Ghost Story

by Joel Edwards




released March 9, 2012

All songs written, recorded, performed, produced, etc. by Joel Edwards
"Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing"
words: Robert Robinson
music: Traditional (American Melody)



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Track Name: The Devil Is A Busy Man
everyone i know
gets so depressed
they walk around so slow
they want their feelings blessed
it takes one to see
everything you want to be
it takes too much time
to want to be with everyone

you can tell me straight
i won't make a scene
rob me out the gate
beat me till i'm green
no one will never know
the story that you never show
give the man a hand
to want to be like everyone
Track Name: The One
nobody knew the things i would do
lying around and waiting for you
week after week the pictures i've seen
have opened my chest to where i've never been
"it's only a testing," i've told myself twice
it's never this bad
it's never been nice

you have the way to get into a soul
by lying dead still when i'm out of control
constructing my thoughts so they're all about you
i have no idea just what i will do
don't worry for me, i'm here till the end
in want of a loved one
in want of a friend

i wander and wander
and i don't know why
why i see you with him
and i lay down and die
i feel it so empty
when i lay down to pull
all the useless emotions
that once left me full
i don't understand it
you're all that i want
and you're all that i feel
and you're all that i haunt
it's a game that i'm bad at
a game that won't end
and i play it again
but it's all just pretend
Track Name: Reformation
all the time, i find more missing in my mind
every time i open up my eyes
i don't know which way to go
you pack me up and send me home
it's all over in my head

summertime, come quickly or i'll die
child of mine, come let me see you shine
you don't know how much it means
to pick me up and set me free
it's all over in my head

carry me from here until the end
marry me, you'd rather see me dead
feel it slow i feel it fast
ever since my love has passed
it's all over in my head

open up, your mouth is open wide
open up, it's not the time to hide
Track Name: Good Old Neon
i never meant to go ahead
i never meant to raise the dead
i never meant to leave you cold

you only have your eyes for hurt
you only want to leave this earth
you only said you'd never fold

i can't feel like it's
ever real like it's
the only thing that keeps me from coming home

we all have a struggle with ourselves
we all want to be someone else
we all want to be made whole

only under fire can i realize the goal
only under fire can i realize it all

can you change a picture you're not in
can you break a heart without the sin
can you ever really be yourself

is it all that hard to open up
is it all that hard to have enough
is it all that hard to keep your health

i can't tell when you
ever fell when you
touched your wheels against the cold hard ground

i will never want this life again
i will never want the warmth of friends
i will never want to feel the sound
Track Name: My Oceans
if i open up the door to see my oceans
have been covered by the fullness of your grace
filling every over keeled emotion
traced upon the contours of my face
that beg for any trace of restitution
contained inside the heartstrings of our love
worn out by years of seeking revolution
for things we did not know the meaning of
oh my God, there's a voice and i feel it,
there's a voice and i hear it, Lord

if you feel within your heart there's something missing
then a broken arm can be the best defense
against arguments and all withheld permissions
to distract you from your lack of recompense
i give it to you freely and unkindly
a chance to open minds to something new
distracted by the loneliness unwinding
you cry out, "your provisions are not true!"
oh my God, it's a choice of the living
it's a love unbelieving, Lord

in the quiet, in the misty days of sorrow
i don't know what a boy's supposed to do
to distract the mind from counting its tomorrows
when lonesomeness unmercifully ensues
to take the hand of some forgotten lover
and realign the stars beyond the sky
to take you from his oceans violent cover
and whisper, "please don't worry, no don't cry"
oh my God, i can feel that you're calling,
i can picture your coming, Lord
Track Name: Incarnations Of Burned Children
it's not like we start a war anymore
cause it's easier said than done when you're bored
the world is just a place
to lie just to save some face
it's all we know

it's only a matter of time till you die
and every moment lost is a lie
it's all in the things we choose
what to buy and what to lose
take your time

all this useless pandering
is all that you can give to me
all i really need to be
is someone to tell the truth to me

you hear them on the street, screaming sweet
a chance for misery to be complete
they're pounding in my head
but i'll be somewhere else instead
and go it alone
Track Name: Family
i don't ever want to go
i don't ever want to leave
to go back home

i know you don't like me
i know you don't think of me
it's all i need

i know what he sees in you
and i hope that you can see it too
all in you

i know what they're gonna say
but i'll just stay here anyway
it's all i do
Track Name: Homecoming
take the finger off the one you love
life him high enough to blow it off
we only try the things that make us feel
take the only one you've had for real
i see it happening

it takes off just as soon as you have drowned
hold him tightly, love, don't make a sound
can you write the words to never end
shine your glory back to raise the dead
i see it happening

i will open up every door that's open
i will see it through till my heart is broken
i will open up every door that's broken
i will see it through till my heart is open
Track Name: Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing
Come thou fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing thy grace
Streams of mercy never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount I'm fixed upon it
Mount of thy unchanging love

Here I raise mine Ebenezer
Hither by Thy help I'm come
And I hope by Thy good pleasure
Safely to arrive at home
Jesus sought me when a stranger
Wandering from the fold of God
He, to rescue me from danger
Interposed His precious blood

O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I'm constrained to be
Let that grace now, like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart to Thee
Prone to wander, Lord I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Here's my heart, O, take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above