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Lyrics for Ghost CD

CHASING RABBITS:

I woke up this morning
To see a rabbit on my doorstep
So I chased him though the alley
To where the north star meets the valley
Since then I have never looked back

Now I'm lost out in the city
With my best friend in our bare feet
We are way high and we're laughing
As the sun shines cuz its morning
Since then i have never looked back
Wo-oh I have never looked back

My hands out swinging lazy
Got a big grin like I'm crazy
Its a life well worth living'
When your carefree and its a given
There ain't no looking back
No there aint no lookin' back

On that long bridge we heard it coming
Moving westbound that train was humming
And as it passed right under our feet
I swear that somehow, that train had changed me
Since then I have never looked back
No I aint ever looking back

2011 © Tatam Reeves

 

BLACK TOE BLUES:

Sister. Oh sing it for me I'm listening
Oh sing it. One note at a time for me
Brother. woo hoo oh play it for me I'm listening
Mmm... play it one note at a time for me

One morning I stubbed my toe. Held the pain and never let it go
Guess its a good example of what not to do when you stumble
God dammnit I stubbed my toe. Threw my day out the window
Guess its a good example of where it counts when your humble

Sister. Oh speak your mind openly
You say it so true and gracefully
Brother. woo hoo oh stand your ground patiently
Mmm... give it everything you’ve got

One morning Ii stubbed my toe. Held the pain and never let it go
Guess its a good example of what not to do when you stumble
God dammnit I stubbed my toe. Threw my day out the window
Guess its a good example of where it counts when your humble

2011 © Tatam Reeves

 

THE ARTIST:

I was wading, in the drapes of imitation
When I stumbled on an artist in a frame
And you can’t see when you are drenched in speculation
That your’re in danger of a California cave-in..

In perception and insomniatic leisures
We have conned a certain condescending trail
And in perversion of its biotic nature
We’ve escaped the very clockwork and its tale...
(un-alarmed)

And you hide it like a winters day
Cuz you wear it like the weather
And you break the silence like a gun
When you keep it short and simple

Things are backwards when you’re guessing your own future
Or paying prophets off to bend and shade the light
I need an instance where my mind is far from nurtured
And I'm an instrument of solace just in spite of...
And here I stand in a rain of my own laughter
Another orchestra drawn from my stomach in denial
Cuz I'm still thinking of... and I'm still wondering why
All the wonderful things show up in disguise

And you hide it like a winters day
Cuz you wear it like the weather
And you break the silence like a gun
When you keep it short and simple.

2011 © Tatam Reeves

 

SIDDHARTHA:

Hey Siddhartha. I'm distorted but
In control of my own game
In the backyard of where my brain lives
Things are pleasant. Sun is shining, and there I know

I won't see you, Monday morning
I guess a give-up doesn't give into your story
I'll bet your sorry ass would have found it complicated
When I said Ii was a gypsy and ill damn well entertain it

I've been fighting and I surrender
To nothing but the sound of the wind
I am light as a feather
And I follow the beat, from within
Just like the ocean
I'm pure emotion

I think I'm going down to Mexico
Sift through a jungle that you dare not go
I'll call it my home, find a tombstone
Climb in, lie down and let my mind go
Wake up to find my soul in the trees
Reconnect with my inner entity

(that’s where the wind sent to me...)

Two little birds crowned me king
Not of the physical but of where the ghosts sing
I was so honoured that i set them free
Into the earth they moved in harmony

Hey Siddhartha I'm distorted
But in control of my own game
And in the backyard of where my brain lives
Things are pleasant sun is shining and there I know

2011 © Tatam Reeves

 

SERENADE:

Annunciate, your love to me
It's hard to wait for the poetry
You may find another man that could take my place
One for a harlequin, but that's a wine without taste
And I'm convinced that we flicker when we gravitate
Like a little thunderstorm held in a glass vase

Emancipate, in the irony
That your chasing fate with piracy
Its a wonder how I've shuttled through these different states
Most of them by myself and each one a different face
Till I'm captured by the heart of a serenade
And this heart ends up stealing you and you reciprocate

You have brought me back in to the water again
You have brought me back in to the water to swim
You have brought me back in to the water again
You have brought me back in to the water to swim

Madam mosaic you know I never say it
But Ii think we’re flawless in design
And I know we're different but Ii doesn’t make a difference
Cuz we’re like rhythm and rhyme
Lets take it backwards, we’re way above the standard baby
It's been a wonderful night
Don’t worry darling we’ll paint the city scarlet
Under the bluest of skies

You have brought me back in to the water again
You have brought me back in to the water to swim
You have brought me back in to the water again
You have brought me back in to the water to swim

A masquerade, of a symmetry
In a vast array of our history

2011 © Tatam Reeves

 

MEMOIR:

That night, you sang me your heart
Oh, you truly fed me your soul
I like you, more than a lot
I think I'm starting to fall...

Your voice is like nothing I've heard
Your hands move soft and slow
You've got me lost in your world
I think I'm starting to fall...

