The Ghostwriter

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notlikethesoup Great mix of '90s and modern alternative rock sounds layered with some almost Zappa-esque arrangements and riffs reminiscent of Queens of the Stone Age. Anyone who likes good modern rock should find plenty to like and think about here Favorite track: Good For You.
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The debut album for The Ghostwriter. An amalgamation of hard rock and esoteric tunes specifically made for head-banging, pulse-pounding, nostalgia-driven action.

This album took over 2 years and hundreds of hours of cumulative work to complete. It is not perfect. I offer it to you in good faith so that those without the means may still give this music a home. Feel free to stream and listen as many times as you'd like.

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released October 25, 2019

Written, Produced, and Performed by The Ghostwriter

Mixed by: Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios.
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Mastered by: Carl Saff at Saff Mastering.
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Cover Artwork by: Tommy Brinn
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"Birds in Rain" by Mike Koenig sound effect used with Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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Anonymous bedroom producer destined for mediocre things.

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Track Name: Anxious For The End
I come with a warning
A message from the future
Listen, we cannot linger
We're absent from present danger

A front for the half done
Abandoned for a while
Come on, you're fooling no one
There's no place left to hide

We've all felt this before
(Rush until you die)
There's writing on the wall
(What's my fortune say)
Forget about the now
I'm only anxious for the end

Corrupt all the children
Demand all their lives
Go on, you're fooling no one
There's no place left to hide

That cage built an empire
It's lust ratified
So courage, you rushing phantoms
There's phrases and words defy

We've all felt this before
(Rush until you die)
There's writing on the wall
(What's our story say)
Forget about the now
I'm only anxious for the end
Track Name: Solitude
I wanna be a famous rockstar, baby
Would you please sell me out
I'm on a list, going to audition
So listen close and say aloud;

Aw, yeah I want it
But how will he find it?
Nothing's going well

Leave me alone
I'd rather be in solitude
Left under a stone
Don't let the spotlight in my room
Get back

Ah, yeah I want it
Ooh, oh I need it
Ah, now I saw it
Ooh, do I feel it

Saddle up, come in hot and heavy
Plant a flag and call the route
Rescind the offer, make-up ready
I'm alt-tabbed til' I figure how

Watch out I don't know what to play
But here I go off anyway
What does it mean
What should I say
Wait, hold up here, let's celebrate
With this award I'd like to thank
The members of the academy
For giving me my lucky break
This one's for them, it's not for me

Leave me alone
I'd rather be in solitude
Left under a stone
Your very presence ruins my mood
Just leave me alone
I'd rather be in solitude
I'm ignorancy prone
Don't get too close
You've been eschewed
Attack
Track Name: How Can I
How can I make
Something that's half as great
Usher forth a righteous meaning
As will allows

This part's the one I hate
It's the one I can't create
Someday it'll come out front
I'll bleed it out

There it goes
It's in that direction
Like a rose
A symbol of perfection

But how can I? (Relay this)
How can I?
How can I? (make something that's half as great)
Oh uh oh

It's hard to bear the taste
Of the memories I've replaced
Cut forth, the wheat and chaff
Remainders old

There it goes
It's in that direction
(Hmmm)
Like a rose
A symbol of perfection

This work will dissipate
A memoir of my hopeless fate
A collection of my life
Written in prose

I suppose there's no debate
I'd sooner rather it be late
Holy remnants held alight
As fate unfolds

Aspire to realign
The cogs and wheels within my mind
And to revel in these thoughts
Shown after goad

I plea to prove the worth of
Valid statements I've unearthed

But how can I? (oh uh oh)
How can I?
How can I?

The rage
The fire
The underneath desire
To trust
That dream
A sycophantic theme
Oh, to hate
The call
The murder of it all
We travel back and forth
To adapt or to evolve
Another wasted breath
And our future's put on stall
But we're here and in the now
Taking final curtain calls
Singing

I can't die
I can't die
I don't wanna sleep
My heart's still beatin'
But it's losing its time
Let's all join hands
Let's put up a fight
That our only meaning
Is "I will survive"
And to this effort scream
How can I?

Breathe for the first time
And see with my own eyes
How can I? (oh uh oh)
Track Name: Think First
Well that's okay
I don't feel stuff anyway
No, that's alright
I was better off in a way
Oh come on
What did you say
Now hold on

Sure, that's just fine
It's picking up but do we have to wait
Yeah, you heard right
No I won't take it back, you fake
Best friends?
What do you say?
It won't send

Mark my words there, boy
Do as I say not as I do
Keep an open mind
I try to behave
But you won't even

Think first
Measure every breath
Demons
Locked inside your chest
Meanings
Pent up in your breast
Think first
Or it'll be your very death
Let it out

Wow, you look nice
I can't wait to get inside
Let's start off right
Better luck next time

Think next time
You don't ever wanna lose your patience
...next time

(Mark my words there boy...)

