Shame on Me

Solomon Burke

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Solomon Burke

Solomon Burke (March 21, 1940 – October 10, 2010) was an American recording artist and vocalist, who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues as one of the founding fathers of soul music in the 1960s and a "key transitional figure in the development of soul music from rhythm and blues. He had a string of hits including "Cry to Me", "If You Need Me", "Got to Get You Off My Mind", "Down in the Valley" and "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love". Burke was referred to as "King Solomon", the "King of Rock 'n' Soul", "Bishop of Soul" and the "Muhammad Ali of soul". Due to Burke's minimal chart success in comparison to other soul music greats such as James Brown, Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding, Burke is often described as the genre's "most unfairly overlooked singer" of it… more »


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We had a quarrel, yes, we did the other day
We both got angry, so angry, you walked away
Now tell me darling, truthfully
Was that the right thing to do?

People are saying, shame on me
I'm saying shame on you

I don't remember just how it all started
But oh, I know, I know, I know, I know
Right now we're parted and I'm so broken hearted
I wonder, I wonder, do you feel the way I do?

Let them talk, shame on me
But shame, shame, shame on you

I been waiting here by this telephone
Calling you like a fool
Hoping that you would soon come home

It's way past midnight and I know you're overdue
But I feel kind of funny inside because I know
I'm still truthfully deep down in my heart in love with you

I know some of these thing you doing it just for spite
But if you just answer the phone
Tell me that you love me, one more time
Everything will be alright

Darling, as I look at the clock on the wall
Time is drifting so fast and so swiftly away
I wanna say

Oh, tell me what's the use now
I guess I'll just give in
Operator, call that number again
She knows I'm sorry and I know she's sorry too

I don't care what they think if they say, shame on me
'Cause I'll say shame on you

Hello baby, she's here, I'm glad your home
You know I just wanna tell you that I'm sorry, yeah
You know I love you, baby
Oh, we were just being silly that's all
I've been trying to call you all night long

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