"Foreshadowing" as written by and Duncan Sheik....
Maybe I'll just whisper
Neither humble neither proud
Listen if you care to
But I will not sing too loud
No, not tonight
Just before I'm over and out
I wanna sing of better times
I wanna sing of hope
We've heard those empty promises
Sound like such a joke
And so I stumble
So hard to say, so difficult
Sometimes I am not able
To separate my dreams from false cliches

[Chorus:]
But the more and more I hear it
I feel the spirit rise
The people here are talking 'bout
The oneness of our lives
Maybe I will turn away, maybe you will run
It just maybe a foreshadowing
Of what's to come

So anything can happen,
I don't believe in fate
I won't try to convince you
'Cause it's getting kind of late
There it is. Just before I'm over and out
My parting shot-just to say you hold the reins

[Chorus:]

And will you struggle
To realize this earthly paradise
Isn't so far above us?
So put away those poisonous ideas
You know it's just ideas
They're the only...enemies 'round here
I see your eyes are closing
Didn't mean to keep you up
There's more that I could say now
But I guess I've said enough
So sleep well
Just before I'm over and out
Yes, sleep well, just before I'm over and out

The more and more I hear it
I feel the spirit rise
The people here are talking about
The oneness of all life
Maybe I will turn away, maybe you will run
But it just may be
A foreshadowing of what's to come


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"Foreshadowing" as written by Duncan Sheik

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    General Commentthis song makes me go to sleep, but in a good way. beautiful lyrics and music.
    beatrizon March 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah!! hell yeah! i love it!! such a beautiful song...
    quirky_but_kewlon March 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah!! hell yeah! i love it!! such a beautiful song...
    quirky_but_kewlon March 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about forsaking religion/spirituality for life here on earth. Perhaps Sheik is an agnostic because while he argues that it's a "poisonous idea", he also acknowledges this life might be a "foreshadowing of what's to come". Really talented lyrics.
    CovinSon July 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthe is a very vocal buddhist (sp?)

    and who cares what its about...it makes me melty!
    onestayedon April 05, 2009   Link

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