Shame Is on the Rocks Lyrics

Heaven 17


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Glenn Peter Gregory, Martyn Ware, Ian Craig Marsh
album: Track 5 in album How Men Are
release date: 1984-9-24
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length: 3:59
synthesizer: Ian Craig Marsh
guitar: Ray Russell
synthesizer: Greg Walsh
drum machine: Martyn Ware
background vocals: Martyn Ware, Glenn Gregory
lead vocals: Glenn Gregory

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Guess who's walking in your tracks
(don't look back)
Forcing you to re-enact

(making contact)
No-one's safe when
Shame is on the rocks
There's no faith when
Shame is on the rocks

Bow your head, you'll hear his call
(hear his call)
Such a shame, for one so tall

(instant recall)
No-one walks when
Shame is on the rocks
There's no talk when
Shame is on the rocks

Slower than the second coming
It will happen all the same
Knowing why the spirit's broken

It's a shame
Think before you say a word
(someone heard)
Go before you are disturbed
(days are numbered)

Lose your aim when
Shame is on the rocks

Miss the train when
Shame is on the rocks

Shame is the one with power in his hand
There he waits, without a plan
But no-one came, it's such a...

Shame is the same for you and you and you
There are no chosen few
Who will remain? it's such a...

Track Listing

  • 1 Five Minutes to Midnight
  • 2 Sunset Now
  • 3 This Is Mine
  • 4 The Fuse
  • 5 Shame Is on the Rocks
  • 6 The Skin I’m In
  • 7 Flamedown
  • 8 Reputation
  • 9 And That’s No Lie