"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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    General Comment(forgive the typo above... my take is actually different) This song is about Vincent... It is essentially his theme song. In the beginning he is speaking to Jamie Foxx's character... letting him know that at one point, shortly after meeting, he thought about simply killing him and disposing of him... and Jamie Foxx's character knew he could do it, because of course, throughout the entire movie, he sees him do it time & time again. He essentially warns him not to even think about crossing him because he knows Foxx's next move before he does himself... reads his mind.

    The rest I agree with Pineapple... Vincent is a dark being... a lot of things happened in his past to bring him to this point and this profession... and the nonsensical title caps it all off... Why do people kill one another so senselessly? The answer is... Just because... there is no rhyme or reason... its senseless... its random... The Shadow on the Sun.
    Rommelon April 05, 2011   Link

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