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Ghost in the Water

Peter Link

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Artist:
Peter Link
Composer:
Peter Link
Lyricist:
Peter Link
Genre:
Pop
Publisher:
Watchfire Music
Song Duration:
06:06

Ghost In The Water is a song forgotten by me and recently re-discovered in my files. It was the musical remembrance of an actual dream I had, written and recorded on a long weekend back in the days when Julia would go to Boston and sing at the CS Mother Church. I remember the dream today as vividly as I remember some of the most memorable moments of my life. When I listen to the song today, it completely takes me back to that fantastical morning when I awoke from the dream and quickly jotted down some of the images of the dream so that I would remember them. The song is very accurate to the dream experience that I had. About the only thing that I later added were the names and slight filling out of the imagined lives of the ghosts that followed me through the water. So welcome to my dream. It was a doozy!

Lyrics

Ghost in the Water
Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

I fell overboard
Dark of night
Man overboard
Lost from sight
Started swimmin’ in the water
All alone
It was me and the water
Tryin’ to get home in my dream

The waves were like walls on either side of me
I swam up them and down them
Suddenly there was a man, a ghost
Rising up through the water

He rose over me
A naked man
He then beckoned me
On I swam

There were ghosts in the water
Children too
Following me through the water
Through the blue of my dream

Each of them watching to see when I drown
Each of them waiting to take me back down
Each of them curious if I might survive
Wishing that they were alive

It’s the ghost and me in the rolling sea
And the fear dies down inside of me
Now where I’m goin’ is the great unknown
I’m just tryin’ to get home

There are ghosts in the water as I climb the waves
Ghosts in the water from their murky graves
And they watch in silence as I go it alone
Tryin’ to get back home

I’m just tryin’ to get back home

There was Jose Miguel Cerone who fell from the mast
An inexperienced seaman from Sanlucar de Barrameda

Abigail von Stuttfeldt
Who went down with her vast fortune tucked away in boxes in the hold

Little Jimmy Patterson with his older sister Kate
Off to see the world with Grandpa Higgins
Separated when the ship went down when gramps went off to find his own life jacket
Still holding hands, still ready to see the world

Bartholomew Oliver Smith
Who was the only one to bail out from his P-38 in flames, but “Oh my God, the chute don’t work…oh yes, and call me Bart”

And a naked man who lost it all and no longer remembers “What the hell happened?”
How the hell he got there
Who he was

Ghosts all
Living only partially
Stuck inside the sea

So it’s the ghosts and me in the rolling sea
And the fear dies down inside of me
Now where I’m goin’ is the great unknown
I’m just tryin’ to get home

There are ghosts in the water as I climb the waves
Ghosts in the water from their murky graves
And they watch in silence as I go it alone
Tryin’ to get back home

We’re all tryin’ to get back home

We all come from the deep blue sea
We’re all swimmin’ through this endless dream
We all have these trials to some degree
We’re all just tryin’ to get home

Tryin’ to get back home
Tryin’ to get back home
Tryin’ to get back home

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