Shadows

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Shadows marked the beginning of Cryptic Jim. It was written by Seb in 2012 prior to the formation of the band, and along with 'This One's For You, Carmen', Shadows was one of the band's originals.
It is a protest which takes aim at the capitalist greed of those who are in a position to help the desperate, but who choose to ignore their morals and leave others to fend for themselves. This notion is epitomised in the lyric, "Why are the shadows standing still, when there are children seeking shade?".

lyrics

Old fashioned ways are gone
When did our hearts fade away?
It took years to rebuild
It took nine lives to live
Why are the shadows standing still?
When there are children seeking shade?
Sometimes we need to forget our deceptions
Again?
Again.

We’re changing
Don’t know why
World’s changing don’t ask why.

Don’t wish to be another man
Just hold your own, we don’t depend on this
Eleven days ago I got lost
I felt hungry
I got tired
I grew fond of
Fighting monsters all night.

We will be set back again
Under new management
It took all night to sleep
It took all night to breathe
Why are the shadows standing still?
When people want to start again?
This time we need to reject our companions
To live
Let live.

We’re changing
Don’t know why
World’s changing don’t ask why.

Don’t wish to be another man
Just hold your own, we don’t depend on this
Eleven days ago I got lost
I felt hungry
I got tired
I grew fond of
Fighting monsters all night long.

credits

from Clockwork Minds, released May 28, 2016
Words and music by Seb Fernandez.

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Cryptic Jim Melbourne, Australia

Cryptic Jim are 4 piece pop/punk band from Melbourne, Australia.

Aaron Charles
Seb Fernandez
Johnny Driver
Max Meldrum

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