TUNE Ben Rusch - The ghost of you is the heart of me
The Ghost of You Is the Heart of Me
(Ben Rusch + Simon Charlton)
You’re the ghost in my world all-consuming
Where mirrors hold memories in petrified silence
Where the trees scratch sinister through winter darkness
Etching my dreams with blood storms and violence.
Where time is the fragile witness
To the death of hours, the falling of the days
Where you drift at the limits of vision
An awful beauty held within a moon-washed haze.
Where the stars burn cold their judgement
In my scarred yet lucid imagination
Where the moon crumbles to jaundiced dust
In my fists of darkness and degradation.
I would drown to be born again
In the soft green depths of your ocean
And I would happily surrender
To your deathworld mystery
And I sing you into existence eternal
For the ghost of you is the heart of me
The ghost of you is the heart of me
Yes, I sing you into existence eternal
For the ghost of you is the heart of me.
Where your voice is tidal memory
Swelling shimmering bittersweet blue
Drowning my heart-dictated senses
With soul-burning visions of you.
You’re the ghost in my world of heart-secret tears
Of fallen stars, shattered prayers and sorrow
Whispering the perpetual death of dreams
Revealing agonies we must face tomorrow.
My eyes still seek the distance of horizons
Where the grace of your shadow may one day fall
And these words I write are clouds across my heart
My end and my beginning – my all.