Ghost Town Heart

Here you will find all the lyrics to the EP Ghost Town Heart by Doug Harrison

Jerome

A left turn changes desert into mountains
And sheds the years like red rock down the plains
We ventured to a height like we could see things as they are
What were we thinking, the past is haunting

Why anyone would live here I don’t know
Who’d climb up all these rocks and stones and try to carve a home
There must have been some vision or some inkling of a life that said
Belong here, you must belong here

I don’t know what we’d hoped to find in Jerome
Is it just another ghost town, is there something these ghosts know
Like if we stand near the sky when the shadows chase the light
Does the Sunset have a way to make the Valley seem worthwhile?

I’m reminded of the times we just let go
The truth would just come easy and the dare was leaving home
We braved it like a ghost town, like we didn’t give a damn
we should our hands there
Not sure we meant to

I don’t know what we’d hoped to find in Jerome
Is it just another ghost town, is there something these ghosts know
Like if we stand near the sky when the shadows chase the light
Does the Sunset have a way to make the Valley seem worthwhile?

We moved beyond the graves of those who chose my name
And found prayer might be better than a promise
When my gravest day is near I want my prayer to be clear
Help me leave everything to love

How we ever got here I don’t know
We fought our way through sticks and stone
sometimes we fought alone
No matter what the inkling in your heart I pray you know
you belong here
Always belong here

I don’t know what we’d hoped to find in Jerome
Is it just another ghost town, is there something these ghosts know
Like if we stand near the sky when the shadows chase the light
Does the Sunset have a way to make the Valley seem worthwhile?

Demolition

I am trying to get a handle or a fist around a phrase
That helps you see me that give s you something you can use or give away

Maybe things don;t line up all that easy
If only just a song could ti right.

I’ve had a demolition in my soul
Don;t even want to try to make it whole
just want to set the pieces in a way that might be beautiful

I’m so tired, of saying how it’s hard to face the day
Tired of rehearsing all this madness, when all the world’s a stage
So let it loose boy
sometimes you gotta let your freak flag fly
give a little piece of what remains here and hope the giving gets you by

I’ve had a demolition in my soul
Don’t even want to try to make it whole
just want to set the pieces in a way that might be beautiful

Why am I thirsty?

I know how the years can follow you happily after
Ive felt my soul fry just trying to stay alive
Skeletons rattle their bones in my closet space
Hush now memory you talk to much

Hush
Hush why am i thirsty
Touch, touch
Don’t touch me again
I keep drinking from your venomous fountain
But i cant drink enough to swim out of my skin

So gentle your hold that keeps on pulling me under
So violent the mirror when i turn on the light
One more kiss will silence heaven
Kick the devil ‘cause he talks too much

Hush
Hush why am I thirsty
Touch, touch
Don’t touch me again
I keep drinking from your venomous fountain
But i cant drink enough to swim out of my skin

I made your promise so you can never betray me
I may not have the strength to make you carry it out
You don’t owe me nothing i cant take from another
Piss off romeo you cost too much.

Hush
Hush why am I thirsty
Touch, touch
Don’t touch me again
I keep drinking from your venomous fountain
But i cant drink enough to swim out of my skin

Saint Anthony Loses his Keys

Eight Doors Down
Is a butch and a baker and a builder and a breaker and he’s always been a friend of mine
I moved ‘cross town
Just to see if up the river I could try to get my feet wet
And still appear to be sound
Well when what was up would not turn down, we were welcomed all around.

Oh Saint Anthony
You lost your keys down in New Orleans
Oh Saint Judah
You’re always going where you shouldn’t be

Do you Swim?
Have you ever felt the tide just let you go when you stop fighting and recognized you can’t win

We Jude wont let Go
He is stubborn as a neighbor, a candlestick maker who keeps on lit for friends

But with all the good in this world
Its still hard to be my Brother’s Keeper

Oh Saint Anthony
You lost your keys down in New Orleans
Oh Saint Judah
You’re always going where you shouldn’t be

Who do you pray to
When the patron saint of lost things
Seems to lose his interest
In Keychains, coins and Friendships

Oh Saint Anthony
You lost your keys down in New Orleans
Oh Saint Judah
You’re always going where you shouldn’t be

Sweet Jesus

I have been touched by hope and now I believe
You can change the world
You can still set people free

So if you’re willing
Breathe your life in me
I will follow you
Grant me this one thing

Just to Know you in your fullness
to be a man of faith

Sweet Jesus, I’m not able, I am willing
Help my unbelief
Sweet Jesus, precious savior
I am yours

I hold a vision of a world set free
Where lost find faith and justice reigns
Your name is sung
over and over again

from a trembling soul I lift my prayer
Here I am, send me Lord
I’ll go anywhere

Just to know you in your fullness
to be a living praise

Sweet Jesus, I’m not able, I am willing
Help my unbelief
Sweet Jesus, precious savior
I am yours

How long will I let the things I’m not keep me from the life you are
You will never be my light till I let you in my darkness
I just want to shine

Sweet Jesus, I’m not able, I am willing
Help my unbelief
Sweet Jesus, precious savior
I am yours

The Promise

I don’t have the sense to hear your voice
I am tracing your mystery through every choice
No cloud by day, No Fire by Night
I’ve only the promise You gave me.

Fear the undoing but follow your lead
Stretching my heart or tearing the seam
I’d give you my all, but my all just ain’t much
I’ve only the promise You gave me.

Waiting for heaven, but wanting for gold
Whispering mercy, your story unfolds
I am praying to keep what my hands cannot hold
I’ve only the promise You gave me.

When I give myself to this habit of time
Down to the river and cross that line
Oh lay me down and say of my life
I’ve only the promise You gave me.

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