Ghosts In Command

by Justin Friello

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released June 11, 2010

Music and lyrics by Justin Friello. All instruments and vocals performed by Justin Friello

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Justin Friello Schenectady, New York

If Dave Matthews sang R&B. If Tracy Chapman were a rapper. The lovechild of Alanis Morissette and Cee-Lo Green and if that child went on to have another child with Andrew Bird and Sufjan Stevens in a wild 3-way.

Justin is a multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, piano, viola, mandolin, percussion & whistles.

He's also an composer of classical & musical theatre works.

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Track Name: No Rain
It's the start of a brand new day
The kids, they run, kids, they play
And I see you walking my way and I,

I run to meet you halfway there
With a yellow flower in your hair
There's something burning in the air tonight

I pick my head up as I rise
I taste the fruit between your thighs
And I like you, you're just my size

Your kiss, like mother's milk, is sweet
Your tongue causes change in my heartbeat
You are everything I need

My pain is gone away
No rain can stop us today

The way light dances off your face
The way your fingertips do taste
Seems everything falls into place for you and I

Stare up at me, down from the grass
And in my head, time moves so fast
Forever, I wish this could last, tonight

So I will take you by the hand
Walking where the sidewalk ends
'Cause I'm not a boy, I am a man

Only you will ever know
Just how deep my love-ocean flows
'Cause only you make my heart grow

I have seen your light
No rain could stop us tonight

And then the night falls
And the sun is gone from the sky

And the darkness
Makes room for you and I

And your love
Keeps taking me higher

Before the day
Burns out with the fire

Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn, let it burn, let it burn, baby
Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn, let it burn, let it burn, baby
Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn, let it burn, let it burn, baby

I am dying for you, baby
No rain can stop me, baby
I am dying for you, baby
No rain can stop me, baby
Track Name: Come On
Come on, come on, take a ride with me
And we'll go dancing tonight
Grab your boots, but no hair ties

Drop the roof, you can stand up
Stand up for whatever ya' like
Buildings gonna be so red from our paint
We've got nothing to lose so

Come on, come in
You know I love
Chasin' the time
Away with you
Come on, come in
You know this might
Be our last chance
To be alive

I don't want nothing to slow us down
So you can leave your worries in the back
Just right where they belong

I've got a rainbow of a surprise
Waiting for you down at the end of this tunnell
But that's just where, where we begin so

Come on, come in
You know I love
Chasin' the world
Away with you
Come on, you know
Tonight the show
(Just once) is us
So what are you gonna do?

Come on
Come on
Come on
Come on
Come on, come in
You know this might
Be our last chance
To be alive

And if it all falls down
I'll be there to pick you up just like I always do
And we can walk this town
'Til we're hanging on by the soles of our shoes

Come on, come in
You know I love
Chasin' the sky
Away with you
Come on, come in
You know this might
Be our last chance
To be alive

Come on, come in
You know I love
Kissin' the world
Away with you
Come on, you know
Tonight the show
(Just once) is us
So what are you gonna do?

Come on
Come on
Come on
Come on
Come on, come in
You know this might
Be our last chance
To be alive
Track Name: All The Way
"I want my own air
I want my own skin,"
You said to me
"'Cause I've got my own hands
I've got my own life
The life-of-me
And I will move on
'Cause I am myself
My own thing."
Well, I will give you that
But you can be your own thing
With me

What is this love
That's got you running
Away from me?
Am I that bad?
Am I unkind?
Your enemy?
Just like always
I'm losing myself,
Myself to me
Sometimes
That's just how my love
Has got to be

Soft-spoken, I'm thinking: "Walk away"
But you hold me back, but you reel me in all the way
And I'd like to break free of all the chains you got me living in
I'd like to go all the way with you, baby

Who is this love
That's calling himself
'Replacement-me'?
You're losing my hands
You're losing my heart
The best of me
And when it's all
Falling apart
Then you'll see
You won't find
Anyone much better
Than me

Soft-spoken, I'm thinking: "Walk away"
But you hold me back, but you reel me in all the way
And I'd like to break free of all the chains you got me living in
I'd like to go all the way with you, baby

