"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


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

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    General CommentWell audioslave had a lot of spiritual music leaning to God in my opinion. I beleive this is another example in this song... everyone seems to have there own ideas on it.. i believe they are all very closely related to my understanding of this song... This song is about Going through Life,(exp. Devorice, tough decisions, loneliness, not being noticed) all the hard times in life.. with out knowing God. in the lyrics

    "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 belive he was meaning "staring at the loss (that are) looking for a cause" if you go your whole life not knowing God. you have a hole that needs to be filled.. and if its not, its like living without a soul.. and if you dont know God you never get the chance in life to learn his lessons..

    and the title "Shadow on the Sun" he says in the song.. "Im a shadow on the sun" This to me means Next to God he is a shadow on the sun, because Gods love and power is so bright it would cause you to cast a shadow on the sun.. I believe Chis was talking about How he knows God and can See how peoples lives can be with out God. Just my opinion of the song i guess I liked everyone elses ideas it really opens my eyes to how everyone hears a song in there own way.

    IwasEstablished1985on January 15, 2009   Link

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