Shadow of My Former Self - Matthews & While
From the album ‘Quest’ While and Matthews


I’ve been wandering round this lonely house
Wondering where we went wrong
Like a ghost I’ve walked in shadows for far too long
I should change all the locks, change all the keys
Wipe the dust right off of the shelf
‘Cause I keep running into the shadow of my former self

I find myself, walking by
The places where we used to go
Just what I think I’ll find there I don’t know
I should pick myself up from the ground I guess
Leave the floor to somebody else
‘Cause I’m tired of running into the shadow of my former self

I can’t go to work, I can’t stay home
I don’t like crowds, Can’t be alone
And this heart of mine, I swear has been in better health
I’m a shadow …

I’ve locked the pieces and parts
Of our broken hearts
Away some place where I can’t see
But as hard as I try, I can’t throw away the key
So I keep holding on to what’s been and gone
But I guess I’m only fooling myself
‘Cause I keep running into the shadow of my former self
I’ve been holding on to what’s been and gone
But I can’t keep fooling myself
When I keep running into the shadow of my former self

Oh! I can’t keep running into the shadow of my former self