Beautiful Ghosts

  • Follow me home if you dare to
    I wouldn't know where to lead you
    Should I take chances when no one took chances on me?
    So I watch from the dark, wait for my life to start
    With no beauty in my memory

    All that I wanted was to be wanted
    Too young to wander London streets, alone and haunted
    Born into nothing
    At least you have something
    Something to cling to
    Visions of dazzling rooms I'll never get let into

    And the memories were lost long ago
    But at least you have beautiful ghosts

    Perilous night, their voices calling
    A flicker of light before the dawning
    Out here, the wild ones are taming the fear within me
    Scared to call them my friends and be broken again
    Is this hope just a mystical dream?

    All that I wanted was to be wanted
    Too young to wander London streets, alone and haunted
    Born into nothing
    At least you have something
    Something to cling to
    Visions of dazzling rooms I'll never get let into

    And the memories were lost long ago
    But at least you have beautiful ghosts

    And so maybe my home isn't what I had known
    What I thought it would be
    But I feel so alive with these phantoms of night
    And I know that this life isn't safe but it's wild and it's free

    All that I wanted was to be wanted
    I'll never wander London streets alone and haunted
    Born into nothing
    With them I have something
    Something to cling to
    I never knew I'd love this world they've let me into

    And the memories were lost long ago
    So I'll dance with these beautiful ghosts
    And the memories were lost long ago
    So I'll dance with these beautiful ghosts Writer/s: Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Taylor Swift
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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