Who Sang (Do Not) Stand in the Shadows? Billy Idol

Billy Idol Rebel Yell cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Billy Idol, Steve Stevens
release date: 1983-11-10
genres: Electronic Rock
styles: New Wave/Hard Rock/Synth-pop
length: 3:12
producer: Keith Forsey
lead vocals: Billy Idol
mixer: Dave Wittman
engineer: Pete Thea
guitar: Steve Stevens
drums (drum set): Gregg Gerson
bass guitar: Steve Webster
composer: Steve Stevens, Billy Idol
lyricist: Steve Stevens, Billy Idol
Up in the street
To a precise beat
Painting shadows on the wall
Well, we cut cars and fly by bars
All for one and one for all
Like a teenage sleaze
A comic book tease
With your art on your sleeve
Well, you know you won't run
You won't hide
And you jump like a son of a gun
Wow

[Chorus:]
Do not stand in the shadows
Do not stand in the shadows
Do not stand in the shadows
Do not stand in the shadows
Oh, lonely
Oh, lonely

Watching people on the walls
Well, Mommy and Daddy thought that they had me fooled
I wasn't thinking - not at all
Well I got out
I was not gonna stand
In the dark without a light
Forget ill luck
If you believe
That chance should sit and wait

[Chorus]
Do not stand in the shadows
Do not stand in the shadows
Dark and evil in the shadows
Do not stand in the shadows
Do not stand in the shadows
Do not stand in the shadows
Do not stand in the shadows
Oh, oh, oh, oh

And now we've touched down
Moving all around
Yeah, living to a blaster sound
No preachers teachers freak out man
To the sound of false alarm
They ain't here today
Let me hear you say
You're alive and you're living with me
So, don't try to hide
Don't try to die
In the dark of the night



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Rebel Yell
  • 2 Daytime Drama
  • 3 Eyes Without a Face
  • 4 Blue Highway
  • 5 Flesh for Fantasy
  • 6 Catch My Fall
  • 7 Crank Call
  • 8 (Do Not) Stand in the Shadows
  • 9 The Dead Next Door