Ghosts Of Love

by Alissa Lindemann

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released September 9, 2013

Recorded and Mixed by Alissa Lindemann

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Track Name: Audrey
Verse 1:
I Paint on those wingtips/
put on that dress/
try to turn back time/
clean up the mess/
waltz out the door in my overcoat/
tears fall like silver and pave the road.

Chorus:
I don't want to be forgotten, so write me up/
don't want to fade away with the summer
when winter comes/
I want to always be remembered like Audrey Hepburn.
Oh, Audrey!

Verse 2:
I wear those glasses/
sit in the park/
I am invisible unless I play the part/
What will it take in this cold world/
for a smile to be worth it's weight in gold?

Bridge:
When even Hollywood goes down in flames/
I want to say that I lived the golden age/
If diamonds last forever,
then I want to be remembered.
Track Name: The Only One
Verse 1:
When it comes to regrets, I confess/
I come up with insufficient funds/
and I've failed every test, every chance/
to live life while I'm young/
These fears topple all my castles/
and I wander this world just like an exile.

Chorus:
But you are the only one I could ever love/
You are the only one standing after the dust settles/
The only one I could ever love/
You are the only, the only one.

Verse:
I walk around in circles every day/
no idea, no plan/
but I think that it's better to get lost/
than know where you're going to end/
He's just like the ocean, always parting ways/
Oh, Wanderlust, bring him back some day.

Bridge:
We'll run away to the forest/
You can be the king of this fortress/
ah ah ahh ah ah ah/
Oh, I know it looks dim/
but we can light up this town/
with the flame of a single match.

You are the only one I could ever love/
You are the only star shining from above/
You are the only thing that would be enough/
The Only.
Track Name: All Year Long
Verse 1:
What can I say about the rain/
that hasn't been said in a love song/
or a sad reprise?
In the south-land there'll be a good man/
Who's gentle and kind.

Chorus:
I won't be a statue on your lawn/
and I won't be one picture in your collage/
but I will be here waiting all year long.

Verse 2:
When the first leaf falls to the precious earth/
dries crumpled and brown/
reputation less than worth/
When it snows and buries that leaf/
It'll grow back strong and just as green.

Bridge:
When gray takes over blue/
and the fire consumes/
I won't need a reason to stay until next season/
Oh, oh.

I won't be a statue on your lawn/
and I won't be one picture in your collage/
Oh, I won't be a ghost that haunts your thoughts/
but I will be here waiting all year long/
Yes, I will be here waiting all year long.
Track Name: Stars + Maps
Verse 1:
I just planted a tree/
someday it will be taller than me/
If you ever come my way/
There'll be a place in the shade.

I discovered a star/
It's right to the left of mars/
I bet it's awfully pretty out there/
across the universe.

Chorus 1:
Put a quarter in the telescope/
we'll search across the skies/
to find our only hope/
I'm led by nature and you're led by maps/
We'll meet a compromise/
and learn to love and laugh.

Verse 2:
I just wrote you a song/
I'll teach you the chorus and help you sing along/
When you're off to work/
I'll be happy to know/
you're humming every note.

Chorus 2:
Put a quarter in the telephone/
I'd love to hear it ring/
the silence has me shuddering/
I'll be here waiting 'til I get your call/
Slowly turning gray/
forgetting what to say.

Verse 3:
I look at a tree/
It used to be smaller than me/
Oh, my, time has flown so fast/
and now you're in the past/
Time has flown so fast/
and now you're in the past.
Track Name: Love Grows
Verse 1:
It's hard to be a traveler/
When you haven't got a home/
so I'll take my gypsy heart/
and hit the road.

They'll yell, they'll scream/
and try to shut me out/
They'll break glass, cut screens/
and try to tear me down.

Chorus:
But, the house we will live in/
Vines climb the side bricks/
Stars on the ceiling will glow/
We'll write our names in the cement/
and lie in the grass for the sunsets/
when the weather is feeling warm.
In a house that grows love in the yard/
In the yard.

Verse 2:
When we finally find what we need/
was in the other/
Me with you/
and you here with me.

They'll yell and protest/
but somehow we'll still feel blessed/
They'll shake our walls/
but I know they'll never fall.
Track Name: Ghosts Of Love
Verse 1:
Keep your lanterns lit and your fires warm/
Lock your doors for the coming storm/
Lullabies you sing to those you hold dear/
but it's time to wake up/
We've been asleep for a thousand years.

Chorus:
The stories of our fathers' are our own/
from our fingerprints/
to the marrow in our bones/
At night these empty streets we will roam/
Like the ghosts of love/
making their way home.

Verse 2:
With bricks and mortar, strong foundations/
Build your houses on good intentions/
Mason jars hung from the branches/
Grow your heart where it's planted, yeah.

Bridge:
Memories, what are they good for/
I keep mine locked away behind a hidden door/
They stab you and rush you like a flood/
running always in our blood.

End Chorus:
The wars of our fathers' are not our fight/
Our hands are not made bloody by their knives/
I kick memories like rocks down these roads at night/
The ghosts of love are looking for a light.

The stories of our fathers' are our own/
from our fingerprints/
to the marrow in our bones/
At night these empty streets we will roam/
Like the ghosts of love/
Like the ghosts of love/
Like the ghosts of love/
making their way home.