Wandering Ghost

by Altadore

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1.
03:02
You're said to be the lowest heartache They hear you bellow at the top of the hole Some sort of sucked down darkness But I caught dancing on the side of the road You had your jeans ripped up, down And your hair was only mocking the wind Some sort of stripped down goddess That's said to be the lowest heartache I caught you dancing all last night But I didn't know where I was I caught you singing all last night But I didn't know where I was You're said to be the lowest heartache They hear you bellow at the top of the hole Some sort of blacked out mistress But I caught you singing on the side of the road I saw your head look up, down And then your silhouette split like the wind Some sort of sucked down darkness That's said to be the lowest heartache I caught you dancing all last night But I didn't know where I was I caught you singing all last night But I didn't know where I was But then I caught you at the stoplight And under the bar lights And I might have never even known it was you If I hadn't heard you over last night's Shattering love fights But then the shadow, it hooked just right And I knew it was you Yeah, I knew it was you
2.
02:55
Darling, how could you not recognize my love? Darling, how could you not justify my love? 'Cause I don't think I could make it clearer No, I don't think I could make it clearer No, I don't think I could make it clear enough for you Darling, please tell me, how could you forget my love was for you? Darling, please tell me, how could you predict our love would fall through? 'Cause I can't believe I wasn't clearer Much more than when I held you nearer No, I can't believe I wasn't clear enough for you But by the time you go and figure out Just what your love is all about I hope you find a different route to take to me 'Cause there's nothing clear to me Soon, my darling, I'll hear you calling Receiving my love again
3.
02:52
You chew your nails and you sip your drink too fast And you button your cardigan dress like glass As I attain the feeling of brimming, Reeling with helium balloons I'm floating on the fumes just to get to you You talk to me but it looks like you don't why But the grin in your lips says you tried to try As I attain the feeling of brimming, Reeling with helium balloons I floated on the fumes just to get to you It's like a holiday from the back side the cinder, At the end of the slack I can still see the rain and how it kissed your face And the dirt lining your lace You chew your nails and you sip your drink too fast And you button your cardigan dress like glass As I attain the feeling of brimming, Reeling with helium balloons I floated on the fumes just to get to you
4.
04:39
I thought I lost you in the rain You didn't respond when I was calling your name Didn't mutter, didn't sputter your mouth Like you usually do Just rain and rocks and sand and things And other material possessions of meaning You are the one I should be with to never get used But now I'm losing you To some sort of mess I can't dual What I feel I can't do Is to lose myself just to keep you I thought I saw you in the diner I thought I saw you in the smoke of the dusty fire Heard your name being called in the lobby Saw your name being placed on the marquee When this town is just drunk enough To have forgotten just where it woke up The next morning when you follow your heart Leave a light on to cancel the dark 'Cause when I'm losing you All the stars seem so blue The one thing I can't do Is to lose myself just to keep you I could never have conjured you up under my hood I could never have left you alone in the woods I could never have been such a disgraceful son But I was But I'll come back in a different way And I'll come back on a different day But I'll still see you in the same way Yeah, I'll still love you like I did that day But you won't love me the same
5.
When I figure it out, will I still be here? Or will I be a wandering ghost? Will you read my eulogy? Or will you go first? Take a hit for the team? Leave me sitting lonesome in the dugout wondering? Well, I don't want you to do that No, I don't think that I could cope with such a Distasteful fact: That you're no longer here 'Cause I want so much for the past calendar year To erase like it never even happened at all When I open the door, will I still see you? Telling me to take off my shoes? "There's no dirt allowed in this room" Oh, what a wonderful tune And in a delicate hue, I'd have sworn it was you Like a catapulted moon on a see-through afternoon When the drowning sun disappears To make it an apparent fact: That you're no longer here 'Cause I want so much for the past calendar year To erase like it never even happened at all When the cigarette dances and billiard matches Are all a part of what you've become, Well, whose to say that you lost what you once had When you were young? Like when a spot opened up, I said, “I’m not too sharp at dancing, 
I’m better at romancing, love. 
But I know you’re the one 
I should be dreaming of." And yet I know, that you're no longer here 'Cause I've tried so hard for the past calendar year To erase like it never Yes, we erase like it never Yes, we erase like it never even happened at all

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released April 21, 2015

David Katz: Vocals, Guitar, Keys
Gabe Mouer: Guitar, Vocals, Keys
Matthew Hall: Bass
Zach Wilder: Drums

Recorded at Marmoset in Portland, Oregon by Tim Shrout
Produced by Altadore
Mixed by Jeff Bond
Mastered by Rob Dennler
Artwork by David Katz and Shane Geiger

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