G​-​G​-​Ghost!

by Philip Labes

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released July 7, 2014

Co-Produced by Tim Kobza & Philip Labes
Executive Producers Peter Labes and Rob Klieger
Drums – Dan Vanchieri
Bass – Rees Finley
& Philip Labes ("i’m not a ghost yet okay" & "Echoing")
Guitar – Cary Singer
& Devon Eisenbarger ("Echoing")
Backing Vocals - Malia Civetz & Jillian Lavin ("Hero")
& Camila Mora ("Let Me Down")
Trumpet – Nolan Frank
Piano/Synth - Philip Labes

Recorded at The Lair Studio Los Angeles
Mixing by Martin Walters at Big Time Audio
Mastering by Andrew Garver
“Ghost” logo by Emma Sheffer
Album Art by Jeff Toye
Photos by Bobby Galvan Photography

Songs written by Philip Labes (ASCAP)
www.philiplabes.com

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Track Name: Hero
I could write my life better
I wouldn’t act like a child
When I’m disappointed in what I think, I’ll live in pencil instead of ink
Then I’ll have fate on my side

I’ve got a scar on my forehead
I’m more important than you
Tell me I’m special and I'll agree, Give me the life that my life could be
All that I want to do
Is be a hero, and when I mess up, in the end it'll be alright
If I’m a hero, I could be a man if I had something to fight
If I’m a hero (whoa whoa), if I’m a hero (whoa whoa)
If I’m a hero (whoa whoa), if I’m a hero (whoa whoa)


I'm going back to my hometown
They ask for stories from me
So what new adventure will make me cool, living for girls from my old high school
Be what they want you to be


Is be a hero, and when I mess up, in the end it'll be alright
If I’m a hero, I could be a man if I had something to fight
If I’m a hero (whoa whoa) if I’m a hero (whoa whoa)
If I’m a hero (whoa whoa) if I’m a hero (whoa whoa)


And I can’t give it all up, and be nothing again
Because if I’m not the hero, do I die in the end
I’ll be a hero…


I’ll be a hero, and when I mess up, in the end it'll be alright
If I’m a hero, I could be a man if I had something to fight
If I’m a hero (whoa whoa) if I’m a hero (whoa whoa)
If I’m a hero (whoa whoa) if I’m a hero (whoa whoa)
Track Name: Let Me Down
Can you see in my eyes, all my words are memorized
Just for you?
When I'm all presupposed, I don't have to feel exposed,
But I do. Oh but I do.

Feels great at the get go. But there's always an echo.
Of the last time I let go, 'cause I always let me down.
Got it down to the letter, maybe she'll make me better,
I don't want to upset her, but I always let her down,
Like I always let me down...to the finish line
wasting time, someone else is on my mind.

Feels great at the get go. But there's always an echo.
Of the last time I let go, 'cause I always let me down.

I shouldn't give away, all the things I have to say,
But I do.
And live my life for fame, so you can pronounce my name
But I do. Oh but I do.

Feels great at the get go. But there's always an echo.
Of the last time I let go, 'cause I always let me down.
Got it down to the letter, maybe she'll make me better,
I don't want to upset her, but I always let her down,
Like I always let me down...to the finish line
wasting time, someone else is on my mind.

Trumpet trumpet trumpet trumpet (ahhhh) bass bass
Trumpet trumpet trumpet trumpet trumpet

Feels great at the get go. But there's always an echo.
Of the last time I let go, 'cause I always let me down.
Got it down to the letter, maybe she'll make me better,
I don't want to upset her, but I always let her down (x2)
Track Name: Staying Up Late
I’ve been one upped on emotion
one upped on tumbling down
after we leave the commotion
hoping you’re sticking around

Keep me up ‘til three in the morning
‘cause all your stars are out
tell me something wild or boring
just as long as you make it count

Let go, let's go, oh no, we gave it away
we’ll keep staying up late and keep on acting this way
I know, you know, we know, we got nothing to say
we’ll keep staying up late and keep on acting this way

