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Living With Her Ghost

from by Lyle King



The city ain’t big enough
On a night like this
These walls aren’t thick enough
Every turn I turn and I see a reminder
A face in the window like I’m standing beside her
And I know if I don’t go
I’ll never know what it’s like to be alone

She stained every thought that I have
Her ghost it still walks through my room
I’ve come so close to cutting up every picture that I have
Come so close but gave in too soon

I replay every move
Every hint in her eyes
The way her hair would move
She dances on my mind we’re like a leaf and a feather
Falling to the ground but landing closer together
She’s got a way to make me stay
so every day I unpack my bags

I’ve been thinking about leaving this behind
Heading out the door and down the road
‘Cause living this way will never keep me satisfied
And I can’t keep living with her ghost

I don’t know why it’s so hard to leave
Letting go’s never been this hard
The more that I push it seems the more that she needs
Maybe she isn’t holding on
Maybe it’s just me

Maybe I’m the one who’s scared to fall
Maybe she’s doing just fine without me
Maybe I’m afraid I’ve lost it all
Maybe my best days are behind me
Maybe I’m just afraid I’ll never find
Someone else who thinks I’m worth their time

Everybody’s got something hide
Everybody’s got a long way to go
Everybody falls two steps behind sometimes
And I can’t help living with her ghost


from 5 A​.​M., released March 26, 2004


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Lyle King Burlington, Vermont

Catchy and melodic folk pop/rock.

King [has a] "penchant for writing great melodies... the listener can’t help but whistle ’em long after the disc stops spinning." --

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