For Leaving EP

by Dear Ghosts

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released 20 January 2013

All songs written and performed by Lucy Dacus and Adam Watkins

Recorded at Dr. Matt's Neck & Back Shack

Produced by Collin Pastore and Jacob Blizard

Pedal steel by Collin Pastore

Select guitar and ukelele by Jacob Blizard

Engineered by Collin Pastore

Album art designed by Joel Watkins

Emotionally Managed by Josh Green

Special Thanks to our fans for showing us your interest in this project, to our friends that guided us along the way, and to our parents for their many years of love and support. We are so delighted to be able to share our music with all of you!

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Dear Ghosts Richmond, Virginia

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Track Name: If At First You Don't Succeed
Oh
You try too hard.
You try too hard.
You try too hard.

Oh
Oh Dear God.
Oh Dear God.
It breaks my heart.

Ohhhhhhh ohh

Girl
You walk on shells.
You stand on spikes.
You go through Hell.

Girl
You walk on shells.
You stand on spikes.
You go through Hell.

Ohhhhhhh ohh

What if you trip?
What if your lips
Started to part?
What if the words
Started to slip?
What if they heard
All of your thoughts?
What have they got
That you don't got?
Why is your smile
Painted in place?
Why are your feet
Stuck in your heels?
How would it feel?
How would it feel?
How would it-

Feel
Feel

Ohhhhhhh
Ohhhhhhh

Oh
You try too hard.
You try too hard.
Track Name: Little Town
The minute I woke up from my dream I knew
That I was no longer in my dreams because my arms were empty.
The sun it rose like a dying breath
Up from the mountain that you went to way back when
You left.
Way back when
You left.

And I don't
Want to know
If you're coming back
Cause you'll go
Again.
I know you'll just leave again.
I know you'll just leave again.

Not a day has ever passed
I haven't thought of when I left that little town
And you.
Oh, and you.

And I don't
Want to know
If you're coming back
Cause you'll go
Again.
I know you'll just leave again.

Don't go.
I won't leave
Again.
Please stay
Right here
With me.
Ohhhhhh.
I know you'll just leave again.
I know you'll just leave again.
Track Name: Simmer
Light through the blinds.
Opened my eyes.
Nothing changed.
Sat in bed
I hung my head and
Prayed
For something strange.

It all went to flame.
Thought it'd never be the same,
But it simmered down and
Looked just like before.
If only Time will tell, then we'll never figure out
Because Time is silent
Evermore.

Caught a cab and
Left the city
Just to see
Different things.
"Lights all red,"
The driver said.
"The streets
Don't want you leaving."

It all went to flame.
Thought it'd never be the same,
But it simmered down and
Looked just like before.
If only Time will tell,
Then we'll never figure out
Because Time is silent
Evermore.

I wore the soles out of my shoes,
I wore my soul to black and blue,
But if I walk another mile,
Maybe I'll find something worthwhile.
I wore the soles out of my shoes,
I wore my soul to black and blue,
But if I walk another mile,
Maybe I'll find something worthwhile.

It all went to flame.
Thought it'd never be the same,
But it simmered down and
Looked just like before.
If only Time will tell,
Then we'll never figure out
Because Time is silent
Evermore.

If only Time will tell,
Then we'll never figure out
Because Time is silent
Evermore.
Track Name: Three Days In a Century
Is three days
Enough to say?
Is it enough to say?
Cause if it's enough
To rise from the dead,
Is it enough to say all left unsaid?

You whispered close
Into my ear
As you held me tight.
You said it'll be alright
Even if it won't,
And we know it wont.

Oh don't waste your love on me
Cause if I could stay I know that you'd leave.
Love is so sweet when you go to sleep.
Love is so sweet when you go to sleep.

Darling, come here.
It's okay to be scared.
We'd still be unprepared
In a hundred years.
So take down this wall,
Come into my arms.
My love won't be wasted
If it's keeping you warm.

Oh don't hide your face from me.
I just want you to find what you need.
Love is so sweet when you go to sleep.
Love is so sweet when you go to sleep.

Ohhhhh, Ohhhhhh
Ohhhhh, Ohhhhhh

Love is so sweet when you go to sleep.
Love is so sweet when you go to sleep.
Love is so sweet when you go to sleep.
Love is so sweet when you go to sleep.
Track Name: Power Out
It had happened before.
The darkening sky.
We cleared the floor.
Threw our windows wide.
The telephone polls
Splintered in the road.
We watched the wires spark in the water.
Fall like dominoes.

And the power went out.
And the power went out.

The wicks of our candles flickered and teased.
At the woodwork.
We were swaying,
Imitating the flames.
In the quiet, in the silence, the symphony,
We were dancing.
One two three, one two three, one two three, one two three.
One two three, one two three, one two three, one two three.

And the power went out.
And the power went out.

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

And we did as good men should.
Yeah we did as good men should.
Yeah we did as good men should.
Yeah we did the best we could.

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

One two three,
And the power went out.
One two three,
And the power went out,