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Toehider - There's A Ghost in the Lake

(talking to myself – )

Everyone there thinks they knows the truth

Everyone dismisses your excuse

They saw the van, they saw your grass-stained knees

The couple living west up on the hill

Heard the splash when night was gripped with still
And saw the moon was bouncing in the pool

You saw them watching, and you know you did

You saw them see no matter where you hid

You saw them like you saw her hollow eyes…

But keep your own eyes open, toe to steel

Press on forward, focus, steer the wheel

Don’t confuse the truth with what they saw

(speaking out loud to myself -)

If Jess were here, then she’d know what to do

She’d tell me to be calm and tell the truth

But she told me not to tell the truth just this one time…

And why am I so anxious and forlorn?

Why am I? I’ve done nothing wrong!
You might also likeI’ve only done as she had always wishedI feel her weight still, heavy in my arms

Just like she used to sleep with peace and calm

And why’s that moonlit mist still in my eyes?

What’s the truth, and what’s reflected blame?

And how do I exude it from my brain?

The blood and water as she left my aching hands…

PULL THIS VAN OVER/DRINK TILL I’M SOBER

SHUTTING MY MIND UP/CLOSING THE COVER

I CAN STILL SMELL HER/WISH I COULD TELL HER

I LOVED HER BEFORE /LIFE WAS SUCKED FROM HER

IF I CAME CLEAN HER PARENTS WOULD KILL ME

BEST IF THEY THOUGHT THAT SHE’D RAN OFF WITH ME

FOCUS CONCENTRATE, PUSH ON AS DAYBREAK
TAKES OVER NIGHT AND TAKES OVER MEMORY…

I’m in over my head, I’m slipping much further awake

My best friend is dead, and now there’s a ghost in the lake

(me -)

“I’ll damp the cloth, and fill the water cup

You need to drink, and dear, you’re burning up

Your skin is raw, and blistering and white

Babe, you’ve not the strength just to get dressed

Dear, you need to see a specialist

I know you don’t believe, but babe, it’s time…”

(Jess -)

They have no idea what’s best for me

The body creates its own remedy

Their cures are all just masks, a waste of time…

It makes no difference, nothing’s any good

I can hear them now “we did all that we could”

I’d rather die like this than with a poisoned mind

But I don’t want to pass rotting, boxed, confined

Throw me where my shell can be purified

Give me away like I was never here

Throw me out and let Mother do as she (pleases)

Please, if you love me, Take my dead body

Hand it to nature (so) I can rest quietly

Leave this stupid town, like we always said

Don’t tell our families, don’t taint their memories

I’m in over my head, I’m slipping much further awake

My best friend is dead, and now there’s a ghost in the lake

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