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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Wednesday, June 02, 2004
    Shame is the shadow of love
     
    I'd jump for you into the fire
    I'd jump for you into the flame
    Tried to go forward with my life
    I just feel shame, shame, shame
    Shame, shame, shame
    Shame is the shadow of love


    Yes, it's another P J Harvey album and it's slowly burning into my brain this week. What a phenomenal lyric: Shame is the shadow of love. How well it sums up the essence of her work. I wonder how it reflects back on me - why I feel such empathy with an artist who is writing about the experience of love from such a different angle to the one I usually take ... to the one people expect me to take ... or is she ... ? do I ... ? should they ... ? Uh huh her ...