11.02.2009

ghost

i harbor love for the indigo girls. they bring me back to my college years (along with cake, belle & sebastian, red house painters, built to spill, dave matthews band and ani difranco). also great for belting out at the top of the lungs on the highway with the windows down.


There's a letter on the desktop that I dug out of a drawer
The last truce we ever came to from our adolescent war
And I start to feel the fever from the warm air through the screen
You come regular like seasons, shadowing my dreams

and the Mississippi's mighty, but it starts in Minnesota
At a place that you could walk across with five steps down
And I guess that's how you started like a pinprick to my heart
But at this point you rush right through me and I start to drown

And there's not enough room in this world for my pain
Signals cross and love gets lost and time passed makes it plain
Of all my demon spirits I need you the most
I'm in love with your ghost

Dark and dangerous like a secret that gets whispered in a hush
When I wake the things I dreamt about you last night make me blush
When you kiss me like a lover, then you sting me like a viper
I go follow to the river, play your memory like the piper

And I feel it like a sickness, how this love is killing me
But I'd walk into the fingers of your fire willingly
And dance the edge of sanity, I've never been this close
In love with your ghost

Unknowing captor, you'll never know how much you
Pierced my spirit, but I can't touch you
Can you hear it, a cry to be free
I'm forever under lock and key as you pass through me

Now I see your face before me, I would launch a thousand ships
To bring your heart back to my island as the sand beneath me slips
As I burn up in your presence, and I know now how it feels
To be weakened like Achilles, with you always at my heels

And my bitter pill to swallow is the silence that I keep
It poisons me, I can't swim free, the river is too deep
Though I'm baptized by your touch, I am no worse at most
In love with your ghost
In love with your ghost
You are shadowing my dreams
In love with your ghost
In love with your ghost

2 comments:

Sleep Goblin said...

whooo! belting indigo girls is a favorite past time of mine :)

Janine said...

I love the Indigo Girls as well! If you like her, check out Michelle Malone. She is a friend of theirs and is SO GOOD.- naynayfazz