"Shade" as written by and John Baldwin Gourley....
Claims, they crawled from those clouds
And over mountains cried
Into the streams where they ran the length of
Past and time that called out
With their hands beside you
As all the people shouted
Up to the northern territories

My, they glowed like a bug
Burning at the ends
Of shade covered crowns
Whose only words were
Wicked mumbles that shake unstable
Manners brought these thoughts about you
Lights up like flies and ants that dip about
And aim to

Just swallow us up like them bread baked gums
Now I remain glowing at the ends
I remain glowing at the ends
It's because it's you they've become

Shade drifts around, southern where the sheets are
Growing ash and steeple factories
Old boy, you'll never know just what they think
It never finds you
Cheap work finding pockets
Only when we're aimed to

Just swallow us up like them bread baked gums
Now I remain glowing at the ends
I remain glowing at the ends
It's because it's you they've become

These lights were waves that spilled through my space, (In the plains.)
Where no one knows if they'll ever need again. (I want to.)
These lights were waves that spilled through my space, (In the plains.)
Where no one knows if they'll ever need again. (I want to.)
These lights were waves that spilled through my space, (In the plains.)
Where no one knows if they'll ever need again. (I want to.)
Come and get and take me home
These lights were waves that spilled through my space, (In the plains.)
Where no one knows if they'll ever need again. (I want to.)
Come and get and take me home
These lights were waves that spilled through my space, (In the plains.)
Where no one knows if they'll ever need again


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"Shade" as written by John Baldwin Gourley

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    My InterpretationIsn't it about slavery around the 1900's, when the factories rised and lots of slaves went to the North to work, and the factory owners hired them because they could pay them a lot less than the white workers, but they were still just disposable?
    Jvrson March 22, 2009   Link

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