17 May 2010

the best heartbreak song ever!

Call me melancholic, but I really just love "Ghost" by Indigo Girls. I came to know of it through the BIG BLUE BLOB, a band I sang with in a couple or more gigs back there in Ateneo. (I actually miss singing with those guys!)
This morning I played this song while having breakfast, and memories just came rushing "right through me and I start(ed) to drown..."
I really have a knack for melancholic songs. In my view, they're the ones that have been most beautifully written. (Pain and beauty are both sides of a story).
If Lakay and I didn't end up together (God forbid!), I would endlessly be playing this song! Why? Read the lyrics.

There's a letter on the desktop that I dug out of a drawer
The last truce we ever came to from our adolescent war
And I start to feel the fever from the warm air through the screen
You come regular like seasons, shadowing my dreams

The Mississippi's mighty, but it starts in Minnesota
At a place where you could walk across with five steps down
And I guess that's how you started like a pinprick to my heart
But at this point you rush right through me and I start to drown

And there's not enough room in this world for my pain
Signals cross and love gets lost and time passed makes it plain
Of all my demon spirits I need you the most
I'm in love with your ghost
I'm in love with your ghost

Dark and dangerous like a secret that gets whispered in a hush
When I wake the things I dreamt about you last night make me blush
When you kiss me like a lover, then you sting me like a viper
I go follow to the river, play your memory like a piper

And I feel it like a sickness, how this love is killing me
I'd walk into the fingers of your fire willingly
And dance the edge of sanity, I've never been this close
In love with your ghost

Unknowing captor, you'll never know how much you
Pierce my spirit, but I can't touch you
Can you hear it, a cry to be free
I'm forever under lock and key as you pass through me

Now I see your face before me, I would launch a thousand ships
To bring your heart back to my island as the sand beneath me slips
As I burn up in your presence, and I know now how it feels
To be weakened like Achilles, with you always at my heels

And my bitter pill to swallow is the silence that I keep
It poisons me, I can't swim free, the river is too deep
Though I'm baptized by your touch, I am no worse than most
In love with your ghost
In love with your ghost
You are shadowing my dreams
In love with your ghost
In love with your ghost

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