Ba ba baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Taa!

Ba ba baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Taa!


Some things were perfectly clear, seen with the vision of youth

No doubts and nothing to fear, I claimed the corner on truth

These days it's harder to say I know what I'm fighting for

My faith is falling away

I'm not that sure anymore


Shades of grey wherever I go

The more I find out the less that I know

Black and white is how it should be

But shades of grey are the colors I see


Ba ba baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Taa!

Ba ba baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Taa!


Once there were trenches and walls and one point of every view

Fight 'til the other man falls

Kill him before he kills you

These days the edges are blurred, I'm old and tired of war

I hear the other man's words

I'm not that sure anymore


Shades of grey are all that I find

When I look to the enemy line

Black and white was so easy for me

But shades of grey are the colors I see


Ba ba baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Taa!

Ba ba baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Taa!


Now with the wisdom of years I try to reason things out

And the only people I fear are those who never have doubts

Save us all from arrogant men, and all the causes they're for

I won't be righteous again

I'm not that sure anymore


Shades of grey are all that I find

When I look to the enemy line

There ain't no rainbows shining on me

Shades of grey are the colors I see


Shades of grey wherever I go

The more I find out the less that I know

There ain't no rainbows shining on me

Shades of grey are the colors I see


(guitar solo)


Ba ba baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Taa!

Ba ba baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Taa!



Lyrics submitted by kevin

Shades of Grey Lyrics as written by Billy Joel

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis is so meaningful. OK. Through the years you live your life thinking you've had it figured out. And somewhere along the line you lose it. And just as your eye sight blurrs with age, sometimes you lose clear sight of why you're still here. He's beginning a second sort of "soul searching stage" in his life, one you usually have in your early adult years. I think he's questioning, is my life really all about my music career, what other stuff could i have been...and he's become sort of humble through his experiences and wisdom, so he sees young arrogance and is intimidated by its confidence...he starts to doubt himself...and what he's always been told (kill the competition) doesn't really seem to apply anymore. I like this song.
    SoulfullREALon January 26, 2005   Link

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