Dead in the Living Room

by Ghost Guest

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Just days before our final show, we turned a Worcester house into an analog recording studio, and acoustically live recorded eight tracks, some old, some brand new. We recorded late into the nights, and early into the mornings and produced what we feel is a sense of home amongst everything we have done. Home as in, we are here, together. Home, as in we have built a house with these sounds, and we feel it's embrace in this living room. Home, as in, whatever we think may be missing, we are still here- filling in the gaps. and this is what that sounds like.

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released June 10, 2017

Vocal, Guitar: Caitlin
Vocals, Tambourine: Heru
Guitar, Bass, Vocals: Jake
Bass, Slide Guitar: Alex
Drums, Shaker, Vocals: Scott

Live recorded, reel to reel
Engineered, recorded, mixed and mastered by Jon Elfers.
Front cover drawn by Heru, back cover drawn by Jake

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Track Name: Where I Have Been
I lied twice the day we met
you don't know where I have been
on the edge of genuine
won't open up or let you in

you don't know where I have been
you don't know where I have been
on the edge of genuine
on the edge of innocence

you don't know where I have been
you don't know where I have been
you don't know where I have been
you don't know, you don't

well i am young
but i'm not dumb and i'm not
used to love
i'm probably not what you was thinkin of

you been goin way too fast
for me to answer what you ask
now you been gone
it never lasts

you don't know where I have been
you don't know where I have been
you don't know where I have been
you don't know, you don't
Track Name: Knuckles
I broke my knuckles on the pavement
Cause my knees just gave out on me
It might be just as well
That the road met my skin before you called out to me and

I never act out of anger
But some of the things you said,
I would have rather had put holes through the wall again
Than cripple my own head

Just like the leaves in autumn-
I am burning from the outside in-
i am, i am, i am

You are the humming In my head-
You are the static in the gaps
i am, i am, i am

Just like the leaves in autumn-
I am burning from the outside in-
i am, i am, i am
Track Name: Palms
Well I've been gone for so long
I've been gone for so long
All but the bristle of your beard
has washed from my palms

Well I've been gone for so long
I've been gone for so long
I'm quick to set myself on fire
when I think I am wrong

Don't try to tell me what it means
to be a good friend
As you stand on the side
and watch over again

I see you there,
I see you there
I see you there,
I see you there

Well I've been gone for so long
I've been gone for so long
She says her fingertips
fit between my rib bones

Well I've been gone for so long
I've been gone for so long
As she measures
mountain tops in between them

So show me where you think
home is
You pointed down the street,
but I felt it in your hands

I see you there, I see you there

Cause I've lived and died in so many ways you will never understand
But that's alright, yeah that's alright
Track Name: The Spitting Image
You’re the image they spit out
From your head to your toes you know you’ve got his nose
Got his nose
Kid nursing salivary glands
Surgical fear, it took them years
To splice you up and sew you back again

You’ve got your mom’s eyes, and your dad’s jawline
You know you stole it, when you were born
You’ve got your mom’s lies, your dad’s incline
They gave’em to you, now you’re torn

Your body won’t accept the transplant
Rejected organs left stagnant, new blood grows
New blood grows
Conjoined veins strangle your throat
Cut the cord or put a voice behind those words

You’ve got your mom’s eyes, and your dad’s jawline
You know you stole it, when you were born
You’ve got your mom’s lies, your dad’s incline
They gave’em to you, now you’re torn

There’s no image, and I’m not spitting
But these articles and follicles, they know
My bones have grown so big and strong
I guess I drank my milk
They’ve been stronger than yours all along

I’ve got my mom’s eyes, and my dad’s jawline
You know I stole’em, when I was born
I’ve got my mom’s lies, my dad’s incline
They gave’em to me, now I’m torn

I’m not spitting
I’m not spitting
I’m not spitting, anymore
You’ve been spitting
You’ve been spitting
You’ve been spitting, all along
Track Name: I Regret What Happened in Newark
I used to write a lot about the people I used to love
But I don't love no one anymore
And I don't know how to love you and not be scared
Because I'm not sure such things exist anymore
But if I could-
I'm sure I'd tell you
I’d kiss every notch in your spine if the shivers that it sent kept your chin up all the time
I’d kiss every notch in your spine if the shivers that it sent kept your chin up all the time
Id kiss every notch in your spine

I really regret what happened in newark
On jon's roof
I saw the blood spill from your lips
And I didn't know what to do

I want to tell you I love you
But I don't know if I do
I'm scared of making promises
I'm not sure I can keep
Sometimes I just don't have the right words to say-

Sometimes I just don't have the right words to say
And I never want to see your eyes turn grey
Sometimes I just don't have the right words to say
And I never want to see your eyes turn grey
I’d kiss every notch in your spine if the shivers that it sent kept your chin up all the time
I’d kiss every notch in your spine if the shivers that it sent kept your chin up all the time
Sometimes I just don't have the right words to say
And I never want to see your eyes turn grey
I’d kiss every notch in your spine
Track Name: Love in the Time of Police Brutality
well the candles are making scents as I
remember the few nights we spent together
and the cameras are finally catching them
the games they tend to play with our lives
maybe I just needed some support
you never looked me in the eyes

your invisibility, disguised
but skin dictates, don‘t delegitimize
sadness, stress, and limited time
I can't even walk outside at night
I know I cried, but why would you lie
and sever all ties

i'll never hear you walk over
never a morning kiss goodbye
my fist was subtly glossed over
you never looked me in the eyes

i'll ride your bike across the boardwalk
i'll bang the door, you're sleep on the couch
i'll believe when you say we can talk
surprise on the stairs, a kiss on the mouth
Track Name: Albuquerque
[I was born facing the mountains,
and I haven't looked back
But now I'm standing in the ocean, ocean
I've got my old name back]

[I haven't felt this warm outside in a long time
Albuquerque sun I can't look at the skyline
Five days ago I was in your car feelin' fine
feelin' fine]

[I fell between the branches, branches
I fell with good intentions, tensions]

[I haven't wanted to be alive in a long time,
All of those scars still so fresh in my mind]

But I can tell that you felt the impact,
I can see right through what you lack
I can see right through what you lack
Track Name: Prisons
Last fall you noticed something weird
it was already there but you acted like it magically appeared
i stopped hanging out
started hanging in my room
you didn't even ask, you just assumed

I'm clearly not who you think I am
everyone but you seems to understand
but you keep banging your head against the wall
look at you you're such a good friend
you're such a good friend

you told me I need some help
are you trying to help, or are you just helping yourself
you told me i need to relax
maybe i just like building prisons, and i never felt trapped (x3)
maybe i just like building prisons and you're the one who should relax

I'm clearly not who you think I am
everyone but you seems to understand
but you keep banging your head against the wall
look at you you're such a good friend
you're such a good friend