Missing Ghosts

from by Anthony Ihrig

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I miss the rattle
Moonlit shadows in the dark
Pale white fingers reaching out and
Tearing at my heart

I miss the knocking
From that old closet full of bones
Piled up like an alter
to every lover that I've known

They've all gone away, and I think they've gone to stay

I miss their letters
In that pine box under my bed
Every time I read those words
I could raise the dead

I miss their company
Oh such sweet misery
I thought this time they could not hurt me
This time they could never...

Leave, leave me alone
But now you are here and they've all gone
So why am I missing ghosts?

I miss the wicked one
Who had me wrapped in chains
I miss the kind one
I was so desperate to escape

I miss the cool one
She barely spoke to me
I miss the hot one
Who knew just how to make me scream

I miss the lonely songs
That they used to sing
Dressed up in their long black veils
Calling out my name

I miss the tragedy
Oh such sweet fantasy
I thought this time they could not hurt me
This time they could never

Leave me, leave me alone
But now you're here and they've all gone
You are for real but for how long?
For I fear, you won't hang around
And I'll still be missing ghosts


from Missing Ghosts, released December 3, 2011
Track credits:

Written by Anthony Ihrig (BMI)

Anthony Ihrig: guitar, dobro, vocals, door knocking
Eric Christopher: fiddle, harmony vocals
Dan Christensen-Cowan: bass, harmony Vocals
Jed Germond: mandolin



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