"Shame" as written by and Brian Wayne Transeau....
My lonely doll, she came again
Frozen wall like teenage skin
And neither for what comes within
A substance cloud like sinking sin

You told your great tale and it's always the same
"Quite a shame that it goes this way," is what you said
How very bizarre, all these blood-letting games
"Quite a shame that it goes this way," is what you said
[repeat]

Every time

(It's such a shame)

You told your great tale and it's always the same
"Quite a shame that it goes this way," is what she says
How very bizarre, all these blood-letting games
"Quite a shame that it goes this way," is what she says

You told your great tale and it's always the same
"Quite a shame that it goes this way," is what you said
How very bizarre, all these blood-letting games
"Quite a shame that it goes this way," is what you said

Still smell of fear, she came again
A frozen wall like teenage skin
She'll break my fall, begin my friend
Small substance cloud like sinking sin

You told your great tale and it's always the same
"Quite a shame that it goes this way," is what you said
How very bizarre, all these blood-letting games
Quite a shame that it goes this way

It's such a shame
It's such a shame


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"Shame" as written by Brian Wayne Transeau

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    General Commenti have no idea what this song is really about, but it's really good, in my opinion...
    thewhitepony33on May 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI don't know what it means either....it seems that maybe he's talking about a woman in his life who complains about her life not going anywhere and everything just keeps repeating itself. But like I said before, I really don't know.
    PunkyCharmson June 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIn all honesty, I can't really figure out what it's about. But I don't care. BT is absolutely amazing.
    SocialParasiteon September 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentlooking at the lyrics and listening to the song, i keep getting images of the girl in the song taking heroin in my head. perhaps he is talking about that?
    Indy4202on March 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentOne of the best songs I have ever heard. I can't make head nor tail of it tho :)
    silsaeon April 13, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is great...it's one of those songs that just effects you and makes you want to cry but you don't know what it is that's making you feel that way.
    Wannabejenon May 04, 2003   Link
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    General Commentnot to be bizarre or anything, but does anyone else get a sexual undertone in this song? "frozen wall / like teenage skin" makes me think of the hymen ... but maybe that's just me. regardless, this is a beautiful song. bt = love
    renderon March 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA woman keeps coming back into his life. She seems timeless, looks much the same as ever and her personality is very cold. They have a painful affair, rip each other apart emotionally and separate.
    Jasileeon July 19, 2015   Link

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