"Dust And Shadow" as written by and Martyn Barker Barry Andrews....
Like the falling leaves and the shifting past
Sometimes the treasured things are not the things that last.
And we know where we stand - between fear and desire:
With one fist raised in anger with one foot in the fire.

We are dust and a shadow under the naked light
We are dust and a shadow - wishing that everything stood still tonight.
We are dust and a shadow - the dream of history.
We are the hungry ghosts crying "Remember me, Remember me".

All the Pride and Shame. All the bone and glass.
These kind of fragile things were never gonna last.
Oh pretty little Boy, and you my millionaire -
When the time comes you go alone. Leave the light on at the top of the stairs...

We are dust and a shadow under the naked light
We are dust and a shadow - wishing that everything stood still tonight.
We are dust and a shadow - the dream of history.
We are the hungry ghosts crying "Remember me, Remember me".


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    General CommentExcellent lyrics. Inspired by Buddhist philosophy no doubt (or, at least for having a kin to such a way of thinking).
    -Impermanent beings existing within an impermanent world, but hungering for immortality, and stubbornly believing it is achievable (albeit in a indirect manner); just our egos speaking...
    Trying to make sense of the intangible and trying to label the forever altering landscape we find ourselves on/within...
    The only thing you can truly know is one's own mind, because that is our 'world' - this is how we see (but always looking outwards for meaning and a sense of belonging...)
    The Distortedon July 11, 2007   Link

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