Think first
Measure every breath
Keep it
Locked inside your chest
Secrets
A perjure in your vest
Think first
Don't speak without consent

Why?
Track Name: Here Before
I'll get over it x 3

I've been here before this time
With love letters in mind
Treat it like another day
Make them go away

Did you feel it when your life
Flashed before your eyes
Cus if I were to have my way
This all would dissipate

I've been here before
Been here before today
Time keeps passing me by
But I'm never sure which way

I've been thinking all my life
About the other side
Shadows of another claim
I'm not sure I could stake

Did you freely choose this right
How did you decide?
Cus if I were to have my way
I'd find what I could break

I've been here before
Been here before today
Time keeps passing me by
But I'm never sure which way

Do you remember
All of this waste?
Light the bright ember
And burn it away

I've been here before
Been here before today
Life has passed me by
But I'm never sure which way

Do you remember
All of this waste
Light that bright ember
And burn it
Burn it
Burn it away
Track Name: Relative
Sing me a lullaby
One that muses over
Right and wrong
Tear drops in candid eyes
Waiting to rain
Over your shoulder
I know that all will be okay
For now...
Wake me up
If I act up
Insisting that I would dedicate
The world to you
Relative
Wake me up
If I get stuck
Track Name: Undefined
Languid, spirit from the dead
Raven, revenant searching black
Broadcasting horror
Lo, it sows men down
Jealous of what we know
But I'd heard it done before

Hangman, reeling for my head
Sandstone, placed beside my bed

Do you hear them sing
The mockingbirds on mountaintops
High above the city blocks
Deadlight christening
It's undefined

Member when the beach was young?
Sand and starlight so belonged

(Do you hear them sing?) x2

Come back to me my love
Send back the sea hollow

Do you hear them sing
The mockingbirds on mountaintops
Born above these city blocks
Thorns and angel wings
It's undefined

Brought horror low,
that sows men down
Jealous of what we know
I'd heard done before

Layman, spirit of the damned
Rainman, once more again
Do you hear them sing this song
This tune;
It's called "The rains will fall again"
And in the summer of your days
Where does it go
And where does it end
Track Name: Good For You
Yes, I know you're on it
You're hard at work
I can see the wrinkles
On your pristine shirt
I'd like to know your secret
Doesn't quite add up
Different techniques produce
Different results

Damn, I can't believe it
I'm so impressed
Why am I here
If you're the fucking best
Can you tell me plainly
What I've done wrong
Honestly I'd rather be off having fun

Good for you
I'd like to know your secret even though it's too
See through
Well is there something else?
Don't you
Put me on the line for your steady abuse
It won't do

Oh it's true
Me and you
Getting through
Ha ha ha

Is it worth repeating
What I have done?
Good god
I know there's something
Getting ready to run
Arm the simulated
you sit and post
Whispering this energy
On their own

Would you lie to
Come back slow
Just listen close
Pass the time

Simple talk
And pure creation
You did that just
Out of spite

Would you lie to
Come back slow
Listen close
And pass the time

Simple talk
And pure creation
We were wrong and
You were right

But it's good for you x4

Wait what's my line?

Oh that's good for you x3

Who's that good for?
You
Track Name: Above, Below
Out, beyond the moon
Starstruck insights
Beacons relating from
Shout, scream for your life
In atmosphere
We defy the rise of smoke into the sky

Down, under a wave
Drew maiden breath
Evolutionary
Touch, reach out tonight
Make statement by
The way you move along

I am significant
Screamed the dust speck
And I am magnificent
Ego in check

Intelligent beams of light
Subconscious streams of night
What we come from
Where we're going
Above, below

Stretch, pierce through the sky
Soaring above
Skyborne candlelight
Brush soft skinned veil
We'll endure the nigh
Til our names are dust
and we return to light

I am significant
Screamed the dust speck
High and magnificent
Ego in check

Intelligent beams of light
Subconscious streams of night
What we come from
Where we're going
Above, below

Never forget where we came from
Where we're going
It's hard to believe all the lifetimes
We've shared
No one conceives of the future
But if I close my eyes is the world still there?
Track Name: Tag-Along
Let's be pretentious together
We're young
So everyone says

Can't stand the sight of each other
How fun
Said no one ever

Caretaker generation
One foot underground
Why even bother

Premature celebration
With none to find out
What we discover

The gentle method of it all
It's swallowing your crown

I'll follow you around
Can you please help me out
There's no sense waiting here
I've been thinking
I'll follow you for now

Let's not lose sight of each other
Hold on
Refuse to scatter

Handing down leftover pressure
So long
It doesn't matter

Digital little creations
Their eyes looking down
Ignoring mother

Wiped out by hesitation
Now no one's around
Will we recover

Our happy ever after all,
It's buried underground

I'll follow you around
When will we leave this town
You know, since waiting here
I've been wasting
But I'll follow you for now

And I followed you around
Damn, I'm really missing out
There's no remaining here
Yet I keep singing

I'll follow you around
Keep me with this ghostly vow
There's no sense staying here
No remaining here
You'll be fine...
Track Name: Stay the Same
He introduced himself
In a classroom miles away
Commented what I'd drawn
I just didn't know what to say

First time we raced along
On a track and field midday
He challenged me to fall
But instead it came to be

Faster than anyone
With laughter and energy
It captured the essence of
Something real

Moving on to better things
I'd rather it just stayed the same
Sending off our separate ways
Moving on to other things

We talked the night away
About nothing much at all
Weekends and holidays
It was perfect for awhile

We thought we'd live forever
Or at least until the end
But promises fade by letter
I'll never be fooled again

Faster than anything
With sorrow and empathy
It's missing the essence of
Something real

Moving on to better things
I'd rather it just stayed the same
Sending off our separate ways
Goodbye to my best friend
End

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