Hungy Ghost

from by Ben Gallagher

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Written by Ben Gallagher-vocal, organ, glockenspiel, sonics
Jamie Mitchell, electric guitar and lap steel.
Brian Esau- electric guitar
Alex Venetucci- drums
Kramer Kelling- upright bass
Arrow Zoe Amelia- vocals


Should I plan my escape or plot my revenge
or plant all my rage in the garden?
Swallow my pride or dig into this trench
and finish this game that I started?
Follow the path, stay on the trail,
stick to these guns though they’re bound to fail,
climb up out of this rabbit hole
pull my anchor up and set sail,

‘Cause I hear the hungry ghost but i’m a lazy host

Go out in the world and find you a girl
and build up a life and home
get a good job and then climb to the top
and cash in your time and your soul

Everybody’s a pawn in somebody else’s game
we can vie for what we want all the way to the bank
“Yes we can”.
But if you wake me up, I could wake you up.
If I wake you up will you wake me up?
Or I can stand guard and you can just sleep
We’re nothing without the company we keep
And then you can stand guard and maybe I can sleep too

Cause I hear the hungry ghost but i’m a lazy host


from Heart Shaped Rocks, released January 13, 2015
Engineered by Joe Turse and Ben Gallagher, mixed by Joe Turse, mastered by Jon Gold



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