#RhythmandBluesVarietyHour: Shame

*Note, this is an excerpt from the yet to be published collection Everything But the Kitchen Sink. I’m putting myself out there y’all.

Shame

            So this is a duet. Two ain’t shit partners who realize that they collectively ain’t shit. The perfect relationship.

Shame Written 2/16/05

1

This ain’t another break up song

That’s the last thing we need

But tell me why do you keep on killing me

I want you in my life

I want you in my heart

But you can’t seem to see

And you act like you’re in the dark

Cause it’s a goddamn shame

That you like to act this way

I don’t know what to do

For the sake of me and you

I want you in my heart

I want you for myself

Can’t stand being alone

Don’t want to be with nobody else

2

I ain’t the one tripping

You’re killing me inside

Because you keep coming back late at night

You look right past my face

You keep on playing games

If I’m doing wrong

Then we’re one in the same

Cause I cheat just like you do

Play the game by all the rules

I don’t know what to do

For the sake of me and you

I can’t see how you can look at me

Tell me all these damn lies baby

1

I can’t see how I’d allow you to drive me crazy

You want to break me down, break me down

2

Cause it’s a goddamn shame

That you like to act this way

I don’t know what to do

For the sake of me and you

I want you in my heart

I want you for myself

Can’t stand being alone

Don’t want to be with nobody else

Tell me now

Is this the way things are supposed to be

I wonder how

I ignored this problem, I just couldn’t see

Us falling

Into despair

You’re not being fair

To what I want

Or how I feel

1

I can’t see how you can look at me

Tell me all these damn lies baby

2

I can’t see how I’d allow you to drive me crazy

You want to break me down, break me down

Cause it’s a goddamn shame

That you like to act this way

I don’t know what to do

For the sake of me and you

I want you in my heart

I want you for myself

Can’t stand being alone

Don’t want to be with nobody else

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