"Living In The Shadows" as written by and Ian/kowalewicz D'sa....
Constant quick fixes, don't make no sense
Hop on bandwagons, you make me sick

Don't you tell me, what you think is right!
When your living in the shadows
I can tell that, you have lost your sight!
When you're living in the shadows

Distant loud chuckles, keep me awake
Awkward in stances won't make you hip

Don't you tell me, what you think is right!
When your living in the shadows
I can tell that, you have lost your sight!
When you're living in the shadows

We've said this all before, your shadows at the door,
We've said this all before, your shadows at the door,
There's darkness in the hall and we won't take the fall!

Don't you tell me, what you think is right
When your living in the shadows
I can tell that, you have lost your sight
When you're living in the shadows


Lyrics submitted by Willowbear

"Living in the Shadows" as written by Ben Kowalewicz Aaron Solowoniuk

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Living In The Shadows song meanings
Add your thoughts

23 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentUnusual that no one has commented on this song. For my media coursework I've decided to turn this song into a music video. When I listen to it, it looks like it's talking about trend-followers and how they are trying their best to be the popular ones with the latest fashion accessories and whatever. He's talking about the way these people are living in the shadows of the popular people; trying to be something they are not. "Awkward in stances won't make you hip" - how they are trying to copy things to make themselves look good but fail miserably because it isn't who they are. "I can tell you have lost your sight" - talks about how they have lost touch with themselves and are a shell of their former selves. "Hop on bandwagons, you make me sick" mentions how these people are quick to get onto what everyone else is doing and follow in their footsteps.

    I've been there. Very good song.
    M3G4on January 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow o.o
    i've never really listened to the lyrics really closely, but now that i do, i think you're right.
    good job. :3
    BlackEmotionon January 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is billy talents best song.. i love it... Distant loud chuckles, keep me awake
    Awkward in stances won't make you hip
    jun3auon April 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat makes absolute sense

    -AL
    Sick_of_Aloneon May 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlolz i thinks this be one mother fucker whos be living in duh last we3Ks

    TRANSLATION: ghetto to english: haha i think it is about some mother fucker who lives in the past, just trying to think about what's going on and he isn't going forward in life and his friends are maturing faster. (Check the song meaning for green days songs: Eminus Sleepus (or sleepius) to get a better feel on what I mean)
    imsokoolitsunkoolon August 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOk Conor I'll start listening to your bands when you turn off your Caps lock...
    I've listened to your lot, Nirvana have a few good songs as do Led Zep. Metallica kinda suck personally though 0.o
    -IheartBeanieBoy-on January 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat posseses people to type in all caps? Bad form! I like this song, it's pretty awesome.
    draculon January 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about wat basically all billy talent songs are about, being lied to and not fitting in, whether or not by choice. Its a good song all around mostly because it has a lot more going on in melodies and rythems than most punk rock bands right now
    rhonson January 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about people trying to be political but not knowing issues particularily well but still trying to fight something.Kind of like Paul McCarteny did with the seal hunt.
    The Doctoron March 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentconor360 - sod off!
    haha
    this song is ace
    this band is ace
    and all capitals isn't.
    =]
    harlequinxgirlon July 04, 2006   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain