We Ought To Be Ashamed

- Johnny Cash, Elvis Costello
Released: 2005 Genres: Country
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Lyric "We Ought To Be Ashamed"

We oughta be ashamed

We oughta be ashamed

We use and abuse such a wonderful name




See the blooming of the flowers

When the spring first appears

Hear the crying of the baby

In its first tender years

Watch the flight of the robin

When he knows winter's through

And the One who made that robin

Is somewhere watching you




So we oughta be ashamed

We oughta be ashamed

We use and abuse such a wonderful name

Look at the beauty that's all around us

From California to Maine

Then we think how we mistreat it

Oh we oughta be ashamed




Watch the people pass the beggar

On the street as he cries

"Pencils for a nickel"

Still they pass him by

See the rich man with all his money

Ah, but still he complains

Smell the flowing of all the whiskey

Lord, we oughta be ashamed




We oughta be ashamed

We oughta be ashamed

We use and abuse such a wonderful name

And the beauty's all around us

From California to Maine

Oh, we think how He's mistreated

We oughta be ashamed

And think how we mistreat Him

Lord, we oughta be ashamed

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Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash

John R. "Johnny" Cash (born J. R. Cash; February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. Although primarily remembered as a country music icon, his genre-spanning songs and sound embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash the rare honor of multiple inductions in the Country Music, Rock and Roll, and Gospel Music Halls of…