Yes, I Have Ghosts

Digital single by David Gilmour released 3 July 2020.

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Single release from David Gilmour, featuring vocals and harp from his daughter Romany Gilmour. The song was created for the audiobook version of Polly Samson's 'A Theatre fro Dreamers'.

Yes, I Have Ghosts

David Gilmour 2020

Lyrics/Music: Gilmour

Album releases: Film/video
Yes, I Have Ghosts Yes, I Have Ghosts

The heat of the sun stayed on through the night
Made spectres of strangers playing games with my sight
I passed through the station, a face in the crowd
The whistle was blowing, the barrier came down

There was my baby, in another's embrace
I called out her name in shame and disgrace

Yes, I have ghosts, not all of them dead
Making dust of my dreams, spinning round and around
Around in my head

Train on the tracks, teeth of the zip
The slider moves down, we were joined at the hip
Stealing the groove, the widening gap
Unfastening rails from a past with no map

Yes, I have ghosts, a fleeting sight
It's always the living that are haunting my nights

Where is the sweet soul that you used to be
Gone like a thistle that's blown on the breeze
I guess when it's over, this haunting will end
The waiting, the baiting, my killer, my friend

Yes, I have ghosts, not all of them dead
And they dance by the moon, millstones white as the sheet
On my bed