At night - asleep
Nightmares - not dreams
Drag me through the dirt
There is no place to run - nor hide

He's in my blood
I try to keep him out
He rules the pain
He makes up the ugly thoughts
The rotten words
He distracts my nerves

His claws
His poisoned laughter twists the knife
His long sharp teeth
Motionless silence
Sullen muttering

He holds the blame
He's in my veins

He holds the blame
I try to keep him out
He rules the pain inside
He makes up the ugly thoughts
The rotten words
He distracts my nerves

I've never seen his face
But I have felt his breath so many times
Soaked in sweat
Sleepingpills and cigarettes
But when the day
chases the night away…


Lyrics submitted by Night Sanctuary

Shadowman song meanings
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    My OpinionI was listening to this song and suddenly I had an idea - maybe the song is about the shadow aspect of the unconscious (according to Jungian psychology). The shadow doesn't manifest unless the concious self is weakened. If so, then it tries to take control and "make up the ugly thoughts" . It can also manifest in dreams, if a person's shadow is very dark then maybe it could produce nightmares too.
    Nghtspiriton September 03, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about insanity. Like a bipolar/schizophrenia thing, kinda like MetallicA's Sad But True.
    Either way, this song is beautiful.
    Eliminationon March 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'd agree with you on that... Could be about addiction also...
    Night Sanctuaryon April 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree..it's probably about insanity or addiction..can maybe be about a demon possesion..anyways,such a beautiful song
    ShineOfTheUnknownon March 07, 2008   Link

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