July 22, 2010 Peter

Indigo Girls – Ghost Lyrics And A Little Commentary

I think what makes the Indigo Girls so great is their lyrics. Their songs are stories we can relate to either personally or someone that we know. What I like about this song is the lyric:

The Mississippi’s mighty, but it starts in Minnesota
At a place where you can walk across with five steps down

How many times have we let small things in our lives and in our relationships get the best of us simply because we didn’t stop it when it was small? What say you?

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 of 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 can walk across with five steps down
And that’s just how you started like a pinprick to my heart
But at this point you rush right through me and I start to drown

There’s not enough room in this world for my pain
Signals crossed 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 it gets whispered in a hush (don’t tell a soul)
And when I wake the things I dreamt about you last night make me blush (don’t
tell a soul)
When you kiss me like a lover and you sting me like a viper
I go follow to the river play your memory like the piper

And I feel it like a sickness how this love is killing me
But I would walk into the fingers of your fire willingly
Dance the edge of sanity I’ve never been this close
In love with your ghost
oooooh-oooooooh-ooooooh-oooooooooh
oooooh-oooooooh-ooooooh-oooooooooh

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
Oh 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
I burn up in your presence and I know now how it feels
To be weakened like Achilles with you always at my heels

This 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 at most
In love with your ghost

Amy:
In love with your ghost
In love with your ghost
Emily:
You are shadowing my dreams

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