"cast a shadow" as written by and Calvin Johnson....
The sandman is bringing me a special gift
A sleepy dream memory of our first kiss

Cast a shadow in my direction
Cast a shadow in my direction
Cast a shadow in my direction
Cast a shadow in my direction

The sandman comes tonight I have a request
A snapshot dreamy keepsake of your embrace

Cast a shadow in my direction
Cast a shadow in my direction
Cast a shadow in my direction
Cast a shadow in my direction
Cast a shadow over here

We'll make shadow plays we'll dig shadow graves in my shady shadow cave
The shadow grows longer in my twilight sleep
I wallow and remember your lock me teeth

Cast a shadow in my direction
Cast a shadow in my direction
Cast a shadow in my direction
Cast a shadow in my direction

Bring back shadows of your affection
Cast a shadow in my direction
Bring back shadows of your protection
Cast a shadow in my direction


Lyrics submitted by missteenwordpower, edited by kirby666

"Cast a Shadow" as written by Calvin Johnson

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  • +2
    General Commenti emailed calvin and he mailed me a photocopy of his original lyric book page for this song (!)

    and its "I wallow in remember your lock me keep", whatever the fuck that means
    morboton September 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentoh and the yo la tengo version is ridiculously catchy... I'm a guy but I tend to harmonize with calvin by singing like georgia and it sounds kickass.
    32414151 four twoon March 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcatchy and awesome song!!
    Yo La Tengo made a pretty good cover too
    mayday!mayday!on January 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnever heard of it before, but it sounds good.
    amccon January 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo have cub and adam green, but this is the original one, or?
    k0rkadon May 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbmx bandits also made a cover, but yes this is the original
    morboton July 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's "shallow graves", not "shadow graves", and "your shadow" not "the shadow"

    and that "lock me teeth" part is wrong but i have no idea what hes saying.

    in the BMX Bandits he says something like "your lock retreat"
    in the Adam Green version he changes the verse completely to "i stop then to remember im just counting sheep"
    in the Yo La Tengo version she says "your lock and key"
    and finally in the Cub version she says "i wallow in the memory of lock may keep(?)"
    morboton July 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbahahahaha if that's true that's totally what I thought I was hearing.
    32414151 four twoon March 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmorbot: That is awesome. Can you post the scan? That would be super awesome.
    mcpekoon July 09, 2014   Link

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