It's A Shame You Don't Know Me

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Recorded live at Congregation Mishkan Tefila, Chestnut Hill, MA, March 12, 2016

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it's a shame you don't know me and I don't know you
I'd write you a letter if it could get through
I'm sorry you're lonely but what can you do
when your fame becomes your prison

they say there's a dark side of fame and success
when you stand on the mountain
you stand over the rest
and there's people below you demanding your best
and when you say no
they get so disappointed

and some men can't deal with a woman's success
and they want to dominate
and believe they're the best
and they can't stand the feeling
of feeling like the rest
of the people in this world who aren't famous

as though famous is something we should aspire to be
I'd rather be happy than famous, you see
and become the best person I was always meant to be
'cause I know that most people are more successful than me
but I don't measure success like our sick society
and treat others how I'd like to be treated

my head's in the clouds
my heart's almost pure
and I've looked deep inside myself
just to be sure
but without love I don't know how much longer I'll endure
and I bet sometimes you feel the same way

it's a shame you don't know me and I don't know you
I'd write you a letter if it could reach you
and I'm sorry you're lonely
but what can you do
when your fame becomes your prison

Written by Ken(an) Gordon (Cooper)

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from Gifford Cat Shelter Benefit Show 2016, released March 16, 2016
Recorded and prepared by Ken Gordon

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