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"He who forgets, will be destined to remember..."

Sting - Ghost Story

“i watch the western sky.. the sun is sinking… the geese are flying south… it sets me thinking…
i did not miss you much; i did not suffer. what did not kill me just made me tougher.

i feel the winter come, his icy sinews… now in the firelight, the case continues.
another night in court. the same old trial… the same old questions asked; the same denial.
the shadows close me round, like jury members, i look for answers in the fire’s embers…
why was i busy then, that whole december? i give my usual lie/line; i don’t remember.

another winter comes.. his icy fingers creep into these bones of mine; these memories never sleep.
and all these differences, a cloak, i borrow… we kept our distances.. why should it follow..
i must have loved you.

what is the force that binds the stars ? i wore this mask to hide my scars.
what is the power that pulls the tides? ‘never could find a place to hide…
what moves the earth around the sun? what could i do but run and run and run…
afraid to love, afraid to fail.. a mast without a sail…

now moon’s a fingernail and slowly sinking.. another day begins, and now i’m thinking..
that this indifference was my invention, when everything i did sought your attention…

you were my compass star… you were my measure… you were a pirate’s map of buried treasure…
if this was all correct, the last thing i’d expect…the prosecution rests.. it’s time that i confess,
i must have loved you.

I must have loved you.”

These lyrics are by Sting, from Ghost Story. I can't remember another song that has so physically moved me inside out... and surprised me so by it. I've taken many/several songs personally; this one took me personally.. somehow... Posted at 9:30pm on 9 March 2005.

Comments on Sting - Ghost Story

  1. This Sting song “Ghost Story” haunts me, too. I have applied it to my own life situation and am overcome by the belated realization of the speaker, his earlier denials, and the depth of the love.

    commented Thu 24 Mar 2011, 01:50:28 AM :: link
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