Ghosts

by Dan Chapman

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released August 26, 2014

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Track Name: Ghost Peak
Well I heard from a tired old bird
That you flew too far west for me
As I stood on a porch in the woods
I called your phone just to hear it ring

Well I drew from a newlywed crow
That you crossed the sea like a mariner
Yeah I know I should read your old note
But I've got no letter opener

You casted off and reeled me in slow
And you hung me outside your window

You are the greatest method actress that I've seen

Well I heard from a tired old bird
That you flew too far west for me
As I stood on a porch in the woods
I called your phone just to hear it ring

Well I got more answers from the silence
Of my love calling out to you
I got more answers from the silence
Of my love calling out to you

You casted off and reeled me in slow
And you hung me outside your window

You are the greatest method actress that I've seen
Track Name: The Tram, Lake, & Peaks
When I'm talking I'm always feeling
I can't rest, is it the same for you?
In the tram que that I wait through
There's a space between my irises
That I can't get to
I'm trying

There's a blue crest up to my chest
And in the water I am seeing things
She wears a white dress, is holding my head
But I'm blinded by her light in me
And I don't know how to banish
Banish your ghost

With all my forces I don't know where to go
Yeah I took courses far from everyone I know
The cliffs are teething like I am
And drink up the moon
Track Name: Wasted Matches
My old soul has carried from this watering hole
A fish for you and berries that you can fix at your home

When I awoke against the grain I knew
The closer I was getting
The longer your thread strung me to you
That I've been wasting matches with my time
It's the hardest pill to swallow in my mind

When I awoke to pouring rain I knew
The notes that I was playing
Were equally desolate and clung to you
That I've been sailing bottles down the line
And the notes the shore returned were only mine

You're getting away from me
Like a pendulum swings I don't know where I go
But if you're the kindest one, you're also the hardest to win
But this shouldn't be a contest, no this shouldn't be

Do you even know why I loved you so?
Track Name: Tearing Up Harvard Yard
On the thought of loss
Pulls a pest out of my chest I must repress
My chest I must repress

Comes to take its place
At the corner of my face it's my loneliness
It's my loneliness

It's below

We're tearing up Harvard yard, and I'm thinking over you
We're tearing up Harvard yard, and I'm thinking over you

Gears make me stern
A motor when it burns I burn for younger days
I burn for younger days

Shifting as I learn
From automatic hurt to peel the husk away
To peel the husk away

It's below
I've got a lot to know

We're tearing up Harvard yard, and I'm thinking over you
We're tearing up Harvard yard, and I'm thinking over you

You, I know we will meet again
You, I know we will meet again for the first time
Track Name: Esther
I don't know why that I met you
You were so kind when I met you

I did not know how to not love you, but I tried to
I did not know how to let it go, but I tried to

Do you recall that alabaster jar that I showed you?
Deep inside I'm cynical and tired but I kept safe this hope

And I did not know how to not love you, but I tried to
I did not know how to let it go, but I tried to

I don't know why that I met you
Your eyes were the same as mine when I met you
Track Name: Plans Change
If I ever fell in love it was only once
She'd broken me with a diamond eye
Left for Carolina in the coldest night

Catherine oh Catherine dear
Make it disappear
See it's been a good long while

Your eyes, your nose fall low
The vines spilling out of her head grow

If I've ever been sincere, 'neath the rain I hear
Locomotive noise and dream
Of driving through Boston to Lindley

Catherine oh Catherine dear
Make it disappear
See things have gotten too heavy
I bear the weight of rain like a vagabond

Your eyes, your nose fall low
The vines spilling out of her head grow

Her plans don't change up the days up
Look yonder on from the plain drop, rain drop