"Burden Of Shame" as written by Jim Brown, Ali Campbell, Robin Campbell, Earl Falconer, Norman Hassan, Brian Travers, Michael Virtue, Terrence Oswald Wilson and Van Morrison....
There are murders that we must account for
Bloody deeds have been done in my name
Criminal acts we must pay for
And our children will shoulder the blame

[Chorus: x2]
I'm a British subject, not proud of it
While I carry the burden of shame

As a nation we're following blindly
No-one stops to question why
Our money's supporting an army
And a boy in Soweto dies

[Chorus]

[Repeat: x2]
I'm a British subject, not proud of it
While I carry the burden of shame

Must we go on ignoring forever
The cries of an African son
There's a soldier's hand on the trigger
But it's we who are pointing the gun

[Chorus]

[Repeat: x2]
I'm a British subject, not proud of it
While I carry the burden of shame


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Burden of Shame" as written by Ali Campbell Jim Brown

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    General CommentIn this song they address the guilty complexities of being on the side of colonisers. It makes me feel ashamed to be British when I listen to this song...
    Rammstoneon January 01, 2006   Link

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