Shame Is on the Rocks Lyrics

Heaven 17

publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Glenn Gregory, Ian Marsh, Martyn Ware
album: Track 5 in album How Men Are
release date: 1984-9-24
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genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: New Wave/Pop Rock/Synth-pop
length: 3:59
background vocals: Martyn Ware
guitar: Ray Russell
synthesizer: Ian Craig Marsh
drum machine programming: Martyn Ware
background vocals & lead vocals: Glenn Gregory
synthesizer programming: Greg Walsh
writer: Glenn Gregory, Ian Craig Marsh, Martyn Ware

Cover Art

Heaven 17 How Men Are cover art
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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

CD 1
  • 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