Let Out Your Ghosts

by emay

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credits

released February 1, 2019

Written & Performed by EMay

with
Marc Ford
Rami Jaffee
Michael Jerome
Taras Prodaniuk

Produced by Jimmy Hoyson

Assistant Engineer Bryan Demaio

Recorded at Henson Studios, Hollywood
and Dave's World Studios, Pittsburgh

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Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.

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Track Name: Long Gone
It was dawn, you were gone down a long highway
You tried to wake me in the middle of the night just to say Farewell
But I was so damn tired that it didn’t take,
You walked out of the door with no words, just a story to tell.

And I never thought I could feel so clean
I feel like I’m in love and I’m seventeen

I rolled out of bed in the middle of the day
Put a kettle on the stove and some dough in to bake
It got so warm, I threw the windows wide
And I thought I heard your motorcycle rollin’ through the sky

& Never mind the fact that I thought I knew you so well
You couldn’t even find yourself and I could not tell
So what’s the use in words if they cannot spell out our happy destiny
I see your face on the screen
I hear your voice as you call in my dreams
And that’s how you still come to wake me in the night

So Long. Long Gone.

And I never thought I could be so clean
I feel like I’m in love & I’m just a baby
Track Name: Better Be Enough
If I’m always writing love songs
When will I - Will I ever - fall in love?

If I say I’m gonna be better
Gotta be better
If I’m always tryin’ to do better
When will better be enough?

I’ve been writing to you, sending letters home
When will I get to see you?
When can I come home?

If I say I’m gonna be better, gotta be better
If I’m always tryin’ to do better
When will better be enough?

We’ve been fighting, we’ve been screaming, yet we long for peace
When will we ever know peace - Was it meant to be?

If I say I’m gonna be better, Gotta be better
If I’m always trying to do better
When will better be enough?
Track Name: Back To The River
All water wants to find its own level
Wants to return to the raging sea
Shares itself with the thirsty
Pushes out of the eddy
Fills every living thing
So we can be alive
So take this water
send it back to the river

All medicine wants pain to heal
Needs a doctor a patient & pills
Feels our sorrows & ills ills
But our bodies want to move
Remember how it feels, what it’s like to be alive
So take this body, send it back to the river
Wash my face clean my soul
send me back to the river

All love wants to give itself away
To everyone that sees its face
Shines the light out everyday
And still has kindness for our shame
Wants to explode out of the dark
So we can be alive

So Take this love, take it back to the river
Take my life, take my love, send me back to the river
Track Name: Don't Lock The Door
I will cure your loneliness someday
With my hands, my lips or how my hips sway
When I see you, there’s a smile on your face
& I hope it stays there always, yeah

Don’t lock the door when you’re leavin’
Don’t lock the door when you go
Don’t lock the door behind you babe,
& come on home when you need your mama some more

You lift me up when I’m falling
You seem to know everything I am wanting
You’ve seen me grow, you’re the sunshine, for that I know
May that light always shine in your soul

If I come to you, broken down and blue
Needing something true - baby, will you hold me?
If I follow you around, lay down on the ground
& tell you what I've found - baby would you scold me?
Cause baby, I know I've done you so wrong.
I want you to come home - would you scold me?

Don’t lock the door when you’re leavin’
Don’t lock the door when you go
Don’t lock the door behind you babe,
& come on home when you need your mama some more
Come on home when you need your lover some more
Come on home when you need my love some more
Come on, Come on, come on
Track Name: Torchlight
Deep down is our raging fear
That God has gone and left us here
Far from our home
with no one to carry the torchlight

By ourselves on the darkest night
God ain’t showing up tonight
He's going alone
no one will carry the torchlight

Jungle, mountain, flicker flame
Hell is rising up again
It’s quiet now,
We wait on the ones with the torchlight

We cannot wait til morning comes
By then, they’ll have caught up with us
It’s quiet now,
We wait on the ones with the torchlight
It’s quiet now,
We cannot wait on the ones with the torchlight


The wars of this place have no end
Fire comes down the mountain
It can shine the way home
If we are not burned by the torchlight

The darkest places we will go
Are buried underneath our bones
We must go it alone
We are the ones with the torchlight
But no one will know
If no one will carry the torchlight
Track Name: Where Do You Go
Darling, where do you go
When the light is gone and the moon is low?
Darling, where do you go
this late in the evening
& what should I do with our love
When the demons run through your heart,
Trample your soul, & Let out your ghosts
Oh, where do you go

