Ghost of California

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Ghost of California

Forgot what I said
Forgot what I was gonna say
Forgot who I am
Forgot who I’m supposed to be

Alone on the beach
Sun bleached hair and brown oiled skin
Everything within my reach
Everything within my reach

Sometimes wine goes down like water
And leaves you stranded on the shore
With some pretty river daughter
Or a lonely little whore

But you were the diamond in the rough
The needle in the stack
And I can't get enough
And I can't get enough

Pacing round the room in circles
Been staring at the calendar all week
I was so excited
Now I'm so nervous that I can't speak

Maybe it just made sense at the time
Back when we were only 19
I think I’m gonna be alright
After all, you were mine

Stories we tell ourselves, about what went wrong
What's the conclusion? What's the takeaway?
Events in a timeline, that only we know
And only we give a shit about

But there's no moral sometimes
Sometimes you have to take the blow
Sometimes the words don’t seem to rhyme
And you have to let it go

Pacing round the room in circles
Been staring at the calendar all week
You were so excited
Now you’re so disgusted that you can’t speak

Maybe it just made sense at the time
Back when we were only 19
I think I’m gonna be alright
After all, you were mine

I thought that one day we'd be married, when we were young
And then one day we'd be buried
Side by side
On the golden coast
I’m the ghost of California
Where the sun dives deep into the roaring pacific
And we'd be sleeping under sundown, not alone

And maybe it just makes sense this time (Were you invited? Were you invited?)
After all we’re only 22
I think you’re gonna be just fine (Were you invited? Were you invited?)
After all, I’m coming, coming home to you

And maybe it just makes sense this time (Were you invited? Were you invited?)
Back when we were only 19
I think I’m gonna be alright (Were you invited? Were you invited?)
After all, you were mine

I’m the
I’m the ghost of California

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from Don't Be Afraid of Dragons, released January 14, 2017

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Down With The Ship Boston, Massachusetts

Down With The Ship is a Boston area rock band with a rabid following. We are Zombie Killers all.

Malachy Duffy, vocals, guitar
Conor Duffy, drums
Nate Teebagy, bass
Joe Elkhoury, guitar
Ben Beal, keyboard, backing vocals
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