Ghosts Metal

Released November 18, 2017

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Composition

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Simon Wright ("SimonW")
Edinburgh United Kingdom
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Lyrics
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Billy LeCoq-Mauvais ("sriracha")
Swamp Yankee Pitcairn
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Guitars, Bass, Orchestral sounds, Mixing and Mastering
Andrea Spaziale ("AndreaSpace")
Casale Monferrato Alessandria Italy
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Drums
Doug Schlimmer ("dioislife")
commerce Michigan USA
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Vocals

Sound Recording

PLUS
Billy LeCoq-Mauvais ("sriracha")
Swamp Yankee Pitcairn
Other releases
Guitars, Bass, Orchestral sounds, Mixing and Mastering
Andrea Spaziale ("AndreaSpace")
Casale Monferrato Alessandria Italy
Other releases
Drums
PREMIER
Simon Wright ("SimonW")
Edinburgh United Kingdom
Other releases
Lyrics
Doug Schlimmer ("dioislife")
commerce Michigan USA
Other releases
Vocals
Artist's Notes

Originally written in January 2006, so Ghosts has been a long time in the making! I think the thing that triggered the song was a news story about war time atrocities that were being unearthed in the aftermath of the wars in the Balkans. However, the specifics of the combatants aren't essential; it's basically just a song about the atrocities and dehumanisation that can happen in any conflict.

Lyrics

 

Ghosts

 

(Verse 1)

 

With hands crossed on chests

 

In coffins of wood,

 

In graves marked and honoured

 

Buried in their suits.

 

That?s how we bury our dead

 

That?s how we buried our dead

 

When they came to our town.

 

 

 

(Verse 2)

 

With limbs bloodied flung

 

In pits in the ground,

 

Spat on pissed on

 

Piled high in a mound

 

That?s how we bury their dead.

 

That?s how we buried their dead

 

When we came to their town.

 

 

 

(Chorus)

 

Ghosts that haunt us

 

With whispers at night

 

Ghosts that reproach us

 

With innocent eyes.

 

 

 

(Verse 3)

 

We trusted to the silence

 

But the dead would not lie,

 

They invade our nights

 

Pervade in our minds.

 

Now they?re dug from the ground

 

Now they?re not lost but found

 

As the world comes to our towns.

 

 

 

(Verse 4)

 

Yes, they?re raised from slumber

 

With names on their lips,

 

Teeth and bones in trays

 

Which speak to our guilt

 

Now they?re talking again

 

Of a time that was then

 

As the world peers at our towns.

 

 

 

(Chorus)

 

Ghosts that haunt us

 

With whispers at night

 

Ghosts that reproach us

 

With innocent eyes.

 

 

 

(Spoken)

 

Over the brow of the hill we crept

 

Oblivious to the idyll of the moon-lit surround.

 

With guns clenched in fists,

 

And hate in our hearts,

 

We laid ruin to more than their lives

 

As we tore our damned selves apart.

 

 

 

(Chorus)

 

Ghosts that haunt us

 

With whispers at night

 

Ghosts that reproach us

 

With innocent eyes.

 

 

 

(Chorus)

 

Ghosts that haunt us

 

With whispers at night

 

Ghosts that reproach us

 

With innocent eyes.

 

 

 

(Spoken)

 

Over the brow of the hill we crept

 

Oblivious to the idyll of the moon-lit surround.

 

With guns clenched in fists,

 

And hate in our hearts,

 

We laid ruin to more than their lives

 

As we tore our damned selves apart.

 

 

 

Written by Simon Wright

 

(December 2016)