Darlin I do, I do love you
& I will not lie to you like you’re used to
Darlin I do I do love you
& I will give you my hand to hold on to…

Darling, where do you go
When the day is young and the sun is low?
Darling, where do you go
before the first caw of the crow?
You know I’m not here to fight
I just want to hold you darlin and love you right
Let the skeletons go, sweep out their bones
So I can welcome you home

Darlin I do, I do love you
I will not lie to you like you’re used to
Darlin I do I do love you
I will give you my hand to hold on to
Darlin I do I do love you
& I will not beat you down like you’re used to
Darlin I do I do love you
baby, through and throug


So when the reaper comes to my door
I’m going to stand tall and true
tell him I adore you, baby,
Even after all you’ve put me through

Darlin I do I do love you
I will not lie to you like you’re used to
Darlin I do I do love you
I will not beat you down like you’re used to
So when the reaper comes to my door
I’m going to stand tall and true
And tell him Darlin I do, I do,
And I will give you my hand to hold on to
Track Name: The Same
I lay your bones beside the river
Water washes over your ashes and your skin
I think of all the times I let you in
I take your heart, your beating heart
To the home we used to live in
Water washes over my feet, carries me downstream

And in the end, all is known
All the cards have been shown
And this is not a winning kind of game
When you drowned yourself in alcohol
I just knew
I’d never be the same, no

There are times you’re still inside me,
your voice still rattles through the halls
Echoing out of your room, bouncing off the walls
So I drink this one in memory
Of the good times, long gone,
And the ones that linger on and on

This is my heart, my beating heart
And it still loves you through the pain
I tried to stop, tried to stop
Still it loves you all the same
I enter through my wound
To follow you to your grave

In the end, all is known,
All the cards have been shown
And this is not a winning kind of game
When you drowned yourself in alcohol
I just knew
I’d never be the same

This is my heart, my beating heart
And it still loves you through the pain
I tried to stop, tried to stop
Still it loves you all the same
I enter through my wound
To follow you to your grave
Track Name: Let Me Be The One
Let me be a dancer
Swaying to your song
Let my body find the rhythm
Deep within us all along

Let me be a writer
I will pen your truth
And if your lungs tighten
I will speak for you

Let me be the one
Let me be a secret
Let me be a prayer
Let me be an answer
Let me be the one
Let me be the one

Let me be an artist
I will paint the way
Through the busy, rushing people
We brush by every day

Let me be your lover
I will look you in the eye
And I will hold you through the dark times,
This I promise you,
As the years keep flying by

Let me be the one
Let me be a secret
Let me be a prayer
Let me be an answer
Let me be the one
Let me be the one

Let me treat the wounded
Let me be the gun
Let me be courageous
Let me be the one
Let me be the one

Let me be the one
Let me be a fire
Let me be the sun
Let me be a lover
Let me be the one

Let me be a saviour
Let me come undone
Let me be your equal
Let me be the one

Let me be the one
Track Name: Jimmy
Out on the road, most men are strangers
With tired eyes, living on wagers
In need of something they look at you
I turn away, it's all a good girl can do

But I saw your smile, before I saw your eyes
My shoulders loosened, my boots untied
I couldn’t stop looking your way, and I caught your eye
And in that moment I didn’t need to know why

But, Oh, Jimmy, Where have you gone?
I last saw you dancing, calling the sun
You spun me around at dawn
Then you just carried on
Dancing down the road
Over mountains to the Ohio
Found a bridge on the road
Do you still groove from your soul?
Oh, Jimmy

Have you made it to the ocean
Did you already find your friend?
Is she still riding bareback at the shores of Lands End?
Or, Jimmy, are you still looking - did you take another detour?
Do you think you'll ever make it back on home?

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If you come back, will you remember me
As another that you danced with, another fish in the sea?
Or will you recognize me like you did back then
As a long-lost kindred spirit, a lover & a friend?

Along the way, did you lose your enemies?
Did they fall off of your heals when you ran into the sea?
I hope you made it to the end of your rainbow
Hope you’re not still out in the cold rain and snow

Oh Jimmy, where have you gone?

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