Inside my shadow I can hear you am I near you
Inside my shadow I can smell you can I tell you
Inside my shadow I can love you think I need you
Inside my shadow I can feel you I've erased you

Am I real Am I real

Save my ruin In just my world has turn to rust

If theres tomorrow would you give me please forgive me
If theres tomorrow you'd be buried and that just scares me

Am I real

Save my ruin In just my world has turned to rust


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    General CommentFrom what I gather it seems he has lost someone. The “inside my shadow” is the shell of the person left after this ruin “my ruin” in his life. The reason the ruin is just does not seem to be in the lyrics. He questions what he is every day and if he can continue.

    Inside my shadow I can hear you am I near you
    Inside my shadow I can smell you can I tell you
    Inside my shadow I can love you think I need you
    Inside my shadow I can feel you I've erased you

    Am I real Am I real

    The first part seems to be a remembrance of the lost person. He is fading into what use to be and then realizing that the person is gone and that he has allowed the memory to fade. “I've erased you” I think implies the lost memory of that person as time has passed. Then he questions if he is still alive without that person and the memory of them “Am I real Am I real”.

    “Save my ruin” seems to be a cry for help, for someone to help him recover from this. Again I don’t see the reason for this ruin to be just.

    If theres tomorrow would you give me please forgive me
    If theres tomorrow you'd be buried and that just scares me

    This part seems to me the struggle every night and every morning of someone that has lost a large part of there life; how do you continue life without? He asks for forgiveness for any and every wrong done to this person. He asks for just another day for this forgiveness and then remembers that the person is dead and buried. Then realizes his fears and questions what is left of him and what can continue.
    krazeron October 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not sure what this song's about, but it's great.
    Anathemaon April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of sevendust's greatest songs.
    Exigeon May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBad ass song, their first album rocked. It was all down hill after that.

    This song was first released on the "Mortal Kombat" soundtrack. They were under the name of Crawlspace, but were threated to be sued because the name was taken.
    Muzzyon March 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentno way that their music has gone downhill since the first album, Denial, Waffle, Reconnect, Redefine, Shine, all frigan awesome songs, just like their first album filled with good songs
    swayeron March 17, 2003   Link
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    General Commentmuzzy fuck off with your stupipity. home, for example, is better than the first cd, which is saying a lot. so don't say that they have gone downhill after the first cd because they fuckin haven't you dumbass.
    toolapcon December 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commenttoolapc, people have different opinions on things. You don't flame people for having a different opinion to you. Because that's just stupid. Supposing everyone disagreed with you.

    Anyway this is a great song, although I have no clue what it means. Yep, after a second look at the lyrics, it seems impossible to figure out its meaning.

    All I'm getting is that it's possibly someone's relationship, perhaps with an ex, and needing them. Hence "please forgive me" and "I can love you, I think I need you". I dunno what to make of all the "Am I real?", "Save my ruin" and stuff like that though. Oh well.
    Crujebsulon October 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentO... I think "in just" is actually "and us", by the way =S
    Crujebsulon March 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song kicks booty
    CryAloneIveGoneAwayon June 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere's something that's amazing about not being able to figure out what a song is about.
    Ocelocityon February 15, 2009   Link

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