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.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

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 Song[edit | edit source]

Things Referenced in this Song[edit | edit source]

  • 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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