Dear Shame

I catch you digging in my trash for stuff I've long thrown away
You bring it back on a tray
And I hear you wheezing in the hall, spreading germs and old news
You always love to confuse
I flee the light just to live in your shadow
I'm needing mercy and you offer me blame

Dear shame:
You're oh so eager to toy with me
You're always stealing the joy in me
You love to whisper my name
Dear shame, dear shame

You've got me living like a bug, crawling in fear
It's been a very long year
And I dream of growing some wings, I think I'm flying away
Then you point and you spray
All my hidden secrets crave the light of forgiveness
You pull the shades, you accuse and you blame

Dear shame...

"Here it comes now, the power of God!
There it is, just that supernatural power!
Are you born again?
If you are, good.

I fled the light just to live in your shadow
I needed mercy, and you offered me blame

Dear shame:
I think I'm wise to your strategy
I won't be needing your company
My name's eternally clear
Dear shame, dear shame

Recorded by the Newsboys.  Lyrics by Steve Taylor

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