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Ghost Modern

# Title Duration
1. Intro
Synthesizers: Michael Deni
00:42
2. I'm Ready
Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals: Michael Deni
Cello: Nathan Blaz
Drums: Brian Ostreicher
Violin, Viola: Dina Maccabbee

an eye for an island
and a kingdom for your soul
if you truly are in love with living
then you have got to let it go

you’ve been staring at the ocean
like it's a language you could learn
but the truth is
it's a cruel gift
turn around and we'll watch it burn

cause I am ready now
I am ready now

listen to reason
not the reasons that they give
I am getting tired of guessing
I am ready to live

I know we're going nowhere
and it feels like it's all a waste
but the truth is just as useless
we will cover it in our wake

cause I am ready now
I am ready now

cause I am ready now
I am ready now
03:41
3. Need
Synthesizers, Guitar, Samples, Vocals: Michael Deni
Cello, Modular Synthsizer: Nathan Blaz
Drums: Brian Ostreicher

I was born 
a dark morning
with iron in my teeth
and a map of this country 
tattooed across my shoulders
the shadows wait for me

I need your love
I need your love

my words are few
friends even fewer
I drift in the sea
I have circled the earth 
in search of a master
more worthy than the breeze

I need your love
I need your love

we are vagrants
in invisible buildings
violent children
we live cause we're living
03:30
4. You Say You Love Me
Synthesizers, Guitar, Samples, Drum Programming: Michael Deni
Cello: Nathan Blaz
Drums: Brian Ostreicher

you say you love me
you say you love me
you say you love me
you say you love me

you say you love me but you don't
you say you need me but you know I just can't cope
with all the dreaming and the hope
you just want to use me up and leave me here and let me go

you say you love me
I want to know what you mean
I need to know how you feel
when you say you love me

I know you want me in your life
it's just the way you want me that doesn't feel so right
I know you're trying to ease my mind
but it's not so reassuring if you don't know for certain

you're everything I wanted
you're everything and more
but you keep looking over my shoulder at that open door
this world is full of silence and I am just a thought
but you'll never find me if you keep on looking for the only one

you say you love me
I want to know what you mean
I need to know how you feel
when you say you love me

you say you love me
you say you love me
you say you love me
you say you love me

you say you love me
		you know I just can't deal
I want to know what you mean
		you know the way I feel
I need to know how you feel
		tell me are you for real
when you say you love me

you say you love me
I want to know what you mean
just tell me how does it feel
when you say you love me
03:50
5. Too Much
Keyboards, Guitar, Saxophone, Vocals: Michael Deni
Cello: Nathan Blaz
Drums, Percussion: Brian Ostreicher
Violin, Viola: Clio Tilton

I’ve been here just lying in the basement
keeping my head up and my eyes closed
I forget what I was erasing
I guess I don't need to know

the days will take their toll if you let them
and we'll always keep coming back for more
they put us in our place just like an old friend
who knows who we were before

you know it's just too much to bear
is there anyone out there
I want to love someone but if it's not you I don't care
cause it's just too much, just too much to bear

my window fills with infinite colors
if only I could move them under my brush
I don't know why I'd even bother
they'd all bleed into one

you know it's just too much to bear
is there anyone out there
I want to love someone but if it's not you I don't care
cause it's just too much, just too much to bear

pieces of the sky
		I won't invite
water from your eyes
		I'll let it lie
fires that won't light 
without you

I had your hopes
I had your faults
I had your fears
to try to calm
I had your eyes
to guide along
out of the dark
now that their gone...
04:22
6. The Guest
Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals: Michael Deni
Cello: Nathan Blaz
Drums: Brian Ostreicher
Violin, Viola: Clio Tilton
Tuba: Daniel Lubin-Laden
French Horn: James Fenwicke Holmes
Trombone: Rob Ewing

my days are like a drum
that I beat on 'til my hands are numb
I’ve been trying to get pity from the stars
but all I'm moving is my own heart

I waited hours to not know
I waited here cause I had nowhere else to go
I just want someone to call my own
meager consolation for being born

everything keeps happening
whether your eyes are closed or open
is it a game or a burden
if there's an end there must be a beginning

