Even in the Shadows
by Enya

Album: Dark Sky Island (2015)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Enya lamenting a lost love.

    Wonder why this love is over
    Wonder why it's not forever


    "That song is me exposing myself," Enya told The Independent. "It's a heartbreak song. I've never done a heartbreak song before."
  • The core triumvirate of Enya, her producer, Nicky Ryan and his wife, lyricist Roma Ryan are joined for a guest appearance on this track by Eddie Lee. A member of the Irish band Those Nervous Animals, Lee contributed double bass to the song.

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