The Ghost of Your Old Love

by Robert Nash

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GREG EGAN I really like this album. It reminds me a little of The Panics, which is meant as a great compliment! Favorite track: Copenhagen.
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‘The Ghost of Your Old Love’ was self-produced and recorded by Robert Nash at his home in Sydney, Australia, with Robert playing acoustic, electric and bass guitar, keys and mandolin.

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released January 22, 2016

Mixing: Paul McKercher

Mastering: Don Tyler

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Track Name: Arms Around the Moon
Hey little bird, sing a song for me
Weave together melodies, you do it so sweet
Sing it before the autumn’s gone
The leaves all fall and winter rolls along

I recall when I first saw you, well how could I forget
You smiled through the smoke of a cigarette
And you were there, a moment that froze in time

The night is young, wish I could stay forever
With my arms around the moon
The night is ours, and we should be together
Would you have one last dance with me tonight

All I see is blue horizon, endless possibility
And I got big ol’ plans
I’m gonna be your man, just wait and see

The night is young, wish I could stay forever
With my arms around the moon
The night is ours, and we should be together
Would you take one last chance on me tonight
Track Name: Fairground
Let’s go for a ride
We’ve got nowhere to go
But come on, hop inside
We’ve got no money to spend
But let’s drive up to nowhere and then back again

There’s no one in sight
We’ve got the world to ourselves and everything’s alright
God I love you darling, don’t you ever, ever, ever leave

Don’t let me hear you say we’re fading away
We could walk through this night
Into another life

The fairground is spinning your head around
You’re feeling down and you don’t know why
Nothing hurts me so much baby, then to see you cry
Let’s check out of this hotel
Before that same old spell casts itself on us
Let’s get out of this old town
Before that same old feeling follows us around

Don’t let me hear you say we’re fading away
We could walk through this night
Into another life
Track Name: I'm Not Letting Go
Come over here, little darling
And rest your head on my shoulder
I know this life has been tough on you
It’s beat you black and blue
But I can help you start anew

Dry your eyes now
Turn the lights down low
Don’t you worry
I’m not letting go

The sun’s going down, look at it setting
Your heart is old
Look at it breaking in two

But they’ll never find us, no they’ll never find us
In our own corner of the world
Me and you

Dry your eyes now
Turn the lights down low
Don’t you worry
I’m not letting go
Track Name: Just Passing Through
Don’t pay me any mind
It’s just another line out of my mouth
And I can feel the hurt just beginning

The sky is burning, the sky is burning
And I was a fool
To think that I could have the love of you

The echo of your name
The sound of the rain coming down, falling to the ground
But nothing happens
Nothing ever really happens ‘round here

If you could take the time to turn your head around
You’d see a broken man
Begging you for mercy

Floating on an endless river
I tried to sail to the moon
I held my face up to the window
But the sun’s just not shining through

Frozen tongues, unspoken words
The silence just goes on
Like a handful of nothing
When you’re holding on to something that’s gone

If you could only tell me how you’d answer
I would call you out
Give a little faith to me darling
Give a little faith

Your dumb heart spills out over the pavement
And that mocking bird laughs at you
I thought this was your destination
And it hurts, but you were just passing through
Track Name: Leaves Are Falling
Get up from your bed of rest and take a walk outside
Feel the feeling you’ve been missing all this time
You’ve been working far too hard just trying to keep your soul intact
You spent a lifetime looking back

I know the leaves, the leaves are falling
I won’t let time turn us into dust
Somehow I feel like this old life has just begun

Blue skies will bring you out of this long cold winter, and
We’ll feel the sunlight on our skin
And all that you wish for darling, will be falling at your feet
And I will enter into your dreams

I know the leaves, the leaves are falling
I won’t let time turn us into dust
Somehow I feel like this old life has just begun
Track Name: Copenhagen
I was walking into town, as the sun was going down
And suddenly everything was new
I could hardly recognise the buildings I walked by
And every sound seemed slightly out of tune

I stopped in at the corner shop, to get out of the rain
And think of the ways I could kill some time
The cars lined the busy street and I had no one to meet
I just kept on staring at my feet

Feel like I no longer know
This place that I once called my home

I kicked on through the broken leaves, falling from the hanging trees
And made my way through the pouring rain
And all the people I used to know, they’ve all packed up and gone
Maybe I should do the same

I think of you waiting there, with a flower in your hair
And I wonder what it is you’re up to
Well you know I love this town
But I feel like I’ve been going ‘round in circles without you

Time to get yourself in gear
Time to get right outta here
Track Name: Fragments of the Morning
I stayed the night awake
And watched it turn into day
I saw my old world sinking
And a new one take its place
As the sun came up
The light it danced around me, it covered my face
The flickering light forming
The fragments of the morning

Oh, oh my love
Return to me
I know that you’re not there
But you’re all that I can see

I know that I have been a little unkind
Once I lost my faith
Then I went out of my mind
But here I am, yeah you know I’m really trying
We should never be apart, I don’t know why we even start

Oh, oh my love
Return to me
I know that you’re not there
But you’re all that I can see
Track Name: Laura
A picture of you is burned into my mind
Haven’t seen your face for a long, long time
Once you appeared like an angel above, looking down on my wounded form
Your wings covered me up, just like I was never born

Laura, won’t you turn your light on me
Just like the sun that shines through my window

An empty room where you used to hang around
Now we’re worlds apart, on other sides of town
I walk around in a new man’s disguise, but I’m full of the same old fears
You spared me a second for your smile, but its ghost has followed me ‘round for years

Laura, won’t you turn your light on me
Just like the sun that shines through my window
Track Name: London Winter Cold
Torn at the seam
Like an old dirty magazine
I tried to forget the time that we first met
We drank champagne
In the London winter cold
By the side of the road, under the night sky

I can honestly say
That was one of the best days of my life

And the same old patterns form the slow attack
You’re a blister on my heart
I’m a beetle on your back

Time passes slowly
When you’re one whose love goes unrequited
The days drag, you’re lonely
When you’re one whose touch is not required
And I don’t want nothing now

Your song’s always sung
Just like the previous one
It’s a running joke and it’s getting old
And you always cling
Like it’s something that you’ve lost
But it never was, and you ain’t ever had love

And the people you’ve met
So hard to forget, but you they’ve all forgotten

And the same old patterns form the slow attack
You’re a blister on my heart
I’m a beetle on your back

Time passes slowly
When you’re one whose love goes unrequited
The days drag, you’re lonely
When you’re one whose touch is not required
And I don’t want nothing now
Track Name: The Ghost of Your Old Love
The night I died one hundred times
You were on my mind
Pressed up tight against the wall
Tears spilled in a bathroom stall

It’s the ghost of your old love
That keeps me from moving on
I just pray that you’ll come back
Before too long

I saw you waiting at the station
I just walked on by
What’s the use in knowing, in which direction you are going
I know that it’s not mine

It’s the ghost of your old love
That keeps me from moving on
I just pray that you’ll come back
Before too long