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The Rasmus - In the Shadows


The Rasmus - In the Shadows - Meaning of the song


"In the Shadows" is a song by Finnish alternative rock band the Rasmus, included on the group's fifth studio album Dead Letters. Released in 2003, the single achieved considerable chart success throughout Europe and Oceania, including the United Kingdom, where it reached No. 3, and New Zealand, where it topped the chart.


The song is about a person who is trapped in a situation and is looking for a way out of it. He is tired and dejected by the society controlling him and wants to escape the situation. He feels disconnected and probably has no other person he can relate with. He is waiting for his chance to live life on his own terms. He hopes for good days in the future and at times he feels if he should take risks to live the dreams he has been waiting for. He is tired of waiting for things to happen when he says ‘I just don’t want to stay and wait for a wonder’.


So, the song somewhat represents a person who is controlled and is not able to live life on his own terms. He is seeking a way out of this situation and thinking about taking risks. In the end, it is about doing something to improve your situation and live a better life.


In the Shadows - Lyrics


No sleep

No sleep until I am done with finding the answer

Won't stop

Won't stop before I find a cure for this cancer

Sometimes

I feel like going down and so disconnected

Somehow

I know that I am haunted to be wanted


I've been watching

I've been waiting

In the shadows for my time

I've been searching

I've been living

For tomorrows all my life


In the shadows


In the shadows


They say

That I must learn to kill before I can feel safe

But I

I'd rather kill myself than turn into their slave

Sometimes

I feel that I should go and play with the thunder

Somehow

I just don't wanna stay and wait for a wonder


I've been watching

I've been waiting

In the shadows for my time

I've been searching

I've been living

For tomorrows all my life


Lately I been walking walking in circles, watching waiting for something

Feel me touch me heal me, come take me higher


I've been watching

I've been waiting

In the shadows all my time

I've been searching

I've been living

For tomorrows all my life

I've been watching

I've been waiting

I've been searching

I've been living for tomorrows


In the shadows


In the shadows

I've been waiting

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