Lyrics- Ghosts

Beautiful
Bounce the baby, you call your love
Call him up and tell him what you saw
Slowly now, so you’ve made your choice,
You’re standing up straight and you’ve found your voice.
Slowly now, the teardrop explodes
Coyote loving, when you take off all your clothes

Everything to now is beautiful
All I lost
You found your beautiful
They might hold you down
We’re beautiful and true.
You’re beautiful too

They ain’t calling round cos we’re beautiful and true
You’re beautiful too

Running scared, a teardrop explodes
Coyote loving when you take off all your clothes,
I caught a glimpse of you late at night,
But you saw me staring, so you turned off all the lights
I met your family, they seem nice
Discussed the details and I named my price
They only know me from nine to five
But I’ve seen you dancing, spinning your 45′s

Everything to now is beautiful
They might hold you down, cos you’re beautiful
They ain’t calling round cos we’re beautiful and true
There’s not a lot I say is true
Except the words I say to you
 
Ghosts
When I laid in the sand I thought about you
When you laid in the sand you said you saw
I don’t know how much time we’re given
Fighting for your right to fail

And then after you left, the dream was broken
Just your shape in the sand
No words were needed
I don’t know how much time we’re given
Fighting for your right to fail

When you’re driving your boats
And you’re waving me in
Run around with your ghosts
Who perpetually grin
And god only knows if your calling me home…

And I played in your bands
And I thought about you
You said you’d lend a hand
When you felt you could
I don’t know how much time we’re given
Fighting for your right to fail

You’re just a nail on a cross
With a call coming in
Divide your highs and your lows
But you won’t let me win
And God only knows if you’re calling me home…
 
Morphine
Light, I’m fading
You’re morphine, I can’t find your cloud
You’re a cotton world and I’m leaving,
I won’t come down

Your sulfur kiss
I’m waiting
I’m not your only child

Would you steal something
For your little piece of grime

And you look like you’ve lost something
Is it starting all again?
And you look like you could start something
If you’d only say when I’m leaving

Fanfare
How come you said it be easy,
Leaving me here on my own?
Grandpa called said he’s got one ball
That looks higher

I fought all the fears of the faithful,
Crying on your shoulder till dawn,
Hope got lost, faith pissed off
And retired

I’m here for the fanfare,
I’m here for the slow signs
Get on top for the hard sell,

Round and round and round

Cindy’s afraid of the fire,
Mama’s afraid of herself,
Leroy called said it’s not your fault
But thanks for your help

I’m here for the fanfare
I’m here for the slow signs
Get up top for the hard sell
Round and round and round

Love that turned on a dime,
We have love that turns on a dime..
 
Mid-night Sun
It’s like something, like a midnight sun
Will you stay here a while with me ’til the light comes on
‘Cause we’re dreaming
Baby’s got a wandering eye, baby’s got a wandering eye
Baby’s got a wandering eye, baby gets to wondering why
It’s like something, like a foreign taste
Will you stay here a while in your mother’s place
‘Til you leave us for a colder place, that’s right
Baby’s got a wandering eye, baby gets to wondering why
When it cools down, put it on my plate
And forgive us though we hesitate
‘Cause we’re learning
Baby’s got a wandering eye
Let’s go watching when they burn the whole damn place
When you meet us with your cold embrace
But you dress nice
Baby’s got a wandering eye, baby gets to wondering why, baby gets to wondering why
And it’s late now, what you doing awake
And forgive us though we hesitate
‘Cause we’re learning
Baby gets to wondering why
It’s so late now, what you doing awake
You gotta whisper ’cause you soul’s at stake
And we’re dreaming
Baby gets to wondering why, baby’s got a wandering eye, baby gets to wondering why
 
Whisper (Set Your Guns to Stun)
You should rest some
Before you drive
You should whisper
Before you lie
The boys are calling
They always do
But I don’t blame them
They’re human too

A mile from hoping,
Here I stand
It’s far, I’m hoping
Take my hand

Your holy water
Is turning blue
It’s like I need this
Like I need you
Invite you over
And see the scars
Pull your pants up,
And show us yours

A mile from hoping,
Here I stand
It’s far, I’m hoping
Take my hand
 
A Prayer for St. Rita
I’ll be your apron
I’ll be your fire
I’ll keep it cooking
When you’ve grown tired
I’ll be the sulfur
On the match you strike
I’ll be a candle
‘Cause we’re born upright

I’ll be a good girl
I’ll dress up nice
The times, they’re hard now
I’ll treat you right

Don’t fall in love if they are far away
Don’t fall if they’re too close
Don’t fall in love if you hold on to your things
Don’t fall in love with ghosts

Come and rest your head
And let me hear the words you have to say

And in the war zone
My mother cried
SHe’d lost her brother
To the other side
I loved the school boy
Who held me tight
We fought like wild dogs
And we danced all night

Don’t fall in love if they are far away
Don’t fall if they’re too close
Don’t fall in love if you hold on to your things
And you know that I love you the most
And you know that I love you the most
Oh, my baby, I’m afraid of ghosts

And in the hallway
I kissed you twice
Now you’ll need counseling
For sound advice

Don’t fall in love if you are far away
Don’t fall if they’re too close
Don’t fall in love if you hold on to your things
And you know that I love you the most
And you know that I love you the most
Oh, my baby, I’m afraid of ghosts
Oh, my baby, I’m afraid of ghosts
 
I Fell
You’re good for nothing
It helps you win
Your creature comforts
Won’t let you in

The cook’s not cooking
The fish won’t swim
And my blood is boiling
When I touch your skin

I fell
Where you fell,
I fell

I’m through regretting
I’ve lost the touch
To win you over
It cost too much
It’s a blind regretting
Of all you know
You’re deep demented
You take us home

I fell
Where you fell,
I fell

And in the markets
The cafe crowd
Have turned a deaf ear
A holy shroud.

(your mother scattered your name unknown,
your alabaster is overgrown)
 
Up & Up
Tell you what you want to hear
Be my valentine for a whole year.
Look inside the dreams come true
Arthur says so, you believe ‘em

And I believed ‘em too

I’m on the up and over you

Blanket bombs and solitaire
I’ve never known how to play it but I stood and watched you stare
Martha speaks through Martha’s eyes while Sinbad looks at the reflection of his good side
You learned to dream on a milk-white new
It’s a piece of cake if you haven’t been what we’ve been through

I’m on the up and over you
I’m on the up and over you

Loving boys who talk like men
Who lose themselves in your cardigans
Loving girls who taste like rain,
Who wash you out
But you’re left with shame
And then nothing.

Belladonna, serenade
It’s a walk in the park, it’s a hand grenade
And loneliness of all is you
I’ll see your one and raise you two

I’m on the up and over you
 
Hold Tight
Let go of your instincts,
Will you stay a while
You had your hands full
And you had mine tied
Hold tight, to me,
Hold tight, to me,
Hold tight, come here,
Hold tight

And in the daytime
You’re sad and low,

But I can’t cure this
I thought you know

I’m just tired
And I’m no good
Are you just trying?
Cause you feel you should?

Hold tight, to me
Hold tight, to me
Hold tight
Hold tight, come here
 
I’m Tired

You like a well-kept table
I like the shade
And you’d kick and well you’re able
And my mind is made

I’m tired,
Don’t you see?
I’m tired,
Don’t you see?

You lost some dead drunk hero
And I lost a friend
And you like the sacrifices
And I make amends

I’m tired,
Don’t you see?
I’m tired,
Don’t you see?
I’m tired,
I’m tired

Are you coming, are you coming down