Ghosts

by Grainne Buchanan

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Recorded at various times in various places, Ghosts is a small collection of songs written between 2010 and 2012.

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released August 22, 2014

All songs written by Grainne Buchanan

Photo by Matthew Burgess
(Invisible Cities exhibit at Mass MoCA, August 2012)

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Track Name: Tell Me
tell me what you see
I've been looking at the insides of my eyes
been blind too long
I'm a bird out of sky
my wings are tattered
but I'm no fish out of sea
I may be blind but I can still
breathe, breathe

tell me tell me tell me tell me tell me tell me
tell me tell me tell me tell me tell me tell me

tell me what you think, think of me
I try too hard and your opinion means everything
you held my heart when life was hard
you were my eyes when I lost my sight

tell me what you see, see in me
I barely play guitar
and all I do is sing these songs
all I do is sing these songs

tell me tell me tell me tell me tell me tell me
tell me tell me tell me tell me tell me tell me

you held my heart when life was hard
you were my eyes when I lost my sight

tell me how you feel
we're usually on the same page
I've been feeling lost
have you been too
have you been too

tell me tell me tell me tell me tell me tell me
tell me tell me tell me tell me tell me tell me
Track Name: Promises
I'm poor but I can save
I'm weak but I'll be brave
just don't give up on me
please don't leave again

'cause I don't want to wonder what if
and I don't want to look back and wish
that I'd done things different

someday somehow
I promise you
someday somehow
you promise me too

I know you like to lie
I don't believe you all the time
but sometimes I wish I knew
if what you said was false or true

and I know you can't be trusted
but I want to believe
the best in the ones I love

someday somehow
I promised you
someday somehow
you promised me too

but were those words empty
and did you say them just to fill space
did you mean it when you said
let's grow up and wake early
watch the sunrise
in the colorado sky
and watch it set
see the stars shine in our eyes
in our eyes

someday somehow
I promise you
someday somehow
you promised me too
Track Name: Scars
I know, I know what you are
but you don't follow your heart anymore
they don't know what you've been through
but I've been through it too
we're on the same boat
same sea

and we're so similar that our scars align
we were cut from the same cloth
we were cut by the same knife

they're not, they're not out to get you
they just want to help you, so they say
they've been looking for you
trying to tie down you
but you're not like that
not like that

we're so similar that our scars align
but you covered yours up
and tried to live a lie

and I know I can be wrong sometimes
but we should be together it's written our skin
and I know I can be wrong sometimes
but our love could be so strong and our scars so thin

we're on the same boat
same sea

and we're so similar that our scars align
we were cut from the same cloth
we were cut by the same knife
and we're so similar that our scars align
but you covered yours up
and tried to live a lie

we're on the same boat
same sea
Track Name: Caged Bird
I don't know why but I feel like I've been running in circles
you've got me on your line tied so tight
you know it, yeah you know
that I come running back each time
just say the word
I know it yeah I know
that I need to break my ties
don't want to be that girl

I'm not your caged bird
I won't sing for you anymore
I'm not your caged bird
I won't wait for you

last summer I told myself that I was free from the past
but you came along and all I did was wonder what if what if
I know it yeah I know
that you mean more to me
than I mean to you
you don't know it you don't know
that I wish I didn't love you
like I do

I'm not your caged bird
I won't sing for you anymore
I'm not your caged bird
I won't wait for you
to come home
to come home

and I'm glad to have met you
and it's hard for me to let you go
but to know you is to love you
and to love you is to feel alone

I'm not your caged bird
I won't sing for you anymore
I'm not your caged bird
I won't wait for you
anymore
Track Name: Slipping
I change myself so it's impossible
I don't want to get hurt
I don't want the chance
I change myself so there's no way

'cause maybe if I'm invisible
there won't be that moment you look away
'cause you won't look
in the first place

and I'm holding on for dear life
but my hands are slipping
and I hope tomorrow will be alright

last night I dreamt that you
were standing by my side
and last night you held my hand
so tight

and when I woke the sun was gone
I thought I had died
but then I realized
it was just before the dawn
before the dawn

and I'm holding on for dear life
but my hands are slipping
and I hope tomorrow will be alright
but I don't know

I'm trapped in a body I don't believe
and I have a theory that it's lying to me
I don't know what to say
'cause there are signs here
and there were signs there
but you stopped sending signs
and it's not clear where we stand
not clear who I am

and I'm holding on for dear life
but my hands are slipping
and I hope tomorrow will be alright
but I don't know

and I'm holding on for dear life
but my hands can't hold much longer
I hope tomorrow will be alright
but I don't know
Track Name: Lakes (midnight version)
volcanoes don't know they burn
and mountains don't know they crumble
and I couldn't tell you what's up or down
'cause I don't know if I'm awake

stars shine but they can't see the sunlight
and that's not scientifically correct
but nothing is when you try to explain it
no nothing makes sense

and I'm sorry
I'm sorry
I've loved you from the start
I've loved you from the start
I've loved you from the start

lakes don't know they leak
and oceans don't know they crash
I didn't know I was different
I didn't know you didn't care

and I'm sorry
I'm sorry
I've loved you from the start
I've loved you from the start
I've loved you from the start
Track Name: Ghosts
where did we go
I don't really know
we faded like ghosts
there are people
on the city streets
they don't see us
we're just ghosts
we're just ghosts

please don't forget
I won't forget
what you said
and what you meant
I know it's been said
so many times
so many ways
but I just hope you're happy

I was sinking
already fallen
thought I was gone
but there you were with your
endless blue eyes
telling me
i was beautiful
we were beautiful

time moves on
it moves faster and faster
we grew apart
we grew further and further

so please don't forget
I won't forget
what you said
and what you meant
I know it's been said
so many times
so many ways
but I just hope you're happy

every night you're in my dreams
on the sidelines
telling me things
I want to hear
like you love me
and you're sorry
and you never thought
it'd be like this
you didn't know
we'd be ghosts

life goes on
it goes faster and faster
and we fall in love
again and again
over and over

so please don't forget
I won't forget
what you said
and what you meant
I know it's been said
so many times
so many ways
but I just hope you're happy
with her
Track Name: The Night
fireflies are out and I'm awake
because you said you loved me today
but don't you see it's hard for me
I'm torn up inside

don't say those words
they are like stars
here every night
don't say those words
when I asked you not
to give me stars

you're giving me stars
and I don't want them from you

fireflies are out and I'm entranced
the way they light their bodies up and dance
I wish I knew how to fly
I wouldn't be here tonight

don't say those words
they are like stars
here all the time
don't say those words
when I asked you not
to give me stars

you give me stars

fireflies are out and I'm afraid
'cause they're the light in the dark but they won't stay
I know they'll leave
I know you'll leave me someday

don't say those words
three little words
three stars in my sky
don't say those words
when I asked you not
to give me stars

if you don't believe in the night.