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Our Terrified Ghosts

from Our Terrified Ghosts by Loren Radis



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


from Our Terrified Ghosts, released July 17, 2010
Music & Lyrics - Loren Radis


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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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