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Forever In Shame


Lyrics

"Forever In Shame"
Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.

When your man caught you cheatin', he didn't say a word

He packed some things in a case and flew off like a bird

He left you his fortune, and he left you his name

Now you're left with your conscience, to live forever in shame


You married for money, and then you got bored

You started messin' around, always lookin' for more

Your ego took over, you never thought you'd get caught

Never careful what you wished for, and what you wanted you got


Woman, old woman, I feel sorry for you

When you wake in the morning, you've got nothin' to do

You've got money to burn, but you never learned to be true

You've got a beautiful home, but no one to share it with you


Now when a man comes a knockin', it's at your front door

And the whole world can see that when it rains it poors

They all want your money, they don't ever want you

You've got nowhere to hide, and no one to run to


Your friends have deserted you, they've all seen what you've done

And your family's disowned you, now you’re left with no one

You're nervous and worried, you’re lonesome and blue

He won't ever return, and it’s too late to start new


Woman, old woman, I feel sorry for you

When you wake in the morning, you've got nothin' to do

You've got money to burn, but you never learned to be true

You've got a beautiful home, but no one to share it with you


You'll never be forgiven, you know better than to ask

You with no morals, and even less class

You had a good thing goin', a chance at true happiness

But you threw it all away, and now you're stuck in this mess


When your man caught you cheatin', he didn't say a word

He packed some things in a case and flew off like a bird

He left you his fortune, and he left you his name

Now you're left with your conscience, to live forever in shame


Woman, old woman, I feel sorry for you

When you wake in the morning, you've got nothin' to do

You've got money to burn, but you never learned to be true

You've got a beautiful home, but no one to share it with you


You’ve caused so much pain, more than you’ll ever know

You’ve made your own bed, you lie in judgment alone


Copyright © ℗ 2012 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.

Forever In Shame
Album cover drawing by Lenore & Scott Cooley
Song from the album Cherchez La Femme
Position Track # 1
Duration 4:55
Released June 21st, 2012
Label Scott Cooley Records
Format CD, MP3, FLAC, OGG
Genre ballad
Studio Scott Cooley Music Productions
Producer Scott Cooley
Songwriter words and music by Scott Richard Cooley
Publisher Scott Richard Cooley Music Publishing, ASCAP
Personnel Scott Cooley - vocals, guitars, bass, drums; Lenore Cooley - keyboard
Track Chronology



"Forever In Shame"

(#1)
"I Did A Bad Thing"

(#2)
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Brief Description

Forever In Shame is a song that is a fictional story about a woman who intentionally marries a guy for the lifestyle his wealth provides and cheats on him, then the man just up and leaves her with the fancy house, car, etc.  Upon becoming aware of the cheating, he just leaves without explanation or many personal belongings at all.  She's left with suitors who are after her for the money she didn't ever really earn.  As a result, she realizes that despite having  it all, she's not happy.

Lenore plays keyboard near the end of the song.  This is one of those slow-building songs in which the instrumentation increases incrementally.  It is also structured in an odd manner, without a true chorus but rather a couple of different "refrain" sections.  This isn't a personal favorite of mine, but I wrote it, and Lenore thought it was release-worthy, so there you have it.
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