Shadows dance upon the wall,
Like ghosts without a call.
Silent echoes ring through the night,
As the shadows chase away the light.
Darkness descending like black velvet from the sky.
Opening a world that is strange to you and I.
The gray apparitions emerging as one,
Mixing and mingling until the raising of the sun.
And though these shadows, these shapeless creatures of the night,
Have no physical place in the daylight.
Forever vanquished to the dark,
Where under the moon they make their mark.
Moving in rhythm to the silent cries,
To the music that in the darkness lies.
Their fleeting footsteps around us creep.
Their filmy presence in the night will keep.