"Stay In Shadow" as written by Scott Anderson, Sean Anderson, Rich Beddoe, James Black and Rick Jackett....
So cold that you cannot cope
With a frozen heart
I guess we blow apart
I guessed it from the start Stay in shadow
I'll run this world out
Stay in shadow
It's running out of time
Stay in shadow
I want to watch it drown
Stay in this now

Don't say because you can't
Say what we should have been
Don't show what I resent
Don't know cause I forget

So cruel to be so blind
Darkness was on my side
Now that you've come and gone
I know where I belong

Light is leaving as I watch you go
Light is leaving inside of my soul

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"Stay in Shadow" as written by Sean Anderson Scott Anderson


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    General CommentI feel it's about someone who was in darkness, or hid from the world, because they felt different, for whatever reason. They always hid, and this hiding was just life to them, they were alone and in darkness, but not necessarily sad.

    But what happened is someone came into their darkness and found them, and showed them the "light" of love, and the feeling of being accepted. Now this person has ventured out into" their" world, and is experiencing all these new emotions and they feel like for the first time, that they fit with the normal people, or those worthy of love.

    But then this love that has found them, and "saved" them from the black, has gone away. Now our hero is left feeling foolish for leaving his hollow, and he is now doubly resolute to return and stay there forever. The rest of the world can go to hell for all he cares, and in fact, in his sorrow, he would prefer it.
    myenemyisnearon May 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of someone that is so depressed that they have tuned out the rest of the world.

    Now that they "stay in shadow" they find that it isn't any better in the darkness and it only makes them more bitter towards the world and to people in general.
    Crawnon September 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song brings me back to my old school when i had no friends and i just sat alone where no one could bother me and i just would stay there till lunch was overbut now i have some friends that are really great and i'm not staying in the shadow anymore
    squirell_guyon February 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentone of my favorite finger eleven songs!

    finger 11 rocks!
    Leblancon February 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti so agree with squiell guy....
    life was so much damn easier before i really got involved with people. then i did one of the best things ive ever done for myself.... seperated myself from all of humanity as best i could. accepted a future as a loner.... a shadow. then when i was brought back to society by someone who is now very close to me, i saw just how fucked up it is.
    Rooneyisweirdon June 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song means alot that i canot put into words because im retarted ............ lawl jk anywho i actually agree with myenemyisnear
    SMUSER17158825on July 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm afraid he's talking to God, his path to faith was poisoned... Maybe by a spiritual leader and he's chosing to turn to darkness. I also great that as we listen to these type of songs that we are chanting along or they Jesus FU with 2 middle fingers. But it could just be him expressing his inscurieties about his co- dependant nature. The bitch he was with really ripped his Hart out. And he knows he will never find true love and/or his faith. But at the same time it's good that some can make a decision to let that other person go and face The pain of it. And go and find out who you are, and who they really were vs who you thought they were. Comes down to self esteem when you believe that other person represents everything good about you. But what if the reality is they represent everything bad on your life, it's nice when toxic men leave good woman and she finds her life better later.... What ever it means, it's definitely a great song!
    vince10154on April 19, 2016   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's about someone with immense power who is in love with someone else. This relationship ends and so does his love for the world, so he decides to destroy it. He says "Stay in Shadow" to the one he was in love with because he still cares about her, even though he's started to hate the world. Kind of like if Superman decided he hated the world but he still loves Lois Lane
    Real123on August 01, 2017   Link

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