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​Street Of Shame

This song is by Foetus and appears on the album Hole (1984).

I like to stay in holy places, I'm happiest on consecrated ground
I worship the earth that I walk on, I seldom eat anything but sacred cow
I work in the church of my SOUL
My head holds a temple and a THORNY CROWN
I am pure of heart but salvation ain't enough
I am destined to live on this STREET OF SHAME

I'm on a death knell - in a heavenly hell

Yeah, I know, they got me again
Nailed me to a crucifix, whipped my chest
Gambled for my rags, smoked my fags, carved up my back, hack hack hack
Carved up my back, hack hack hack, CARVED MY BACK, HACK HACK HACK
Hammered a screwdriver into my ear to my brain
I'm watchin' my life swirl down the drain and I feel about as Abel as Cain
But I guess that that's the price of fame when you're destined to live on a
Street of shame

I can't shut off my ears to that infernal internal refrain...
"You are destined to live, destined to live on the street of shame"
I can't shut off my ears to that infernal internal refrain...
"You are destined, destined to live, destined to live on the street of shame"

I'm an angel who's had his wings clipped - an angel in devil's boots
(AN ANGEL IN DEVIL's BOOTS?) - Sling-back pumps for a cloven hoof
Someone's tied TIN CANS TO MY TAIL
Someone's always driving in ONE LAST NAIL
I'm trying to use my halo as a life preserver but it's sprung a leak
This is holy murder

I can't shut off my ears to that infernal internal refrain...
"You are destined to live, destined to live on the street of shame"
I can't shut off my ears to that infernal internal refrain...
"You are destined, destined to live, destined to live on the street of shame"

I'm an angel who's had his wings clipped - an angel in devil's boots
AN ANGEL IN DEVIL's BOOTS
Sling-back pumps for a cloven hoof
Someone's tied TIN CANS TO MY TAIL
Someone's always driving in ONE LAST NAIL
I'm trying to use my halo as a life preserver but it's sprung a leak
This is holy murder
I'm watching my life swirl DOWN THE DRAIN
And I feel about as ABEL AS CAIN
But I guess that that's the PRICE OF FAME
When you're destined to live in a STREET OF SHAME
"You are destined to live, destined to live on a street of shame"
I can't shut off my ears to that infernal internal refrain...
"You are destined, destined to live, destined to live on the street of shame"

I'm on a death knell... in a heavenly hell

I can't shut off my ears to that infernal internal refrain...
"You are destined, destined to live on the street of shame...
Street of shame!"

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