"Fade Like A Shadow" as written by and Katie Tunstall....
You grew wings on your heart
But you let it out your ribcage
And it flew into the dark

Like a ghost just like a ghost
And it flutters by my window
When I need my sleep the most

So choose my weapon and choose my way
It's easy saying nothing when there's nothing to say
Thinking about it every day, and starting to notice you're fading away

Fade like a shadow, fade like a shadow, fade like a shadow, fade
Fade like a shadow, fade like a shadow

You want eyes in your hands
And power in your pocket
As I stop to watch you dance

With your hips swinging they shake hips swinging, got your
Hips swinging they shake hips swinging, got your
Hips swinging they shake hips swinging, again

Got your hips swinging they shake hips swinging, got your
Hips swinging they shake hips swinging, got your
Hips swinging they shake hips swinging again, and again, and again

So choose my weapon and choose my way
It's easy saying nothing when there's nothing to say
And thinking about you every day, and starting to notice

That it's two steps forward and one step back
Make up in love what you think I lack
You've got a vampire on your neck
Everybody knows what happens next

You fade like a shadow, fade like a shadow, fade like a shadow, fade
Fade like a shadow, fade like a shadow

So choose my weapon and choose my way
It's easy saying nothing when there's nothing to say
And thinking about you every day, and starting to notice

(Fade like a shadow, fade like a shadow, fade like a shadow, fade)
(You fade like a shadow, fade like a shadow)


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"Fade Like a Shadow" as written by Kt Tunstall Katie Tunstall

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    General CommentI partially disagree with what Wikipedia says about this song:

    "The song talks about accepting that a relationship has run its course, with the lovers parting ways."

    I think the feeling is one-ended, meaning the other person has already came to this conclusion and the singer is suddenly realizing this, although maybe she still loves them.
    rockwitchuon October 29, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"You've got a vampire on your neck,
    Everybody knows what happens next

    You fade like a shadow, fade like a shadow, fade like a shadow, fade..
    Fade like a shadow, fade like a shadow.."

    These lines make me thing of the whole Twilight Saga book/movie because when Bella meets Edward she totally leaves behind all of her other friends.
    So "You've got a vampire on your neck" is like this person has met someone and they are starting to fade from everyone else's lives by only focusing on the "vampire."

    The other person has found someone new, and is therefore fading from the singers life.
    xxSamanthaon January 17, 2011   Link
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    General Comment"You want eyes
    In your hands
    And power in your pocket
    As I stop to watch you dance"

    Anyone, please explain me what does it mean..
    JMcFlyon November 03, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningThis is what it says on Wikipedia:
    Tunstall expanded on the song to M Is For Music: "The song is about when I met someone who had a really negative effect on me, and even though they were still alive, I experienced these almost visitation-like hauntings that I couldn't shake off. I took to wearing a t-shirt with the person's name on to try and exorcise them, which finally worked."

    That explains the like a ghost part.
    Also, I'm convinced it's "Got your head swinging, your snake head swinging" rather than hips. But I don't know!
    taylorofthephunkon August 01, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningThis is what it says on Wikipedia:
    Tunstall expanded on the song to M Is For Music: "The song is about when I met someone who had a really negative effect on me, and even though they were still alive, I experienced these almost visitation-like hauntings that I couldn't shake off. I took to wearing a t-shirt with the person's name on to try and exorcise them, which finally worked."

    That explains the like a ghost part.
    Also, I'm convinced it's "Got your head swinging, your snake head swinging" rather than hips. But I don't know!
    taylorofthephunkon August 01, 2012   Link

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