"A Shadow On Me" as written by and Andrew Schwab Alexander Albert....
These Petals
This blackened rose
This soil all my own
Shrouding your hollowed ground
Like seeds who'll never sow
Like forgery and larceny
And my ill-gained revelry
I recite these scripted lines
While embers of a different time
Go drifting by

When every word you ever said came true
All I missed
In all of this was you

Can you see
A shadow on me, calling me to leave
Find in me
(you're the only home, you're the only home I know)
A trace of you in all this tragedy

These pieces
These shattered shards
Dancing in the moonlight
Glimmering and glistening
Preparing me for the night
I never learned to walk the surface on my own
So lately this ocean floor's been feeling more like
Home

When every word you ever said came true
All I missed in all of this was you

Can you see
A shadow on me, calling me to you
Find in me
(you're the only home, you're the only home I know)
A trace of you in all this tragedy

So take me in these fleeting moments of solitude in you
Remove this sordid fascination with shadow and remove
This shattered self for preservation
This commitment to undo
All that you forgave and give
And all you promised too
And all you promised too

Can you see
A shadow on me, calling me to you
Find in me
A trace of you in all this tragedy

Can you see
The shadow lifting; drifting home again


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"A Shadow on Me" as written by Andrew Schwab Alexander Albert

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    General Commentyup.....sirsteven you win......you get a cookie
    nineslipchamberon June 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentahhh there are no comments!!!! man...project is such an awesome band...especially this song, i can totally picture it live. I love the You're the only home I know part, because there are times when everyone and everything you know sort of turn away from you and you realize that God is all you have, but He's also all you need. God is so awesome.
    charcoal_starson January 29, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Can you see (You're the only home I know) A shadow on me calling me to leave."
    In 2 Corinthians 5 it says how we are just living here in "tent" and that we groan to be in heaven where we belong. It's like we were made to live with God and he is the "shadow on me calling me to leave." Until then though we still need to live loving Christian lives.
    sirstevenon May 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think sirsteven is right. I also think that in the beginning he is talking about living here on earth in sin "like forgery and larceny and my ill-gained revelry." But at the same time being a "religious church-goer" in "i recite these scripted lines..all i missed in all of this was you." he is missing out on knowing God and abusing forgiveness. THen he is realizing God calling him to leave that type of life and recieve his promises.
    JLew251on July 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentfrom a question-and-answer chat session:

    > PAXboarder13: how would you word a definition of "a shadow"...ie a shadow on me?

    > Schwab: noun.

    1. A relentless follower of P86 for at least two shows in a row, for a distance of over 5 hours in travel via motor vehicle.

    2. Gray tone on human form from invisible cloud hanging overhead due to sullen spirit. Only visible to creator.
    Jean68on October 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love the desperation on Schwab's voice in the chorus. I also the love the pure humility found in the line "When every word you ever said came true, all I missed in all of this was you."

    How many of us can relate to that? Realizing we've got this Christian "thing" down when really we haven't even caught the tip of the iceburg.

    the song gives me goosebumps
    pnewon December 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentme too
    I love this song its my fav. thing P86 has ever done
    *sigh*beautifulon February 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree this song is uber cool
    does anyone know who that is singing on the chorus?
    it kinda sounds like the guy from kutless-jon micah i think his name is
    asweat08on March 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentna its the guitarist...thats singing...I didn't know that untill last night went I went the there show...
    *sigh*beautifulon May 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwell idk guys it seems like hes talking about when he wasnt saved...well i mean him looking back on his life after getting saved and he loved to party hard in all that "but all i missed in all of it was You" it should be capitalized its talking about God
    doin_researchon June 24, 2006   Link

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