Songs about shame and/or embarrassment?

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  1. Dr Lou Natic Unnecessary Surgeon Registered Senior Member

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    Can anyone name/recommend any songs that really passionately express these emotions?
    There's a lot of sadness, happiness, remorse, regret, excitement, anticipation, even disappointment, but I can't for the life of me think of any shame or embarrassment songs.
     
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  3. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Now what did you do?:shrug:
     
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  5. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    "Cathy's Clown"

    Old rock and roll song. Can't recall the group.
     
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  7. Dr Lou Natic Unnecessary Surgeon Registered Senior Member

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    Haha, you think I shamed or embarrassed myself and now I want to wallow in some good shame music? That would be funny.
    No, I'm looking for some solid shame music for advertising purposes. Something to accompany a story about a person living with shame, who is constantly embarrassed about what they are. Not a "I feel ashamed for how I treated you, baby" song, a deeper seeded shame, shame at the core of one's being, has there been such a song? It would help if it was a good song too.
     
  8. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    For a moment there you had me going!

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    I thought you did something foolish or stupid like I do sometimes.

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  9. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

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    I can only think about Johnny.

    Although, it's more sad.
     
  10. Fathoms Banned Banned

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    R.E.M - Losing My Religion
    about experiencing remorse after losing ones temper
    Smashing Pumpkins - Shame (live. the studio cut is a lot mellower)
    a lament over the ego's tendancy to destroy relationships. Guilt is a common theme on their Adore album. Crestfallen or Blank Page for example.
     
  11. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Pearl Jam and Mother Love Bone

    Pearl Jam's "Black" (Ten, 1991) is a standard of regret.

    Sheets of empty canvas, untouched sheets of clay
    Were laid spread out before me as her body once did.
    All five horizons revolved around her soul,
    As the earth to the sun.
    Now the air I tasted and breathed has taken a turn.
    Ooh, and all I taught her was everything
    Ooh, I know she gave me all that she wore.
    And now my bitter hands chafe beneath the clouds
    Of what was everything.
    Oh, the pictures have all been washed in black, tattooed everything...

    I take a walk outside,
    I'm surrounded by some kids at play.
    I can feel their laughter, so why do I sear?
    Oh, and twisted thoughts that spin round my head;
    I'm spinning, oh, I'm spinning.
    How quick the sun can, drop away.
    And now my bitter hands cradle broken glass
    Of what was everything.
    All the pictures have all been washed in black, tattooed everything...
    All the love gone bad turned my world to black,
    Tattooed all I see, all that I am, all I will be...yeah...

    I know someday you'll have a beautiful life, I know you'll be a star
    In somebody else's sky, but why, why, why
    Can't it be, can't it be mine?

    Also, PJ's predecessor, Mother Love Bone, with the immortal "Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns". Both are, superficially at least, love songs, but they redefined the subgenre within rock and roll. Landrew's death in 1990 brought the MLB standard added dimension, as if the song itself is a prophetic apologia.

    Chloe don't know better.
    Chloe's just like me—only beautiful.
    A couple of years of difference,
    But those lessons never learned.
    Chloe danced the tables in the French Quarter.
    Always been given, so I can't always make her laugh.
    But I'm proud to say,
    And I won't forget,
    Time spent laying by her side,
    Time spent laying by her side.
    And dreams like this must die.

    You ever heard the story of Mr. Faded Glory?
    Say he who rides a pony must someday fall .
    I been talkin' to my alter,
    Says life is what you make it;
    And if you make it death well then rest your soul away.
    Away, away, yeah child:
    It's a broken kind of feeling,
    She'd have to tie me to the ceiling.
    A bad moon's a comin' better say your prayers.
    I wanna tell her that I love her,
    But does it really matter?
    I just can't stand to see you dragging down again.

    So I'm singing,
    This is my kinda love,
    It's the kind that moves on;
    It's unkind and leaves me alone.
    Yes it does.

    I used to treat you like a lady,
    Now you're a substitute teacher;
    This bottle's not a pretty, not a pretty sight.
    I owe the man some money so I'm turnin' over honey.
    You see, Mr. Faded Glory is once again doin' time.

    This is my kinda love,
    It's the kind that moves on;
    It's unkind and leaves me alone.
    Yes it does.

    Like a crown of thorns,
    It's all who you know.
    So don't burn your bridges woman 'cause someday, yeah.

    And this is my kinda love,
    It's the kind that moves on;
    It's unkind and leaves me alone.

    Baby!
    I said come on, come on, come on, come on!
    I said baby don't burn your bridges woman.

    These, at least, are the first to mind.
     
