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#1139291 - 04/02/18 10:24 AM Shadow Self  
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This was inspired by the fall of once prominent men such as Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein just to name those who got the ball rolling, who really did experience a fall due to their shadow selves, aka the dark side.


SHADOW SELF

c2018 Brian Beecher


Evil is not through with us
You could descend to hell
Unless you are willing
To confront your shadow self

You will find many buried treasures
After the intensity
And potential emotional drama
Which could last an eternity

Evil is not through with us
You could descend to hell
The energy of the spirits
Will reveal your shadow self

Even your sense of optimism
Won’t be enough to save you when
A dose of passion, drive and anger
Will expose your every sin

Evil is not through with us
You could descend to hell
Betrayed by your own desires
And your secret shadow self

Worldly one she can cause friction
‘Neath a cloud of sensitivity
And a deep sense of belonging
Yet with no capacity

Evil is not through with us
You could descend to hell
Can you feel the shift happen
All due to your shadow self

Evil is not through with us
Things feel less personal
Perhaps even less romantic
All due to your shadow self

And there is no magic in
A life now exposed to sin
You may like things just as they are
But you’re now a fallen star

#1140235 - 04/25/18 01:43 AM Re: Shadow Self [Re: beechnut79]  
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I like the title and the theme of a darker side that tempts us all. I also like that the chorus evolves as it goes along.


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#1140525 - 05/04/18 06:23 PM Re: Shadow Self [Re: beechnut79]  
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This is spot on as a mirror to human nature, a condition.that none of us is exempt from nor immune to.

#1140865 - 05/18/18 11:26 AM Re: Shadow Self [Re: beechnut79]  
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Thanks for the encouragement. This is one of those songs I hope will go somewhere someday.


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