Monday, December 22, 2014

Shame

I love Fernando Ortega's music. I heard his song, Shame, the other day and was reminded just how much I relate to the lyrics in it in particular.

I've never been one of those people who say, "I have no regrets." I actually regret many things about my life - things I've done, things I've not done; things I've said, and left unsaid. I have hurt many people, many times, and I feel terrible about it. However, I have also tried to live well ("not a coward, not in vain"). I hope I am more remembered for those things than the countless shameful things I've done.

Anyway, here are the lyrics. You can watch/listen to the Youtube version of the song by clicking the link above. Good stuff all the way around.

Shame
Though I am weak, Sometimes weary
In times of trial... I hide my face
In the balance, Judge me wholly
Please don't judge me, By my shame

In dark hours Of confrontation
When words may fall Too soon to unsay
Don't mistake them For my true meaning
They are measures, Of my shame

I have tried to Live life humbly
Not a coward, Not in vain
When my meekness Overcomes me
Remember me... Not my shame
Not my shame

I am small And self-conscious
Every mirror Reflects the grain
Judge my essence By my kinships
Remember me... Not my shame

I am weak, Sometimes weary
Sometimes small... I hide away
When my hours Are all accounted
Please don't bind me... To my shame

I have tried to Live life humbly
Not a coward, Not in vain
When my meekness Overcomes me
Remember me... Not my shame
Not my shame