"Little Shadow" as written by and Nicholas Joseph Zinner Brian Chase....
Patience, shadow. While you're sick, there's no sight to see.
Little shadow, little shadow.
To the night, will you follow me?
Pardon, shadow, hold on tight to your darkened key.
Little shadow, little shadow.
To the night, will you follow me?

Closer, shadow, volume strikes, still we're cut free
of this song, little shadow
To the night, will you follow me?
Hey, shadow, stars, break of dawn, take a turn for stars, to my fantasy
Little shadow, to the night, will you follow me?
Little shadow, to the night, will you follow me?


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"Little Shadow" as written by Karen Lee Orzolek Brian Chase

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  • +3
    My OpinionThe real lyrics are....

    Patience, shadow
    For all your sight there's no sight to see
    Little shadow, little shadow
    To the night, will you follow me?
    Pardon, shadow, hold on tight to your darkened key
    Little shadow, little shadow
    To the night, will you follow me?

    Closer, shadow, for all your strikes
    Still we're caught between all this sorrow, little shadow
    To the night, will you follow me?
    Paler shade inside, deeper deep we dive
    Turn and turn the side to our fantasy
    Little shadow, to the night will you follow me?
    Fallen1617on May 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song

    It looks like it's about a friend/lover who is with you until the end, and the narrator is showing their appreciation for them.

    To the night (to the end) will you follow me (will you stay right next to me)?

    the night is the end, because the night will erase a shadow.

    pretty self explanatory.
    huddyon March 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's such a lovely ending to the album
    q_lingon March 31, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment I feel the same way.

    Lullaby song from the perspective of a single mother, or a child born into a difficult situation. "Pardon, shadow, hold on tight to your darkened key" to me means that she is telling this child to use these hardships for his/her advantage. key being a tool that opens doors, and darkened meaning born of hardship. and the usage of the words "little shadows" means to me that the child is a small reflection of her.
    "Closer, shadow, volume strikes
    Still we're caught between all this sorrow, little shadow
    To the night, will you follow me?" It sounds like she is the child's protection "follow me" because ill keep you safe maybe.

    Anyways its a beautiful song and it reminds me of my mother. It also makes me think about my son, so i guess it did its job



    jayhewson April 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Volume strikes" sounds more like "for all your strides" (also, I think "with all your sight" is "for all your sight")

    In the end, I definitely hear something in the place of

    "Hey, shadow, stars, break of dawn
    Take a turn for stars, to my fantasy"

    Kind of sounds like this, but I don't know if they're right... but still, maybe someone can make some guesses based on the sounds/syllables here?

    Hey shade inside, dig and deeply die [or maybe, "deepened 'til we die", or "diggin' deep, we die"?]
    Turn and turn your sight to a fantasy [pretty positive about this one]

    I do think the end makes a bit more sense this way:

    Closer, shadow
    For all your strides, still, we're caught between
    All this sorrow, little shadow
    To the night, will you follow me?
    Hey, shade inside, [...]
    Turn and turn your sight to a fantasy
    Little shadow, to the night, will you follow me?
    Little shadow, to the night, will you follow me?
    Jaexon May 21, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfallen might have it perfect... i think "key" might be "keys", "inside to a fantasy" perhaps. And, while the other interpretations are soo sweet, I think it's about a fan she thinks might be stalking her.
    littleshadowon July 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy first listen to this song made me think of a single mother.
    GabrielDeRoseon April 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the end of the lyrics wrong, but i don't know what they actually are...:)
    Nirgilison April 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song, especially the acoustic version.
    peaceasyon June 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt sounds more like a lonely song. Little Shadow = Herself. "Turn and turn the side to our fantasy" Maybe an internal friend that follows her into the night, shares her sorrow, her sight, and they go deeper into fantasy. Maybe that's just how it applies to me, but I see no inclination that there is someone else involved.
    Iluvboochion October 08, 2009   Link

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