I my dreams I hold your hand
I caught your lips in mine
Your voice calls my name
You're smiling bright lights
And my hands are over and
Under you, open wide
And no one will take you
I am yours and you are my life
Track Name: David Jones
Strange things always come around
Strange things always come around
And if it's love I will take you down
And if it's love I will take you down
Track Name: Song No. 3
Hop onto my pirate ship; we'll sail away from the shore
We float on top of all the waves that try to spill us overboard
Who needs a government? I'll be commander of the sea
I'll give my speeches to an audience of one who'll listen

To me
Alone
I'll walk the plank for you

It seems
We're lost
I'll build a house for you

The wind
Can blow
I'll bottle it for you

From me
Alone
I'll walk the plank for you

Come aboard my ship; the waves will take us wherever we're led
We don't need a map, we will sail toward the sun up ahead
I am the David Jones of all the hearts of the sea
I'll be the Master-in-Command and take whatever does belong

To me
Alone
I'll walk the plank for you

It seems
We're lost
I'll build a house for you

The wind
Can blow
I'll bottle it for you

From me
Alone
I'll walk the plank for you
Track Name: Go Away
Go ahead rest your eyes
Come the morning, everything will be all right
’Cause I'm sleeping by your side
Make room under covers for our dreams to hide
Before we say “Goodnight”

Draw the curtains closed
You're dressed up naked in your skin with no place to go
I wanna go down real slow
Close my eyes and I taste you, I feel you, you, only you
And all the others go away

I like the taste of your mouth
The way my kisses go in and your tongue comes out
I won't let you down
Promise me you'll stay till morning; you'll be screaming out loud
Heard the world around

I see that look in your eyes
Feel your breath hot on my chest and your hands on my thighs
You are the moon in my night
Look up into the sky and I see you, I see you, only you
Tell the others: “Go away”
Track Name: The Tent
You said you needed some time alone
A place to rest your eyes and rest your bones
Built a house on the water that you called home
Said you wanted a life you could call your own
But I saw you dead

You left your job and you left your friends
You didn't tell anyone about your plans
Your got into your boat and went for the sand
I promise not to tell anyone about where you've been
When I found you dead

Now the moon is high and the water is dark
And the light from your eyes shines in the stars
And the breath from your lungs is the breeze across my arms
And your voice in my head calls out to me

I will wait for you when your bones are dry and cold
I will wait for you when you're crying out your soul
I will wait for you after all the days have grown old
I will wait for you ’til the water takes me away
Track Name: Winter Song
Cold in my mouth, on my lips
Protect me from my warming heart
Beats too loud, beats too fast
I can't catch up to it
I won't be alarmed, be afraid
Of fingers approaching mine
Intertwined, five on five
Between the spaces, the spaces

You and I and the words we could not
Bring ourselves to say, we both were quite afraid
Like children starting their first day of anything
I felt your breath across my face—what's that you said? you said? you said?

“Don't let go, I need you, love me.”

Red in your cheeks, in your hair
Reminds me Spring is on its
Waking me up next to you
Inside of hair all red
I won't run away when I find
Your mouth around my own
It tastes like the cold of my heart
Before I found your fingers

You and I make love so wide
And blue as the sky; your tongue, the night
I heard a voice fly away into the darkness of your room
And then a breath, I felt your mouth, it moves, it moves, it moves

“Don't let go, I need you, love me.”
Track Name: I
Baby, when I think about you
All I wanna do is get down
On my knees and pray to the God of all
To take my soul today

It's all I wanna do
It's all I wanna do

Baby, when I see your face
I've all I can do to wipe the
Tears from my eyes
Lord, let me go today

All I wanna do is get down on my knees
And pray to the good Lord above
Someone else would take my place
Loving you is a dangerous game

Shotgun to my head
Blood rush to my bones

I
I
I

I wake up covered in my blood
Soaked in my sweat
Choked me from my sleep
Loving you is a dangerous game

And I wanna play again, I wanna play again
I'll shoot the dice for you baby
It's all I wanna do

When I think about you
It's a lightning bolt from the sky
You shot me, girl
Arrow through my brain

A million pieces
You've got me blown away

I
I
I
Track Name: It Won't Be Long
I was looking out into the dark, dark night
Just to pass the time, clear my head as I do
And I thought: How could birds fly high like the airplane
Without my eyes which I use to see you?

It won't be long
It won't be long
It won't be long
It won't be long

What if I took my last breath, stole it from your mouth
On top of everything else I took that you once knew?
Would I be someone you'd learn, learn to stay away from?
Or would I be someone, someone just like you?

