How do you give up a ghost that isn’t dead?

Do I make friends with a life that was a lie,

give up the green tambourine 

that you played, that still rings up in my heart. 

 

With every dream I wake up - 

with ears ringing.

The notes that have been hit

linger on though the day time.

A vine whose life support is my heart. 

 

I should have passed 

this part by now.

Is there still love ?

or am I haunted pale?

 

I set you ablaze 

into the mind of the eye's night

and hope you leave my sight.

Along with your memory of empty

and that every shifting gaze. 

 

I lay you down for the devil to make peace.

I lay you down for the devil to make peace. 

I lay you down for the devil to make peace. 

Set you ablaze - set you ablaze.

 

Now every once in a while, I hear you 

calling me. 

And every once in a while I bite the bait.

But this time darling, Im trying to -  

wait, wait... wait? 

 

but, Don’t go too far too quickly.

Let me watch you walk away.

 

But, take with you the wishes of the silly dreams.  

Don’t trail the love crumbs that make me 

hold onto you - 

when you're holding onto me. 

 

Give the father a kiss that lights up the sky.

I set you ablaze. I set you ablaze.  

I lay you down for the devil to make peace.

I lay you down for the devil to make peace.

I set you ablaze.

 

Are you my woman or are you my man?

I  could never tell where your embittered strength came from.

Some how you’re the only one who can piece it together.

Or do all of your parts make up my sums?

 

Kiss the ground I walk on. 

Light the grass foot by foot.  

Warm me up from the inside.

 

Help me give up this ghost.  Help me!

Set the living on fire !

A blaze! A Blaze! A Blaze! 

 

I lay you down for the devil to make peace.

I offer this ghost as a sacrificial lamb - 

Cause it's the only way

I know how to understand.