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Shame on Me (If I Die Before I Wake) (a capella)

Shame on Me (If I Die Before I Wake) (add your flavor/remix this tune)
Melody and Lyrics: Lonnie Ray Atkinson
This is another song againt apathy. For music, I was thinking maybe a cross between Elliott Smith and modern Brit rock. The vocals are quite raw with no effects. If you are interested (or you think you know someone that might be interested) in adding some music (or better vocals) to the mix, you can download the raw a capellas here at ccMixter (just click on the word "download" under the word "stream"). When you are done, you can email me any mp3s here.
All contributions will be considered Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0.
Your time and talent is greatly appreciated.

Lyrics:
verse one:
– only a dime to spare – not the time to care – enough / but enough time to judge
there’s no excuse when you don't get it, yeah you could have been anyone
– what do you care about – when you don't care why you're blessed, because my friend you're blessed
it's a funny thing about attention / sometimes you pay more when you get less
 
chorus:
if i die before i wake / shame on me / shame on me
if i die before i wake / shame on me / shame on me
 
verse two:
– you give a nod to the headlines – and a wink to the teller / boy, it's no bad deal
going about your day – amidst the violence / because the violence isn't really real
– you've no shame in saying nothing / because you can't find the right word
don't wait until your voiceless / to start wanting to be heard
 
chorus:
if i die before i wake / shame on me / shame on me
if i die before i wake / shame on me / shame on me
 
bridge one:
– give us distraction, give us distraction / give us keyboards, give us joysticks, give us remote controls
tell us our alibis and sell us our excuses / the market made me do it, how was i supposed to know
they say give us our myths and give us our narratives / but don't give us questions we have to ask on our own
as long as it doesn't affect me, i really can't be bothered / i just want to be left alone, just want to be left alone
 
chorus:
if i die before i wake / shame on me / shame on me
if i die before i wake / shame on me / shame on me
 
bridge two:
to save a generation / it takes a generation – working together but willing to stand alone
still they say give us a messiah, give us a messiah / a celebrity that we can all support from home
they say give us a good showing, give us a good showing / i want to win, i want to win, but i don't want to know
well you might just have it right, a celebrity might save the day, but they won't save tomorrow, they won't save tomorrow
 
chorus:
if i die before i wake / shame on me / shame on me
if i die before i wake / shame on me / shame on me

This song is under the Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0.
You are free to download this song and share it with as many people as you like (please respect and include attributions).

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