Our Terrified Ghosts

by Loren Radis

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1.
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
2.
Homesick 04:56
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…
3.
Someday 02:58
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
4.
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
5.
Barefoot 03:15
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
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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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