Me and My Shadow
Vic Damone Lyrics


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Shades of night are falling and I'm lonely
Standing on the corner feeling blue
Sweethearts out for fun
Pass me one by one
Guess I'll wind up like I always do
With only
Me and my shadow
Strolling down the avenue
Me and my shadow
Not a soul to tell our troubles to
And when it's twelve o'clock
We climb the stair
We never knock
For nobody's there
Just me and my shadow
All alone and feeling blue
When the sun sets on the far horizon
And the parlor lamps begin to glow
Jim and Jack and John
Put their slippers on
They're all set but we'restill on the go
So lonely
Me and my shadow
Strolling down the avenue
Me and my shadow
Not a soul to tell our troubles to
And when it's twelve o'clock
We climb the stair
We never knock
For nobody's there




Just me and my shadow
All alone and feeling blue.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Vic Damone's song "Me and My Shadow" paint a picture of loneliness and isolation. The singer finds himself standing on a corner, watching couples pass by, but he is alone, with only his shadow as a companion. The singer expresses a sense of hopelessness and resignation as he walks down the avenue, with no one to share his troubles with, and ends up alone in his room with just his shadow.


The lyrics touch on a universal experience of feeling alone in a crowd, but the singer adds a poignant twist by elevating his shadow to a character in the story. The shadow becomes more than just a reflection of the singer but functioning as a friend, or perhaps even a lover, who has been a constant companion in difficult times. The repeated phrase "just me and my shadow" creates an echo of the loneliness and reinforces the idea that despite the crowds, the singer is truly alone with only his shadow as a companion.


The song's melancholy tone is conveyed through the gloomy imagery of the setting sun, the parlor lamps, and the singers' sense of being left behind by his peers. The singer contrasts his situation with that of his friends who are happy to settle down for the night while he is still searching for companionship. Despite the lonely theme, the song ends with a sense of acceptance as the singer resigns himself to his fate and acknowledges his shadow as his only companion.


Line by Line Meaning

Shades of night are falling and I'm lonely
As darkness sets in and the night begins, I'm feeling empty and alone.


Standing on the corner feeling blue
I'm standing on this street corner, feeling down and sad.


Sweethearts out for fun
Couples are out enjoying themselves.


Pass me one by one
They walk by me, one after the other.


Guess I'll wind up like I always do
I'll probably end up in the same situation I always do - alone and by myself.


With only
Without anyone else around,


Me and my shadow
I'm left with just me and my own shadow to keep me company.


Strolling down the avenue
We take a leisurely walk down the street, my shadow and I.


Not a soul to tell our troubles to
There's no one to share our problems with.


And when it's twelve o'clock
Late at night when the clock strikes twelve,


We climb the stair
Me and my shadow go up the stairs.


We never knock
We don't bother knocking, since there's no one there anyway.


For nobody's there
There's nobody around to answer the door.


Just me and my shadow
Once again, it's just me and my shadow


All alone and feeling blue
Feeling sad and alone.


When the sun sets on the far horizon
As the sun goes down in the distance,


And the parlor lamps begin to glow
The indoor lights begin to turn on.


Jim and Jack and John
These are likely friends or acquaintances of the singer.


Put their slippers on
They're getting ready to relax for the night.


They're all set but we're still on the go
They're done with their day and can unwind, but I still have nowhere to be.


So lonely
I'm feeling incredibly lonely.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Al Jolson, Billy Rose, Dave Dreyer

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