Ghost Stories

by Staircase Spirits

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released January 6, 2017

Engineered by Edgar Merida and Staircase Spirits. Mixed/mastered by Jonas Vece.

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Staircase Spirits Los Angeles, California

Pop-rock from the golden coast.

Staircase Spirits is Anna Maria and Eva "Protector of Pockets, First of her Name, Queen of Meerkats, the Undeterred" Friedman.

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Track Name: That Night
Oh my dear, you held me close that night. Do you remember?
Oh, your eyes said this would last forever.
And do you remember the way you kissed me?
Oh, cuz I will never forget it.
And so you said, "There is only you, and your Spanish eyes. I think I need you, sing me a lullaby." Oh, we were so sure, and so we said –

It’s you and me, it’s me and you
Safe from the world and the lies
Tried to resist but now it seems I’ve lost that fight
Whisper, "You’re mine," the greenest eyes
Fireworks in the sky
Oh, that night
That night
Night

Oh my love we were so free that night, do you remember?
Invincible, that fire may burn forever
And do you remember how dusk turned to dawn?
Cheap red wine and your old guitar

I’m no expert in these kinds of things
Just know you mean more than I ever thought you’d mean to me
You make me happy when skies are grey
For all my life you’ll always be my favorite melody
This is more than love, this is everything
Every wish I ever made’s true with you next to me
I’d do anything, even die for you
But tonight, I just can’t believe you’d ever ask me to
Everything I am is this
So seal my fate with every kiss
Track Name: Last Song (Album Version)
Do you remember when we met?
Just two stupid dreamers then
Well, I can’t see, I can’t see
How this is where we are now
You’re saying words I don’t believe
Save for the slamming of the door
Now I can’t think, I can’t think
How did this go so wrong?

Cuz I used to know we were meant for greatness
But if you must go, please just hear me out

If this is the last song we sing
Let's just make them hear it
Make them remember the way we sang out
Scream, oh
If this is the last chance we get
Come on, help me take it
Make them remember the way we sang out
Scream, oh

Guess we were fools or just naïve
Each memory tastes so bittersweet
Just best friends, making plans
How can I write this ending?
This is the worst it’s ever been
And my pen feels like my enemy
This whole town feels wrong now
It’s not home anymore

Cuz we used to swear we were meant for greatness So if you still care, please just hear me out

Sing it tonight, let’s finish this fight, let’s prove we were right this time
I need you to sing cuz this was our dream – please remember me
Sing it tonight, let’s finish this fight, let’s prove we were right this time Before you leave, just promise one thing – please remember me
Track Name: Eight
Is 8 enough? Should I go higher? Cuz this balcony is all that I can see. Is 8 enough? To stop this battle? One easy step, and there'd be nothing left to feel.

Oh it’s getting lonely
Oh with you around
Oh it’s getting cold here
I’ve got to go now
Maybe let go now

And then I hear you say, "Hold on love, just one more day. Wait till dawn, You’ll be okay. Just one more day."

Is 8 enough to stop my thinking? Cuz my head’s not on my side, it's taunting me. Is 8 enough? Cures on the counter - Cuz there's no peace when nightmares look just like your dreams.

Oh it’s getting dark here
Oh you’re in my head
Oh i'm getting desperate
I’ve gotta go now
Maybe I’ll sleep now

And then I hear you say, "Hold on love, just one more day. Wait till dawn, You’ll be okay. Just one more day."

It’s just too much, 8 weeks and counting... As every shadow haunts the life right out of me. I’ve had enough - Can this be over? I’d give the world if you would only set me free.

Oh, I’m getting closer
Oh, you wear me down
Oh, this uphill battle
No other choice now
I’ve gotta go now

Is 8 enough?
Track Name: Roulette
Memories ring from these walls
Witnessed by silent screams
Years have turned to regrets
Still ripping at my seams
Is this all I deserve?
Is this what "I love you" means?
Ask me to die for you
Resent the way that I bleed

Pull me closer dear, tell me it’s not real
Whisper in my ear that there’s no one there
No one but you and me
Kiss me softly, Love, make the nightmares go away
Tell me I’m wrong and make me forget
Forget reality

Who is this I’ve become?
Into your hell I drift
Tell me it’s my head
With her still on your lips
I’ll pretend it’s my fault
Because you’ll swear it is
We’ll pretend nothing’s wrong
Skyline still closing in

Pull me closer dear, make believe I’m crazy
Whisper in my ear that there’s no one there
No one, just you and me
Kiss me softly, Love, make the nightmares go away
Tell me I’m wrong and make me forget
Forget reality

Oh, this was never the plan
Help me, I don’t understand
I give you all and you take and you take
And my love you betray and I don’t know who I’ll be if I leave
You’ve become my everything
Playing roulette with my heart
I helped you load the gun and I watched you take aim
When the hell did I get so afraid?

I know everything
None of this was real
Say they’re just mistakes
Cuz it’s never your fault
Go on then, lie to me
There is evil here
Masked by your picture perfect face
Still, just one kind word can make me forget all that you’ve done to me
So kiss me softly love
Make the demons go away
Tell me I’m wrong and make me forget
Track Name: Ghosts
Gone tonight, I left a lot of ghosts behind me
In haunted houses full of secrets that they kept
I’m far enough away that they don’t scare me here
And I’m too far gone to feel regret

Oh, that town’s full of tombstones
And they’ve got stories to tell, whoa

Cuz I’ve been haunted so long
Ripped apart at the seams
Said goodbye to the girl I tried to be
So I’m standing now at this fork in the road
I think I know where it goes
I think I’ll follow it back home

The line is fine between the nightmare and the daydream
3 years I danced that line to someone else’s song
The record hasn’t stopped but I don’t hear it now
And it’s notes were always somehow wrong

Oh, even ghosts need their bridges
But mine just light my way as they burn

And someday this will haunt you
Cuz I’m the one you set free
Yeah, the whole world might want you
But the whole world’s not me