In the Shadows

The Rasmus

About In the Shadows

"In the Shadows" is a song by Finnish alternative rock band The Rasmus, included on the group's fifth studio album Dead Letters. The single achieved considerable chart success throughout Europe and Oceania, including the United Kingdom, where it reached No. 3, and New Zealand, where it topped the chart. It was nominated for the Kerrang! Award for Best Single in 2004.


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No sleep
No sleep until I'm done with finding the answer
Won't stop
Won't stop before I find a cure for this cancer

Sometimes I feel like going down I'm so disconnected
Somehow I know that I am haunted to be wanted

I've been watching, I've been waiting
In the shadows for my time
I've been searching, I've been living
For tomorrow's all my life
In the shadows
In the shadows

They say that I must learn to kill before I can feel safe
But I, I'd rather kill myself than turn into their slave

Sometimes I feel that I should go and play with the thunder
Somehow I just don't want to stay and wait for a wonder

I've been watching, I've been waiting
In the shadows for my time
I've been searching, I've been living
For tomorrow all my life

Lately, I've been walking, walking in circles
Watching, waiting for something
Feel me, touch me, heal me
Come take me higher

I've been watching, I've been waiting
In the shadows for my time
I've been searching, I've been living
For tomorrow all my life

I've been watching, I've been waiting
I've been searching, I've been living
For tomorrow

Oh oh
Oh oh
In the shadows [Repeat x3]

I've been waiting

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The Rasmus

The Rasmus are a Finnish rock band that formed in 1994 in Helsinki while the band members were still in upper comprehensive school. The original band members were Lauri Ylönen (lead singer/songwriter), Eero Heinonen (bass), Pauli Rantasalmi (guitar) and Jarno Lahti (drums). Jarno Lahti left the year after and was replaced by Janne Heiskanen in 1995. Heiskanen quit the band in 1998 and was soon replaced by Aki Hakala. The Rasmus has sold 4 millions albums worldwide, 400,000 in Finland alone. They have won numerous of awards both domestic and international. more »

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Written by: Aki Hakala, Eero Heinonen, Lauri Yloenen, Pauli Rantasalmi

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21 facts about this song

Band History
"In the Shadows" is a song by the Finnish rock band The Rasmus. The band was formed in 1994 in Helsinki while the band members were still in high school.
Album Details
This song is a part of their fifth studio album "Dead Letters." The album was first released in 2003 in their home country of Finland.
International Success
"In the Shadows" was commercially successful and helped The Rasmus gain international recognition. The song reached the top of the charts in many countries, such as Germany, Italy, and the UK, and it continued to stay on the charts for many weeks.
Song Release
Originally, the song was released in Finland in 2003, and it reached the number one spot on the charts. The international version was released in 2004.
Music Video Production
The band has made several versions of the music video for the song. The version that is most known features the band members in a ghostly mansion with other supernatural elements.
Awards and Accolades
"In the Shadows" won several awards, including Best Nordic Song from the Nordic Music Awards in 2003.
Song Genre
The song, like others by The Rasmus, is classified as alternative rock and pop-rock. It characterizes the band's transition from funkier sounds to a darker gothic rock sound.
The song is known for its catchy, powerful chorus, and plaintive verses, making it a memorable anthem-like song.
Chart Performance
"In the Shadows" managed to stay in the Irish Singles Chart for a whopping 17 weeks.
Despite the age of the song, it remains one of the most popular songs released by The Rasmus, often performed at concerts and used in media such as film and television.
Song Origin
"In the Shadows" is a song by the Finnish band The Rasmus. The song was first released on the band's fifth studio album titled "Dead Letters" in 2003.
Chart Performance
The song was very successful for the band, reaching the top position in numerous countries including Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom. It was also a hit on the Eurochart Hot 100, where it reached number two.
Video Recognition
The music video for "In the Shadows" won the award for Best Music Video at the Finnish Music Awards in 2004.
Band's Breakthrough
"In the Shadows" is considered to be The Rasmus's breakthrough single that helped them gain international recognition.
Platinum Selling
In Germany, the single achieved platinum status for sales of over 500,000 copies.
Multiple Versions
There are several versions of the song as it was re-recorded for the UK market, and a different video was also created.
Unique Sound
The song became popular in part due to its distinctive melody played by a cellobass.
Song Content
The band has stated that the song's lyrics are about the uncertainty and fear of stepping into the unknown.
Rock Band Inclusion
"In the Shadows" is also famous for being included in the European release of the video game Rock Band.
Music Influence
The song and its success have been credited for helping to heighten the popularity of rock music in Finland.
Despite being released over a decade ago, "In the Shadows" continues to be one of The Rasmus's most popular and recognisable songs.

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