the five ghosts lyrics – stars

“the five ghosts”

when i was a little girl the world was small to me
all the light in my life filtered softly through the trees
the shadows in the photographs
five ghosts who followed me
i was only truly frightened once
they called my name and said they wanted me
oh, what a beautiful day to try to die
oh, for one sweet second without the eye

when i grew in age and fame and traveled through the world
all the rives of the city like flags of blue unfurled
me pressed against the railing
me taken to a room
me breaking in the morning
dark with a sense of coming doom
oh, what a beautiful day to try to die
oh, for one sweet second without the eye

now i have grown old and all my grace and beauty gone
five ghosts surround my garden, i don’t tell them to move on
i walk deeper into shade now
that dappled light again
i see you standing at the gate
my one and only friend
oh, what a beautiful day to try to die
oh, for one sweet second without the eye

/ stars lyrics