Isn't That a Shame?
by Lorne Clarke copyright 2004
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Weatherman's callin' for rain tonight
Isn't that a shame?
Baseball season has just begun
I got tickets for the game
He says there's a storm in Africa
Some place I can't name
Rivers choked with bodies and and blood
Now isn't that a shame?

Shame, shame, shame, shame, shame

Boss says I gotta work overtime
Isn't that a shame?
Now all my plans for having fun
Are just going down the drain
While listening to the radio
On my coffee break
I heard them whisper genocide
Isn't that a shame?

Shame, shame, shame, shame, shame

The newspaper's filled with trouble and woe
Isn't that a shame?
How do you expect me to put the fires out
When the whole world is in flames?
besides I got problems here at home
enough to drive me insane
I wish you well but you're on your own
Isn't that a shame?

Shame, shame, shame, shame, shame 



I wanted to write some notes for this song - to introduce you to the frustration which inspired it.  I wanted to tell you all about the excuses that the US admistration had for not intervening in this, the greatest of all crimes against humanity.  I wanted to tell you about all these things but I just don't have time.

My kids have music lessons - and school work - and activities -and my car needs repairs - and I have to go to work - and my lawn needs mowing - and - and - and  - and well, you see, I just don't have time to deal with this Rwanda thing anymore.

It's a shame, but hey - it's not MY problem... is it?