shame on you

last night I had the pleasure of seeing the indigo girls in Asheville, NC. there are several things I took from this experience:

  • i am not as young as I once was. the music took me back to my 20s, but my body reminded me differently.  “9 pm and they haven’t started yet?! whoah, it’s past my bedtime,” I thought to myself.
  • now I remember why I don’t drink. there were folks stumbling around, spilling their drinks, running into people, ….  well, actin’ a fool, to put it simply.
  • the indigo girls’ songs hit home with what is going on in america today. the song that stood out to me was, “shame on you.”

shame on you

My friends they wash the windows and they shine in the sun
They tell me wake up early in the morning sometime
See what a beautiful job we done
I say let’s put on some tunes sing along do little all day
Go sown to the riverside take off our shoes wash these sins away

The river said la la la
Shame on you

I go down to Chicano city park because it makes me feel so fine
When the weeds go down you can see up close in the dead of the winter time
But when the summer comes everything’s in bloom and you wouldn’t know it’s there
The white folks like to pretend it’s not but their music’s in the air

You can hear them singing la la la
Shame on you

You can feel them dancing la la la
Shame on you

My friend Tanner she says you know me and Jesus we’re of the same heart
The only thing that keeps us distant is that I keep fuckin’ up
I said come on down to Chicano city park wash your blues away
The beautiful ladies walk on by
You know I never know what to say

They’ll be singing ooh la la
Shame on you

Let’s go road block trippin’ in the
Middle of the night up in Gainesville town
There’ll be blue lights flashing down the long dirt road
When they ask me to step out
They say we be looking for illegal immigrants can we check your car
I say you know it’s funny I think we were on the same boat back in 1694

I said ooh la la
Shame on you



well said girls, well said.


2 thoughts on “shame on you

  1. Eugenea Weaver, here, just got a chance to click your blog. I want to thank you and everyone In The World, that is standing up for what We believe in. Does that sound a bit melodramatic, it really isn’t. I am a Armchair Protester, does that mean I don’t care enough, no. I can’t be bothered, no. I don’t really think these different causes deserve recognition, definitely not. It means, my health, my financial situation, my location, my work place, even my car, is detrimental, to my ability to stand, walk, or travel to participate with fellow protester. Have I wish to be among you, All. Most certainly, but if wish were horses, then Democrats would ride into the White House. So I do what I can, where I can. But I do envy you all, but mostly I Thank You, All. Because You, All are doing it for all of Us. Sincerely, Eugenea Weaver.

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    1. Eugena, your words perfectly sum up everything I would like to say. I’m in the same situation. Having a chronic illness, most of the time prevents me from doing many things in life and the feeling of helplessness is one which I carry.
      Thank you for your eloquent words.
      Angela DaCosta
      Middletown, NJ

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