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Indie Film - Ghost of You

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Akumu is not a ghost story.

The film for which the song was written. It is not a ghost story, but the idea of memories being something that can haunt a person.

The film for which the song was written. It is not a ghost story, but the idea of memories being something that can haunt a person.

Ghost of You

Walking past you, do you see me there?

One whispered word tells me your story.

Daughter of thought—a sister in fear.

That ghost of you I see everywhere.

Everywhere.


I watch you walk on the borderlands,

A pale shadow of what you should be.

I don’t yet know you, of that I’m sure,

So how can you hold my life in your hands.


[chorus]

That ghost of you and all it means, keeps haunting me.

A life never lived or a life apart.

That ghost of you tears at my heart.

So when will you start to see

The ghost in me?


You’ve looked through me as if I’m not there.

Your light and dark are so unreal.

What makes you think that I can feel

Anything (anything).


[bridge]

You run away, you hold your tongue, you turn to me,

but still don’t see. Oh, how I prayed someday

These ghosts will go away.

A word is all it took, just a word.

A distant voice called for us to listen

That roaring note whispered in your ear,

But it was always lies you heard.


That ghost of you and all it means, keeps haunting me.

A life never lived or a life apart.

That ghost of you tears at my heart.

So when will you start to see

The ghost in me?


You’ve looked through me as if I’m not there.

Your light and dark are so unreal.

What makes you think that I can feel

Anything…


[bridge instrumental / repeat once to fade]

Ghost of You

A final note:

Some of the words have changed since its original form, but that happens to songs sometimes. I think what we have here (aside from the vocal quality since it was pre-throat surgery for me) is just about where the song ought to be.

© 2010 RGNestle

Comments

Subhas from New Delhi, India on February 28, 2012:

This one is really nice. I likely it.

RGNestle (author) from Seattle on May 26, 2010:

Almost forgot to say that this is a piece of music from my current production, Akumu.

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