"Shame, Shame" as written by and Toby Leaman Scott Mcmicken....
(shame, shame)
I was a loner unloved
I really didn't need any help at all
(shame, shame)
I really thought I was fine
I was living it up just despite my self
(shame, shame)
I used to wander the streets at midnight
Avoiding any signs of life

(shame, shame)
I used to suffer alone
I really did think it would make me strong
(shame, shame)
I used to write it all down
Hoping someone would read it years from now
(shame, shame)
I used to act like I was in a movie
So mysterious and misunderstood

(shame, shame)
You started hanging around
I really didn't think I could live it down
(shame, shame)
I tried to play it cool
But every single part of me felt so good
(shame, shame)
You took me someplace I'd never been before
I was a foreigner in your hands

I just couldn't let it go 'til now

A letter unopened just like a knock on the door
Do you think you're so special that no one knows what your for?
Well you can mutter on sweet nothings like you're on the other side of town

Do you fear the attachment to things that you want?
Do you want to cut off things for fear of their love?
Well you can roll on to the graveyard and let them take you whole
Or, you can live it up and leave nothing but your bones

(shame, shame)
I don't know what to do
I was losing myself turning into you
(shame, shame)
I was really undone
The life that I lived seemed so useless now
(shame, shame)
You know you made me do it
And no I don't regret a thing

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"Shame, Shame" as written by Toby Leaman Scott Mcmicken

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    General Commenttheir most emotional song to date, i think.
    dollylectricon July 23, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti love how dr. dog has captured an era past in their music, while their sound is still so original. i love it.
    cyeager2669on April 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone else think this is the best song on the album? Anyone know if they are playing it live now?
    richie567on April 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentFairly straightforward meaning it seems, the shame of being overly self-obsessed, of living inside of one's mind and viewing oneself as the main character in the story of life, not open to others, to new opportunities, to love. He learns to love and let go through a relationship with someone else.
    " i used to act like I was ina movie, so mysterious and misunderstood".
    It feels special to live in this place of ambiguity, and mystery, and special-ness, but it is isolating, lonely, and not giving.

    Really of course I relate with this song and it speaks to me, very beautifully written,

    all the comments on youtube- everyone really ID's with this song. Perhaps the answer is to open yrself up to others, a cause, a hobby, get over yourself a bit and give. It'll be different for everyone, but in the meantime, we can slowly bob to the grooves of Dr. Dog and reflect on this beautiful life.
    springbreak93on November 14, 2013   Link

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