"My Shadow In Vain" as written by and Gary Anthony James Webb....
Stroll to the cafe
My God how time flies
I close up my brain
And another friend dies

I feel like a mirror
Feel like nothing is mine
I could go back to crying
But now dying seems fine

So I hang from the ceiling
Or I sit on the air
Or rot in a corner
Until somebody cares

Faces at random
I quote people I knew
I'd love to be like me
If I can feel like you

Here am I more roche five than pain
Here am I just me and my walls to blame
Here am I, I really don't feel quite sane

Here am I still searching for my shadow in vain
Lock my door I only think in black and white
I'll even try to look ashamed

Moving out of central
Somebody knows me well
Says he'll spill the whole story
He may be lying I can't tell

Meet me inside
I'll keep my head to the floor
And one hand on the handle
Of the mad sane door

Here am I more roche five than pain
Here am I just me and my walls to blame
Here am I, I really don't feel quite sane

Here am I still searching for my shadow in vain
Lock my door I only think in black and white
I'll even try to look ashamed

My shadow in vain
My shadow in vain
My shadow in vain
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"My Shadow In Vain" as written by Gary Anthony James Webb

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    General CommentMy favorite song from the debut album of Tubeway Army.

    For those who don't speak French, "roche" is rock in English.
    It is also the name of a Pharmaceuticals comapny, based in the UK I believe.

    This song is pure Numan. The sense of longing to belong, yet feeling alienated and disconnected is quite evident.
    Major Valoron August 31, 2006   Link

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