Hasten your pace and I shall still follow Think I would give up, my dear fellow? When you look behind and see me there I can tell that I seem to give you quite a scare Could it be because you realized? I am the opportunity you never seized?
You can run from me but I shall always be with you Through thick or thin I am the one who sees you through You cower in a house of glass – heh! And then expect to hide from me? I won’t even leave you at night when there’s no light to spare For even when you can’t see me I am always there
Give me the freedom and I shall race with you beyond the meadow You are stuck with me I am, after all, your shadow Make me happy and I shall smile at you from every window You can’t expect any more from your reflection can you? I sit at your bedpost whilst you wander deep in your slumber and wait the dawn of a new day I am your conscience sitting through the night always having something to say