Do you believe in love?
Do you believe in shame?
And if love can conquer all then why
Do we only feel the pain?
I heard you speak my name.
Heard you singing The Stones
Maybe heard you laughing in a line of static
On my telephone.
So why your eyelids are closed
Inside a case of rust?
And did you have to change all your poet's fire
To frozen dust.
I try to justify it
To learn from your mistake.
But where's the stupid lie that has to make its point
With such a pointless waste?
Come out

Do you believe in shame?
Do you believe in love?
And if they taste the same would you love again
Or abandon both?
I don't think I ever can believe my friend is gone
Keep saying it's all right, I'm gonna bring you back
But I know I'm wrong.
There's nothing I can say
There's nothing left to do
It's just that lately I've been so damn lonely when
I think of you.
And it may seem selfish now but I'll hold on to
The memory until all this fear is washed away.

Do you believe in love?
Do you believe in life?
Cause I believe a little part of you inside of me
Will never die.
Cause I believe a little part of you inside of me
Will never die
Cause I believe a little part of you inside of me
Will never die.
Cause I believe a little part of you inside of me
Will never die.

Oooooo-hey
Oooooo-hey
Oooooo-hey


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Do You Believe in Shame? Lyrics as written by Dale Hawkins Eleanor Broadwater

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    Simon wrote this for his friend David who died of a drug overdose. It was also dedicated to Andy Warhol and Alex Sadkin (Sadkin was I think the producer of So Red the Rose, or something like that).

    Canadaon March 31, 2005   Link
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    Smartie pants..

    lilminxon September 26, 2005   Link
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    Like you said Canada...I love this song...is one of my all time favorites...the mood, the lyrics...excelent record (BIG THING)...and of course is Duran Duran...!

    mexicanfanon March 03, 2006   Link
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    This song always gets to me. My mom, I think, played it at her dad's funeral because of the "'Cause I believe a little part of you inside of me, will never die."

    CoolBandGeekon December 18, 2006   Link
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    This song is amazing! I can really identify with it right now because I have lost a loved one. I just think the lyrics are beautiful.

    XxSeventhStrangerXxon September 24, 2008   Link
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    My all time fave DD song!! So beautiful

    tazzalinaon February 24, 2011   Link
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    excellent song wasn't a huge fan but this and the chauffer are just all time classics

    radioheadsteron July 31, 2020   Link

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