The Green Pajamas

Shame

It's in the movement in the fog Disappears in synagogues It's in the clip of someone's gun It's in the hands that shot someone When the sun goes down And collects the day The Wailing Wall is flowing over with shame When the sun goes down Connects the day With something under That's rising over the flame The shame The shame It's in the sadness in the air It's in the braid of her woven hair It's in the eyes of a hurricane It's in the air flow over sugar cane It's in the level of the sea It's in the devil in you and me It's in the level of the sea It's in the devil in you and me It's in the bands of baker's clay It's in the bones so deep it can't escape It's in the movement of our faith It's in the tabloids in our face ------------------ Eric Lichter 2006