Ghost Lyrics

Indigo Girls


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
writers: Emily Ann Saliers
album: Track 3 in album Rites of Passage
release date: 1992-5-12
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genres: Rock
styles: Folk Rock
length: 5:16
producer: Peter Collins
conductor: Michael Kamen
piano: Jai Winding
vocal: Amy Ray and Emily Saliers
mixer: David Leonard
electric guitar: John Jennings
recorded by: Pat McCarthy
bass: Sara Lee
percussion & drums: Jerry Marotta
acoustic guitar: Emily Saliers and Amy Ray
strings arranger: Michael Kamen
cymbals: Simone Simonton
composer: Emily Saliers
lyricist: Emily Saliers

Cover Art

Indigo Girls Rites of Passage cover art
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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)


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Three Hits
  • 2 Galileo
  • 3 Ghost
  • 4 Joking
  • 5 Jonas & Ezekial
  • 6 Love Will Come to You
  • 7 Romeo and Juliet
  • 8 Virginia Woolf
  • 9 Chickenman
  • 10 Airplane
  • 11 Nashville
  • 12 Let It Be Me
  • 13 Cedar Tree