Song Lyric Sunday – Ghost by Indigo Girls

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I am feeling a bit nostalgic today because it is an old friend’s birthday and she and I are no longer in contact. Back in the day (mid-90s), she and I would listen to the Indigo Girls during road trips. We knew every word to the entire Indigo Girls album (their 2nd, but first studio produced album) and would sing it. She would sing Emily’s parts and I would sing Amy’s. Those were some great times in my life. As a tribute to her, I give you today’s offering:

Ghost by Indigo Girls, lyrics via Metrolyrics

There’s a letter on the desktop that I dug out of a drawer
The last truce we ever came to
In 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
I’m in love with your ghost

Dark and dangerous like a secret (don’t tell a soul)
That gets whispered in a hush
When I wake the things I dreamed about you (don’t tell a soul)
Last night make me blush
And you kiss me like a lover
Then you sting me like a viper
I go follow to the river
Play your memory like a piper

And I feel it like a sickness
How this love is killing me
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, ooh

Ooh
Unknowing captor
You never know how much you
Pierce my spirit
But I can’t touch you
Can you hear it
A cry to be free
Oh 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

This bitter pill I 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 than 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)

Songwriters
EMILY ANN SALIERS

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Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

And for your listening pleasure, here is a live performance of Ghost:


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Song Lyric Sunday – New Horizon by Lord

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I had this name pop up on my Twitter feed. They’d just followed me. It was an Australian band named Lord. The name alone intrigued me, so of course I had to check them out. And OMG! They are incredible. Rock, old-style. I may not be a rock star, but the lyrics do speak to me. The choice of a lonely life – mine more solitary than lonely, but I really grok these lyrics. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I have been this week.

Lord – New Horizons Lyrics @ SongLyrics

Another city passes in the darkness
Another country come and gone
And on this never ending road I wander
Seems like I’m always on the run

[Chorus 1:]
So long ago
I chose this lonely road
To follow new horizons
So far to roam
A million miles from home
So many more to go…

In another life I could have been the everyman
Another tale untold for me
Cursed by the gypsy’s kiss and driven onward
To reap the winds, forever free

[Chorus 2:]
So long ago
I chose this lonely road
To follow new horizons

So far to roam
But one thing I know
One day I’ll find that road
That takes me home

[Solo: LT / Pete Lesperance]

Another plane, another train
Another thousand miles of road
And one more day, I’ll find my way
Home to you…

Now I sit here waiting in the darkness
My thoughts a million miles away
Of all the things I’ve done, all the sights and wonder
Not one thing could make me stay (one more day)

[Repeat chorus 2 x2]

[Solo: LT]

Artist: Lord
Album: Set In Stone
Genre: Rock

And for your listening pleasure, the video:

 

Song Lyric Sunday – Cirice by Ghost B.C.

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My brother recently introduced me to a Swedish Heavy Metal band named Ghost B.C. (sometimes just referred to as Ghost). I absolutely love the guitar rips and their music reminds me a bit of Metallica. Very dramatic. This is some really pumped-up music and great for writing, at least it is for me *bigcheesygrin* It also delights my dark soul. The lead singer calls himself Papa Emeritus and the other group members are referred to as merely Nameless Ghouls. This song, Cirice, earned them the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.

“Cirice” by Ghost B.C. Lyrics from AZLyrics

I feel your presence amongst us
You cannot hide in the darkness
Can you hear the rumble?
Can you hear the rumble that’s calling?

I know your soul is not tainted
Even though you’ve been told so
Can you hear the rumble?
Can you hear the rumble that’s calling?

I can feel the thunder that’s breaking in your heart
I can see through the scars inside you
I can feel the thunder that’s breaking in your heart
I can see through the scars inside you

A candle casting a faint glow
You and I see eye to eye
Can you hear the thunder?
Can you hear the thunder that’s breaking?

Now there is nothing between us
From now our merge is eternal
Can’t you see that you’re lost?
Can’t you see that you’re lost without me?

I can feel the thunder that’s breaking in your heart
I can see through the scars inside you
I can feel the thunder that’s breaking in your heart
I can see through the scars inside you

Can’t you see that you’re lost without me?

