Safe until the darkness falls
To loneliness a demon calls
Creeping in, arousing my fears
To breathe a language that noone else hears

Can I cope alone tonight?
The shrinking violet I've become inside
To you I may seem insecure
But did you know me what I was before?

I remember dancing as a child
A careless confidence danced with me
Whatever happened to the sun?
Only seemed to notice when it had gone

Lead me back to where it seems
I danced alone in sunlit dreams
Unafraid to play with fire
With a view through a child's eyes, naive and wild

Can I...
I remember...

If I ever meet again with her
Could I tell her I could live with her?
If I ever meet again with her
I will tell her I could live with her

I will cope alone tonight
I'll fight these demons that I've tried to describe
I won't be so insecure
I will show you what I was before

I will dance then as a child
A careless confidence will dance with me
I'll be warmed there by the sun
You would notice when I had gone


Lyrics submitted by Harlequin

Shrinking Violet song meanings
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    General CommentThis is the song that made me a Mostly Autumn-fan...so sad, and yet so hopeful...so lovely...
    Harlequinon April 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYes this is a great song, it seems to me that she's in a lot of pain now, and she's trying to recall the good memories of her youth. Probably something happened that makes her feel so bad now, hence the 'Can I...I remember...' and 'If I ever meet again with her / Could I tell her I could live with her?' parts.

    It is a beautiful song and beautifully sung by Heather Findlay. I love the line: 'I'll fight these demons that I've tried to describe'
    obsessedon February 27, 2006   Link

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