Shame on You

Album: Shaming of the Sun (1997)
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  • My friends they wash the windows and they shine in the sun
    They tell me wake up early in the morning sometime
    See what a beautiful job we done
    I say let's put on some tunes sing along do little all day
    Go sown to the riverside take off our shoes wash these sins away

    The river said la la la
    Shame on you

    I go down to Chicano city park because it makes me feel so fine
    When the weeds go down you can see up close in the dead of the winter time
    But when the summer comes everything's in bloom and you wouldn't know it's there
    The white folks like to pretend it's not but their music's in the air

    You can hear them singing la la la
    Shame on you

    You can feel them dancing la la la
    Shame on you

    My friend Tanner she says you know me and Jesus we're of the same heart
    The only thing that keeps us distant is that I keep fuckin' up
    I said come on down to Chicano city park wash your blues away
    The beautiful ladies walk on by
    You know I never know what to say

    They'll be singing ooh la la
    Shame on you

    Let's go road block trippin' in the
    Middle of the night up in Gainesville town
    There'll be blue lights flashing down the long dirt road
    When they ask me to step out
    They say we be looking for illegal immigrants can we check your car
    I say you know it's funny I think we were on the same boat back in 1694

    I said ooh la la
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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