"To Ashes" as written by and Philip Labonte Paul Romanko....
Why, I've found perfection now it slips through my grasp
Child, you touch me now as life flows through my hands
Gray skies have been broken (I'll never see the warmth of your eyes)
Cold eyes softly spoken (Your face forever etched in my mind)

Love, I'll get through this if you stand at my side
Alone, this fear across me it shall never subside
Gray skies have been broken (I'll never see the warmth of your eyes)
Cold eyes softly spoken (Your face forever etched in my mind)

You speak to me in rhythm and it waves across the water
You speak to me in ways that I don't understand
Deep inside I hear every word every way
And after all is lost there is nothing left inside of me

I long for your touch
How I need to breathe your breath again
Deep inside me I know I'm alone
How I cherish your persuasive warmth

This is not what I want life to be
(There is no way I can stop this now)
And there's nothing left inside of me
I long for your touch

How I need to breathe your breath again
Deep inside me I know I'm alone
How I cherish your persuasive warmth
This is not what I want life to be

(There is no way I can stop this now)
And there's nothing left inside of me
Why, I've found perfection now it slips through my grasp
Child, you touch me now as life flows through my hands

Gray skies have been broken (I'll never see the warmth of your eyes)
Cold eyes softly spoken (Your face forever etched in my mind)
Love, I'll get through this if you stand at my side
Alone, this fear across me it shall never subside

Gray skies have been broken (I'll never see the warmth of your eyes)
Cold eyes softly spoken (Your face forever etched in my mind)
Endlessly unfallen words I cannot replace
Don't cry my love, I believe that I won't fail you again

But I long to be your servant once more
By the morning light I'll have breathed my last
I implore you, don't forget my love
Don't cry my love, I believe that I won't fail you again

But I long to be your servant once more
By the morning light I'll have breathed my last
I implore you, don't forget


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"To Ashes" as written by Jonathan Donais David Germain

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    General Commenthurray! i'm so excited that somebody finally posted shadows fall...good stuff man (lol i sound kinda silly, huh?) so i know that i'm not the kind of person that you would expect to listen to this kind of music, but for some reason i like it, so thanks ruben!
    pinkprincesson July 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyour welcome :)
    rubenon August 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentif nebody ever finds tabs to this song (especially the acoustic bit), please tell me!
    jasperherikon May 01, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYea...tabs would be extremely appreciated. Especially a powertab.
    Egghead15229on September 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAs for the meaning...it kind of sounds like a great relationship that has fallen apart.
    Egghead15229on September 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, I agree with Egghead on the meaning.
    And here's a tab: guitaretab.com/s/shadows-fall/…
    Although I'm not too sure about its accuracy.
    MonkeysLikePeanutson October 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love shads! they are amazing!
    Somber_Eyeson September 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentcall these guys shads again, and i will hunt you down and tear out your tongue.
    hunt hellon March 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMan this song is beautiful, especially the remake with Brian Fair doing the vocals. I guess taken literally it's about a failed relationship. Very poetic, nice metaphors, seriously well written lyrics.
    Muzzyon June 29, 2007   Link

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