"Shadows" as written by and Barry De Vorzon....
Sunset, I close my eyes
I pretend everything's alright
Drowning in anger from all these lies
I can't pretend everything's alright
Please don't let me fall forever
Can you tell me it's over?

There's a hate inside of me like some kind of master
I tried to save you, but I can't find the answer
I'm holding onto you, I'll never let go
I need you with me as I enter the shadows

Caught in the darkness, I go blind
But can you help me find my way out?
Nobody hears me, I suffer the silence
Can you tell me it's over now?

There's a hate inside of me like some kind of master
I tried to save you, but I can't find the answer
I'm holding onto you, I'll never let go
I need you with me as I enter the shadows

I'm holding onto you [Repeat x2]
There's a hate inside of me like some kind of master
I tried to save you, but I can't find the answer
I'm holding onto you, I'll never let go
I need you with me as I enter the shadows


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"Shadows" as written by Mark Edward Kozelek

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    Song MeaningCo-written by Benjamin Burnley, lead singer of rock band Breaking Benjamin, “Shadows” channels the psyche of a person pleading to break out from a box of hate, anger and loneliness. As is common to RED’s style, “Shadows” captures different moods and energies, from the somber loop-driven verses to the guitar-heavy anthem-chorus to the whispered bridge and abrupt screams. Though on the surface it’s about not wanting to be alone, “Shadows” is really an honest cry for help while standing before a hurdle that is simply too high. “When we ‘enter the shadows’ we yearn for something larger than ourselves to lead us through.”
    Macieon August 01, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis is an amaaaazing song with such meaning....with the chorus..'There's a hate inside of me like some kind of master
    I try to save you, but I can't find the answer
    I'm holding onto you, I'll never let go
    I need with you with me as I enter the shadows"...each and every person has a small amount of hate and anger it them and in the chorus ..the hate is just over flowing and taking over...and we've all tried to help someone but cant seem to do the right thing..well right there..its like two people are both being controled by the same emotion and while one person is trying to save them..they get sucked in thmself..but no matter what that one person will never let go of the other because they will need them by their side as they go through the same thing.
    iluvstephaloton May 21, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentRed just summed me up. Again. O.O
    Are these guys spying on my life through a crystal ball? xD
    AerithSpectreon June 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthey they are errors

    it's "The sun has set" not "Sunset"

    and it's "I try to save you" not "I tried to save you"

    just pointing that out(i have the booklet)

    i love this song
    Mazieon February 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationWhen he says "I need you with me as I enter the shadows". I think he is saying no matter what hard times we are going through we always need God with us
    vc1515on April 22, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBEN BURNLEY HELPED WRITE THIS SONG!!!!!

    Every time I hear it I think, 'Yup. That's Ben.' It's not that Jason and Ben's voices sound alike, because they don't, but you can just hear Ben in this song. For instance, the solo between the last two choruses: come on; who isn't hearing Lights Out? I don't think of this as a RED song. To me, this is Breaking Benjamin, and while it's a little...sappier, I guess is the word, it's just so...Ben. And the random screams...Breaking Benjamin to a fault. This song was clearly heavily influenced by Breaking Benjamin.
    ZukotheUnknownSoldieron June 25, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis band just keeps putting out great music.
    they are amazing
    Plums72on February 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, the sounds is kinda the same, but with new fresh songs, cant do anything else than love it :)
    oqhyreon February 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe chorus of this song gives me chills. :)
    Ardoron November 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song so much, they just keep getting better and better.
    Haha I always thought it was "There's a hate inside of me like some kind of monster" , instead of "master", but either works really.
    Lola011on February 22, 2010   Link

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