Burden of Shame Song Lyrics

UB40

credits


publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jim Brown, Ali Campbell, Robin Campbell, Earl Falconer, Norman Hassan, Brian Travers, Michael Virtue, Terrence Oswald Wilson, Van Morrison
album: Track in album Signing Off
release date: 1980-8-29
popularity : 32 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Reggae
styles: Reggae/Dub

Album Information

label: Graduate Records
country(area): United Kingdom
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

UB40 Signing Off cover art

Lyrics

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There are murders that we must account for
Bloody deeds have been done in my name
Criminal acts we must pay for
And our children will shoulder the blame

[Chorus: x2]
I'm a British subject, not proud of it
While I carry the burden of shame

As a nation we're following blindly
No-one stops to question why
Our money's supporting an army
And a boy in Soweto dies

[Chorus]
There are murders that we must account for
Bloody deeds have been done in my name
Criminal acts we must pay for
And our children will shoulder the blame

[Chorus: x2]
I'm a British subject, not proud of it
While I carry the burden of shame

As a nation we're following blindly
No-one stops to question why
Our money's supporting an army
And a boy in Soweto dies

[Chorus]

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Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Tyler
  • 2 King
  • 3 12 Bar
  • 4 Burden of Shame
  • 5 Adella
  • 6 I Think It’s Going to Rain Today
  • 7 25%
  • 8 Food for Thought
  • 9 Little by Little
  • 10 Signing Off
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Madam Medusa
  • 2 Strange Fruit
  • 3 Reefer Madness