Ghosts

by Your Best Friend

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2010 EP from the now-defunct Michigan band Your Best Friend.

Released March 2010.

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released March 11, 2010

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Track Name: White & Red
He trapped the air in his lungs,
Opened up and screamed for hours on end…
When he ran out of oxygen,
He wiped the spit from his lips and he did it again…

Back from the dead, shades of white and red,
As your body meets the Earth's surface again…
Not here, not there, a blank white stare,
You move but your feet do not touch the ground…

You've been haunting me for so long,
You've been haunting me for so long…

Transparent legs can walk through walls…
And you're still acting after a curtain call…
Spend time like it were air to breathe…
Just like a shadow,
A shadow that never leaves…

Passing through walls,
You're the hair standing on end…
Too sad to cry, with piercing eyes,
You speak without making a sound…

Blood on my walls, up and down the halls,
You stand beside me in the mirror…
Locked behind bars, where I am, you are,
You are my shadow when the sun goes down…
Though you can't see what you've done to me,
I can see directly through you…

Just like a shadow never leaves…
Track Name: I'm Afraid of Myself and Everything I Haven't Done
I need to leave Michigan and everything I haven't done.
Oh, I'd die trying to be something worthwhile...

I promise so much of myself that it makes it hard to breathe,
I feel the weight of what I say because it's never what I mean.
We all need some direction, and I lie to myself,
I'm sick of this dependance, I'm sick of being helped.

Oh, I lie to make myself believe that I'm worthwhile...

Open wounds, they turn to scars,
In time they heal like broken hearts.
We're so messed up living our lives,
That I can hardly sleep at night.

All I see is where I am, and everywhere I'm not...
I feel the place where I have started is the place that I will rot.
I can't stay standing still too long, I'm afraid I'll never leave...
I'm afraid of myself and where I want to be.

Everywhere looks better than right here, oh I swear...
Track Name: Aboriri
I was backed into a corner,
And my hands were tied from two…
So I threw my hands into the air,
And I did what I had to do…
There were marks all over her body,
And she never speaks with her friends…
And we stopped showing up on Sundays,
And we will never go back again…

Lord, I’m not ready to have a baby,
So I give him back to you…
And I’ll take him back when I’m ready,
If you can ever forgive what I did…

If you could ever forgive what I did…

When will we be happy?
Where will we find strength?
Can we face our families?
When will you be safe?

Be safe…
Track Name: You'll Never Feel Anything Again
The past is haunting me like a ghost,
The kind that takes it's time and kills you slow.
Under a dim light down a dark hallway...
It whispers, "Give up now and let the rest die in vain."

Always waiting quietly to put an end to my misery,
With infallible conviction,
It steals the air I breathe from my lungs.

And when the crows fall dead at your feet,
You'll know the ghost has come to claim what it needs...

This ghost is inescapably relentless,
And it's clear to me that this will never end...
Forever repeating inside my head,
It says...

Well I don't believe in ghosts...
Track Name: Setting Sail
There was wind and a calm blue sea,
A broken bottle, we’re finally free…
Adrift and all hands accounted for,
But you don’t have your hands anymore in my dreams…

Pray for men at sea:
“God, leave them be!”
Who knows where they’ll go?
“Lord, bring them home!”

So raise your flags high,
Setting sail for a lifetime of doing what we want to do…
Night watch over,
Are you ever sober?
Knocked off course with a storm coming through…

We’ll wait once more,
We’ll have to drag this ship ashore…
Calm seas, midnight breeze,
And we’re still waiting for you to board…

This ship will sink to the ocean floor,
Remember what we’re here for or this ship is going down…

Sea crest secrets,
God, I’ll never keep it…

Loose lips sink ships,
God, I’ll never keep it…
Spilling my guts like the waves crash to the shore…
Drop the anger with the anchor,
Upset about my net yielding more…

“Lord, bring them home!”

We’ll wait once more,
We’ll have to drag this ship ashore…
Calm seas, midnight breeze,
And we’re still waiting for you to board…

This ship will sink to the ocean floor,
Remember what we’re here for or this ship is going down…
If you insist on showing me your wounded hands,
I’m forced to become an honest man and turn this ship around…

This ship is going down…

I just can’t wait to feel relief only a wave could understand,
When it takes its leave from a Pacific beach and finally meets Atlantic sand…
Oh I just can’t wait to feel relief only a wave would know,
When traveling the deep blue sea free from the undertow…

We’ve held our breath for far too long,
These sails are broken; these winds are too strong…
So long old friend, please forgive me,
As we throw you out into sea…

And you can just save yourself…