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What A Shame

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What A Shame
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Average: 4.8 (17 votes)
Lyrics:

Two packs of cigarettes a day
The strongest whiskey Kentucky can make
That’s a recipe to put a vagabond
On his hands and knees

I watched it all up close
I knew him more than most
I saw a side of him he never showed
Full of sympathy
For a world that wouldn’t let him be

PRECHORUS
That’s the man he was
Have you heard enough?

CHORUS
What a shame what a shame
To judge a life that you can’t change
The choir sings
The church bells ring
So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame

There’s a hard life
For every silver spoon
There’s a touch of grey
For every shade of blue
That’s the way that I see life
If there was nothing
Then there’d be nothing right
And for this working man
They said could barely stand
There’s got to be a better place to land
Some kind of remedy
For a world that wouldn’t let him be

PRECHORUS
CHORUS

God forgive the hands that laid you down
They never knew how
much a broken can break the sound
and change the seasons
now the leaves are falling faster
Happily ever after
You gave me hope through your endeavors
And now you will live forever

CHORUS

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on March 23, 2010 - 5:48pm

What A Shame

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Rating: 
4.764705
Average: 4.8 (17 votes)
Lyrics: 

Two packs of cigarettes a day
The strongest whiskey Kentucky can make
That’s a recipe to put a vagabond
On his hands and knees

I watched it all up close
I knew him more than most
I saw a side of him he never showed
Full of sympathy
For a world that wouldn’t let him be

PRECHORUS
That’s the man he was
Have you heard enough?

CHORUS
What a shame what a shame
To judge a life that you can’t change
The choir sings
The church bells ring
So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame

There’s a hard life
For every silver spoon
There’s a touch of grey
For every shade of blue
That’s the way that I see life
If there was nothing
Then there’d be nothing right
And for this working man
They said could barely stand
There’s got to be a better place to land
Some kind of remedy
For a world that wouldn’t let him be

PRECHORUS
CHORUS

God forgive the hands that laid you down
They never knew how
much a broken can break the sound
and change the seasons
now the leaves are falling faster
Happily ever after
You gave me hope through your endeavors
And now you will live forever

CHORUS

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shmow's picture

I Love This Album But This Song Is The Best

Lola1050's picture

This song makes me cry every time I listen to it cause it totally resembles my uncle who died of cancer when he was only 55

R.I.P Uncle Fred

cherbrk07's picture

This song tells the story about the last year of my husband's life. It really hit home with me.

Trev96's picture

This is one of those songs I have to listen to when I either play the album or come across it on my iPod! Love this song!! One of my all time favorites!

satelliteman38's picture

This ones for my Dad!! I miss ya!!

steven2219's picture

I love this song, it just speaks to my soul

Stacy Gardell's picture

Amazing song!!

okie_sweetyj's picture

This song always reminds me of both Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Curtis Loew" and my uncle. He was a hard man who always treated his nieces like princesses.

amaryllis97's picture

this is one of my favorite songs I love the meaning to the lyrics

BAC75's picture

This my favorite song of all time. No joke, this song is amazing. I think it shows how much vocal talent Brent really has.

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