"Living In The Shadow Of The Terrible Thing" as written by Andrew James Cairns, Neil Cooper and Michael Robert Mckeegan....
With heavy tread and treacle feet
I drag my baggage behind me

Everything's absurd, everything feels strange
I experience time as a terrible ache

Alone and unnoticed on the busy street
I'm living in the shadow of the terrible thing

Windows shatter and alarm bells ring
I'm living in the shadow of the terrible thing

Halfway down the road I've lost all purpose
No Virgil at my side to guide and interpret

Darkness visible, failing light
I hurt in every inch of my lived life

Sinking slowly in this miasma
Too much hurt for my head to handle

Hanging on to hope and a handful of chances
Cause if you take away the future then the present collapses


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    My InterpretationTo me it's about failing to give meaning and significance to your own live while being confronted with the enormousness and absurdity of everything all the time, like a lot of Therapy? songs, and that's one reason I like them so much.

    The terrible thing we're in the shadow of is death.

    'Windows shatter and alarm bells ring
    I'm living in the shadow of the terrible thing'

    the realization of death breaks in to your live.

    'Cause if you take away the future then the present collapses'

    This could mean that if you're aware that you're going to die eventually it's pretty hard to live in the Now.

    Great song, great lyrics and one of the best Therapy? albums.
    sonicdeathon April 28, 2014   Link

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