Shadow

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Been listening to Project 86 lately, since I got my CD back from Maija’s house. They’re newest CD is really good. I mentioned it. I’m especially liking this song…

Shadow on Me
These petals
This blackened rose
In a soil all my own
Shrouding your hallowed ground
Like seeds who’ll never sow
Like forgery and larceny
And my ill-gained revelry
I recite these scripted lines
While embers of a different time…
Go drifting by

When every word you ever said came true
All I missed in all of this was you

Can you see a shadow on me
Calling me to leave
Find in me a trace of you in
All this tragedy
(You’re the only home I know)

These pieces
The shattered shards
Dancing in the moonlight
Glimmering and glistening
Preparing me for the night
I never learned to walk the surface on my own
So lately this ocean floor
Has been feeling more like home

When every word you ever said came true
All I missed in all of this was you

Can you see a shadow on me
Calling me to leave
Find in me a trace of you in
All this tragedy
(You’re the only home I know)

So take me in these fleeting moments
Of solitude in you
Remove this fascination with shadow and remove)
This shattered self of preservation
Commitment to undo
All that you forgave and give
And all you promised to
And all you promised to…

Can you see a shadow on me
Calling me to leave
Find in me a trace of you in
All this tragedy
(You’re the only home I know)

Can you see the shadow lifting?
Drifting home again

The non-italicized verse is one of my favourites.