Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Big Country - Just a Shadow

I caught myself singing this today, from the recess of my mind.

Just a Shadow

It went so well for you
With a place right where you wanted
And the ones to fill it too
But some blows break the spell
That it hits you everyday
Until you need to hit as well.
It's just a shadow of the man you should be
Like a garden in the forest
That the world will never see
You have no thought of answers
Only questions to be filled
And it feels like hell.
It all seems fine for you
Till the struggle of ambition turned in violence upon you
Sometimes a landslide comes
If you're hiding in that avalanche
You need a place to run.
It's just a shadow of the woman you should be
Like a garden in the forest
That the world will never see
You have no thought of answers
Only questions to be filled
And it feels like hell.
Did we ever have it good?
While we lived in El Dorado
Did we find the gold we should
If it really was the truth
Why are faces filled with anger
That should only shine with youth.
It's just a shadow of the people we should be
Know there is no need for what's been done
I know there is enough for everyone
But frustration brings a heavy hand to bear
And there never is a hand outside that cares
Still the promise comes of living fit for it all
If we only get our back against the wall
I look at backs that push the wall for years
Scarred by many knives and too much fear.