"Shades of Grey"        
 Words and Music
Michael Calderon
 
Scattered faces…
In the breeze
I fall to my knees,
And I pray
For some kind of meaning
A world,
Void of color
Void of feeling,
Void of meaning
Still I’m kneeling
Still I’m Praying
For the answer
For sanity, for clarity
Just….. Some kind of meaning
 
The Flame
Misses me
There is no light
On me, in shadow
     It cries my name
     Shades of grey
     Monochrome
     Shades of grey
 
Just to preserve some sanity
I take another drink
Another glass of creativity
It’s impossible to think (without it)
     Extinguish the flame
     And I die without the light
There is no shadow, Shades of grey
Caught in the burning where’s the night?
 
You can’t feel me….
You can’t touch me… 
Hear me…
See me, and I burn
I am a shadow
Void of color…Void of sin
And I slip again…
Into darkness
Shadow cries my name

The Flame
Misses me
There is no light
On me, in shadow
     It cries my name
     Shades of grey
     Monochrome
     Shades of grey
 

 
I don't know... its like no one really gets it... gets me
like I'm in
the shadows....
hidden ...
alone...
the light,
where everyone else hides....
seems so alien...
and they are hiding....
hiding from the darkness... their own darkness
 
I know that without the light
there are no shadows
so I guess in some way, I need the light
I must embrace it

look doc, I'm not crazy...really, 

in fact my acknowledgement that so many living in 

that world of light are actually...
the unsure, the insecure, the lost....
all the while, pretending their fear of the darkness justifys their actions...
actions that are so much worse than the darkness they blame it on.

their security is a false reality

I'm real
I cant pretend
I know who I am
what I am
I am a shadow