IT'S A SHAME

Official studio version

Well I walk the way you want me to
And I'll talk the way you want me to
And I've tried to do all I can just to please you

Well I work hard every day for you
And I brought home all my pay for you
And I've cried my tears through the rain night and again

And oh whoa girl, it's a shame
Oh whoa girl, it's a doggone shame
We worked so hard, but it's all in vain
Oh whoa girl, it's a shame

Now I bought your gold and diamond rings
And I brought you home your pretty things
And I thought I'd shown all the love I had for you, yes I did

But as hard as I try it all falls through
Well maybe I was born to be just your fool
Trying to satisfy your every desire, each need you require

Well oh whoa girl, it's a shame
Oh whoa girl, it's a doggone shame
I worked so hard, but it's all in vain
Oh whoa girl, it's a shame

Someone now!
Whoa!
Whoaaa, whoa-hoo
Whoa

Oh whoa girl, it's a shame
Oh girl, it's a doggone shame
We worked so hard, but it's all in vain
Oh whoa girl, it's a shame
Oh whoa girl, it's a shame
Oh girl, it's a doggone shame
I worked so hard, but it's all in vain
Oh whoa, girl it's a shame
[fades out]


Page last updated: 12 Nov 2010

Info

IT'S A SHAME is a Bruce Springsteen song that was released in November 2010 on The Promise, an album of previously-unreleased songs from the Darkness On The Edge Of Town recording sessions. The above lyrics are for that officially released studio version of the song.

Recording

The track features manager Jon Landau on drums and Springsteen's road manager (circa 1975-1981) Bob Chirmside on bass. It also features a newly recorded horn section: Barry Danielian on trumpet, Stan Harrison on tenor sax, Dan Levine on trombone, Ed Manion on baritone sax, and Curt Ramm on trumpet.

The Promise

The Promise is a Bruce Springsteen album that was released on 16 Nov 2010 as part of The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story box set, and separately as a 2-CD set. The album was also issued on a limited edition 3-LP set pressed on 180-gram vinyl.

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The Promise is a collection of 22 previously-unreleased songs from the Darkness On The Edge Of Town recording sessions. Depending on their level of completion back in 1977-1978, some were only remastered, some were overdubbed with 2010 vocals or music, and some were completely re-recorded in 2010. The album is mixed by Bob Clearmountain.

The Promise track listing, disc 1 (2-CD format):

  1. RACING IN THE STREET ('78)
  2. GOTTA GET THAT FEELING
  3. OUTSIDE LOOKING IN
  4. SOMEDAY (WE'LL BE TOGETHER)
  5. ONE WAY STREET
  6. BECAUSE THE NIGHT
  7. WRONG SIDE OF THE STREET
  8. THE BROKENHEARTED
  9. RENDEZVOUS
  10. CANDY'S BOY

The Promise track listing, disc 2 (2-CD format):

  1. SAVE MY LOVE
  2. AIN'T GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU
  3. FIRE
  4. SPANISH EYES
  5. IT'S A SHAME
  6. COME ON (LET'S GO TONIGHT)
  7. TALK TO ME
  8. THE LITTLE THINGS (MY BABY DOES)
  9. BREAKAWAY
  10. THE PROMISE
  11. CITY OF NIGHT - THE WAY

Notes:

Live History

As far as it's known, Bruce Springsteen has never performed IT'S A SHAME live.

Covers

As far as it's known, no artist has recorded and released Bruce Springsteen's IT'S A SHAME.

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