Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

Ghosts

Loss of a Relationship

GHOSTS

Intro:   

He: Slowly, slowly I lifted my head

When you said that I could not stay

Lines shined where your tears had run

All my magic was gone

And the words wouldn’t come

There was nothing more I could say.

 

Chorus:  (His)  So good-bye

I won’t burn you anymore

Y’cry when I say I still love you

So good-bye

I’ve been with someone else you know

A love without change doesn’t grow

Good-bye

 

(She):  I left you there in the hall

And ran to my bed where I lay

And cried that our life had gone wrong

For you’d finally said what I’d known all along

What I feared each Sunday you left me alone

Going somewhere too, ... too far away.

 

Chorus:  (Hers)  So good-bye

You can’t burn me anymore

You were too afraid to try to love me

So good-bye

A love like mine would only scare

Away a ghost who wasn’t really there

So good-bye.

 

Both: Wind whispers flow

Through the empty house

Dust swirls from under the door

He: That day when I left you I wanted to stay

She: That day when you left me

       I wish you had stayed

Both: But it’s gone, ... drifted away

And only the ghost of yesterday

Sighs forever, cries forever,

Dies forever, ... evermore.

 

Chorus:  (Theirs)  Ahhhhhhhh-aaaaahhhhhh!

     (Both sung at the same time)

 

Written by Peter Alsop, ©Copyright 1976, Moose School Music (BMI)

On Asleep At The Helm & Songs On Loss & Griefwww.peteralsop.com

E’s to D’s

D-E7-Em7-D/G-D-(D-G-D)-E7-A

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