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Okay so I was wrong about

My reasons for us fallin' out

Of love I want to fall back in



My life is different now I swear

I know now what it means to care

About somebody other than myself



I know the things I said to you

They were untender and untrue

I'd like to see those things undo



So if you could find it in your heart

To give a man a second start

I promise things won't end the same



Shame, boatloads of shame

Day after day, more of the same

Blame, please lift it off

Please take it off, please make it stop



Okay so I have read the mail

The stories people often tell

About us that we never knew



But their existence will float away

And just like every word they say

And we will hold hands as they fade



Shame, boatloads of shame

Day after day, more of the same

Blame, please lift it off

Please take it off, please make it stop



I felt so sure of everything

My love to you so well received

And I just strutted around your town

Knowing I didn't let you down

The truth be known, the truth be told

My heart was always fairly cold

Posing to be as warm as yours

My way of getting in your world

But now I'm out and I've had time

To look around and think

And sink into another world

That's filled with guilt and overwhelming



Shame, boatloads of shame

Day after day, more of the same

Blame, please lift it off

Please take it off, please make it stop



And everyone they have a heart

And when they break and fall apart

And need somebody's helping hand



I used to say just let 'em fall

It wouldn't bother me at all

I couldn't help them now I can


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