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Shadowlife

(1997)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresPop Metal, Glam Metal
LabelsCMC International Records
Album rating :  45 / 100
Votes :  1
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Shadowlife Lyrics

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1. Puppet on a String (4:22)
Why do you -- Invade me
I beg you -- don't leave me
Don't trust you -- don't trust me
I stand here -- benignly

What is inside that's pushing me
We're all a puppet on a string
This wooden world is just like me
We're all puppets on a string -- on a string

I hurt you -- you killed me
I love you -- you hated me
You gave in -- it thrilled me
You sex was -- fulfilling

What is inside that's pushing me
Like a puppet on a string
This wooden world is just like me
We're all puppets on a string -- on a string

I hurt you -- you tortured me
I love you -- you hated me
You gave in -- it thrilled me
Your sex was fulfilling
I hurt you -- you cut me
Your painful emission of how you felt
How you felt -- how you felt
My ego -- could not take

What is inside that's pushing me
Like a puppet on a string
This wooden world is just like me
We're all puppets on a string -- on a string

We're all puppets on a string
You buried me
You buried me on a string
2. Cracks in the Ground (5:01)
wait for me behind
the walls behind the sky
revolution finds
the road to ease our minds

can we walk outside and
leave our fragile pride
within the holes forever
deeper we must hide
shattered pictures of
a moment lost in time

between the cracks in the ground
between the cracks in the ground

I see a painted face
through a colored haze
an enchanted place
its time to sail away

In my eyes I've lived a life
that's so surreal
my imagination questions what is real
shadows spinning in my mind
just like a wheel

between the cracks in the ground
between the cracks in the ground

passing through the doors
I stop to close them one by one
looking through the keyholes far behind
3. Sky Beneath My Feet (4:36)
So -- so incomplete
we look into the world -- find no peace
once -- it seemed serene
we'd be forever young and so it seemed
what does it mean -- I find no answers
kept in a dream -- soft colored layers

I see myself through the looking glass
a shade of gray
a shade of black
no ups or downs
just in betweens

The gentle rain begins to fall
come with me and see it all

Rise above the world upon my wings
I was sleeping with the
sky beneath my feet

Now I drift endless and free
with the wind that carries me
what does it mean -- what does it matter
kept in a dream with soft colored layers

The gentle rain begins to fall
come with me and see it all

Rise above the world
upon my wings
I was sleeping with the
sky beneath my feet
4. Until I Know (2:18)
Overtake me -- seize
the vision through my eyes
and reinstate me --
bathe me in your sunlight
until I know -- until I know

constant motion -- kept me standing still
howling silence -- penetrate
and break my will

so re-embrace me -- the release
me one more time
until I know -- until I know
so re-embrace me -- the release
me one more time
until I know -- until I know
5. Hello (3:13)
Liquid fused around my body
swimming in the night's black water
justifies a child's existence
innocence abounds within us
but what does it matter

Watch my hand turn shades of gray
feel my life's breath fade away
soon I'll walk through gates of steel
to a place not yet revealed
but what does it matter

Hello death, hello death
hello death -- how do you do?
I don't remember calling you

All I need is just a drink of water
help me Jesus -- try to ease my pain
all I need is just to drink your water
hello Mr. Death please go away

Here I go into the earth
and here I'll wait until my birth
I will rise again someday
tranquility will find a way
but what does it matter

Hello death, hello death
hello death -- how do you do?
I don't remember calling you

All I need is just a drink of water
help me Jesus -- try to ease my pain
all I need is just to drink your water
hello Mr. Death please go away
6. Convenience Store Messiah (4:28)
I'm walkin' down these dark streets - all alone
a light ahead free coffee if you have no home
a parking lot full of people - same as me
waiting for the Messiah - his shift will start at three

[Chorus:]
He's a real convenience store messiah
idol worship for an idle mind
he's a real convenience store messiah
turning bottled water into win

waiting for the papers to come outside
they make such nice warm blankets - get in line
sometimes he might let us - stay inside
the only one who will listen
he can be so kind

[Chorus:]
He's a real convenience store messiah
idol worship for an idle mind
he's a real convenience store messiah
turning bottled water into wine

(They see through eyes)
looking through his window
(a glowing light)
staring at his vision late at night
(they idolize, they realize)
reaching out their hands

[Chorus:]
He's a real convenience store messiah
idol worship for an idle mind
he's a real convenience store messiah
turning bottled water into wine
7. I Feel (4:24)
Seeing no one
touching something
fingers reaching out
Senses burning
all from learning
no ones sees
the colors in my mind

Silent darkness speaks my name -
everything changes yet stays the same
like darkness into day
I know what is to come
long days without sun

[Chorus:]
I feel
I feel

Slowly moving
endless motion
floating forward now
soaring higher
drifting nowhere
I felt that I was somewhere else

Total blindness still remains
everyone changes - I stay the same
the hours slip away
I'll feel this pain no more
my future waits outside the door

