Shadows Dancing

from by Elaine Mahon

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Wrestling with the shadow self, the dissolution of a friendship, and learning to let go with love.

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SHADOWS DANCING

©2016 Mary Elaine Mahon/Six Pelicans Publishing, BMI

My mind keeps wanting to make sense of this
Was I mistaken, was there something I missed?
My thoughts keep running like a rat on a wheel
As if some piece to this puzzle will be revealed

(Chorus) And I’m holding on tight, but I’m losing control
And the dervish dances by the devil’s hole
To the beat of my heart, in the fire of my soul
It’s shadows dancing, shadows dancing
Shadows dancing ‘til I let go

No easy answers here nothing to talk about
No genie granting wishes dispelling shame and doubt
Even though I cannot know what goes on in your heart
Alone we walk together through this jungle in the dark

(Chorus) And you’re holding on tight, but you’re losing control
And the dervish dances by the devil’s hole
To the beat of your heart, in the fire of your soul,
It’s shadows dancing, shadows dancing
Shadows dancing ‘til you let go

(Bridge) The bridge is gone between us, the gulf is growing wide
We cannot reach other across this great divide

I could cry myself to sleep or I could scream and shout
For now I’m moving on, we’ll see how things work out
I hope that you’ll find a little peace in your heart
Here’s a little something I would like to impart

(Chorus) When you’re holding on tight, but you’re losing control
and the dervish dances by the devil’s hole
to the beat of your heart, in the fire of your soul
it’s shadows dancing, shadows dancing
Shadows dancing, ‘til you let go

credits

from REACH FOR THE STARS, track released February 3, 2017
Lead Vocal & Acoustic Guitar: Elaine Mahon
Bass: Lon Williamson
Fiddle: Jason Thomas
Mandolin: Gabe Valla
Vocal Harmonies: Penny Nichols, Elisabeth Williamson & Elaine Mahon

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Elaine Mahon Gainesville, Florida

With her 2017 release, REACH FOR THE STARS, Elaine Mahon has written a collection of songs that evoke a sense of wonder while inspiring hope and offering empowerment. Mahon's songs reflect her perspective as an astronomer, while remaining deeply rooted in the natural world we all live in. Mahon performs solo at festivals, venues and house concerts in Florida and throughout the Southeastern US. ... more

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