"Shame" as written by Bernie Taupin, Jim Cregan and Kevin Stuart James Savigar....
Do you ever get that feeling
When the guilt begins to hurt
Seeing all the children
Wallowing in dirt
Crying out with hunger
Crying out in pain
At least the dirt will wash off
When it starts to rain?

Soap won't wash away your shame

Do you ever get that feeling
That something isn't right
Seeing your brother's fists
Clenched ready for the fight?
Soon the fighting turns to weapons
And the weapons turn to wounds
So the doctors stitch and stitch
And stitch, and stitch, and stitch
And stitch, and stitch

Surgery won't improve your pain

It all seems so stupid
It makes me want to give up
But why should I give up
When it all seems so stupid?

Do you ever get the feeling
That something can be done
To eradicate these problems
And make the people one?
Do you ever get that feeling
Something like a nagging itch?
And all the while the doctors
Stitch and stitch, and stitch
And stitch, and stitch

Hope alone won't remove the stains

Lyrics submitted by Fistan

"Shame" as written by Welsh Mathias

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General CommentCan't believe no one wrote about this song... I think the sound, the melody and the different voices are very catching. It's an example of Martin's ironic genius... I don't have to explain the lyrics, Martin words are enough =)
    Lilian999on August 27, 2010   Link
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    General CommentMore people should know this song - It is too good.

    Hope alone won't remove the stains
    Lostmycapoon September 15, 2010   Link

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