[Chorus:]
I feel - I feel (crystallized - piece of time)
I feel
The sun is shining over me
warming my senses

I make a plea
I'm guilty of feeling
so why is it so hard to see

[Chorus:]
I feel - I feel (crystallized - piece of time)
I feel - I feel
(blood stained eyes - open wide)
I feel
8. Here I Stand (4:43)
I will rise up - over this
'till I come to a higher place
I will find strength - let go
of all the ties to my disgrace

I'm no more - and no less
than anyone else
looking for a new horizon
I can find in myself

[Chorus:]
(It's all right) the shadow's gone
(shine your light) with the risin' sun
(It's all right) take me as I am
(yeah yeah yeah) cause here I stand

No hesitation - holdin' back
I'll take each step one by one
but I might fall - I could stray
If I loose my eye's today

I'm only one in a crowd
I'm just one voice on the line
looking for a new horizon
another place another time

[Chorus:]
(It's all right) the shadow's gone
(shine your light) with the risin' sun
(It's all right) take me as I am
(yeah yeah yeah) cause here I stand

CODA: In our hands a light shines
we still wonder
change our world into sand
we will hunger
like a child -fears the night-
draws near its mother
like a son -fears no one-
will cast our shadow forever
'cause here I stand
9. Hard to Believe (4:29)
In the middle of the night you
know I heard the voices call
said they'd try to ease me through my pain
then I started to question
am I sane or confused
don't think that I will ever know

[Chorus:]
It's hard to believe
that the sun still sets without you
I was so afraid to let you know
It's hard to believe
that the world still turns without you
I was so afraid to let you go

I was starting to believe
that I was destined for the worst
It was all the life I'd ever know
It was getting to the point that I'd
thought I'd not return
I was so unsure of where I'd go

[Chorus:]
It's hard to believe
that the sun still sets without you
I was so afraid to let you know
It's hard to believe
that the world still turns without you
I was so afraid to let you go

In the middle of the night
sometimes I hear the voices call
don't think that I will ever know

[Chorus:]
It's hard to believe
that the sun still sets without you
I was so afraid to let you know
It's hard to believe
that the world still turns without you
I was so afraid to let you go
10. Sweet Life (4:23)
10. Sweet Life

Take me along to a place I remember
where all of my friends - now they're gone forever
how they love the sweet life

I'm destined to run with the Holy
I must wait
dying inside ever slowly
I'll be on my way

I saw the flame of the candle burning down so low
I danced with my friends 'til they had to go
my spirit stayed -give me no relief
my spirit stayed -gave me no release
how they loved the sweet life

I'm destined to run with the Holy
I must wait
dying inside ever slowly
I'll be on my way

Sitting alone in a darkened room
trail of smoke and warn out mind
mister depression overstayed his welcome
something inside took me away

Take me along to a place I remember
all of my friends -thought I knew them better
how they loved the sweet life
11. Bitter Regret (3:59)
Darlin' -don't let me go
until the last train rides
I wanna stay with you
when the morning comes
and it's time to rise
but I can't lift my head - baby let me die
release the sorrow - deep within my eyes
life's only borrowed

[Chorus:]
Don't build your world with bitter regret
'cause I still feel it's not over yet
what we've done we'll have to forget
or all you'll reap is bitter regret

Wonderin' -how this came to pass
why my future runs through the hourglass
talk to me - 'cause I can't lift my head
anti-social suicide lyin' on my bed
release the sorrow - deep within my eyes
life's only borrowed

[Chorus:]
'cause I still feel it's not over yet
what we've done you'll have to forget
or all we'll reap is bitter regret

[Talkin' to my friend misfortune
take me for a ride
how I wish that I could only
give you back your life again]

Darlin' - I wanna stay with you
'till the morning comes
and that last train rides
12. I Don' Mind (3:18)
I was lost without you
I was sinking in a storm
I thought the world had left me
now I know that I was wrong
It's Resurrection Day
gonna leave it all behind
gonna clear my mind of you
gonna pave my own road

[Chorus:]
I don't mind -what you want
I don't mind when your
hounds begin to beg
I don't mind when you
kick the ones that fall
I don't mind - I don't mind at all

It's better to be lonely
than to live with all your pain
I was walking through the desert
I was calling out your name
but I never got an answer
still I loved you just the same
the sun began to burn me
reminded me of all those days

[Chorus:]
I don't mind -what you want
I don't mind when your
hounds begin to beg
I don't mind when you
kick the ones that fall
I don't mind - I don't mind at all

When you leave me for another
I won't be calling out your name
now that burning sun is setting
only one thing left to say

[Chorus:]
I don't mind -what you want
I don't mind when your
hounds begin to beg
I don't mind when you
kick the ones that fall
I don't mind - I don't mind
13. Until I Know (Slight Return) (2:41)
[Instrumental]
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