Album: Hypnotic Eye (2014)
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  • Shadow people
    What's in their head?
    In the car next to you
    When the light turns red

    Could be thinkin' of love
    Might be thinkin' of hate
    I guess it pretty much
    Could go either way

    Shadow people in a shadow land
    That one's thinking of great art
    And eloquent words
    That one's strapped on a gun
    And joined up with a herd

    That one's saving up water
    Got some food stored away
    For the war that's comin' on the Judgment Day

    Shadow people in a shadow land

    And this one carries a gun for the USA
    He's a 21st century man
    And he's scary as hell
    'Cause when he's afraid
    He'll destroy anything
    He don't understand

    Well I ain't on the left
    And I ain't on the right
    I ain't even sure
    I got a dog in this fight

    In my time of need
    In my time of grief
    I feel like a shadow's falling over me

    Like shadow people in shadow lands
    Shadow people in shadow land
    Shadow people in shadow land

    Waiting for the sun to be straight overhead
    'Til we ain't got no shadow at all Writer/s: Thomas Earl Petty
    Publisher: Adria K Music, O/B/O CAPASSO
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