Why breathe a word
When no one needs to know
Why say a thing
To another living soul
Let us pay no mind
To a world that seems unkind
For here is something to shelter
Now more than ever
Our shadow endeavors
Shadow endeavors
Shadow endeavors
Why leave us open
And naked to the sun
Why draw their fire
That they’ll surely reign upon us
Let us pay no mind
To their words and bitter lines
For here’s something to shelter
And now more than ever
These shadow endeavors
Shadow endeavors
Now more than ever
Only ever happened to me once
It doesn’t come again
I think somebody left me here
Afraid and lonely
A long time ago

Words and music by Paul Waaktaar-Savoy
Produced by Paul Waaktaar-Savoy and Alan Tarney
Pre-production and guidance: John O’Mahony
Mixed by Ren Swan

Additional Musicians:

Guitar: Alan Tarney
Programming: Eliot Leigh, Kurt Uenala, Chuck Zwicky
Keyboards: Alan Tarney
Backing Vocals: Alan Tarney