The lyrics I used to write Cast no shadow .were wrote to support John Lennon in his campaign for world peace . I watched the Imagine Video where John Lennon is in the New...
Here's a thought for every man who tries to understand

What is in his hands (what's in his hands)

He walks along the open road of love and life

To find it if he can (to find it if he can)

Bound with all the weight of all the words he tried to say

Chained to all the places that he never wished to stay

Bound with all the weight of all the words he tried to say

As he faced the sun he cast no shadow

(Haaaaaaaa-ah)

As they took his soul they stole his pride (priiiii-hide) <-- 3 times

As he faced the sun he cast no shadow

(Haaaaaaaa-ah)

(Haaaaaaaa-ah)

(Haaaaaaaa-ah)

Here's a thought for every man who tries to understand

What is in his hands (what's in his hands)

He walks along the open road of love and life

To find it if he can (but only if he can)

Bound with all the weight of all the words he tried to say

Chained to all the places that he never wished to stay

Bound with all the weight of all the words he tried to say

As he faced the sun he cast no shadow

(Haaaaaaaa-ah)

As they took his soul they stole his pride (priiiii-hide) <-- 4 times

As he faced the sun he cast no shadow

As he faced the sun he cast no shadow (Haaaaaaa-ah) <-- 2 times

As he faced the sun he cast no shadow


Lyrics submitted by dsfire

"Cast No Shadow" as written by Noel Gallagher

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Cast No Shadow song meanings
Add your thoughts

52 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +4
    General Commentt think this song could be about fear of failure and never fulfilling life
    kempeon August 23, 2006   Link
  • +4
    General Comment"Richard (Ashcroft) wasn´t very happy for a while so I wrote it for him and about three weeks later he quit the band. It´s about songwriters in general who are desperately trying to say something. I´d like to be able to write really meaningful lyrics but I always end up talking about drugs or sex. But people like Richard and Paul Weller will look after me. `Bound with all the weight of all the words he tried to say´ - That´s me. I´m not Morrissey. I´m not Bob Dylan. I´m not Brett Anderson. They are better lyricists than I´ll ever be." ~ Noel Gallagher
    TheRightEarOfNashon February 24, 2013   Link
  • +3
    General Commenti think it is about someone who isnt living life the way that they want to. they are unnoticed and unappreciated. 'casting no shadow' is being there but not doing anything .love the backing vocals.
    brick11on September 17, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'm glad that this song isn't about what I thought it was about. The lyrics always seemed to me to be about someone's suicide - him casting no shadow because he was lying down dead. I feel a little bit better knowing it was about songwriting.
    S_Staron October 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentApparently Noel wrote this about Richard Ashcroft originally, but I'm sure that he can relate to it as well.
    I love the background vocals, they really add a lot to the beautiful melody and vocals
    infidelon April 09, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm sure it's written about himself. Noel seems to only be able to express himself through music and his lyrics. He wrote this song on the same day as Wonderwall, I think, which contains the line "There are many things that I would like to say to you, but I don't know how".
    Mainstreeton June 02, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAbout how people or someone can take away someones self esteem.Think about it.
    spearoon July 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor me this song is beautiful. I belive it to be about a person bound down by society and its harsh reailty. How todays scoiety can take the dignity and integrity of a person. Hence the chorus 'cast no shadow' as if he has no soul left. Well thats my interpretation.
    Idiotechon December 11, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnd Liam always changes the lyrics when he sings it, at least in the two concerts I've been two and then ten I have on CD. He always sings, "When you take my soul, don't take my pride." A little personal meaning, I suppose.
    morbid romanticon July 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me... the song sounds like it's about someone who is dead... but they think they're still alive. The part, "as i face the sun i cast no shadow", because ghosts don't cast shadows. Proabably completly wrong, but my idea!!!!!!
    bleedthecoloursopenon August 05, 2005   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain