Shadows of Innocence Lyrics AMAZING GRACE

Broadway Production 2015
Amazing Grace the Musical - Shadows of Innocence Lyrics

"Shadows of Innocence" is a song from the Broadway musical Amazing Grace performed by Erin Mackey (Mary Catlett) and Josh Young (John Newton).

JOHN
I hear a mournful song on the breeze
Whistling through the sails
And the rigging of my prison on the seas
And whispering of a face I see
When I close my eyes to sleep

And as the days of my life unwind
Distant memories haunt my mind
I see momentary glimpses
Shadows of an innocence
I since have left behind

Lonely echoes of my only chance for love
And a peace I long to find

MARY
Can I ever explain
Longing for a man who brings me only sorrow and pain
Who holds my faith in such deep disdain
He can barely speak God's name

And tell me why is my heart still drawn
To a love I know is wrong
Sometimes all that is within me
Longs for God to give me
The Strength to just move on

And how can I face this sleepless night
And another tearful dawn

MARY AND (JOHN)
And as the days of my life unwind
(And as the days unwind distant memories haunt my mind)
Distant memories haunt my mind
(I can see all of these momentary glimpses)
I see momentary glimpses

BOTH
Shadows of an innocence
I since have left behind

JOHN
Would I be there in her arms tonight

MARY
And why must I face this sleepless night?

BOTH
And another tearful dawn
And another tearful dawn

[Thanks to Emily for lyrics]

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