Such A Shame

Album: Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the story of a young girl who turns to prostitution. The band wrote it after playing The Reeperbahn, an entertainment district in Germany where a sight like that is not uncommon. "We've traveled the world a bunch, but just to see the look on some of these girls' faces when they are out there selling themselves, you just start thinking, What in the hell went wrong for some of these girls?, lead singer Chris Robertson told Songfacts. "You see the sadness on some of these women. You see it all over their face that this is not what they want to be doing. We got to thinking about that and that is 100 percent where that song came from. It was being out there on the road and experiencing something from the window of the bus, just watching everything go down on the street and seeing how different people's reactions were."

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