Lucky Ghost

from Young Familiar by Christians & Lions

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"Lucky cloud in your sky/a little rain." - Arthur Russell

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When it feels you’re not on my side
It’s like I might as well have died

Years ‘fore you opened your eyes
Oh darling for the first time

I would wait, torn up by a want
For someone I could only haunt

Days into decades crawl by
While I am watching your life

You couldn’t want a kiss
From someone you don’t know to miss

I keep my phantom limbs far
From wherever we are

Can’t know if you’ll be left between
Here and there from what I have seen

Cursed to wish joy for your heart
Though it may keep us apart

If you crossed to the other side
Not to’ve known I had lived or died

I’d still say my fortune was clear
So lucky to have loved you while you’re here

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from Young Familiar, released October 4, 2019
Melody and lyrics by Ben Potrykus

Ben Potrykus - Vocals, guitar
Erica Sutherland - Vocals
Chris D'Amore - Upright bass
Miriam Lee - Viola

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Christians & Lions Providence, Rhode Island

A "veritable underdog super group" (TheDig) formed in 2004. Ben Potrykus (Bent Shapes, Receiving End of Sirens, etc), Matt Sisto, Chris Mara, and Chris Barrett are joined by Fiona Wood, Chris D'Amore, James Weinberg, and Sara Honeywell.

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