you're gonna walk on home
you're gonna walk alone
you're gonna see this through
don't let them get to you

shame

love is good and love is kind
love is drunk and love is blind
love is good and love is mine
love is drunk all the time

shame

you're gonna walk on home
you're gonna walk alone
you're gonna walk so far
you're gonna wonder who you are

shame

love is good and love is kind
love is good and love is blind
love is good and love is mine
love is good all the time

hello goodbye, you know you made us cry...


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  • +3
    General CommentThis song is amazing. Don't let anyone tell you any different if you like this song. This song helped me a few times. It also saved a friend of mine. To me, this song is about walking alone, being rejected... not being understood just because of your "differences" even though everyone's different. However, this song is also uplifting. It's about not giving up. It's about keeping going even though you want to stop so badly. That's why it's such an important song, and often overlooked. If you haven't experienced this kind of thing, you will not like this song. Simple as that. Don't hate on a song just because you can't relate. It could mean the world to someone else.
    sirenlunarison May 15, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentDRybes, your an asshole
    jancsibohocon March 03, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits about getting over someone and not knowing your right from your left because at first you feel lost when you loose someone you love-the "shame" part describes the wrongs both you your lost love put on eachother-I think Billy emphasize the "shame" part to try and say there was more bad than good in the relationship. Oh and jancsibohoc your comment is right on the money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    panama77on March 12, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of the best pumpkins song.

    "You're gonna walk on home, you're gonna walk alone, you're gonna walk so far, you're gonna wonder who you are."
    Uniton March 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis is a song about Billy's relationship with Courtney Love, which also serves as an analogy to the relationships we may have not only with people we love, but also with the challenges of life, ups and downs, uncertainties, etc.

    "Love is drunk all the time". I can see that ;)
    fernandoreeson May 31, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShame is an excellent "build-up" song...meaning it seems to build up the entire song to some dramatic climax. When the Pumpkins played it live, it was much, much better than the album version, which was already superb in my opinion. The guitar part on the album sounds like it was played slightly out of tune, but live, it just sounded...better.
    virex7on December 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my Favorite Pumpkins songs. It shows a lot of regret. Thats what this song to me is about getting over someone and regreting it couldnt have worked out better.
    LiLBastardon March 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's a great song but a bit too long. It's about drummer Jimmy Chamberlin's firing off the band.
    Baron Papanoidaon June 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgo to billysorgan.com. theres a short story about his depression, he wrote this as a "little song", acoustic, and simple. This is definiitaly about chamberlin. he wasnt supposed to be fired permanently, billy says that he was supposed to think that because music was jimmys life (like many others'.) too bad sp broke up. i love maynard, but i blame MJK for steeling Iha. i never liked that melissa chick, d'arcy was better. after jimmy got the "pink slip", the band fell apart. so, this song takes on a double meaning...i feel bad for billy
    IcaRimeson January 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics of this song make me think a lot of The Odyssey, maybe that's what this song is about...?
    Cam-winon September 27, 2006   Link

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