Australian man,
Scandanavian tan,
Kicking stones round a square,
He sat for a while,
And carved out a smile
As if someone would care.

Said, "I'm a long way from the Gold Coast--
Furthest I have ever known.
Oh, and this just ain't my home.
It was my wife's idea,
But she's no longer here.
She left me traveling alone.
And I never heard silence
Ring out like a bell.
I never heard silence
Like last night in my expensive hotel.
Well, I'm loving a shadow,
And trying to catch the rain,
But I never heard silence
till I heard it today."

When she walked out of the hotel
I could still smell the smoke
Of a burning heart left inside.
She said, "men are all all assholes
And life's a bad joke."
She laughed and started to cry.
"See, ten years with this man
And a lifetime of plans,
Oh, and I loved him to his bones.
But now I've lines on my skin,
And he's traded me in,
And left me traveling alone.
Well I never felt silence
Hit me like a train.
I never felt silence,
Like blood,
Course through my veins.
Well, I'm loving a shadow,
And trying to catch the rain,
But I never heard silence
till I heard it today.
I never felt silence
Till I felt it today."

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    General CommentI think this song is rather self explanatory, it is two separate stories of lovers who have experienced hardships that broke up their relationships.

    The most interesting lyric in the song is in the chorus, the line "I'm loving a shadow". That line seems to hold deeper meaning in comparison to the rest of the literal song. It is a metaphor for loving someone you can't be with. Simply put, a shadow is something that follows you but you can't hold or keep. "Loving a shadow" is loving the memory or the thought of someone.
    BrokenDiamondon December 31, 2016   Link

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