Album: Rites Of Passage (1992)
  • 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

    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) Writer/s: EMILY ANN SALIERS
    Publisher: EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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