I can feel the thunder that’s breaking in your heart
I can see through the scars inside you
I can feel the thunder that’s breaking in your heart
I can see through the scars inside you

For your listening pleasure, the video:

 

Song Lyric Sunday – Seemann by Apocalyptica

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For today’s Song Lyric Sunday, I am introducing one of my favorite bands: Apocalyptica. They are a Finnish orchestral metal band. They say about themselves, “Classically trained, metal inspired.” The group currently consists of three cellists,  Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, and Antero Manninen, along with drummer Mikko Sirén. They’ve done a lot of covers, including Metallica and Rammstein. As well as a lot of their own music featuring other singers. This song is a cover for Rammstein’s song “Seemann,” featuring Nina Hagen and it is in German:

“Seemann” Lyrics via Lyrics Mode

Komm in mein Boot
Ein Sturm kommt auf und es wird Nacht
Wo willst du hin?
So ganz allein treibst du davon
Wer hält deine Hand
Wenn es dich nach unten zieht

Wo willst du hin
So uferlos die kalte See
Komm in mein Boot
Der Herbstwind hält die Segel straff

Jetzt stehst du da an der Laterne
Mit Tränen I’m Gesicht
Das Tageslicht fällt auf die Seite
Der Herbstwind fegt die Straße leer

Jetzt stehst du da an der Laterne
Hast Tränen I’m Gesicht
Das Abendlicht verjagt die schatten
Die Zeit steht still und es wird Herbst

Komm in mein Boot
Die Sehnsucht wird der Steuermann
Komm in mein Boot
Der beste Seemann war doch ich

Jetzt stehst du da an der Laterne
Mit Tränen I’m Gesicht
Das Feuer nimmst du von der Kerze
Die Zeit steht still und es wird Herbst

Sie sprachen nur von deiner Mutter
So gnadenlos ist nur die Nacht
Am Ende bleib ich doch alleine
Die Zeit steht still
Und mir ist kalt

Kalt…

Kalt…

And here is the English translation via Google Translate:

come into my boat
A storm is coming and it is night
Where are you going?
All alone you are drifting away
Who will hold your hand
When it pulls you down

Where are you going
So boundless the cold sea
come into my boat
The autumn wind keeps the sails stiff

Now you stand on the lantern
With tears I’m face
The daylight falls on the side
The autumn wind sweeps the street empty

Now you stand on the lantern
Have tears I’m face
The evening light chased the shadows
Time stands still and it will fall

come into my boat
The longing is the helmsman
come into my boat
The best sailor I was

Now you stand on the lantern
With tears I’m face
The fire you take from the candle
Time stands still and it will fall

They spoke only of your mother
So mercilessly is the night
In the end I do stay alone
Time stands still
And I’m cold

Cold

Cold

For your listening pleasure, the video:

Song Lyric Sunday – Wings of a Butterfly by H.I.M.

Today for Song Lyric Sunday, in keeping with my Anti-Valentine’s theme, I offer you

Wings of a Butterfly by H.I.M. lyrics from Metrolyrics

Heaven ablaze in our eyes
We’re standing still in time
The blood on our hands is the wine
We offer a sacrifice

Come on and show, them your love
Rip out the wings of a butterfly
For your soul, my love
Rip out the wings of a butterfly for your soul

This endless mercy mild
We’re crawling side by side
With hell freezing over in our eyes
Gods kneel before our crime

Come on let’s show, them your love
Rip out the wings of a butterfly
For your soul, my love
Rip out the wings of a butterfly for your soul
(Rip out the wings of a butterfly)
Don’t let go
(Rip out the wings of a butterfly)
For your soul

Come on and show, them your love
Rip out the wings of a butterfly
For your soul, my love
Rip out the wings of a butterfly

For your soul
(Rip out the wings of a butterfly)
Don’t let go
(Rip out the wings of a butterfly)
For your soul

(Rip out the wings of a butterfly)
Don’t let go
(Rip out the wings of a butterfly)
For your soul

Songwriters
Ville Hermanni Valo

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