Our Terrified Ghosts

by Loren Radis

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This EP is a digital-only release of six songs recorded for the 2010 New Times Music Awards. Two of the songs (Homesick and Our Terrified Ghosts, the title track) won 2nd and 3rd place in their respective categories.

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released July 17, 2010

Music & Lyrics - Loren Radis www.lorenradis.com
Cello - Bob Liepman www.bobwendy.com

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Loren Radis San Luis Obispo, California

Loren Radis is 30-ish and married his best friend in 2010. He's thankful to have the opportunity to make music in his spare time. It's something he's always been passionate about and he tries to be as honest as possible in his songwriting. He hopes you hear something you like and thanks you for listening.

"a gifted and engaging songwriter" - Glen Starkey

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Track Name: Saint Elmo's Fire
Just flip a coin, heads you win
Tails I lose, ain't that how it's always been?
I'm growing up a day at a time
Not fast enough to hold on to what is mine

And all I want is all I've lost

There is a ghost in my mirror
He makes me see all of my deepest fears
I don't know what you want from me
What will it take to make you leave in peace?

He says "All I want is all you've got"

I know the path, stay close to me
Those ghostly lights, don't pay them any heed
Saint Elmo's Fire lights our way
Hades awaits those who but a little stray

And all your gold will not save your soul
Track Name: Homesick
plain white t-shirts on the floor
it’s hard to tell which is mine and which is yours
i don’t know what you want me to say
i can only take this day by day
day by day

i can kiss you where it hurts
will that help or only make it worse?
your voice crackles on the telephone
when i hear it it feels like comin’ home
comin’ home

home is when i’m by your side
home is drownin’ in your eyes
home is in each tender kiss
when you’re away, i’m the one…
who’s homesick…

withered petals on the dash
i wonder how i fell so far fast
in memory i’ll keep this rose
and wait for the day when you’ll be comin’ home

comin’ home
home is when i’m by your side
home is drownin’ in your eyes
home is in each tender kiss
when you’re away, i’m the one…
who’s homesick…

home is when i’m by your side
home is drownin’ in your eyes
home is in each tender kiss
when you’re away, i’m the one…
i’m the one…
who’s homesick…
Track Name: Someday
baby some day we will have
a white picket fence and freshly mowed grass
a quiant little two-story nestled in the shade of the elms

someday we’ll have a place to call our own but baby
i love you right now

and you know that someday we will have
three kids, two dogs and a cat
two blue-eyed boys and one gorgeous brown-haired little girl

someday we’ll be a family but baby
i love you right now

and waitin’ ain’t always easy
especially when i’m waitin’ for you
it won’t be worth it someday, ‘cuz baby you know that it’s true
you’re worth it right now
yeah baby you know that it’s true
you’re worth it right now

and someday all our kids will have grown
it’ll just be you and me and the dog
and i won’t regret a single second that i’ve spent at your side

sometimes the future’s hard to see
sometimes you get pissed off at me
but the one thing that i know is true, you know it baby
i will always love you

i will always love you
i will always love you
i will always love you
Track Name: Our Terrified Ghosts
i’ll pour the shots if you’re drinking
and we’ll scare all our troubles away
it won’t make us well but it’ll help us fake it
and help voice all the things we can’t say

but our words just stay tucked in our pockets
with our movie stubs and the keys to our cars
so instead we’ll just listen to the music
and hum along to “Between The Bars”

and i’ll sing to the night and you’ll listen
and wish that i was singing for you
a song about love and forgiveness
but those songs are just too good to be true

and smokey joe can yell from downstairs all he wants
doesn’t he know, there’s nobody here but us
terrified ghosts in our bright colored robes
he says he’s just trying to get him some sleep
well so are we

you’ll look at me and i’ll smile
but we can’t bare to say how we feel
and our friends have been asleep for quite a while
it’s so late it’s hard to know just what’s real

and i wonder if you’ll dream about me
or if you’re head’s too full of tonic and gin
there’s always tomorrow to tell your
always another day to bottle it in…

well no one’s as young as they used to be
but we’ll hold on just as well as we can
let’s meet here the same time next week
we’ll sing the night away all over again

and our terrified ghosts can howl in our minds all they want
don’t they know that we can’t be frightened
no longer alone with no place to call home,
they’re just tryin’ to find some quiet and peace
well so are we
so are we
so are we
Track Name: Barefoot
Sittin' still and quiet on the beach
Or runnin' drunk and barefoot down the street
There's nowhere else I'd rather be
And no one else I'd rather were here with me

And I don't mind if you know that you drive me wild
When you kiss my cheek
And I'm not scared to tell you that I feel complete
When you're here with me

And I'm sorry that I'm not who I should be
I'm sorry for always saying sorry
I'm sorry 'cuz I probably shouldn't tell you
But I'm really starting to believe I love you

I love you

And I need you