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Shadow Song
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Album

The Coroner's Gambit

Released

2000

Artist

the Mountain Goats

Length

2:45

Previous Track

"Bluejays and Cardinals"

Next Track

"There Will Be No Divorce"

Shadow Song is the 12th song on the album The Coroner's Gambit.

LyricsEdit

If you get there before me, will you save me a seat?
If you get there before me, would you save me a seat?
But if I never get there at all
Would you leave the seat empty?

If you get there before me, will you light us a fire?
If you get there before me, will you light us a fire?
And if I never show
Will you watch the embers glow?
You can keep the fire burning

This is a song for you
In case I never make it through to where you are
This is a song for you
In case I never make it through to where you are

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

Things Referenced in this SongEdit

  • John Darnielle has said several times that the person addressed in this song is Rozz Williams, a musician and friend of Darnielle's who committed suicide in 1998.

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