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  1. Ghostly Love

From the album Eve

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“Everyday the real caress [must replace] the ghostly lover.” Anais Nin

Lyrics

Ghostly Love
Aine Minogue

My ghostly love comes to me in deep of night
Wandering through crevices of mind, before morning light
Unexpected through memories of each room
In cellars of this castle in my deepest gloom
He's drawn the drawbridge far too soon

I feel desire run through my veins,
he climbs stairs with me
a handsome prince, and I a fool, I try in vain
little girl’s getting older now, And descending to despair ’s
not, for the faint of heart, or silent vow

CHORUS

Yet all harken to him
like a moth to the flame of our undoing
such penance for my sin
Oh my ghostly love, hmm

My ghostly love pulled the drawbridge tight
father left the castle long ago
He made a hasty flight,
mother’s waiting by the well; water long gone
"you’ld better make the best of it?,” she said

CHORUS
And all, harken to him
like a moth to the flame of my undoing
such ransom for our sin
Oh my ghostly love, hmm

My ghostly Love wanders these creaking doors, I hardly recognize his face,
still, I long all the more….
his ghostly gaze sends shivers down my spine
Ah, wouldn't I just love it if he were mine
But he'll never, ever, be…

CHORUS
And all, harken to him
like a moth to the flame of my undoing
such ransom for a sin
Oh my ghostly love, hmmm

Oh grandma, he's the deepest eyes I've ever seen
“A wolf in sheep's clothing”
She said, “that’s the way they all first appear”
And, I've seen father come and go and we'll all melt in sunlight,
disappear before we can go…

My phantom lover kissed me in the night
I'ld swear he was flesh and blood
Then he disappeared from sight…


CREDITS:

Seamús Egan: Irish whistle
Jon Evans: Bass
Eugene Friesen: Cellos
Alasdair Halliday: Harmony vocals
Áine Minogue: Irish harp, vocals
Billy Novick: Clarinet


“Everyday the real caress [must replace] the ghostly lover.” Anais Nin