"Shot in the Dark" as written by Sharon J. Den Adel, Robert Westerholt and Daniel Gibson....
I've been left out alone like a damn criminal
I've been praying for help cause I can't take it all
I'm not done,
It's not over.

Now I'm fighting this war since the day of the fall
And I'm desperately holding on to it all
But I'm lost
I'm so damn lost

Oh I wish it was over,
And I wish you were here
Still I'm hoping that somehow

Cause your soul is on fire
A shot in the dark
What did they aim for when they missed your heart?

I breathe underwater
It's all in my hands
What can I do
Don't let it fall apart
A shot in the dark
A shot in the dark

In the blink of an eye
I can see through your eyes
As I'm lying awake I'm still hearing the cries
And it hurts
Hurts me so bad

And I'm wondering why I still fight in this life
Cause I've lost all my faith in this damn bitter strife
And it's sad
It's so damn sad

Oh I wish it was over,
And I wish you were here
Still I'm hoping that somehow

Cause your soul is on fire
A shot in the dark
What did they aim for when they missed your heart?

I breathe underwater
It's all in my hands
What can I do
Don't let it fall apart
A shot in the dark

A shot in the dark
A shot in the dark
A shot in the dark

A shot in the dark

I feel you fading away
I feel you fading away
I feel you fading away
I feel you fading away

Cause your soul is on fire
A shot in the dark
What did they aim for when they missed your heart?

I breathe underwater
It's all in my hands
What can I do
Don't let it fall apart
Oh, your soul is on fire
A shot in the dark
What did they aim for when they missed your heart?

I breathe underwater
It's all in my hands
What can I do
Don't let it fall apart
A shot in the dark

A shot in the dark
A shot in the dark
A shot in the dark

A shot in the dark


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"Shot in the Dark" as written by Sharon Den Adel Daniel Bjorn Gibson

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing, Peermusic Publishing

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  • +3
    My InterpretationPersonally, I see it as some type of struggle, where the narrator is framed and subsequently placed in the middle of a war, all while missing someone close to him or her. For a full lyrics interpretation:

    I've been left out alone like a damn criminal

    Going back to the framing, they're basically left abandoned while the "antagonist" of the song does what the narrator's accused of doing.

    I've been praying for help cause I can't take it all

    The struggle is too much for them, so they've been looking for help in every way possible.

    I'm not done,
    It's not over.
    Now I'm fighting this war since the day of the fall

    Because of the framing.

    And I'm desperately holding on to it all
    But I'm lost
    I'm so damn lost

    They're trying to make it through, but the agony is crippling.

    Oh I wish it was over,
    And I wish you were here
    Still I'm hoping that somehow

    Someone close to them was taken, presumably by the antagonist, and they're still optimistic, albeit hardly, about their return.

    Cause your soul is on fire
    A shot in the dark
    What did they aim for when they missed your heart?

    Not too sure about these lines, but I'm assuming when force failed, the antagonist used "harsher" tactics, such as poison via wording, which has corrupted the friend to the point of abandoning the narrator, who still thinks there's hope.

    I breathe underwater
    It's all in my hands
    What can I do
    Don't let it fall apart

    They're basically trapped in the position and unable to affect the outside world, even though the public perceives the narrator to affect the outside world in the wrong way.

    A shot in the dark
    A shot in the dark

    They're beginning to "chant" it, in hopes that it'll come true.

    In the blink of an eye
    I can see through your eyes
    As I'm lying awake I'm still hearing the cries
    And it hurts
    Hurts me so bad

    Nightmares haunt them of the apparent struggle the narrator's friend had to suffer while trying to either escape or resist.

    And I'm wondering why I still fight in this life
    Cause I've lost all my faith in this damn bitter strife
    And it's sad
    It's so damn sad

    The narrator sees no point in life anymore because the war has taken pretty much everything valuable from them.

    ...

    I feel you fading away
    I feel you fading away
    I feel you fading away
    I feel you fading away

    The memories are starting to fade due to the crippling agony that's occurred throughout the song, and now they're starting to reluctantly believe it.
    Booyahhayoobon July 15, 2014   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI love this song, for sure. It's so dark and edgy and actually uses the word "damn" in an appropriate context. Okay,so time for me to unleash the winds of thought upon this bad baby. Heh. Right.

    This song seems, to me, to be a definite portrayal of someone who is close to losing the spiritual war we all must fight (or at least someone who's fed up with it). This person has taken part in "the fall," and is therefore condemned ("damned") to Sheol (or Hell ^,^). So the narrator of this story is stuck in a rut. He/she is standing in this darkness, with enemies on every side, but can't see a damned thing (pun intended). That persons calls on God ("I wish you were here"), and presumably God answers in a BIG way ("shot in the dark"). The association with fire blazing through the darkness also suggests a way out. However, I'm not sure if this song is really about salvation. The undertones are very dark and depressing, and it seems that the person feels as if God has "faded away." Another example: "I've lost all my faith in this damned bitter strife." So it stands to question whether or not this song is ultimately about salvation from God when we are at our lowest point, when we've all but given up hope, or whether it's about that giving up of hope for rescue. To me, it's the former, but you could definitely argue for the latter interpretation. Probably.
    ShadowsRainDownon November 03, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst Comment!My favorite song in the album. I think it's based on something from the comics
    berserkgu47on July 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI see this as yet another relationship song. It's a good pop rock track, but I don't see it as anything more than someone fighting the inner strife of being dumped (or possibly cheated on) and believing the ex partner isn't hurting too.
    OldAndHungryon January 21, 2017   Link

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