Shadow Play

Shadow Play

Gwyn Jones's picture

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Shadow Play

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Cindy and I wrote this song together here on 50/90 and here is a video I made for it which I hope conveys some of the poignancy of Cindy's lyrics...

Lyrics: 

On the outside it was picture perfect
On the outside it looked just fine
But on the inside it was anything but
Unless she always stayed in line

There was a tear in the image
As she tore herself away
She was tired of a fantasy
She was tired of shadow play

On the outside it was like a snapshot
On the outside they all smiled
But on the inside she walked on eggshells
She was treated as a child

There was a tear in the image
As she tore herself away
She was tired of a fantasy
She was tired of shadow play

On the outside nobody would know
On the outside it looked good
But on the inside she lived it
Everything was a falsehood

There was a tear in the image
As she tore herself away
She was tired of a fantasy
She was tired of shadow play
So tired of shadow play



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Comments

cindyrella's picture

So happy to have this perfect video to enhance our song!

IA's picture

Somehow this sounds a lot like church music, the tune I mean. I could imagine it on church organ.

Tear in the image sounds so heart-breaking. How vivid!

Very somber. Definitely makes you feel it all.

Gwyn Jones's picture

Yes...Cindy's words address a serious topic and thank you for responding with such empathy...

Chip Withrow's picture

What an amazing multimedia collab! I love how the song builds and adds layers, but the piano/vocal is always front and center. And what a vocal! Tender, yet assertive and soulful. Excellent meter to the lyrics, and the chorus is particularly memorable.