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Hunger

Shadow

Janis Ian

Why can't my wings soar like yours?
Why can't my span spread as wide?
Maybe I've got too much left to hide
Why is it so hard to fly
as I watch you grab the sky?
Maybe you've got nothing left to lose

In the air, we'd meet as friends
Equals in the sky,
and I would be content to watch you fly
From the ground you're just someone
who's closer to the sun,
and I am just the shadow by your side

Why is there a wind that waits
every time you leave the gates?
Why are you aloft when I'm a fool?
Maybe I don't feel the breeze
as it washes over me
Maybe I'm just too earthbound to move

But in the air we'd meet as friends
Equals in the sky,
and I would be content to watch you fly
Here on the ground you're just someone
who's closer to the sun,
and I am just a shadow by your side

Why does God give us these dreams
if He won't provide the wings?

If I had one wish tonight,
I would wish to chart my flight
higher than the mountains I can't climb
I would meet you halfway there
Soar like only eagles dare
and my wings would measure brave enough to face the sky

'cause in the air we'd meet as friends
Equal to the sky,
and I would be content to watch you fly
But from the ground you're just someone
who's standing closer to the sun,
and I am just a shadow by your side
From the ground you're just someone
Who's closer to the sun
And I am just the shadow by your side

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Tour Dates

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All tour dates updated on December 17, 2018

  • Thursday, January 31st

    Island Library, Holmes Beach, FL

    Island Library

    Holmes Beach, FL

    Phone: 941-778-6341

    Visit the venue's website

    Island Library
    5701 Marina Drive
    Holmes Beach, FL 34217
    Janis will be speaking about her career as a performing songwriter and author of the Grammy-winning audiobook "Society's Child: My Autobiography", along with "The Tiny Mouse", a children's book. The talk will be illustrated with a few songs and a Q&A. Merchandise will be offered for sale (cash/check preferred) to benefit The Pearl Foundation and the Island Library equally, and Janis is happy to sign items after the talk is over. For information please call 941-778-6341. * Please note, this is a co-venture with the Waterline Marriott next door to the library. The actual talk will take place at the Waterline, piped into the library and then offered on line. Expect laughter and tears on gorgeous Anna Maria Island! 

  • Wednesday, March 6th

    Tiedtke Concert Hall, Winter Park, FL

    Tiedtke Concert Hall

    Winter Park, FL

    Phone: 407-646-2233

    Visit the venue's website

    Master Class - Free Event.

  • Thursday, March 7th

    Tiedtke Concert Hall, Winter Park, FL

    Tiedtke Concert Hall

    Winter Park, FL

    Phone: 407-646-2233

    Visit the venue's website

    Free show.

  • Thursday, August 8th

    Egyptian Theatre, Park City, UT

    Egyptian Theatre

    Park City, UT

    Phone: 435-649-9371

    Visit the venue's website

    Master Class with Livingston Taylor.

    10AM to 2PM

  • Friday, August 9th

    Egyptian Theatre, Park City, UT

    Egyptian Theatre

    Park City, UT

    Phone: 435.649.9371

    Visit the venue's website

    With Livingston Taylor.

    Tickets on sale May 1, 2019.

  • Saturday, August 10th

    Egyptian Theatre, Park City, UT

    Egyptian Theatre

    Park City, UT

    Phone: 435-649-9371

    Visit the venue's website

    With Livingston Taylor.

    Tickets on sale May 1, 2019.

  • Sunday, August 11th

    Egyptian Theatre, Park City, UT

    Egyptian Theatre

    Park City, UT

    Phone: 435-649-9371

    Visit the venue's website

    With Livingston Taylor.

    Tickets on sale May 1, 2019.

  • Wednesday, August 14th

    Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT

    Ridgefield Playhouse

    Ridgefield, CT

    Phone: 203-438-5795

    Visit the venue's website

    With Livingston Taylor.

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