I catch you digging in my trash for stuff I've long thrown away. You bring it back on a tray.
And I hear you wheezing in the hall spreading gems and old news. You always love to confuse. I flee the light just to live in your shadow. I'm needing mercy and you offer me blame.
Chorus 1 Dear Shame: You're oh so eager to toy with me. You're always stealing the joy in me. You love to whisper my name, Dear Shame, Dear Shame.
You've got me living like a bug, crawling in fear. (It's been a very long year.) I dream of growing some wings, I think I'm flying away, then you point and you spray. All my hidden secrets crave the light of forgiveness. You pull the shades, you accuse and you blame.
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I fled the light just to live in your shadow. I needed mercy, and you offered me blame.
Chorus 2 Dear Shame: I think I'm wise to your strategy. I won't be needing your company. My name's eternally clear, Dear Shame, Dear Shame.