shadow dream song lyrics – jackson browne

i meant to call her name
i meant to take her hand
i meant to be the same and understand
just what was happening in the evening
between the princess and the prince

i can’t be bothered now
and i can’t eat or drink
i can’t remember how i used to think
what was the song she sang before the morning rang
bringing the princess to the prince

it’s a crystal ringing way
she has about her in the day
but she’s a laughing dappled shadow
she’s a laughing dappled shadow in my night

if i could hear her voice
if i could see her face
if i could have my choice i’d be in the place
where i saw her last on the evening past
of the princess and the prince

it’s a crystal ringing way
she has about her in the day
but she’s a laughing dappled shadow
she’s a laughing dappled shadow in my night

/ jackson browne lyrics