It won't be long
It won't be long
It won't be long
It won't be long

Maybe it's the right time to speak from my mouth
And not my heart as I always do
Then maybe things could work out for the best
And you could get to know me and I could know you too

It won't be long
It won't be long
It won't be long
It won't be long
Track Name: Sex In Space
Well it’s about that time for things to get physical
And throw Newton’s apple right out the window

’Cause we’re going to a far away place
That’s right… making love in space

We’re gonna get down in zero Gs
Where liquids make spheres like your double Ds
Gotta use straps, can’t hold on myself
Like astronaut Buzz on Gemini 12
No need to play it safe, you see I like it raw
I’ll use my liquid filled hammer to fight Newton’s Third Law
Get ready for liftoff, all systems engaged
Me and you, baby boo, we’s about to have sex in space

Well, just how am I gonna get witchu
So we could have ourselves a lunar orbit midnight rendezvous?

Fo’ sho’ we gots ta use protection
When we perform the transorbital injection

Then wait a minute, some freaky things are ’bout to go down
We gotta undock so you can do your turnaround

Rejoin the modules and get to for what I’ve been searchin’
That’s right… Lunar Orbital Insertion

We got plenty of room, no need to argue
You can fit two people in your lunar module
Then I’ll fire my rockets above your surface
For a real smooth landing, that’s how I work it
Don’t do it for me, do it for all the nations
Let me dock in to your Space Station
Get ready for liftoff, all systems engaged
Me and you, baby boo, we’s about to have sex in space

Let me take that giant leap for mankind
Do what no one’s done before and explore your far side
Get your cameras ready, check out my Earthrise
We can beat the Russians, baby, and fly to the moon tonight
’Cause you know it feels right

You know what they say: “Love the one you’re with”
We’ll we’ve got a soft surface on the regolith
Don’t have to worry, let me do what I do
’Cause my service module uses hypergolic fuel
When the dust settles we’ll be on our way
And I hope to return on another day
I’ll be countin’ ’til liftoff, all systems engaged
Me and you, baby boo, I can’t wait to have sex in space
Track Name: December
Suddenly, I begin to fall
Down, alone, hard against my face
And I feel so numb

Everything is falling apart in my hands
It seems everything is breaking down

I had the greatest month of my life
And it was December
I had given up all of my life
In that December

Here it comes, a tidal wave of all
I am for you, spilling across the shore
And it takes me down

Who am I to tell you how I feel?
I like when I can feel as if I'm all alone

I'm having the greatest month of my life
I feel December
I'm giving up every piece of my life
It is December

Oh my God, everything surrounding me is a mess
Why does all this happen to me?
I feel so lost

All the time I try to work things out in my head
But then I never can believe myself
To make things better

I've had the greatest month of my life
And it was December
I gave everything I had in my life
In that December

I hate everything about my life
When I'm in December
I'm having the greatest month of my life
It is December
Track Name: Ghosts In Command
Save all the rain
And save all the blood
The days are almost over
Our day has almost come

And I have seen the face
And I have felt the light
We are chosen
To see through the night

The lamb has opened
The words I could not read
The lamb has broken
Through what I could not see

And it's over

I was dreaming of the day when you would come along
Hold my hand and save me from myself
And help me fight the war against all the ghosts in my head
That take command of my sleep when I'm trying to rest

Though I may be forgotten
And though someday I will die
My hands are open
My mouth is open wide

And I've seen the face
And I've seen the light
We have been chosen
To see through the night

And it's over

I was dreaming of the day when you would come along
Hold my hand and save me from myself
And help me fight the war against all the ghosts in my head
That take command of my sleep when I'm trying to rest

I close my eyes and see the end of the world
And all the people who threw their hands in the air
My mother cried, he son was leaving, never to return again
The ghosts, they got me, they got in my head
Track Name: Your Wings
You got me wrapped in your wings
Fairy tales and fluffy white things
Fly away with me to the moon
We don't have to come back soon

It's so hard to get along
Always knowing your gone
So tie me up in your balloon
We don't have to come back soon

All day I wait for you
My love won't break for you
I'll give my name to you
If you'll say

You'll carry me along the road
And help me find my way home
And pick me up when I am blue
Then you'll be mine forever, too

Sometimes it's hard to hold
My love for you in my soul
But always with you I know
You'll say

You'll wrap me up in your wings
Fairy tales and fluffy white things
And fly away with me to the moon
We don't have to come back soon