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My Shadow In Vain
Tubeway
Army

 

Stroll to the cafe
My God how time flies
I close up my brain
And another friend dies

I feel like a mirror
Feel like nothing is mine
I could go back to crying
But now dying seems fine

So I hang from the ceiling
Or I sit on the air
I'll rot in the corner
Until somebody cares

Faces at random
I quote people I knew
I'd love to be like me
If I could feel like you

Here am I more roche five the pain
Here am I just me and my walls to blame
Here am I, I really don't feel quite sane
Here am I still searching for my shadow in vain

Lock my door I only think in black and white
I'll even try to look ashamed

Moving out of Central
Somebody knows me well
Says he'll spill the whole story
He may be lying, I can't tell

Meet me inside
I'll keep my head to the floor
And one hand on the handle
Of the mad / sane door

Here am I more roche five the pain
Here am I just me and my walls to blame
Here am I, I really don't feel quite sane
Here am I still searching for my shadow in vain

Lock my door I only think in black and white
I'll even try to look ashamed

 

 

Total Number of Plays 164
Taken from the original album - Tubeway Army
First played in concert on - Venue Unknown 1978
Most recently played on - 02nd October 2016 - The Electric, Brixton, London, England
 
Years Song Plays for year.
1978
1979
16 
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
19 
1985
17 
1986
1987
18 
1988
19 
1989
14 
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
14 
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
11 
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
16 
2017  

 

Song Meaning

 

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My Shadow In Vain Live Performances in 1978 - 1

 
01 February 1978 - London, The Rock Garden Scotland
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

 

 
My Shadow In Vain Live Performances in 1979 - 16

 
20 September 1979 - Glasgow Apollo Scotland
21 September 1979 - Newcastle City Hall England
23 September 1979 - Coventry Theatre England
24 September 1979 - Bristol Colston Hall England
25 September 1979 - Liverppol Empire Theatre England
26 September 1979 - Manchester Apollo England
27 September 1979 - London Hammersmith Odeon England
28 September 1979 - London Hammersmith Odeon England
30 September 1979 - Birmingham Odeon England
01 October 1979 - Guildford Civic Hall England
02 October 1979 - Southampton Gaumont Theatre England
03 October 1979 - Ipswich Gaumont Theatre England
05 October 1979 - Brighton Dome England
06 October 1979 - Aylesbury Friars Maxwell Hall England
07 October 1979 - Wolverhampton Civic Hall England
08 October 1979 - Sheffield City Hall England
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

 

 
My Shadow In Vain Live Performances in 1981 - 3

 
26 April 1981 - London, Wembley Arena England
27 April 1981 - London, Wembley Arena England
28 April 1981 - London, Wembley Arena England
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

 

 
My Shadow In Vain Live Performances in 1984 - 19

 
22 November 1984 - Cardiff St Davids Hall England
23 November 1984 - Portsmouth Guildhall England
24 November 1884 - Birmingham Odeon England
25 November 1984 - Bristol Colston Hall England
26 November 1984 - Oxford Apollo England
27 November 1984 - Leicester De Montford Hall England
28 November 1984 - Nottingham Royal Centre England
30 November 1984 - Blackburn King Georges Hall England
01 December 1984 - Manchester Apollo England
02 December 1984 - Edinburgh Playhouse England
03 December 1984 - Glasgow Apollo England
04 December 1984 - Newcastle City Hall England
05 December 1984 - Sheffield City Hall England
06 December 1984 - Guildford City Hall England
08 December 1984 - Ipswich Gaumont England
09 December 1984 - Southampton Gaumont England
10 December 1984 - Brighton Dome England
11 December 1984 - London Hammersmith Odeon England
12 December 1984 - London Hammersmith Odeon England
       
       

 

 

 
My Shadow In vain Live Performances in 1985 - 17

 
20 September 1985 - Oxford Apollo England
21 September 1985 - Nottingham Royal Concert Hall England
22 September 1885 - Cardiff St Davids Hall England
24 September 1985 - Newcastle City Hall England
25 September 1985 - Sheffield City Hall England
26 September 1985 - Southampton Gaumont England
27 September 1985 - Guildford Civic Hall England
28 September 1985 - Leicester De Montford Hall England
29 September 1985 - Liverpool Empire England
01 October 1985 - London Hammersmith Odeon England
02 October 1985 - London Hammersmith Odeon England
03 October 1985 - Cornwall Coliseum England
05 October 1985 - Ipswich Gaumont England
06 October 1985 - Bristol Colston Hall England
07 October 1985 - Birmingham Odeon England
08 October 1985 - Hanley Theatre Royal England
09 October 1985 - Manchester Apollo England
       
       

 

 

 
My Shadow In Vain Live Performances in 1987 - 18

 
07 September 1987 - Cardiff St Davids Hall England
08 September 1987 - Portsmouth Guildhall England
09 September 1887 - Southampton Mayflower England
10 September 1987 - Guildford Civic Hall England
11 September 1987 - Bristol Colston Hall England
12 September 1987 - Oxford Apollo England
14 September 1987 - Leicester De Montford Hall England
15 September 1987 - Wolverhampton Civic Hall England
16 September 1987 - Nottingham Royal Centre England
17 September 1987 - Cambridge Corn Exchange England
18 September 1987 - Liverpool Empire England
19 September 1987 - Newcastle City Hall England
21 September 1987 - Glasgow Barrowlands England
22 September 1987 - Sheffield City Hall England
23 September 1987 - Preston Guildhall England
24 September 1987 - Manchester Apollo England
25 September 1987 - London Hammersmith Odeon England
26 September 1987   London Hammersmith Odeon England
       
