"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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    General CommentI don't fully know but I have a feeling it's about people settling in places (maybe Alaska, maybe not) expecting a new, better life just to have to work their ass off until they're "swallowed up" by the shittiness of a job or that society. I also suspect he wants to go back to a simpler time (maybe a simpler time in Alaska).

    "Where no one knows if they'll ever need again (I want to)"

    I also wonder if this line means maybe people forgot about the good, happy life they wanted. Because now those same people just want to survive so they don't care about being satisfied anymore as long as they live. And he's saying, he still wants that happy life.

    Anywho, that's my guess.
    dm.tymon July 05, 2011   Link

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