I’ve been one upped on outrageous
One upped on telling a joke
We filled our soul up with spirits
We filled our minds up with smoke

Keep me up ‘til three in the morning
‘cause all your stars are out
tell me something wild or boring
just as long as you make it count

Let go, let's go, oh no, we gave it away
we’ll keep staying up late and keep on acting this way
I know, you know, we know, we got nothing to say
we’ll keep staying up late and keep on acting this way

And I’m not lonely, unless you’re lonely too
no I’m not lonely, unless you’re lonely too, unless you’re lonely too.

Turns out I’m thoroughly average
that’s how I know I’ll be fine
I’ll just keep letting you happen
and keep it all in my mind

keep me up ‘til three in the morning
cause all your stars are out
tell me something wild or boring
just as long as you make it count
Let go, let's go, oh no, we gave it away
we’ll keep staying up late and keep on acting this way
I know, you know, we know, we got nothing to say
we’ll keep staying up late and keep on acting this way

And I’m not human, unless you’re human too
no I’m not human, unless you’re human too, unless you’re human
and I’m not tired, and you’re not tired
So we’re not tired, no we’re not tired,
no we’re not tired, no we’re not tired,
no we’re not tired, we’re not, we’re not, we’re -
Track Name: i'm not a ghost yet okay?
bah-dup-ba-bah-dah, bah-dup-ba-bah-dah,
bah-dup-ba-bah-dah, bah-dup-ba- dah!

Could I feel alive, In this living room
Or is every space just another tomb
Put a record on, and we start to dance
Oh I wanna live, and I want romance

Here come my twenties, drunken and sad, I make it harder, I make it bad
Had one too many, how can I say, I haven’t called my sister today
And I’m not a ghost yet okay

Oh, I’m not a ghost yet okay, I’m alive I’m alive today,
I gotta give my love away, I’m not a ghost yet okay?
...I'm not a ghost yet okay?

Someone stood right here, now they’re in the ground
Was their life risqué, was their music loud?
All the famous ghosts, of the movie stars
Sit in dark cafés, and the la bars

I’m getting older what does it mean, now I’m a lover, now a machine
And even together, we’re on our own, does being adult mean being alone
And ghosts are on the telephone

Oh, I’m not a ghost yet okay, I’m alive I’m alive today,
I gotta give my love away, I’m not a ghost yet okay?
…I’m not a ghost yet okay?

bah-dup-ba-bah-dah, bah-dup-ba-bah-dah,
bah-dup-ba-bah-dah,bah-dup-ba- dah! (continue to end)

i'm not a ghost yet okay?
Track Name: Echoing
And the world was ending several hours ago
I was in a city that I didn't know
And my only thought was to get back home
If you've gott go, don't do it alone

I don't know which way the light is
I don't which way to turn
When it starts to get brighter
When it starts to burn

I got on the highway, I got turned around
People left their cars and sat down on the ground
Someone made a joke but we didn't mind
Everyone was scared, everyone was kind

And I was so unaffected 'cause my thoughts were so clear
There were some I rejected just to have you near

I'm in love with you
and it's killing me
oh not this again
ancient history
but I'm all fucked up
so you're in my dream
is this really love
or just echoing?

And some only noticed there was no TV
There were people stealing like it wasn't free
And the pastors laughed, and the jokers cried
And the CEOs all chose suicide

Won't you please touch my body?
Won't you please touch my brain?
Won't you tell me your story, tell me what's your name....

And tell me all your secrets, tell me what's your name
Won't you tell me? Quickly...

Made it to the castle as it starts to glow
In a giant room was everyone I know
And they let me through and I see you there
Looking round for me, looking just as scared

Let's remember our bodies, let's remember our brains
Let's remember our stories, and each other's names.

I'm in love with you
and it's killing me
oh not this again
ancient history
but I'm all fucked up
so you're in my dream
is this really love
or just echoing?