"Shadow" as written by Graham Edwards, Scott Spock, Britney Spears, Lauren Christy and Charlie Midnight....
Your body's warm but you are not
You give a little, not a lot
You could be Love, until we kiss
You're all I want, but not like this.

I'm watching you disappear
But you, you were never here

It's only your shadow
Never yourself
It's only your shadow
Nobody else

It's only your shadow
Here in the room
Arriving to Late
Leaving to soon
Leaving to soon

Your body gives but then, Pulls back
The sun is, bright the sky is black
Could only be another sign
I cannot keep what isn't mine

Your love still lingers on
But you, you are almost gone

It's only your shadow
Never yourself
It's only your shadow
Nobody else
It's only your shadow

Here in the room
Arriving to Late
Leaving to soon
Leaving to soon

How can I tell that you mean what you say
Your say it so loud, but you sound far away
Maybe I've had just a glimpse of your soul
Or was that your shadow i saw on the wall

I'm watching you disappear
But you were, you were never here

It's only your shadow
Never yourself
It's only your shadow
Nobody else

It's only your shadow
Here in the room
Arriving to Late
Leaving to soon
Leaving to soon


Lyrics submitted by spickly

"Shadow" as written by Graham N Edwards Lauren N Christy

Lyrics © Roba Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI like this song...I don't really fully understand what its about though....is it about a guy who isn't giving her enough? i dont know
    CutieTrish3on April 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a girl who hooks up with the same guy over and over and has him but at the same time she doesn't. He is so close to her and she says that she wants him so badly but not like the way she has him because to him, she will be nothing more than just a fuck buddy. So, in the end all she has of him is his shadow, always kind of there but not in a solid way like she wants him - as a boyfriend, not a hook-up.
    cbthenakedelfon May 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentdont u jus hate it when that happens haha
    dandylionon October 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAww this song is sad. =( It`s about a girl who really wants to be with a guy, but he basically just uses her for the physical things of a relationship and he won`t give her more. So he`s not really there the way she wants him to be. Been there. = /
    suepursticiouson October 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a girl who's in love with this guy. He wants her, but only on the shallow level of hooking up. She wants him to be more, to be there, to love her, but he won't. He doesn't really care about her. She wants so badly for him to be more, but she can't keep him. She'll never really have him.
    fairyinblacknwhiteon August 09, 2005   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is about her having a boyfriend, an actual relationship boyfriend, and shes created this image of him, this person that she wants him to be and she eventually realizes shes only been with this shadow of him that she created and she didn't take the time to understand who he really was. Just a tragic case of one person wanting another one to be their perfect dream lover and end up hurt and dissappointed.
    envysinnocenceon January 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree with 'envysinnocence'. It's about someone falling in love with a created image of their significant other/unrequited love.

    "The sun is bright
    The sky is black
    Can only be another sign
    I cannot keep what isn't mine"

    I think what those first two lines mean is that things don't seem right because they aren't. Literally, anyone who saw a dark sky with a bright sun would think 'you don't see that everyday' XD

    The next two lines sound like whoever she's singing about was never really hers in the first place - because she fell in love with the dream of what she imagined he'd be like.

    Also, how come Britney's really good and meaningful songs never get more than 6 or 10 comments?
    /on August 23, 2009   Link

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