You said, over and over
Come on and laugh with me, come on and smile
And I did, but it took me forever
And I'm singing you this song cuz I haven’t smiled in awhile

Your rhythm, like a train set in motion
You sang about living your dreams
I'm there livin the moment
You're there sharing it with me
You charmed me with your every move
I went home, humming your tune
You've got me living the moment
You've got me dreaming about you..

You said, over and over
Come on and dance with me, come on and smile
And I did, but it took me a while babe
And I'm singing you this song cuz I haven’t smiled in a while

That night, you sang me your heart
Oh, you truly fed me your soul
I like you, more than alot

You said, over and over.
Come on and laugh with me, come on and smile
And I did, but it took me a while babe
And I'm singin you this song cuz you haven’t smiled in a while.

2011 © Tatam Reeves

 

LOST LULLABY:

The lines we seemed to follow
Were leading us astray
We'd wake up hollow
And pale
Confined in your ability
To set the record straight
Estranged and dressed in humility
We'd start to suffocate. Again..

In memory I've realized
The true extent of love
A rare and proud portfolio
That has never given up
So here I stand in front of you
Captured in the rush
You'll always have my heart, babe
I know it isn't much

So beautiful just shining away
Its shining away on us
And hands down.. the most wonderful
Time of my life

So look at me and tell me what's on your mind
'Cause we can't ignore the love inside
It's the middle of the afternoon and I'm lying awake beside you
There's nowhere else I'd rather be.

2011 © Tatam Reeves

 

LISTEN:

I've not felt this air before
It's so alive and comforting
And I can't swim but I can learn
Go deep inside her suffering

Truth be told I hear the sound
A symphony of laughter
Past the film that coats our skin
We're all naked and gasping

What's happening to this place we all adore
It's sharpening into things we can't ignore
Into things we can't ignore
Into things we can't

And lately I have felt this way
About everything around me
But magic has its way with me
This state I'm in is changing
As the palm trees wave and sway in sync
Inviting us to listen
And I close my eyes and listen in
To what it is they're saying

Whats happening to this place we all adore
It's sharpening into things we cant ignore
Into things we can't ignore
Into things we can't ...

Listen I found it threw it down and I burned it
Money don't mean shit no more
And I know the very basics of what it takes on a regular basis
To stay alive and win when you're at war

So go inside go deep inside
Feel all the hurt inside you
Tear it up, and come out strong
We're standing here beside you

'Cause the time will come like a beating drum
Where your life will flash before you
And I hope you did what you came to do
'Cause your choices will affect you

Whats happening to this place we all adore
It's sharpening into things we cant ignore
Into things we can't ignore
Into things we can't ...

Listen I found it through it down and I burned it
Money don't mean shit no more
And I know the very basics of what it takes on a regular basis
To stay alive and win when you're at war

2011 © Tatam Reeves

 

LEMON SONG:

f you are a lemon, baby, I'm a lemon tree
The sun don’t come out, in spite of me
And if you were a seven, baby, I would be a three
Cuz nothing gets much lower than me

So I go outside.. see the changes in the leaves
And something dies, on the inside of me

If you are a patient, baby, I am your disease
Cuz nothing says poison like me
And if you were a rhythm, baby, I'm the melody
Cuz no one sings the sorrow like me

So I go outside.. see the changes in the leaves
And something dies, on the inside of me

If you are a flame, baby, I'm the kerosene
Cuz nothing goes down burning like me
And if you had the answer, please hold it from me
So I can sit and sulk in peace.

2011 © Tatam Reeves

THE ROAD:

I followed you down
I followed you down girl
We covered our eyes and took the leap
Lost lovers now found
I'm coming apart
I'm coming apart, girl
I'm peeling from one end to the other
And Jim clutching my heart

I'm singing our love
I'm singing our pain, babe
I'm feeling like..
Nothing or no one could tear us apart
But somehow we’ve ended back where we started
And I know I've already said it but I'll say it again
I aint given up and I aint afraid
I'm gonna see this through. That is what I'm gonna do
This aint no lullaby and there's no retreat
But I can't help but notice that there's poetry
In the way that your body's always talking to me
From your hips to your eyes you know there’s chemistry
But your feet are always walking and they're walking away
We’re young, bold and stubborn and all I'm trying to say is...

Love. Oh love hurts, and love, oh love hurts, and love, oh love burned me
And love, yeah love made us real, and love made us feel, yeah love learned me

It's all in your words
It's said in one verse babe
It's truly complicated
You know how it hurts
You're always so strong
You play it so cool babe
But I know you better than you think
Yet I'm played like a song

Oh how things have changed
And what time will erase, babe.
I'm feeling like...
We’re chasing a moment hidden in the past
And when we wake up, we’re falling and we’re falling fast
But it's not where you're going it's the road you take
We’re blind at the wheel, and our heart’s at stake
But I'm gonna see this through. That is what I'm gonna do
This aint no lullaby and there's no retreat
But I can't help but notice that there's poetry
In the way that your body's always talking to me
From your hips to your eyes, you know there’s chemistry
But your feet are always walking and they're walking away
We’re young, bold and stubborn and all I'm trying to say is...

Love. Oh love hurts, and love, oh love hurts, and love, oh love burned me
And love, yeah love made us real, and love made us feel, yeah love learned me

2011 © Tatam Reeves

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