"My Shadow" as written by Timothy James Rice-oxley, Tom Chaplin and Richard David Hughes....
It's time to make a start
To get to know your heart
Time to show your face, time to take your place

In every speck of dust
In every universe,
When you feel most alone, you will not be alone

Just shine a light on me, shine a light
I'll shine a light on you, shine a light
And you will see my shadow on every wall
And you will see my footprint on every floor

It only takes a spark to tear the world apart
These tiny little things that make it all begin

Just shine a light on me, shine a light
I'll shine a light on you, shine a light
And you will see my shadow on every wall
And you'll see my reflection in your free fall

Ooh, oh ooh, ooh, oh ooh!

Just shine a light on me, shine a light
I'll shine a light on you, shine a light
Cause when your back's against the wall
That's when you show no fear at all
And when you're running out of time
That's when you hitch your star to mine

We won't be leaving by the same road that we came by
We won't be leaving by the same road that we came by
We won't be leaving by the same road that we came by
We won't be leaving by the same road that we came by

Oh ooh, oh ooh, oh ooh, oh ooh!


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"My Shadow" as written by Timothy James Rice-oxley Richard David Hughes

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    General CommentGoing through some tough times right. This song is giving me perspective and helping me keep it together.
    mced7on September 30, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song really puts things into perspective for me. It tells me that I can escape the times when the microcosm of my life gets me down. I can move on, do other things and embark on something really fulfilling and worthwhile, if unorthodox.
    Dodgyon October 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentVery nice song... I't tells you that you'llalways have an escape and that when you're on trouble that's the most perfect time to show how brave you are.
    Wil6on March 23, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationmy first impressions of this song were that it was about friendship... just one telling the other that they will always be there for them, and even if they don't get recognized until the last second, that's OK. i think it's a really beautiful song! i'm surprised more people haven't commented on it.
    jammy8758on April 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSomehow this song brings tears to my eyes every time I listen to it... Simply amazing. I wish they had included it in their album...
    somewhereonlyweknowon June 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song reduced me to tears on first hearing it, and still does. Something about the way he sings "And you will see My Shadow, on every wall".

    As for the meaning, it's about trying to realise where we stand in life, and how insignificant the world can make us seem and feel. It also touches upon friendship; that no matter how hard it'll be, you'll always have somebody there, and that you have to be bravest at your lowest.

    All in all, I love this song. I'm even considering having it played at my funeral. Seems fitting, as it's comforting, and has a certain moral to it.
    lovefromcharlion July 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOh! What does everybody interpret from the line; "We won't be leaving by the same road that we came by".
    lovefromcharlion July 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHmmm...yeah there's definitely something spiritual about this song (ironic really, after what he declared in Perfect Symmetry(the song)). This is the only song on the album that I can actually listen to, and listen to it I will, over and over again...
    randomorangeblobon May 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is beautiful, if not inspiring. Great way to end Night Train.
    aMAEzingNOYseson June 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is my all time favourite Keane song, every time I hear this song it brings a tear to my eye. I reminds me of a close friend of mine :(
    luvmusic100on September 27, 2010   Link

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