Counting on a Ghost

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Counting on a ghost is a losing bet
like solitaire mode on Russian Roulette
But when they come through with mysterious results
Assemble some seekers, fire up a cult

Counting on a ghost is a toss into the wind
All your prayers end up where they begin
Counting on a ghost is a wasted gasp
A falsified oath of a truth that never lasts
And when nothing comes each time after time
Sacrifice the answers, magnify the crime

Sing hymns to the means that justify the end
Now hide from the sun with zombiefied friends

Lauding a diviner bearing hellebore
Languid from the years lost to the metaphor

Drawn in freely as the ghost ascends
Blinded by the light through a sanctified lens

Sing hymns to the means that justify the end
Now hide from the sun with zombiefied friends
Sing hymns to the cult on every station
Hell to pay-to-play for mock salvation

What we want the most and shout until we're blue
Die because they have no bearing on the truth
And if we still decide to count upon the ghost
Gather all your dreams and nail them to a post

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from The Perfect Map, released June 17, 2016
music: Rabin & MacDonald / words: Skillman & Rabin
spoken interlude: Greg Skillman

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