Gathering My Ghost (feat. Anais, Mark, & Andrew)

from by Alex Smith

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Gathering My Ghosts

Oh I’ll go down to the harbor,
I’ll see which ships are sailing.
When my own life is derailing
I’ll set sail
And let the wind take me where it will

Oh I’ll make a plane of balsa wood
I’ll see how well it flies
I don’t know how much baggage it can hold
But it will fly to warmer skies.

There’s 50 way to leave your lover
But only time can heal the wounds
I tried to plan me a great escape
But I was still lonely just father away

There are 50 ways to leave your lover
Planes, trains, and automobiles,
I could hitch hike down the interstate
But it wont fix the way I feel

My life has a way of following me
Wherever I go.
It won’t leave me alone.
So I can’t leave even if I can’t go home
So I’ll start gathering my ghost.

It doesn’t matter how many miles I’ve gone
It’s still not moving on.
I’ll start gathering my ghosts.


from Gathering My Ghost, released June 20, 2012



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