Poe's Ghost

by Dolores Dagenais

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released October 7, 2012

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Track Name: Poe's Ghost
Poe’s Ghost
Once upon a winter’s night reading by the firelight
I thought I heard a rapping tap tapping on my window
It was no raven was no crow
I picked up the book once more reading of the cold Lenore
I thought I heard a knock and a rattle at my kitchen door
It was no raven was no crow
Just the wind and nothing more
Death would be a welcome guest on such a lonely night as this
I would be a gracious host making tea for Poe’s ghost


I lay upon my sunken couch sleepy as the fire burned out
I thought I heard a footfall and a scuffle on my kitchen floor
It was no raven was no crow
Just the wind and nothing more
Death would be a welcome guest on such a lonely night as this
I would be a gracious host making tea for Poe’s ghost


As I slumbered off to sleep I swore that he was there with me
I thought I felt a settling like a sigh on the corner of my bed
It was no raven was no crow
Just the lonely ghost of Poe settling in to watch me sleep
I pray the Lord his soul to keep
Death would be a welcome guest on such a lonely night as this
I would be a gracious host making tea for Poe’s ghost
Once upon a winter’s night
Track Name: All Hallow's Eve
All Hallows’ Eve

It’s a strange holiday
Something wicked this way comes
It’s a strange place to play
The bone yards and the gallows
On the front lawns

Send me your cadaver kisses
Blow them to me
On the autumn breeze
Let me rest my head against
Your boney chest
A silent heart I need
All Hallows’ Eve
All Hallows’ Eve

Such a strange holiday
Ghosts and witches pace the walk
A strange way to celebrate
The things you’d see
But rather not

Trace an icy digit
Down the center of my
Supplicating spine
Wrap me in a mist
Of mystery and murder
So sublime
Oh Darkness mine
Oh Darkness mine

When the veil thins
I come face to face with life
It’s not always light

Send me your cadaver kisses
Blow them to me
On the autumn breeze
Let me rest my head against
Your boney chest
A silent heart I need
All Hallows’ Eve
All Hallows’ Eve
Track Name: Boo!
Boo!

The boogeyman is gonna get you
Hear him underneath your bed
The boogeyman is gonna get you
From the dark a voice just said
“I’m lonely just like you”
“So Boo! Boo! Boo!”

Something dark is gonna grab you
Out walking late at night
Something sharp is gonna stab you
See the glimmer of the knife
Cause he’s lonely just like you
So Boo! Boo! Boo!

Jack the Ripper is looking for some company
With a little insight on despair
Jack gives some brilliant conversation
When he doesn’t catch you unaware

The Ripper’s gonna rip you
In some dark corner of the street
Bloody Jack is gonna whisper
In your ear he’ll sound so sweet
Cause he’s lonely just like you
So Boo! Boo! Boo!

Jack the Ripper is polishing his madness
On the corner of your sanity
Jack’s a butcher or a strange gynecologist
With some skill in surgery

The boogeyman is gonna get you
Hear him underneath your bed
The boogeyman is gonna get you
From the dark a voice just said
“I’m lonely just like you”
“So Boo! Boo! Boo!”
Track Name: Finding Dimes
Finding Dimes

Grandpa kept a jar of dimes
he said he'd find them everywhere
and a penny saved is a penny earned
the day that Grandpa passed away
my grandmother gave me that mason jar
of lessons learned
and I when to the store
and traded them for candy
and I walked home feeling sad
I wished I'd never even opened up the bottle
of the dimes of my Granddad

I put the bottle on the shelf
meant to fill it up myself
and I've thought of it so many times
when I'm broke and feeling down
defeated kicked around
it always seems I'm finding dimes

In the most unlikeliest of places
inside shoes and cups I find
it seems just like his hand is on my shoulder
whenever I am finding dimes

I keep the dimes all in a mason
on a shelf down in the basement
sometimes when it's overcast
I take them down and count them out
silver circles all around
each more precious than the last
and I spend memories like dimes in the candy store
until the sun begins to shine
I have never really ever been alone while
I’ve been finding dimes

and I spend memories like dimes in the candy store
until the sun begins to shine
I have never really ever been alone while
I’ve been finding dimes

Grandpa kept a jar of dimes
he said he'd find them everywhere
and a penny saved is a penny earned
Track Name: Dead Man's Lips
Dead Man’s Lips