I waited hours to not know
and I waited here cause I had nowhere else to go
I just want someone to call my own
meager consolation for being born
03:34
7. Read Your Palm
Synthesizer, Vocals: Michael Deni

I won't read your palm
I don't need to know where the lines stop
it's just a wish and a hope
a story that will unfold
but if I know how the story goes
what's behind every door
would I listen so close
I won't disturb your pond
though your waters seem so peaceful and calm
but if I remove my shoes
and put in just one foot
it would send ripples 
echoing all around you
01:56
8. The Fire Is Coming
Synthesizers, Guitar, Vocals: Michael Deni
Sound Effects: Eli Crews
Drums: Brian Ostreicher

the fire is coming again
the ice it covers my head
I try to talk but it burns at my lips
it knows all of the hiding places where I live
it knows all the excuses that I have to give

the night is for lovers and friends
and I put myself right in
covered in roses that prick at my skin
I invite you to play, I invite you to win
I invite you to take from me all that's shining

I'm looking down that long tunnel light
I can see my reflection in the stars in the sky
I could leave you for heaven, I could leave you tonight
but we always believed what we saw with our eyes
and the colors they keep on falling into mine

oh, the sirens' call
their song so warm and light
below their feet we lie

my voice sounds hollow and thin
I've grown tired of the way I pretend
so dress me in fabrics that sparkle and shine
cause the lights they went out in the tunnel tonight
and the stories you tell sound like birds when they fly
04:04
9. Patience
Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals: Michael Deni
Drums: Brian Ostreicher
Cello: Nathan Blaz
Violin: Clio Tilton

patience
all my patience is gone
lately
I just can't keep holding on
'til tomorrow
cause I’ve been waiting here too long to just be patient

let me
let me know who you are
you've kept me
long enough inside the dark
but flowers
will only grow beneath the sun
I wish you'd let me

patience is a virtue
love just can't be wrong
silence is golden
so I'll just sing along
I know your walls will soon defend me
I'll be glad then that they're strong
and if haste will make me waste your love
then I will learn to crawl and just be patient

hoping
I keep hoping for a sign
just a token
cause faith is best left to the blind
but knowing
would be such fuel for the fire
but I'll keep hoping

patience is a virtue
love just can't be wrong
silence is golden
so I'll just sing along
I know your walls will soon defend me
I'll be grateful that they're strong
I know haste will make me waste it all
so I will learn to crawl and just be patient

if I could know which way the wind blows

haste will only make me waste your love
so I will learn to crawl and just be patient
04:04
10. Keep
Synthesizers, Guitars, Vocals: Michael Deni
Bass Guitar: Eli Crews
Cello: Nathan Blaz
Drums, Backup Vocals: Brian Ostreicher
Backup Vocals: Robbie Percell

water's rising higher in the night
soon you and I shall die
we've never had a place to hide
so why should we mourn it

endless days are on my mind
the time that we saved was spent wilting on the vine

I remember you in a summer dress
walking in the waves at the water's edge
I took your hand we started to dance
and I fell into a trance

you're all that's good and kind to a man
something wild I could never understand
but all we've ever had’s a day that's going to end
so let's keep living in the ending

endless days are on my mind
the time that we saved was spent wilting on the vine
03:28
11. Interlude
Pump Organ: Michael Deni
00:23
12. Falling Apart
Synthesizers, Guitars, Vocals: Michael Deni
Cello: Nathan Blaz
Drums, Percussion: Brian Ostreicher
Violin, Viola: Clio Tilton
Harp: Naomi Hoffmeyer

I'll take what you give me
I'll take my time
I'll take all you can see
and I'll make it mine
I know this life is over before it starts
that's why we're always falling
falling apart

falling apart, falling apart, falling apart again

I was the answer 
to your crime
you were the water 
that I turned into wine
I know this life is more than the sum of all its parts
that's why we're always falling
falling apart

are you coming to save me
are you coming tonight
I don't want to be lazy
but I feel like my whole life has been
a horse that's tried its best to buck me off
I guess I'll always just be falling
falling apart

falling apart, falling apart, falling apart again
falling apart, falling apart, falling apart again
falling apart, falling apart, falling apart again
falling apart, falling apart, falling apart again
03:45
Ghost Modern - Cover Art
Geographer Released Mar 23, 2015 ℗ Roll Call Records