Ghost Ship

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about

"Ghost Ship" was inspired by one of Cheryl Strayed's "Dear Sugar" columns, which was itself inspired by the poem "The Blue House" by Tomas Transtromer. The column was included in her book TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS.
The column: therumpus.net/2011/04/dear-sugar-the-rumpus-advice-column-71-the-ghost-ship-that-didnt-carry-us/
The poem: hopelesslyflawed.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/poem-three-the-blue-house-by-tomas-transtromer/

lyrics

strange grief
loss of what you never had
great relief
why you feeling so so sad
catch release
pick it up and put it back
rest in peace
why's it gotta hurt like that

and the ghost ship of the life you didn't choose
is the one you know will never carry you
there are moments when you get a glimpse
from the corner of your eye
all you can do is watch it sail on by
sail on by
sail on by
sail on by
sail on by

bright and brief
everything that comes our way
time's a thief
how did it get so late
wail and weep
at all that you can't keep at bay
get some sleep
it's gonna be a long day

and the ghost ship of the life you didn't choose
is the one you know will never carry you
there are moments when you get a glimpse
from the corner of your eye
all you can do is watch it sail on by
sail on by
sail on by
sail on by
sail on by

strange grief
rest in peace
bright and brief
everything that comes our way
get some sleep
it's gonna be a long day

credits

from Big Celebrity, released November 22, 2016
Ellia Bisker: vocals/ukulele
Heather Cole: violin
Lyndol Descant: vocals/piano
Erin Rogers: saxophone
Cecil Scheib: trombone
Bob Smith: bass
Darrell Smith: drums
John Waters: trumpet

Written and composed by Ellia Bisker
Horn arrangement by Erin Rogers & Ellia Bisker

Engineered & mixed by Don Godwin at Airshow (Takoma Park, MD) and Phantom Center (Brooklyn, NY)
Produced by Ellia Bisker
Mastered by Stefan Heger at FisheyeMusicMastering (Columbia, SC)

(c) Sweet Soubrette Songs (ASCAP) / (p) Ellia Bisker

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Sweet Soubrette Brooklyn, New York

Sweet Soubrette features the songwriting, vocals and ukulele of Ellia Bisker, whose dark, edgy love songs have won fans' hearts and critical praise since the release of debut album Siren Song. She is joined by a talented backing band, often featuring as many as 8 musicians onstage. Sweet Soubrette's third album, Burning City, releases November 24, 2013. ... more

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