Shadows in the Water

by Tom Mitchell

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All I have's an open book, a tome that tells me time's been put on hold
That's why I don't want to know, 'cos every time I land I turn to stone
Looks like a familiar scene but turns out that it wasn't even there
and camouflage is not a mask

When I think I'm homing in, I find that I somehow cut adrift
Shadows in the water help remind me of the things that don't exist
I thought of what you said and though I can't be without you I can't be here
I can't be here, there's nothing here

I want to tell you something and I hope you'll understand
But my shadow's in the water and your floating in my hand

You're born alone, you die alone, and in between you learn to find your way
And in a sense your innocence will light the path down which you walk today
The weight of shame was never there, when you went missing I was on my way
and camouflage is not a mask


released May 22, 2014
Written, performed and produced by Tom Mitchell.



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Tom Mitchell Bristol, UK

Tom Mitchell is a writer of melodically haunting and dynamic compositions, infused with a mellow and ambient 60s folk reminiscence. He first picked up a guitar at the age of 11, wowed by the finger-style skill of Mark Knopfler. 21 years later, the self-chosen solo artist now charms his audience with soulful, silky vocals and an imaginative and ensouled sense of storytelling. ... more

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