"Shade And The Black Hat" as written by and Jeremy Enigk....
Shade and the black hat don't tell me
i've paid my regards pouring in wine

what i've seen it tears me inside

can they hear me when i speak

my knees bowed

who fell here time away

shame married to go towards

don't tell me i've paid my regards

pouring in wine what i've seen

it tears me apart can they hear me

when i speak my tongue's tied.


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"Shade and the Black Hat" as written by Jeremy Enigk

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    General CommentWow, that's mostly all I can say. The music is just amazing, and the power that later comes in Jeremy's voice just gives me chills. Of all his songs, this is by far my favorite. Anyone who is a fan of powerful (not hardcore, powerful) music, NEEDS TO HEAR THIS.
    Drive on to Meon September 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song gives me the most beautiful empty feeling I've ever felt every time I hear it.
    naithaon November 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song gives me the most beautiful empty feeling I've ever felt every time I hear it.
    naithaon November 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about him being unable to properly say what he's dying to say - "Can they hear me when I speak, my tongue's tied" and he can stand the fact that he may not be a be able to say what he's dying to say "it tears me apart" and "Can they hear me when i speak"
    I also think he's talking about Christ cause he mentions paying his regards (which i take to mean Christ's death) and maybe the black hat represents the funeral that never really was.
    I'm not sure what the wine would mean though. The only mention of wine related to Christ that I can think of is at the last supper and at the temple when he was a child.

    I also think some of the lyrics are missing though, at the end
    TheSongofainuon March 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite enigk song its so kick ass....its just depressing....beautiful!!!
    Astiocleson April 14, 2005   Link

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