  12. madanthonywayne Morning in America Registered Senior Member

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    This is the song that came to my mind:

    2 Hot 4 U, Part 2 By: Barry & The Bookbinders
    "Get a load of that chick!"
    "Dude -- you gotta ask her out."
    "Weellll, I dunno..."
    "Look. The worst she can say, is 'No'!"
    "Hey! You're right!"
    "I'm always right!"
    "The worst she can say... is 'No'!"

    "Idunnoifyou'vebeennoticingmebutI'vebeennoticingyouandIwaswonderingif
    you'd like to go out with me!"


    Oh my God, you little geek!
    Get away before I freak! You ugly, stupid, zitfaced scum,
    I'm a babe and you are not. You asked me out; you MUST be dumb.
    You can't handle what I've got! Well you can beg until you're blue,
    I'm too hot, too hot for you.. But you're not even fit to lick my shoe.
    I'm too hot, too hot for you.

    Ha ha ha! Don't make me laugh!
    I want a whole man, not a half. I've got a bitchin' bod and a killer face,
    You wet your pants, I'm so sure. I'm God's gift to the male race.
    Too bad wimp-itis has no cure. I'm the queen of babes supreme,
    I'm too hot, too hot for you. But you'll only see me in your dreams.
    I'm too hot, too hot for you.​


    "Well? What'd she say??"
    "Well, she didn't say no..."
     
  13. lucifers angel same shit, differant day!! Registered Senior Member

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    Seize the day or die regretting the time you lost
    It's empty and cold without you here, too many people to ache over

    I see my vision burn, I feel my memories fade with time
    But I'm too young to worry
    These streets we travel on will undergo our same lost past

    I found you here, now please just stay for a while
    I can move on with you around
    I hand you my mortal life, but will it be forever?
    I'd do anything for a smile, holding you 'til our time is done
    We both know the day will come, but I don't want to leave you

    I see my vision burn, I feel my memories fade with time
    But I'm too young to worry (a melody, a memory, or just one picture)

    Seize the day or die regretting the time you lost
    It's empty and cold without you here, too many people to ache over

    Newborn life replacing all of us, changing this fable we live in
    No longer needed here so where do we go?
    Will you take a journey tonight, follow me past the walls of death?
    But girl, what if there is no eternal life?

    I see my vision burn, I feel my memories fade with time
    But I'm too young to worry (a melody, a memory, or just one picture)

    Seize the day or die regretting the time you lost
    It's empty and cold without you here, too many people to ache over

    Trials in life, questions of us existing here, don't wanna die alone without you here
    Please tell me what we have is real

    So, what if I never hold you, yeah, or kiss your lips again?
    Woooaaah, so I never want to leave you and the memories of us to see
    I beg don't leave me

    Seize the day or die regretting the time you lost
    It's empty and cold without you here, too many people to ache over

    Trials in life, questions of us existing here, don't wanna die alone without you here
    Please tell me what we have is real

    Silence you lost me, no chance for one more day [x2 then continues in the background]
    I stand here alone
    Falling away from you, no chance to get back home
    I stand here alone
    Falling away from you, no chance to get back home
     
  14. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    Found the lyrics. Everly Brothers. I don't vouch for them - the extension is on the wrong syllable of kisses, for one thing, IIRC.

    http://www.stlyrics.com/songs/e/everlybrothersthe7422/cathysclown270216.html

     
  15. Mrs.Lucysnow Valued Senior Member

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    'Creep' by Radiohead

    When you were here before
    Couldnt look you in the eye
    Youre just like an angel
    Your skin makes me cry
    You float like a feather
    In a beautiful world
    And I wish I was special
    Youre so fuckin special

    But Im a creep, Im a weirdo.
    What the hell am I doing here?
    I dont belong here.

    I dont care if it hurts
    I want to have control
    I want a perfect body
    I want a perfect soul
    I want you to notice
    When Im not around
    Youre so fuckin special
    I wish I was special

    But Im a creep, Im a weirdo.
    What the hell am I doing here?
    I dont belong here.

    Shes running out again,
    Shes running out
    Shes run run run running out...

    Whatever makes you happy
    Whatever you want
    Youre so fuckin special
    I wish I was special...

    But Im a creep, Im a weirdo,
    What the hell am I doing here?
    I dont belong here.
    I dont belong here.
     
  16. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    For embarassment, try the Beatles' Norwegian Wood.
     
  17. codanblad a love of bridges Registered Senior Member

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    are you making an ad for a premature ejaculation treatment lol? or a shirt that says "i'm catholic" (oooooh!)
     
  18. EmmZ It's an animal thing Registered Senior Member

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