Shadow People

Album: Shame, Shame (2010)
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  • The rain is falling, it's after dark
    The streets are swimming with the sharks
    It's the right night for the wrong company
    And there ain't nothing 'round here to look at
    Move along, move along

    The neon lights on Baltimore
    Every shadow's getting famous
    In some backyard, in some plastic chair
    Hoping these cigarettes will save us
    Here we go again
    Here we go again

    You got rings in your ears
    And you got kicked around and made up
    Looking high, looking low
    Where did all the shadow people go?
    Where did all the shadow people go?
    I wanna know (Whoa!)
    Where the shadow people go

    I stole a bike from the 2ndd Mile
    Saw a band play in the basement
    I crossed the path of a friend of mine
    And I know what that look upon her face meant
    Something's gone from her eye
    Something's gone wrong

    You could be a woman or you could be a man
    Wear the glove on the other hand
    Or you could be twisted
    Or you could be insane
    Pushing the envelope against the grain
    Just playing along
    Just playing along

    And I got something on my mind
    And I got voices on the other line
    Saying hi, saying hello
    Where did all the shadow people go?
    Where did all the shadow people go?
    I wanna know where the shadow people go

    Where the shadow people go
    (Where did all the shadow people go?)
    Where the shadow people go
    (Where did all the shadow people go?)

Comments: 1

  • Brian from Warrington, PaI really like this song. it really gives the feeling aof a late night in the city with the mysterious people around. I also really like the unique vocal sound on this track.
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