The Ghost Was Me All Along

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Words by Jerry Leger / Music by Alan Zemaitis

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The Ghost Was Me All Along (Leger)
The ghost was me all along
Haunting myself
Creaking the door
Howling through the pipes
Waking up the stairs
Scarying up the past
I assumed it was
Love's dangerous friends
Twisting the night away
Fooling dedication

Each night I would try to startle you
But you weren't you
Yelling into the mirror
I punished my sight
What a terrifying thing
A haunted house everywhere
The hunter haunting the hunt
Haunting himself
No bookends
No hunger

The old hag
The shadow
My dismissal
Your loathing
My life is knowing
That I haven't forgotten her
She comes around
To torment a drunk
Make a heartbreaker eat the dead leaves
And drink wounded blood

Cackling through the nightmare
I sleep with one eye blurred
And the blues hit me
Off of a broken piano
Manic notes stagger
And fall to a slow death
Insanity clouding
Will tomorrow let me in
Is this tomorrow
Was that tomorrow
Are you tomorrow
Will you keep me as a ghost

credits

from Don't Lose Your Beauty, track released November 18, 2016
Jerry Leger: voice
Alan Zemaitis: piano/organ
Dan Mock: bass/guitar/percussion
Julian Nalli: sax
Andrew Barker: guitar
Kyle Sullivan: drums
Aaron Comeau: electric piano/piano/organ/drums
Jason Kenemy: electric piano/piano
Wesley Allen: electric piano/drums
Nichol Robertson: guitar/organ
Jesse Boxer-Meyrowitz: bass

Recorded live off the floor Friday September 30th, 2016
at The Trailer, Toronto, Canada
Engineered by Aaron Comeau, assisted by Wesley Allen
Mixed by Aaron Comeau
Mastered by James Paul

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The Bop Fi's Toronto, Ontario

A mixture of poetry and jazz, spearheaded by singer-songwriter, Jerry Leger. Concept is a branch out from the spontaneous rock 'n' roll collective, The Del Fi's. 'Don't Lose Your Beauty' was recorded live in the studio Friday September 30th, 2016 in the East End of Toronto. ... more

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