from the demo version they played at Earl's Court on 19th December 2003, and they're very different from the version already posted on songmeanings.net! I think this is a pretty cool track though, wouldn't have been a bad A-Side.
    Diarrhoeaon June 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:first chorus is 'made the spell abate'
    but apart from that it's all good =]=]
    last-dodoon October 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:It's simply about a good relationship which got fucked up because the woman pushed things too far: "yeah baby you've lost your touch"
    And yes, Muse B-sides are AWSOME!!!!!!!
    davewikon February 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Heh, "Crying shame" must be an idiom, it's a way of saying something's a really great shame, but I think it sounds quite ironic in this song myself. Shame as in disappointment, I'm pretty sure.
    alias.dcmainon March 04, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:I think this song has a political undertone to it. Sort of how a country (US, UK, etc) which once was strong has now just decreased into a former shell of itself somewhere along the line, and its too late to really go back and improve things. Its gotten to the point where the people are desensitized by TV and they don't care or don't know what's going on, and corporations have the government in a choke hold, that kind of thing. The line "And its time to desecrate" could be a potential call for the people to rebel and change things themselves. "And we demolished too much / And yeah we really fucked it up" could mean possibly the destruction of wilderness and nature in favor of more suburbs or commercial buildings, or it could easily mean going to war and severely messing up. (And with this being a B-Side on the Black Holes and Revelations album, the theme would fit)
    CanadaStoleMyNameon March 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I love it! "too late,
    your bid is too late,
    when you’re cut to the tear,
    " means something big! Probly a relationship or cormmand?
    lankmccormackon November 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I love this song! I don't know what it means, and there isn't a studio version yet, but the part where he just yells "WELL ITS A CRYING SHAME!!!" hits me! It is so powerful!

    I can't wait until they record a studio version!
    freezegelmanon December 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:the correct lyrics are:

    Too late
    Yeah baby it's too late
    And time has made the spell obey
    And now it's time to desecrate

    But we had a dream
    And it was meant to be
    And we were kissing gods
    Against all the odds

    Now it's a crying shame
    And it's a crying shame
    You don't know who to blame
    We'll never be the same
    And it's a crying shame

    Too much
    And we demolished too much
    And yeah we really fucked it up
    And yeah baby you've lost your touch

    But we had a dream
    And it was meant to be
    And we were kissing gods
    Against all the odds

    Now it's a crying shame
    And it's a crying shame
    You don't know who to blame
    We'll never be the same
    And it's a crying shame
    And it's a crying shame
    Sjantahlon August 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:what a falsetto at the end, so amazing how he can do that
    last-dodoon September 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song is about how his relationship is ending and how they messed up somewhere along the lines of it and now things are different.
    tifftiff987on December 19, 2006   Link

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