Year Three, Week Twenty-Three: “She Haunts This Town”

Lyrics:

She’s got the map of Ireland on her face
and this city’s all she’s known
I’m a drifter from the south, I can trace
my blood to an old plantation home
It’s past midnight and the trains won’t run much longer
and I’ve got several miles left to walk
I hear her voice getting stronger
Nights like this are when she likes to talk
Spirits floating around
She haunts this town

She haunts this town
She haunts this town
She’s what I see in front of me
What I hear when my ear
is to the ground
She haunts this town

She never wanted me to worry about her leaving
Just strangers in the night, like Sinatra said
But looks and ghosts can be deceiving
Was it real or was it in my head
When I heard her laughing out of nowhere
The way she would when I used to play my harp
Angels and demons can both fly through the air
But only one has teeth so sharp
Catch me, I’m falling down
She haunts this town

She haunts this town
She haunts this town
She’s what I see in front of me
What I hear when my ear
is to the ground
She haunts this town

The sun is rising
The ice age is melting
I never knew if she heard the news
On the horizon
a woman is belting
the long ago far away blues

Count your rosaries and count your blessings
I’m still a pilgrim full of hope and doubt
Always wondering, never confessing
Like she always thought I would turn out
Morning comes and the buildings look so pretty
Spirits disappear but they’re never gone
I thank her for my home, for my family in another city
She put me to this path I’m on
We’ll never be unbound
She haunts this town

She haunts this town
She haunts this town
She’s what I see in front of me
What I hear when my ear
is to the ground
She haunts this town
She haunts this town
She’s what I see in front of me
What I hear when my ear
is to the ground
She haunts this town

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