Shades of Grey

Here’s a song I liked when I was little. Like, age 8. I had great taste in music, what can I say. Back then I just liked it for its groove, but these days it has quite another meaning that I relate to only too well.

Please enjoy “Shades of Grey” by Billy Joel. Lyrics below for your convenience.

Ba ba baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Taa!
Ba ba baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Taa!

Some things were perfectly clear, seen with the vision of youth
No doubts and nothing to fear, I claimed the corner on truth
These days it’s harder to say I know what I’m fighting for
My faith is falling away
I’m not that sure anymore

Shades of grey wherever I go
The more I find out the less that I know
Black and white is how it should be
But shades of grey are the colors I see

Ba ba baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Taa!
Ba ba baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Taa!

Once there were trenches and walls and one point of every view
Fight ’til the other man falls
Kill him before he kills you
These days the edges are blurred, I’m old and tired of war
I hear the other man’s words
I’m not that sure anymore

Shades of grey are all that I find
When I look to the enemy line
Black and white was so easy for me
But shades of grey are the colors I see

Ba ba baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Taa!
Ba ba baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Taa!

Now with the wisdom of years I try to reason things out
And the only people I fear are those who never have doubts
Save us all from arrogant men, and all the causes they’re for
I won’t be righteous again
I’m not that sure anymore

Shades of grey are all that I find
When I look to the enemy line
There ain’t no rainbows shining on me
Shades of grey are the colors I see

Shades of grey wherever I go
The more I find out the less that I know
There ain’t no rainbows shining on me
Shades of grey are the colors I see

Ba ba baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Taa!
Ba ba baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Ba ba Baduwa Taa!

Image Source: Saint Joseph

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