Shame

I wonder if you can see
I wonder if you can tell
I wonder if you see through
The mask I wear so well
I’ll never let you know
What’s going on inside me
My shame, locks me down

All the things I wanted to tell you
All the things I never will
Every time you reached out to me
All I did was push you away
I can’t unchain the beast
That screams inside me
I hate it, it’s what I am

[Chorus]
It makes me sick to be so mean
From where I’ve been
And what I’ve seen
From top to bottom
I am obscene
It stands in my place
It spits in my face
Shame

You smile at me, I smile back
You ask me how I am
I tell you that I’m fine
I don’t know why
I’m so torn up inside my mind
The darkness, it swallows me whole

[Chorus]

It makes that old lie
It makes that old lie
It makes me look at myself
And say Man, you’re doing just fine
You’re doing great
I’m not living in a lie
I’m not living in a lie or am I?

Don’t go too deep
Don’t ask me why
Don’t try to know me
Don’t make me lie
I wish
I didn’t know the things
I know so well
I try to change
But it’s what I am

It makes me sick to be so mean
From what I’ve been
And what I’ve seen
From top to bottom
I am obscene
It stands in my place
It spits in my face
It’s shame, shame
Am I living in a lie?

Lyrics:Henry Rollins

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