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Shadowlands — Shadowlands
Album: Shadowlands
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6.8

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Total ratings: 809









Released: 2015
Length: 3:35
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Into the Shadowlands, something compelling me
How can I understand what it is telling me?
Here in the waiting room,
Spinning my black cocoon
Silken and seamless, dormant and dreamless
Where do you go now that nothing can grow?
What will you do
When no one can break through?
How do you play when the sky becomes gray?
What do you say when reason slips away?
Into the Shadowlands, shrouded in ebony
Holding out both my hands, I am Persephone
Tasting the ruby seeds, question my sanity
What is the penalty for my humanity?
Where do you go now that nothing can grow?
What will you do when no one can break through?
How do you play when the sky becomes gray?
What do you say when reason slips away?
Sun is a red balloon,
Fractures this frozen tomb
Out of captivity flows creativity
Where did you go when nothing would grow
What did you do
When no one could break through
Now we will sing and welcome back the spring
Come out and play it’s beautiful today
Comments (49)add comment
 gippy73 wrote:
Please notice that the "CD" link to Amazon brings to a "Page not found".
 
Seems to be working now gippy73.  Let me know if there are other shadowy issues.

Cello Bob
Please notice that the "CD" link to Amazon brings to a "Page not found".
Sounds like a touch of Tori Amos and Agnes Obel. I like it.
 unclehud wrote:
Instrument mixture — including the vocal — is quite tasty.  Interesting contrast between dark lyrics and upbeat, snappy melody.

 
The phrasing on the vocals - very pleasing on the ears.  {#Music}
 CoYoT51 wrote:
Woooooow... putain la claque, ce morceau !
14/4 (5+9), quite Tori Amosesque... love at first sight!
I gave it a 8.
 
I often warn people not to try dancing to this one, unless they have Bulgarian ancestry.
Woooooow... putain la claque, ce morceau !
14/4 (5+9), quite Tori Amosesque... love at first sight!
I gave it a 8.
I always think this is Tori Amos when it comes up and i reach for the PSD button - but then I hold off.
 crackker8385 wrote:
Garbage
 
Insightful - an impressive, tightly presented analysis with good supporting reasons.

Intellectuals like you are a rare breed.

Dumb as a sack of rocks!
 bliepman wrote:

"A negative response is better than no response." - Vice President of Fantasy Records

"If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all." - My dad
 

Actually, in this context, I'd love to be able to filter out all responses with nothing more substantive than "great", "crap" etc.
Hmm, Amazon links go to RP.  iTunes links go to music by Amethystium.  Covers don't match.
 crackker8385 wrote:
Garbage

 
"A negative response is better than no response." - Vice President of Fantasy Records

"If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all." - My dad
Garbage
So good to see bands doing tracks named after themselves. This was a fine metal tradition (Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden) which needs to be revived and expanded. Imagine the possibilities! The War on Drugs. Of Monsters and Men. Boy and Bear. Other exciting ones?
 Ygourven wrote:
Nice song Bob  

bliepman wrote:
Thanks to RP and listeners for keeping Shadowlands on the playlist.  We are in good company thanks to your support.

 

 
Thanks.  Glad you like it.  We are in the studio recording new songs with a full string section.  Stay tuned.
Nice song Bob  

bliepman wrote:
Thanks to RP and listeners for keeping Shadowlands on the playlist.  We are in good company thanks to your support.

 



Gawd damb, man. wtf?

Nice song{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}
Instrument mixture — including the vocal — is quite tasty.  Interesting contrast between dark lyrics and upbeat, snappy melody.
 bliepman wrote:

Thanks Aud.  On this song, I simply learned what Karoline is playing on the piano and tracked three cello parts. In live shows, I switch between the three parts. 

 
It's really neat to have the musicians appear in the comments and tell us something about how they put the song together.  Nice work on this one, my friend.
Thanks to RP and listeners for keeping Shadowlands on the playlist.  We are in good company thanks to your support.
Good song with unusual rhythm, and local to me, but I wish they would go further with it, into Porcupine Tree territory, with some further development and possibly a little 4/4 respite with more rock overtones. Just wishful thinking. Nice song anyway.
 kcar wrote:
Six months after posting a critical comment about the lyrics, I now rather like them. But like late December, I'm a bit bushed and in need of a Lot of Food. 

 
Glad you are coming around on the song.  As for the other issues, I suggest you take a twenty minute nap and order a pizza.
Six months after posting a critical comment about the lyrics, I now rather like them. But like late December, I'm a bit bushed and in need of a Lot of Food. 
 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
I like where their coming from... SLO Town!

 
Thanks for the tip.  Surprised that this nice bit of music blooms in the shadow of Cow Poly. I Love the Central Coast.
   


I like...
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Agnes Obel and KT Tunstall's love child, to my ears.  Nice stuff.

 
There are two bands with very similar names - Shadowland and Shadowlands. Maybe twin love children?
Agnes Obel and KT Tunstall's love child, to my ears.  Nice stuff.
What A nice musical twist for Me. Very Nice ! 
 Skydog wrote:
this and Moby before this
great picks but it's Saturday night
here in the Eastern Time Zone USA
when do we rock-n-roll? 




 Skydog wrote:
this and Moby before this
great picks but it's Saturday night
here in the Eastern Time Zone USA
when do we rock-n-roll? 

 
Shadowlands rocks on "Selkie Girl" which you can hear online.

 
this and Moby before this
great picks but it's Saturday night
here in the Eastern Time Zone USA
when do we rock-n-roll? 
I like where their coming from... SLO Town!
 bliepman wrote:

Actually, when we asked the photographer how to dress for the shoot, he said pretend you are going to Keith Richard's funeral.  So your interpretation is not far off. 

 
: )

Hope we hear more Shadowlands here (cool bliepman, you dig Greg Brown too) 
 ncarus wrote:
I was wondering whether it was Tori Amos or Kate Bush!  Enjoyed it thoroughly anyway.

 
It's lilting and playful like a lot of work  from those two greats, but the rhymes in this song are trite and predictable. 
 Aud wrote:
Love the Cello!

 
Thanks Aud.  On this song, I simply learned what Karoline is playing on the piano and tracked three cello parts. In live shows, I switch between the three parts. 


Love the Cello!
 davesbuster wrote:

Ha - Keith Richards is going to outlive us all!  Great song though.

 
Thanks Dave.  You know, it's time we all stop and think about what kind of world we will leave for Keith.


 bliepman wrote:

Actually, when we asked the photographer how to dress for the shoot, he said pretend you are going to Keith Richard's funeral.  So your interpretation is not far off. 

 
Ha - Keith Richards is going to outlive us all!  Great song though.
wow very nice!!....what Renaissance might sound like if still together....though a bit different than the fabulous Annie Haslam's voice.
At the beginning of the song, I thought it was Agnes Obel. It is as good as her. 
I was wondering whether it was Tori Amos or Kate Bush!  Enjoyed it thoroughly anyway.
 hayduke2 wrote:
the song is like their cover photo - not joyful, maybe both were made during a wake for a house cat

 
Actually, when we asked the photographer how to dress for the shoot, he said pretend you are going to Keith Richard's funeral.  So your interpretation is not far off. 
the song is like their cover photo - not joyful, maybe both were made during a wake for a house cat
 Osedax wrote:
Play more of this stuff!!!

 
Second that 
At first I thought this was Tori Amos. But Tori Amos without the self-conscious sanctimony. 
Play more of this stuff!!!
This is the first Tori Amos tribute band I've heard ....
...reminds me of - bertie blackman, i think?..
I like this!