All the ghosts out stalking the graveyard
They are rattling their bones
The moon hangs naked belly on the ground
Like Buddha come to town

Wouldn’t you love to love me
Down here in the mist
There’s no indiscretion in these
Dead man’s lips

Hear the wind moaning like a lover
In the valleys and the mounds
Sky hangs clouds against the moon
Like a funeral shroud

Wouldn’t you love to love me
Down here in the pit
No lies get past these
Dead man’s lips


Other lovers tell you stories
Other lovers make you cry
Other lovers disappear but
You always know where this one lies

Come here come a little closer
Tell me troubles and your woes
If you got some secrets to spill well
This is as far as they will go

I know you’d love to love me
Life you’d gladly quit
Hush now cuddle up and kiss these
Dead man’s lips

Wouldn’t you love to love me
Down here in the mist
There’s no indiscretion in these
Dead man’s lips
Track Name: Forget Me Nots
FORGET ME NOTS

It’s been years since you’ve been gone
The other day I heard your song
Floating up from down below
In the garden where Forget Me Not’s grow

I turned to look, I was alone
I heard your voice singing low
Rich from the earth the music flowed
In the garden where Forget Me Not’s grow


Flowers bloom and flowers die
June soon passes to July
But we remember those we know
In the garden where Forget Me Not’s grow

It’s been years since I last sang
Forgotten lines and old refrains
I have lost more than I know
In the garden where Forget Me Not’s grow

I pressed my ear close to the earth
A lullaby came from the dirt
So I slept between the rows
In the garden where Forget Me Not’s grow

Flowers bloom and flowers die
June soon passes to July
But we remember those we know
In the garden where Forget Me Not’s grow

It’s been years since you’ve been gone
The other day I heard your song
Floating up from down below
In the garden where Forget Me Not’s grow
Track Name: I Used To Be A Werewolf
No one gets scared till after the lights go out
No one admits to praying for themselves
Every one’s brave under the morning sun oh
But under that full moon we come undone


Lock up your windows and doors
Something’s coming and it’s not so natural
All of the legends and lore
Around midnight are much more factual



A silver slug kept on the mantle shelf
And if you get bit best just keep it to yourself
Because no one is saying what everyone’s thinking aloud
Oh I used to be a werewolf but I’m alright now
Oh I used to be a werewolf but I’m alright now

Lock up your children & wife
Something’s coming and it’s not so nice
Old stories you’ve heard all your life
Grow claws around midnight


It’s anyone’s guess where I was last night
Shirt is in shreds looks like I had a fight
This might be bloodbBut I don’t know just how oh
Oh I used to be a werewolf but I’m alright now
Oh I used to be a werewolf but I’m alright now
I used to be a werewolf but I’m
Track Name: Melancholy
Melancholy

Here the wind in the tree
A plaintive melody
of old melancholy

I know him well
From every dream
Daylight hides it in between
That old melancholy

Try to run
Try to hide
From the dark inside
That old melancholy

Hear the howl in the night
That old demon taking flight
That old melancholy

He’s beautiful and cold
Scratching on your soul
That old melancholy

That old melancholy
Track Name: Old Liar
Old Liar

Game of chess on a Saturday
I move my bishop
He counters with something
I didn’t expect
Death’s not so bad
But he cheats at games of chance
And strategy
Your queen up his sleeve
If you turn your back
That old liar
The rules don’t apply
Everyone dies everyone dies

Cup of tea on a Saturday
I raise a topic he fills it out
Like a bureaucrat

Death knows about
Red tape and things like that
The ins and outs
How to go about unnoticed
That old liar
The rules don’t apply
Everyone dies everyone dies

We’ve had good conversation
I’ve won three out of five
I’m sensing his frustration
He’s reaching for his scythe
That old liar
The rules don’t apply
Everyone dies everyone dies
The rules don’t apply
Everyone dies everyone dies

Late at night on a Saturday
Taste of gin a silent toast between parting friends
Death’s patient but he gets you in the end
An ace up his sleeve he has standing by
That old liar
The rules don’t apply
Everyone dies everyone dies
The rules don’t apply
Everyone dies everyone dies

Game of chess on a Saturday
You move your bishop
He counters with something
You didn’t expect
Death’s not so bad
But he cheats at games of chance
The rules don’t apply
Everyone dies everyone dies
The rules don’t apply
Everyone dies everyone dies
Track Name: The Last Waltz of Sandy Magee
The Last Waltz of Sandy Magee

Death waltzed with Sandy Magee
1-2-3
1-2-3
She stepped on his feet and attempted to lead
1-2-3
1-2-3

When she was out of breath he laid her down by the river
And shuffled along in time with the song in his bones
And oh...

