Ghost Songs For Cell Phones

by The Wiggly Tendrils

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In 2011 I released "Sad Songs For Cell Phones" which included 13 tracks recorded on my iPhone 3GS. Continuing in that vein, this album contains 8 songs and 5 transitions recorded (mostly) on my iPhone 4. And this time the theme is "ghosts."

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released August 27, 2013

All songs written, performed and recorded by The Wiggly Tendrils with the following additions: "Dandelion Wine" was written with my good friend Darien, and "Transition Seven" includes cello played by my wife, Deirdre.

Cover design and TWT logo by D. E. Healy.
ASCii art by T. W. Tendrils.

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Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.

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Songwriter and hands on dad. Completely obsessed with music and home recording.

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Track Name: Ghost Song
write me a letter when you arrive
and i will know your hand
and i'll know your safe while your away
until your home again

write me a postcard before you sleep
and tell me of your day
tell me amusements that you have tried
and of the friends you've made

soon the lens of my dry eye will capture light from your face
but while you take shelter in god's long arms won't you please gaze my way

and see how the starlight overhead
bleeds across the sky
and see how the bluejay winds and she dives
she's tumbling as she flies

and soon the lens of my dry eye will capture light from your face
but there's part of you with me in my heart and a part that's passed away
Track Name: Dorothy
honeymoon the blushing bride
crossed the threshold what did she find
her wedding bed a barren frame
the wind it was calling her name

dorothy dorothy dorothy

lover lover where have you taken me
across the river to a strange country
lover lover will we ever return
if you wish dear, but hear me out first

dorothy dorothy be with me eternally
sleep with me under the floor
dorothy dorothy hush now succumb to me
and i'll be eternally yours

lover lover where is your dress
i took off dear, i've no need for it
lover lover where is your flesh
i gave it up, now i'm merely this breath whispering

dorothy dorothy be with me eternally
sleep with me under the floor
dorothy dorothy choose now or run from me
for i'll answer one question more

lover lover how will i change
you'll remember nothing, only your name

dorothy dorothy be with me eternally
sleep with me under the floor
dorothy dorothy hush now succumb to me
and i'll be eternally yours

dorothy dorothy someone was calling me
oh but my memory's so poor
dorothy dorothy that once was a name for me
but now i'm eternally yours
Track Name: Houdini Houdini
houdini houdini
will you answer your widow's call
houdini houdini
will you rap on your widow's wall
and blow on your trumpet
saints peter and paul
houdini houdini
bring comfort to us all

houdini houdini
will you answer your widow's call
houdini houdini
will you touch your widow's shawl
and blow on your trumpet
saints peter and paul
houdini houdini
bring comfort to us all
Track Name: Fall Apart
fall apart
like the pieces of my broken heart
cupid shoots his tiny dart
and suddenly i fall apart

fall apart
i'm as stable as a house of cards
remove the queen of hearts
and suddenly i fall apart

fall apart
you've upset me like an apple cart
when you push too hard
suddenly i fall apart
Track Name: Mister Policeman
on the night, on the night
that i learned my body died
and the coroner's form, he wrote down suicide
and the portal appeared, but i did not go for fear
that my vengeance would be undone

mr policeman
help a deceased man
find my killer he's at large
and throw him in jail
or send him straight to hell
and i will finally be at peace

on the night, on the night
i came home to find my wife
in bed with a man well i tried to take his life
but he put up a fight and held me down so tight
and put a shotgun to my teeth

oh mr policeman
help a deceased man
find my killer he's at large
and throw him in jail
or send him straight to hell
and i will finally be at peace

i was an honest man
a presbyterian
and my wife, my wife she was a cheat
and deputy was there and the sheriff he don't care
and i will never be at peace

when your portal appears
just go, don't linger here
where i've been wandering all these years
for vengeance is sweet
but it's always incomplete
and i will never be at peace

mr policeman
help a deceased man
find my killer he's at large
and throw him in jail
or send him straight to hell
and i will never be at peace
and i will never be at peace
and i will never be at peace
Track Name: The Lion's Mane
when the lion's mane washed ashore
and the swimmers' skin grew red and shore
an important lesson by all was learned
that by death she is not deterred

by death she is not deterred
for beneath her flesh the poison stirs
and it made a mess of rye new hampshire
by death she is not deterred

strangely beautiful
her mane of tentacles
but leave them as they were
for by death she is not deterred

and the simmers there who had all been burned
they gathered around to look at her
and by now you know the words
by death she was not deterred

strangely beautiful
her mane of tentacles
but leave them as they were
for by death she is not deterred
Track Name: Dandelion Wine
dandelion wine
a little sip of summer time
shining as bright as a firefly
in the dark when a cold wind blows in my heart
someday soon the sun is gonna shine
like dandelion wine

dandelion wine
shivering on a winter night
and i'm blue as the hue of dragon fly
'cause its dark and a cold wind blows in my heart
but someday soon the sun is gonna shine
like dandelion wine

someday soon
some warm afternoon
we'll laugh one more time
but until we do
pass the...

dandelion wine
a little sip of summer time
shining as bright as a firefly
in the dark when a cold wind blows in my heart
someday soon the sun is gonna shine
like dandelion wine
Track Name: Love At The End Of The World
no regrets no deferrals
there's no second chance
just dance and a twirl
at the ending of the world

just a boy and a girl
just a moment for romance
take a chance give it a whirl
it's the ending of the world

and you always knew
the end would be like this
that you'd stroll up to me
and you'd slay me with a kiss

nothing lost nothing gained
just the love that we made
here it comes clutch your pearls
it's the ending of the world

one last look
one last kiss
one last breath
this is it
one last night
one last summer night
at the ending of the world