"Shadow On The Sun" as written by Chris Cornell, Brad Wilk, Tim Commerford and Tom Morello....
Once upon a time I was of the mind
To lay your burden down
And leave you where you stood
And you believed I could
You'd seen it done before
I could read your thoughts
Tell you what you saw
And never say a word
Now all that is gone
Over with and done, never to return

I can tell you why
People die alone
I can tell you I'm
A shadow on the sun

Staring at the loss
Looking for a cause
And never really sure
Nothing but a hole
To live without a soul
And nothing to be learned

I can tell you why
People go insane
I can show you how
You could do the same
I can tell you why
The end will never come
I can tell you I'm
A shadow on the sun

Shapes of every size
Move behind my eyes
Doors inside my head
Bolted from within
Every drop of flame
Lights a candle in
Memory of the one
Who lives inside my skin

I can tell you why
People go insane
I can show you how
You could do the same
I can tell you why
The end will never come
I can tell you I'm
A shadow on the sun

Shadow on the sun, shadow on the sun
Shadow on the sun, shadow on the sun
Shadow on the sun, shadow on the sun
Shadow on the sun, shadow on the sun
Sun, sun


Lyrics submitted by ruben, edited by despondent

"Shadow on the Sun" as written by Chris Cornell Timothy Commerford

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is obviously about loss and love..
    obviously a connection between two people, he explains how it was so good, but its all gone now.
    how he feels he'll never go on without this person
    and explains how it comes about through everyone else too.

    shadow on the sun refers to how he is meerly become a shadow cast by the sun

    ..i dunno maybe im totally off but thats how i interpreted it
    Sadie19on September 20, 2007   Link

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