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​Shadow Of Life

This song is by Abney Park and appears on the album Cemetary Number 1 (2001).


Still I push this boulder up this rocky hill
And if I lose my footing this rock will kill
Perpetual dusk has me dimly lit
So I can't see the top or know how far is it

Well, life is a constant and death is a beast
And every time it's been fed its presence increased
Oh, well, I feel its wings and its eyes bore my neck
And this pressure has turned me into a wreck

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh

It's a cold and a hollow and a lonely life
I've seen anguish and anger, fear and strife
Now, the darkness comes and it takes my pride
But I've learned to face the darkness in my stride

I felt its teeth pierce through my neck and back
I felt my skin rip and I heard my bones crack
And if I have strength left we'll soon see
For the shadow of life has eaten me

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh

Well, my comfort and security leave stride by stride
If I could see some way out I'd throw away my pride
But I can't go back and my death lies ahead
And the end of this life fills me with dread

Still I push this boulder up this rocky hill
If I lose my footing this rock will kill
Perpetual dusk has me dimly lit
So I can't see the top or know how far is it

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh

Written by:

Robert Brown