       

 

 

 
My Shadow In vain Live Performances in 1988 - 19

 
05 March 1988 - London Flag Disco England
24 September 1988 - Exter Plaza England
25 September 1988 - Newport Centre England
26 September 1988 - Bristol Colston Hall England
27 September 1988 - Guildford Civic Hall England
28 September 1988 - London Dominion Theatre England
29 September 1988 - Oxford Apollo England
30 September 1988 - Southampton Mayflower England
01 October 1988 - Manchester Apollo England
02 October 1988 - Birmingham Alexander Theatre England
03 October 1988 - Sheffield City Hall England
04 October 1988 - Leicester De Montfort Hall England
06 October 1988 - Glasgow Barrowlands England
07 October 1988 - Newcastle City Hall England
08 October 1988 - Hull City Hall England
09 October 1988 - Liverpool Empire England
10 October 1988 - London Astoria England
11 October 1988   London Astoria England
12 October 1988   London Astoria England
       
       

 

 

 
My Shadow In Vain Live Performances in 1989 - 14

 
12 October 1989 - London, Dominion Theatre England
13 October 1989 - Oxford Apollo England
14 October 1989 - Sheffield City Hall England
15 October 1989 - Hull City Hall England
16 October 1989 - Manchester Apollo England
18 October 1989 - Bristol Colston Hall England
19 October 1989 - Newport Leisure Centre England
20 October 1989 - Glasgow Barrowlands England
21 October 1989 - Liverpool Empire Theatre England
22 October 1989 - Birmingham Alexander Theatre England
23 October 1989 - Southampton Mayflower Theatre England
24 October 1989 - Guildford Civic Hall England
25 October 1989 - London Hammersmith Odeon England
26 October 1989 - London Hammersmith Odeon England
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My Shadow In Vain Live Performances in 2002 - 5

 
05 April 2002 - Manchester Academy England
06 April 2002 - London, Shepherds Bush Empire England
19 September 2002 - Glasgow, Queen Margaret Union England
20 September 2002 - Liverpool, The Lomax England
21 September 2002 - London, Hackney The Ocean England
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

 

 
My Shadow In vain Live Performances in 2003 - 4

 
08 February 2003 - Bristol Colston Hall England
09 February 2003 - London, Shepherds Bush Empire England
20 September 2003 - Manchester Academy England
21 September 2003 - London, Astoria England
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My Shadow In Vain Live Performances in 2004 - 1

 
10 September 2004 - Birmingham Academy England
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

 

 
My Shadow In Vain Live Performances in 2006 - 14

 
19 April 2006 - Birmingham, 02 Academy England
20 April 2006 - Nottingham, Rock City England
21 April 2006 - Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall England
22 April 2006 - Preston, 53 Degrees University England
23 April 2006 - Newcastle, 02 Academy England
24 April 2006 - Leeds, Metropolitan University England
25 April 2006 - Liverpool, 02 Academy England
26 April 2006 - Glasgow, Queen Margaret Union England
28 April 2006 - Sheffield, Leadmill England
29 April 2006 - Manchester Academy England
30 April 2006 - Oxford, Brookes University England
01 May 2006 - Bristol, 02 Academy England
02 May 2006 - Norwich, UEA England
03 May 2006 - Portsmouth, Pyramid England
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

 

 
My Shadow In Vain Live Performances in 2011 - 11

 
15 September 2011 - Nottingham Rock City England
16 September 2011 - Bournemouth 02 Academy England
17 September 2011 - London, 02 Shepherds Bush Empire England
18 September 201 - Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall England
19 September 2011 - Leeds 02 Academy England
20 September 2011 - Glasgow 02 ABC England
21 September 2011 - Liverpool 02 Academy England
07 December 2011 - Leamington Spa Assembly Rooms England
08 December 2011 - Manchester Ritz England
09 December 2011 - Southampton Guildhall England
10 December 2011 - Minehead ATP Festival England
11 December 2011 - Hatfield University England
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

 

 
My Shadow In vain Live Performances in 2015 - 5

 
20 March 2015 - London, Royal Festival Hall England
30 September 2015 - Los Angeles Teragram Ballroom England
22 October 2015 - The Forum, Kentish Town, London England
24 October 2015 - The Academy, Manchester, London England
25 October 2015 - The Opera House, Cork England
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

 

 
My Shadow In Cain Live Performances in 2016 - 16

 
12 May 2016 - New York, Gramercy Theatre England
17 May 2016 - Chicago, The Metro England
25 May 2016 - Toronto, Opera House England
15 September 2016 - Sheffield Foundry England
16 September 2016 - Liverpool Olympia England
17 September 2016 - Coventry Copper Rooms, Warwick University England
18 September 2016 - Newcastle O2 Academy England
20 September 2016 - Glasgow O2 ABC England
21 September 2016 - Nottingham Rock City England
22 September 2016 - Oxford O2 Academy England
23 September 2016 - Norwich, The Nick Rayns LCR England
24 September 2016 - Portsmouth Pyramids Centre England
25 September 2016 - Bristol Motion England
26 September 2016 - Bexhill On Sea De La Warr Pavillion England
01 October 2016 - London Bush Hall England
02 October 2016 - London The Electric, Brixton England
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

 

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Year - 1978

LP - Tubeway Army

Song Length - 2.59

Written by - Gary Numan

Data Last Updated
05 October 2016

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