I Lost My Shadow

I lost my shadow
Now I want him back
So tall and thin
And grey and black

He has my shape
And the same outline
If you spot him about
You'll know he's mine

He moves like me
Does what I do
With feet ever fastened
To my shoes

A mime artist
Who makes no sound
Is he stuck upon a wall?
Is he stranded on the ground?

He follows me everywhere
Night and day
But never before
Has he ran away

I'm half the man
I used to be
Since my constant companion
Disappeared last week

My dark mirror image
My copycat
I lost my shadow
Now I want him back!