"Shouldn't Be Ashamed" as written by and Jeffrey Scott Tweedy....
To live without a savior, answer to his name
Shouldn't be afraid, shouldn't be ashamed
Like a kid behind the counter remembering your name
Shouldn't be afraid, shouldn't be ashamed

If it's not like I told you, then it's still your call
You should live how you want, stay with me, we should stay apart
Just shouldn't ever have to be this hard

Like a man on the sidewalk remembering your face
Shouldn't look away, shouldn't be afraid
He remembers when they still wore gaiters, World War One
Shouldn't be afraid, shouldn't be ashamed

If it's not like I told you, then it's still your call
You should live how you want, stay with me, we should stay apart
Just shouldn't ever have to be this hard


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"Shouldn't Be Ashamed" as written by Jeffrey Scott Tweedy Jeff Tweedy

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    General CommentThe refrain "if it's not like I told you, then it's still your call..." reminds me of a past relationship in which I concentrated so much on the potential she had, while she wanted me to force her to do anything. It was so contradictory. It's like, I can tell you what to do, but you have to make the choice. Respect your freedom of choice, and everything won't be hard- it's about the dilemma of pursuing what you want and even before that, figuring it out, and shaking off the fear of getting hurt if you do make a choice- that really Bogarts people so often. "I don't move in fear of getting knocked down." I love that Jeff sings this so simply.
    Jansonon January 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentpretty great song, very simple to understand. he's saying...whatever it is you do, or believe in, don't be ashamed of it.
    YouKnowStuffon May 29, 2009   Link

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