"Shamemaker" as written by and Aaron Freeman Michael Melchiondo....
When I feel ashamed
I get so scared
It makes me wanna hurt you
Shamemaker

my body aches
And I feel alone
I'm in a very defensive place
Shamemaker

oh oh-oh ooh!
Feel the feeling oh!
Process feelings
Feel it in the belly
Like a yellow worm with teeth

oh oh-oh ooh!
Bring it down, don't think too much
Feel the feeling
Let it have its way til it says good bye
Go!

I need to breathe
Just need to breathe
Don't walk away
Shamemaker

touch me
You need to touch me
But I'm afraid
Shamemaker

oh oh-oh ooh!
Feel the feeling oh!
Process feelings
Feel it in the belly
Like a yellow worm with teeth

oh oh-oh ooh!
Bring it down don't think too much
Feel the feeling
Let it have its way til it says good bye
Let it have its way til it says good bye

let it go
Shamemaker



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"Shamemaker" as written by Michael Melchiondo Aaron Freeman

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  • +1
    General Commentis it about feeling shame for having caught some sort of virus? a yellow worm with teeth could be like bacteria or something? perhaps even Hep C cos of the Yellow bit?
    huntingbears86on April 07, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is meant to mimic the slightly preachy alternative bands from the 80s and 90s, like REM and XTC. So many of Ween's songs are just meant to be ridiculously over-the-top imitations of well-known music styles. The problem is, because they are so incredibly gifted, Ween's imitations are usually better than the target of their satire, so you kind of forget what the joke is. The vocals of this song, in particular, sound like Michael Stipe, not only the accent but the sentiment -- "I'm in a very defensive place." Hah! Overall the song is totally alternative rock -- very very catchy and probably meant to be deep but ultimately just kinda says nothing.
    chaddvanzantenon September 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAaron(Gener) has been pretty open in terms of what this song is about. It's tongue-in-cheek but is inspired by meaningful advice he received from his therapist when he was in recovery -- which was to embrace feelings of shame or vulnerability rather than bottling it up or repressing it. Or self-medicating to forget about it. So basically letting it "have its way 'til it says goodbye".

    Processing shame rather than running from it. It's genuine advice for people who don't handle vulnerability very well. Aaron's a pretty sensitive fellow. In many ways his difficulty being sincere has defined his career path(and musical brilliance), but also his substance abuse. This song is a light hearted take on figuring this all out.
    rufonzon July 14, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe vocals in this song crack me up. Definitely reminds me of blink 182's style..
    yo.la.mangoon November 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe vocals seem to be done in a Pennsylvania accent... (Ween is from New Hope, PA). Listen for the way they pronounce words like "yellow", "so", and even the "oh"'s in the chorus..That's a PA accent if I ever heard one. Which I think is outright hilarious. Being from Central NJ, I find the South Jersey/PA accent to be unbearably annoying.
    betalegon January 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about blue balls.
    primelaon February 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsounds to me like a spoof on therapy circles...
    EmoTonyBon October 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI hate Blink 182.
    ReggaeJunkieJew79on March 25, 2012   Link

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