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My Shadow Tags On Behind
Adam Green Lyrics


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Everything was wasted, tasted, face it kid
You were never what they wanted
I'm a bird, I'm a tree, I'm a fish outside
The city is a breast dangling from the sky
Oh my feet go where we show the logo
My shadow tags on behind

Oh the world was never meant to be the Brooklyn Bridge
Arcades and soda and tulips
Chimneys and houses and old things
Computers and loving the cold things
Oh my feet go when we show the logo
My shadow tags on behind

Oh time is an angry train of commuters
Love is a golden bag of computers
I know that everyone's got something that they do
But I don't wanna be obsolete to you
Oh I don't want to carry my bag on one shoulder for you

Oh why is once never enough?
Why do I have to cum sticky stuff?
I know that everyone's got something that they do
But I don't wanna be obsolete to you
Oh I don't want to carry my bag on one shoulder for you

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Adam Green's song "My Shadow Tags On Behind" convey a sense of disillusionment with the world and a desire for authenticity. The line "Everything was wasted, tasted, face it kid, you were never what they wanted" suggests that the singer has come to the realization that they have been living their life according to others' expectations, and that it has all been for naught. The imagery of the city as a breast dangling from the sky creates a sense of detachment from the urban environment, and the repetition of the line "My shadow tags on behind" emphasizes the feeling of being disconnected from one's surroundings.


The second verse continues this theme of disconnect, with the line "Oh the world was never meant to be the Brooklyn Bridge" suggesting that the singer feels out of place in the modern world. The litany of images that follow - arcades, soda, tulips, chimneys, houses, old things, computers - create a sense of overload and confusion, a feeling that there is too much going on in the world for the singer to make sense of it all. The line "Love is a golden bag of computers" suggests that even something as fundamental as love has been commodified and turned into an object to be bought and sold.


The final verse is more personal, expressing the singer's desire not to be "obsolete" to someone else in a romantic relationship. The lines "Oh why is once never enough? Why do I have to cum sticky stuff?" add a touch of humor, but also underscore the sense of frustration and disappointment that runs throughout the song. The closing line "Oh I don't want to carry my bag on one shoulder for you" suggests that the singer is looking for someone who will share their burden, rather than adding to it.


Line by Line Meaning

Everything was wasted, tasted, face it kid
All my efforts have been for nothing and I have come to terms with this reality


You were never what they wanted
Despite my efforts, I did not meet the expectations of those around me


I'm a bird, I'm a tree, I'm a fish outside
I feel disconnected from the world around me and struggle to find my place in it


The city is a breast dangling from the sky
The city is alluring and tempting, but ultimately unfulfilling and fake


Oh my feet go where we show the logo
I am influenced by societal expectations and follow them without much thought


My shadow tags on behind
Despite my efforts to conform, I still feel like an outsider and struggle to find my identity


Oh the world was never meant to be the Brooklyn Bridge
The world is imperfect and cannot be expected to live up to our idealized expectations


Arcades and soda and tulips
These are examples of the superficial and fleeting things that we use to distract ourselves from the harsh realities of life


Chimneys and houses and old things
These are the physical things that we cling to for a sense of stability and permanence


Computers and loving the cold things
These are examples of the ways in which we numb ourselves to our emotions and isolate ourselves from others


Oh time is an angry train of commuters
Time passes quickly and without regard for our individual needs or desires, making us feel powerless and frustrated


Love is a golden bag of computers
Love has been reduced to a transactional and materialistic concept, rather than an emotional connection between two individuals


I know that everyone's got something that they do
Everyone has their own way of coping and finding meaning in life


But I don't wanna be obsolete to you
I fear being left behind or forgotten by those who are important to me


Oh I don't want to carry my bag on one shoulder for you
I am tired of putting all of my own needs and desires aside in order to please someone else


Oh why is once never enough?
I am constantly seeking more, whether it be material possessions or emotional fulfillment, but nothing is ever truly satisfying


Why do I have to cum sticky stuff?
This line is intentionally vulgar, but may suggest a feeling of being trapped or held back in some way




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Written by: Adam Green

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