"(Do Not) Stand In The Shadows" as written by Steve Stevens and Billy Idol....
Up in the street
To a precise beat
Painting shadows on the wall
Well, we cut cars and fly by bars
All for one and one for all
Like a teenage sleaze
A comic book tease
With your art on your sleeve
Well, you know you won't run
You won't hide
And you jump like a son of a gun
Wow

[Chorus:]
Do not stand in the shadows
Do not stand in the shadows
Do not stand in the shadows
Do not stand in the shadows
Oh, lonely
Oh, lonely

Watching people on the walls
Well, Mommy and Daddy thought that they had me fooled
I wasn't thinking - not at all
Well I got out
I was not gonna stand
In the dark without a light
Forget ill luck
If you believe
That chance should sit and wait

[Chorus]
Do not stand in the shadows
Do not stand in the shadows
Dark and evil in the shadows
Do not stand in the shadows
Do not stand in the shadows
Do not stand in the shadows
Do not stand in the shadows
Oh, oh, oh, oh

And now we've touched down
Moving all around
Yeah, living to a blaster sound
No preachers teachers freak out man
To the sound of false alarm
They ain't here today
Let me hear you say
You're alive and you're living with me
So, don't try to hide
Don't try to die
In the dark of the night


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"(Do Not) Stand in the Shadows" as written by Steve Stevens Billy Idol

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    General CommentTHIS RECORD IS OH SO GOOD ( Rebel Yell )

    haha although i dont totally love the the lyrics this is a fun little 80's song.. makes me think of punk kids with their leather jackets and a smoke in their mouth that they stole from daddy.. la la la
    Vampire-Christon October 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthaha, i totally agree with the person above me. the lyrics of this song are nothing to marvel over.

    with that said, musically this is probably my favourite billy idol song!
    c0mpanycallson March 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhile it sounds like teenage rebellion on one level, it also sounds to me like someone not living up to the expectations of others. Do not stand in the shadow could mean don't live underneath other people's shadows, rise up above it and do what you were meant to do, or be who you were meant to be. He's saying no one freak out, no one try to stop it, it's okay.

    At least the last few verses seem that way to me. The first few sound like I said, teenage rebellion.
    Reedstaron June 03, 2009   Link

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