I am your shadow

I don’t know
Where I am
All of the time

But I know
where I’m from
So I know
Where I’ll go
Time come

Because all we are
Is light and dark
Balancing

All we are
Is light and dark
Balancing

Oh mama
Oh mama
I’m just a boy in the dark
Searching with the light
You left me

Oh mama
Oh mama
I can’t see a way out
I need to hear you sing
I need to hear you sing

So many roads
So many turns
So many times
I should have learned

But I don’t
No I don’t

So I coast down the coast
And behind me there is a ghost
Following
And it sings ooh ooh
Yeah it sings oooh ooh

Oh mama
Oh mama
I’m just a boy in the dark
Searching with the light
You left me

Oh mama
Oh mama
I can’t see a way out
I need to hear you sing
I need to hear you sing

So I turn to face
The darkness in its place
As I felt the embrace
My heart began to race

And it said

I am your shadow
And I know you so well
I’ve known you since you were a boy
And I know the lies you tell

I was there
Following your every waking want
And in your sleep I would creep
And all your dreams I’d haunt

Please do forgive me
It was just my role to play
And if it were up to me
I’d be on my way today

But as it is
It’s up to you
To figure out what to do
With these dark parts
That are you too
To hold or fight
To love or spite

You didn’t ask me
For my advice
But you can feed the wrong
Or you can feed the right

And if you hold space
For all you are
There is nowhere that is too far
You’ll stretch out across the stars
You’ll shine forever bright

Because all you are is light
But the dark
Is what makes you bright

All you are is light
But the dark
Is what makes you bright

Oh mama
Oh mama
I’m just a boy in the dark
Searching with the light
You left me

Oh mama
Oh mama
I can’t see a way out
I need to hear you sing
I need to hear you sing

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