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1.  Introducing the ghost     
I will come to your room
just after midnight
and tell you the story
you'd most like to hear
as you fall asleep
It is in this way
that I've made my fortune
a vague recollection
of some characters names
on the tip of your tongue
who would have thought
that being a ghost
would be so difficult
to confide in the dead
in the weakest of whispers
that was the last thing
that I thought you'd say
but I'm glad that you did
I'm glad that you did

2. Goodmorning detective
Goodmorning detective here is your mail
including a letter sent from the jail
and it reads how's my dear old friend
I'd be expecting a guest for the weekend
how's my dear old friend
I will see you soon
the only witness
who's not superstitious
says there's no such thing as ghosts
just memories
Wait until I come back
so I can see with my own eyes
wait until I come back
Wait outside my window every night
you said you would
you wanted to

3.  Tonight would be the night
You've been lying to your friends again
you've been telling them you're fine with this
I've seen your hands shake when you get tired
which just so happens to be all the time now
let's go downtown and both talk to the sidewalk
let's take a drive and whisper to the water
and listen to what the waves have to say
and drowned out the words if you're so afraid
that they'll hurt you
I'd never dear
tonight would be the night
but I wouldn't dare
will you fight for me when they come for my good name
will you write to me when I'm finally locked away
and tell me how Hope's doing
and tell me that you read to her each night
tell me something that no one else would know
tell me what's buried out there in the snow
tell me what happened to you
tell me what happened to you
I'm sorry dear but things when badly
that's probably all you want to know
I think that we should leave it at that
just as long as we're on the telephone
if you come down to the place you found me
at exactly the right time meet me at the place I met you
and I swear I will tell you everything

4.  On the great frozen lake
Now I need you to think
is there anyone out there
who would want these things done
do you know of someone
who could possibly do this
without being seen
the whole town was on hand
and they need reassurance
they beg to feel safe
that we're trying our best
as we gather the facts
we don't know who it was
but we're confident that we soon will

I'm the things that you knew
before you learned to talk
the very old friend that you cannot recall
on the great frozen lake
in the afternoon sun
who will carve out these words
just before the ice melts
I want what you want
I need what you need
I can't wait until you scream my name
at the top of your lungs
to the beat of your blood
you don't know who I am
but I'm confident that you soon will

5.  When you disappeared
calm down please
I hear you
don't think if you raise your voice
it will prove your point
they say that you're many things
but I don't believe that you've once been accused
of sitting patiently
I'm making you wait
until you remember
where you went last night
when you disappeared
they can place you downtown at 10:30pm
the liquor store clerk says you came stumbling in
with a handful of coins that you threw on the floor
and said doctor what have you to poison a ghost
they say you were whispering
something about a funeral home and a fire escape
I'm making you wait
until you remember
where you went last night
why did you get so upset
what did you want to forget
give us an answer right now
just where did you go
when you dissapeared

6.  Right before your eyes
This may be the last time
that I hold you in my arms
I want you to remember us
exactly as we are
and when those papers mention me
and what they think I've done
Hope you close your pretty eyes
and this is where you run
I know I've tried to make you see
you cannot wander off to far
they will not wonder where you are
tell me now detective
what you're hoping that you'll find
and I will say with confidence
its right before your eyes
just wait outside that window
while my daughter casts her spell
for I fear she's the only thing
to save you from yourself
we're the same you and I we are the same
we're the same you and I we are the same
I know I've tried to make you see
you cannot wander off to far
they will not wonder where you are
at this time last night
the phantom sang
although you have another name
my dear detective we're the same

7.  No matter what happens
I've walked down that street
each of the past three evenings
simply to see if your light was on
and when I got home
and I shook the snow from my clothes
I sat and starred at the telephone
Come to my window no matter what happens
and wait for me there for as long as you can
I will lay down beside you
my head on your chest
and dream about anything other than this
until that day I will sleep with the lights on

8.  The questions are cast out
when I retire for the night
having left the law at work
once the questions are cast out
I know you're there
I can feel you
I can feel you
won't you show yourself to me
show yourself to me
won't you show yourself to me
show yourself to me
when the lamplight has gone out
like a secret you forgot
once the walls pronounce your name
I know you're there.
Now that you're here
I can sleep straight through the night again
I will not heed what the sirens say
I hear your voice and I'm not afraid
now that you're here

9.  Now that I know what to say
I've been feeling much better
since I came to
and saw that you'd be staying with me
ever since you went walking I've been so lost
but now I'm back and breathing
now that I know what to say
I'm sorry it's taken so long
I should have been better by now
but I've tried so hard
and I cross my heart
and I swear on my soul
that this will not happen again
I want you to stay with me every night
come to my room
I've found a way to make this right
just wait up for me
I'll tell you everything
I need to I need to
coming down from the staircase
smiling like mad
as I stood with your family in awe
everyone of your brothers says the same thing
that you are simply brilliant
as if I didn't already know
I'm sorry it's taken so long
I should have been better by now
but I've tried so hard
and I cross my heart
and I swear on my soul
that this will not happen again

10.  I'm glad that you did
I've asked you to tell me
something that I know
having no explanation
but feel in my bones
I do not need proof
I just need to hear it from you
he said wait right here
I can't tell you what for but you'll know
when it appears
and you let him go
you let him escape
for a face that you recognize
you never knew
a dream you'd forgotten
that finally came true
I always knew you were listening
that's why it's taken so long
to find the right words
are you ready to open your eyes
OK now surprise
I didn't understand why you made us wait
now that it finally makes sense
I'm glad that you did