Two Tragedies In The Key of F

by Ghost Weapons

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Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Ryan Cohen @ Robot Dog Studio, Williston VT. - www.robotdogstudio.com

Auroras music by Gary Peters & Ben Glassman, lyrics by Gary Peters
New Teeth music & lyrics by Gary Peters

All songs copyright 2016 Ghost Weapons music.

Ghost Weapons on this recording was:
Gary Peters: vocals, bass, guitars, synths, drum machine

Live drums on both songs performed by Ryan Cohen.

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2 tragic songs.

Auroras is a song about my Dad, his battle with MS that ultimately took his life last year, and the regrets I have about missing out on a lot of his good years while that battle was still young and raging. A song to help the healing, and a remembrance of a good man whom I had a difficult relationship with. The music for this song originated back when Ghost Weapons was a 3 piece band. Ben Glassman (former Ghost Weapons bassist and co-songwriter) wrote the bass part to this song, without which this song would not exist. Originally this song had a much different vocal melody and lyrics, I think this finished version is light years better.

New Teeth is about a few things, but mainly about my own struggles with communicating. I still believe the most powerful and true form of communication is in person, face to face. It's often hard for me, as an introvert with a certain level of social anxiety, to communicate as much as I'd like to. I've lost friends just from lack of contact, and I've said things to people that were taken the wrong way. On the flip-side of the coin, It's easier sometimes (especially these days) to become anonymous behind a computer screen. The danger here is amplified by anonymity. We can do more damage than words than with physical weapons sometimes, I've been there and seen the carnage first-hand. I've had the music to this song kicking around as 2 separate demos I recorded on my 4 track dating back a good 15+ years. Some stuff just sticks with you, glad to finally get this out there as a finished product.

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released January 24, 2017

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Track Name: Auroras
Oh the lights!
They break through clouds
I sat there dreaming
Logic vs lust
The plans you made to fly
Always seemed somehow fleeting
Tonight you'll prove me wrong

Ionize
Magnetize
You dance the skies,
you're somewhere up there breathing
Life into the light

I walk for miles
A path unending
I'll keep a memory
Of how you believed in me
The echoes of a childhood
Reverberating through the walls
Still tower over me

What if science has it wrong?
Just this once.
Just maybe.

Oh the lights!
They move like sound
I stood there mesmerized
At all your brilliant colors
The kind words came too late
Your body caved in on itself
I wish we had more time

Ionize
Magnetize
You dance the skies,
you're somewhere up there breathing
Life into the light
Mesmerized
Auroras fly
A frozen night,
I dream of someone screaming
The light into my eyes

What if science has it wrong?
Just this once.
Just maybe.
What if science has it wrong?
Just maybe.
I believe.
Track Name: New Teeth
Don’t wanna sing about heartbreak, I rebuilt, I found love
And don't bring up those ghosts that once kept me warm, oh no
Well, I spend half of my days shaking off the metaphor
But I was shaking even harder ripping out words from mouth

I WON’T BITE THROUGH
NO I WON’T BITE THROUGH
Some broken skin
And puncture wounds
Chew on words that injure you
OH I WON’T BITE THROUGH

You wanna talk about how old tongues get run over new teeth?
I just watch it on the sidelines, it’s wise not to compete
And I spent half my days in those trenches, I survived
Still know how to turn a word into a dagger…. open wide

I WON’T BITE THROUGH
NO I WON’T BITE THROUGH
Some broken skin
And puncture wounds
Such tragedy in every meal
OH I WON’T BITE THROUGH

I WON’T BITE THROUGH
NO I WON’T BITE THROUGH
Some broken skin
And puncture wounds
All the shit that's fed to you
OH I WON’T BITE THROUGH