As A Ghost

by Dylan Wright

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released November 12, 2014

all songs written and performed by Dylan Wright

Recorded in Chrome Attic Studios
produced/engineered/mixed by Gabe Liebowitz
mastered by Jonathan Alvin

Music video for "Iron Gates" www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCpegUfJnXA

Album artwork by Miki et Petur
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Dylan Wright New York

Dylan Wright is a Brooklyn (formerly Chicago) based queer singer/songwriter, born and raised in the Midwest. Combining a tender and earnest voice with finger picking styles on the guitar to the likes of Iron & Wine or Nick Drake, his music creates a melancholy and shoe-gazey atmosphere to lose yourself in. ... more

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Track Name: Soldier
When I was your soldier, I went in to fight
when I was your boulder, I held it down all night
when I was the keeper, I swore I'd never tell
when I was the reaper, I swore I'd give you hell

When I was your shade tree, you hid beneath my limbs
when I was your river, I taught you how to swim
when I was your appetite I gave you my skin and bone
when I was your mountain high, you sat upon my throne

When I called you brother, I felt it from the start
when I called you lover, I meant it with all my heart
but when you took another, I fell to the floor
and when you called him lover, I walked out the door
Track Name: Iron Gates
We stayed at the bar til it came to close
and I was feeling brave so I walked you home
we left a trail of footprints in the snow
with each step I saw I feel less alone

wait wait wait wait I need to come clean
wait wait wait wait I need you to see
wait wait wait wait I need to be bold
wait wait wait wait I can't stand this cold
No more...

When we arrived to your iron gates
you unlocked the door in a sudden haste
I step close and I pull you in
two long years of mixed up feelin'

wait wait wait wait I need to come clean
wait wait wait wait I need you to see
wait wait wait wait I need to be bold
wait wait wait wait I can't stand this cold
No more...
Track Name: As A Ghost
I remember when you dropped the bomb
I remember the numbing calm
and I wish I could forget it all
but I remember you stood tall
You stood tall

But you weren't just gonna sit around
you weren't gonna leave without a sound
you said you kept no room for doubt
you told me to live it loud
Live it loud

I saw the sick get sicker
I saw your hair drop quicker
I thought that you'd grow bitter
I knew then thats why I'd miss her
I'd miss her

You tried to give me your possessions
I knew you had the best intentions
You knew what was coming close
I saw you then, white as a ghost
As a ghost

I remember when you dropped the bomb
I remember the numbing calm
and I wish I could forget it all
but I remember you stood tall
You stood tall
You stood tall
Track Name: Queen To Be
This old flame just ain't the same since I met you
It only burns to watch him hurt, am I untrue?
We breathe the night it enters flight, you guide me home
Up and down, wander around, am I alone?

My queen to be, oh empathy will guide you through
You clean the streets with empty beats and steel-toed shoes
break down the wall, hear my call, its all I know
hand in hand, a better man we can grow
Track Name: I Will Follow
When you walked in and it all began
I thought to myself, who is that man?
you gave me the look I was hopin' for
my heart dropped and hit the floor
my heart dropped and hit the floor

Don't know why, and I don't care
I will follow you anywhere
Don't know why, and I don't care
I will follow you anywhere

The first time that we embraced
you held me close and my heart raced
my hands were locked, my arms the chain
drag me along, I'll take the blame
drag me along, I'll take the blame

Don't know why, and I don't care
I will follow you anywhere
Don't know why, and I don't care
I will follow you anywhere

I see the way you look at him
don't put me through that hurt again
Give me command, I'll follow through
I am your dog, I am your fool
I am your dog, I am your fool
I am your dog, I am your fool
Track Name: Old Roads
I grew up in the back of your car
we go back to the very start
we drive down the same old roads
lost or not, nowhere to go

I grew up in the parking lot
the summer nights of endless talk
where we'd go, or who we'd be
anything just to feel free

I grew up when I left you
watched and learned what not to do
you settled down and married young
is this who you thought you'd become?

I grew up when I left town
I feel this weight pressing down
those things we'd say, I meant them true
I'll live them out for me and you
Track Name: Change The Sails
I take my boat out to sea
away from you, away from me
I ride the waves crashing down
cover my ears, avoid the sound
don't look now, don't look now

Change the sails
Change the sails

Headed north, I look for land
common ground to take a stand
the boat is rocking left and right
hold on now with all my might
don't let go, don't let go

Change the sails
Change the sails

Funny how it came to be
lost in the endless sea
now I call this ocean home
who knows just where I'll go
where I'll go, where I'll go
Track Name: Brother/Sister
You were the one who ran away
you were the one who said you'd stay
I was the one in my winter coat
you were the one who meant the most

I came to you a November night
with everything I held so tight
this ice we're on is wearin' thin
but you kicked it through and I fell in

Help me, help me
oh brother of mine
I can't, I can't
seem to get it right
sister, sister
what have you done?
when did you, when did you
become the wicked one?

You used to wear my favorite shirt
I never thought your scent could hurt
you were so easy on the eyes
but beauty means less when its dressed with lies

When the final match was played
you stared at me with murderous gaze
I tried to fight for you and me
but you chose not to believe

Help me, help me
oh brother of mine
I can't, I can't
seem to get it right
sister, sister
what have you done?
when did you, when did you
become the wicked one?

You were the one who ran away
You were the one who said you'd stay
I was the one in my winter coat
and now you're just a haunting ghost
yeah, now you're just a haunting ghost
Track Name: Come Morning Time
When we were born on my back porch
I kissed your face
no time to waste, no time to waste

When we were young, I held my tongue
so you would stay
till morning came, till morning came

As we grew old, your hands felt cold
look in the mirror
don't see you here, don't see you here

In our last breath, inches from death
I see the light
I'll be alright, come morning time
I'll be alright, come morning time
Track Name: Lights
The lights went out, one by one
as we all wondered what we had done
I grabbed your hand and held on tight
as we waited for, for the light

Now, I don't know what it all means
but I am starting to, to believe
whatevers out there, up above
they don't know what I'm dreamin' of