Death waltzed on the corner of the street
1-2-3
1-2-3
Some people said he was light on his feet
1-2-3
1-2-3
He partners with everyone under the sun eventually
He dances with dreams and impossible schemes and all hope
And oh....

Death waltzed by the side of road
1-2-3
1-2-3
Raising up dust and kicking up stones
1-2-3
1-2-3
He shattered the glass like diamonds on grass, like a mirrored ball
Suspended above an orchestra playing the last waltz
And oh...

Death waltzed with Sandy Magee
1-2-3
1-2-3
She stepped on his feet and attempted to lead
1-2-3
1-2-3
Track Name: The Devil
The Devil’s in the details
Like crossed T’s and dotted I’s
Lawyers take the truth and twist it ‘till it lies
The only thing I know for sure is everybody dies
No matter meticulous your life is planned
It’s still the Devil’s hand

The Devil’s in the details
Like counting coins into a cup
The way that politicians take the truth and beat it up
To a bloody pulp that you can hardly recognize
The Devil’s in the details
And the disguise

Everybody’s got bad dreams
Everybody’s got wicked schemes
Everybody’s got bad dreams
Everybody’s got
Everybody’s got
Greed

The Devil’s in the details
The way the numbers all add up
To pretty little rows of red that look like blood
The only thing to count on is when the ink runs out
The Devil’s in the details
And the doubt

Everybody’s got bad dreams
Everybody’s got wicked schemes
Everybody’s got bad dreams
Everybody’s got
Everybody’s got
Greed

The Devil’s in the details
Like hunger eating you alive
You can only hope to live you cannot hope to thrive
The only thing that you can taste is the bitterness of life
The Devil’s in the details
And the lies

Everybody’s got bad dreams
Everybody’s got wicked schemes
Everybody’s got bad dreams
Everybody’s got
Everybody’s got
Greed
Track Name: Six Feet Deep
Say so long but not goodbye
Bury me beneath a sky of Kleenex cloud
Try to laugh, try not to cry
Walk away from the grave
Its emptiness

Cause I’m not there I never was
I’ll never be further than your own memory
I’m not there I never was
It’s just a box six feet deep
It could never be me

Say so long but not farewell
Cause time plays tricks
It’s nine, it’s six then a year is gone
Try to love and carry on
And walk away from the stone
You’ve been leaning on

Cause I’m not there I never was
You’ll never be further than your heart from me
I’m not there I never was
It’s just a box six feet deep
It could never be me

Time will take these bones
Until there’s nothing left to show
Time will lift this stone
And given time you’ll know

That I’m not there I’ve never been
I’ll never been further than your memory
I’m not there I never was
It’s just a box six feet deep
It has never been me


Say so long but just for now
Bury me beneath a sky of Kleenex cloud
You know I’ll be alright some how
Walk away from this place
Its emptiness
Track Name: The Ferryman's Wife
I died I was fine ‘til I reached the banks and brine of the River Styx
And the boney hand of the Ferryman with his lantern lit.
He carried me forth over the waves and we talked about sports
Music and games
It doesn’t matter how well you play
You lose in the end to the Ferryman

He wouldn’t take coin
He wouldn’t take gold
He said “this gig it’s getting old
And I like talking to you about life
Would you be my wife”
And that’s how I ended up here in a place between Heaven and Hell
It might be Limbo I can’t tell the Ferryman doesn’t talk anymore
I wave to him from the shore

I died it was fine but I never reached the place that was really mine
Cause the boney hand of the Ferryman had its own design
He wouldn’t take penny
He wouldn’t take plea
And he purposed on bended knee
Saying “I get lonely sometimes too, just like you
What am I gonna do?”
In a place between living and dead something that sweet can go to your head
And the Ferryman doesn’t stop anymore I wave to him from the shore

I died it was fine on the banks near the brine of the River Styx
The boney heart of the Ferryman kept a fire lit
A touch searing and cold, he never changed but I grew old
He said “I can’t look at you like this”
And slipped away to his ship on the River Styx


I died I was fine ‘til I reached the banks and brine of the River Styx
And the boney hand of the Ferryman with his lantern lit.