Ghost In The Woods

by Layperson

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released September 8, 2016



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Julian Morris

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Track Name: Grace and Plenty
Oh place of grace and plenty,
Oh place of summer embodied
Come pull the child out of me
Come salt my hair, sandy my feet.

Oh island floating in the sea
With one house holding my family
We are awash, tumbling in grief
For what we'll lose, what we cannot keep.
Track Name: Ghost In The Woods
When we sell the big old house
Who will host all of our feelings?
And where will we meet to gather between
The distance of all of our homes?

When we sell the big old house
Will they pluck it right off of its plot?
And build some mess that doesn't address
How the light hits the trees at dusk.

When we sell the big old house
Where will I go in my mind
To call up the calm and peaceful resolve
Of something unchanged by time
And when we sell the big old house
I'll visit when I am asleep
And I'll cut the cards and I'll stretch out my arms
But I'll know I'm not playing for keeps.

The crickets will whisper of children past
One of those children is me
Trees will hold onto wishes made
In the private shade of their leaves

I never imagined until I could
That I'd be the ghost in the woods.