Shadow

by Kathy Muir

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This is one of seven up-tempo songs I’m releasing. The beat was inspired by songwriter Tom Walker who posted a 30-second video on Instagram of him playing to a small festival crowd. I loved the rhythm, which is not one I normally write with, so set about trying something new. Also new is the story of the song. This is for all the shy people in the world and how folks tell you to get out more. It’s about avoiding ‘acquaintance’ friendships and holding out for real ones: they last longer and will make you happier

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Every move is a move beyond the pale
We’re trying to push ourselves a little further towards a better place
That feeds our heaven not our hell
We’re swimming in synchronicity beyond the ripples and the swell

Don't call it by any other name
No matter what they say or how their words can play
In your mind, just find another way
To love the cradled sight that blinded souls can only ever hope to find

Try to be what you want to be
And then just pull yourself out of the shadow
'cause you'd rather find deep down inside
The light that fills your love divine in your shadow

People energize or they deplete
I'm telling you nothing new that you have never seen or have believed
It's the way it's always been
But it is more about the state of you and who you're letting in

And who live it by many other names
So swim against the tide and let those drifters drown
In their self-obsessed insanity
You know you are free if you never feed forgotten words or empty deeds

Try to be what you want to be
And then just pull yourself out of the shadow
'cause you'd rather find deep down inside
The light that fills your love divine in your shadow

You crowd my mind
With your endless dissipation of energy wasted on the blind
They don’t get it, they can’t see
So don’t you try to change, who really wants to be the same

Try to be what you want to be
And then just pull yourself out of the shadow
'cause you'd rather find deep down inside
The light that fills your love divine in your shadow

Try to be what you want to be
And then just pull yourself out of the shadow
'cause you'd rather find deep down inside
The light that fills your love divine in your shadow

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released November 22, 2019

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Kathy Muir Edinburgh, UK

Kathy brings a unique spectrum of songs to the stage. Whilst comfortable playing acoustic pop, her jazz and blues influences weave through her songs. Kathy's vocal and lyrical style remains singular and instantly identifiable: an expressive range that is soft and intimate, yet sassy and upbeat with a natural, unforced delivery that captures the imagination. ... more

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