Hold a halo 'round the world
Golden is the day
Princes of the Universe
Your burden is the way
So, there is no better time
Who will be born today?
A gypsy child at the day break
A King for a day

Out of the shadows and into the sun
Dreams of the past as the old ways are done
Out there is beauty, and surely there is pain
But we must endure it to live again

Dust and dreams in fading daylight
Flicker on the walls
Nothing new your life's adrift
What purpose to it all?
Eyes are closed and death is calling
Reaching out its hand
Call upon the starlight to surround you

Out of the shadows and into the sun
Dreams of the past as the old ways are done
Out there is beauty, and surely there is pain
But we must endure it to live again

Out of the shadows and into the sun
Dreams of the past as the old ways are done
Out there is beauty, and surely there is pain
But we must endure it to live again

Out of the shadows and into the sun
Dreams of the past as the old ways are done
Out there is beauty, and surely there is pain
But we must endure it to live again

Out of the shadows and into the sun
Dreams of the past as the old ways are done
Out there is beauty, and surely there is pain
But we must endure it to live again

A man who casts no shadow has no soul


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"Out of the Shadows" as written by Stephen Percy Harris Bruce Dickinson

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    General Comment^I agree with Shokk. I'd also add that the song takes a very Buddhist approach to life; not only in re-incarnation, but the general idea of suffering. I think that may be what the last verse signifies: "A man who casts no shadow has no soul" == A man who does not suffer within his life hasn't really lived life.


    Coincidentally, does anyone know Bruce Dickinson's or the other band members' official stance on re-incarnation? References to it also pop up in "Infinite Dreams" and "Hallowed Be Thy Name".
    Swift Go Lightlyon December 09, 2006   Link

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