Soldier Ghost EP

by Arrah and the Ferns

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    Dear fans and listeners. It give us great pleasure to release our newest batch of tunes, this 6-song EP, SOLDIER GHOST. We want everyone to be able to have these songs that mean so much to us. So, we are asking for you to set your own price to add these recordings to your music collection. You can even pay nothing. But, if you are able to pay for the album in any way, we greatly appreciate it. Most importantly, we just want everyone to share our music and enjoy it. Yes, please share! XO

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released October 14, 2011

words and original music by Arrah Fisher. Created and performed by Arrah and the Ferns:

Arrah Fisher - vocals, guitar, ace tone
Ryan Belski - guitar, vocals
Carl Stovner - guitar, harmonica, banjo, vocals
Buddy Szczesniak - bass
Mike Harkness - drums, ace tone, vocals

Recorded in July 2011 by Ian McGuire in Brooklyn, NY.
Mixed, mastered, and produced by Alex Santilli of Spice House Sound, Philadelphia, PA.

Additional thanks to James Klapp, Joe Lazas, and Scotty Kurtain for their help with this album.

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Arrah and the Ferns Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Led by front woman Arrah Fisher, The Philadelphia-based Arrah and the Ferns meld many sounds of folk, country, blues, indie- rock, and pop. Their sound is not easily defined as their direction, and members, have changed a number of times since their inception in 2005. current roster: Fisher (vocals, guitar, wurlitzer), Ryan Belski (guitar), Mike harkness (drums), and Buddy Szczesniak (bass). ... more

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Track Name: Pumpkin
You're prepared to love until you can't do what's in front of you
you're prepared to dive into the deepest well tucked inside your room
you and all your glory, you and all your stories
that you write and sing in songs for me
you and all your worry, you and all your hurry
to believe the the things you write to me

I can't let go of something
I turn back into a pumpkin
the sooner I'm alive I'm sooner dead
I want to feel like nothing
can change the drum I'm drumming
the sooner I'm alive I'm sooner dead

I'm prepared to leave the streets of my hometown for streets of mystery
and I'm prepared to swim the seas with a hundred secrets locked inside of me
If I start to follow, if I start to swallow all those words then bring you back to me
'Cause I can't live for glory, I can't live in worry that I'll never be free
never be for free

I can't let go of something
I try but I still want it
the sooner I'm alive I'm sooner dead
Do I want to be hunted
to break a sweat from running
the sooner I'm alive I'm sooner dead

As soon as I'm alive
As soon as I'm alive I'm feeling dead

As soon as I'm alive
As soon as I'm alive I'm feeling dead

As soon as I let go
Another chain will choke me to my death

As soon as I let go
Another chain will choke me to my death
Track Name: Soldier Ghost
I broke your heart like a wrecking ball
when your dreams were tall
but you're hopes were small
I had every other memory
two loved beside of my back then

I took you where the temptation poured
how it spilled for you
how I poured some more
right there on the floor
right there on the floor
I poured some more until I had to get my way

I've made mistakes I've made mistakes
and I will take it to my grace
I told a lie, I told a lie
and I will never be the same

You haunt me now like a soldier ghost
from the world war post
with your blood soaked hopes
I have every other memory
every other memory is you

I have you still in a picture frame
you were sixteen then
you were my best friend, you were
you are the only one
the only one who loves me like a kid

I've made mistakes I've made mistakes
and I will take it to my grace
I told a lie, I told a lie
and I will never be the same
I loved you then, I love you still
and I will take it to my grave
I told a lie, I told a lie
and I will never be the same
Track Name: Wake Up
in the red moonlight I saw a ghost
it came to me but never spoke
I looked to you asleep in bed
I kissed your arm I felt your head

I wanna wake you up, I wanna wake you up
I wanna wake you up, but I won't...
But I won't

my broken wing, my wheezing chest
my aching heart, my empty nest
my broken wing, my wheezing chest
this feeling of relentlessness

I wanna wake you up, I wanna wake you up
I wanna wake you up, but I won't...
But I won't

this ailing heart is aged in oak
it's buried in the deepest cove
I've placed it there to seal it closed
to watch it grow to watch it mold

this ailing heart is aged in oak
it's buried in the deepest cove
I've placed it there to seal it closed
to watch it grow to watch it mold

I'd tap it dry for you, I'd tap it dry for you
I'd tap it dry for you, if you want me to...
If you want me to

oh my ghost I'm thankful
for how you came and spoke not a word to me
now all my thoughts are racing
while the man I love is lying fast asleep

I wanna wake him, I wanna wake him,
I wanna wake him up,
but I won't...
no, till the morning comes
Track Name: Deer
I'd drive you to the station
and I'd drive you to the coast
I'd drive you through the mountains
and then I'd drive you home
you'd make me up a dinner
and you'd make me up a bed
you'd make me do the dishes
and you'd make me clear my head

It's so hard to be alone
when I'm reaching out for help
It's so hard to be alone
when I'm wanting something else...

I'm walking through this city
and you're walking up a trail
I'm always staying busy
and you have great time to kill
you're standing in the pasture
and you're looking at the stars
I'm looking out my window
at a parking lot of cars

It's so hard to be indifferent
when it's different that I want
It's so hard to be reliant
when I lie to everyone...

So wrong to be so right
without the peace of mind
so wrong to be so right
without the peace of mind
Track Name: Waterproof Gold Watch
we will lay here in the dark
I put my hands on the small of your back
you look to me and then you say
I think it's getting late
I don't care if you have things on your mind
as long as you have time
on your waterproof gold watch
I don't care if you have two kids at home
and a wife on the phone saying
"where have you been?"
Oh, where have you been?

I will lay atop the sheets after you leave
I'm staring at the ceiling
my only friend's a parakeet
I watch her eat
I know you think I'm crazy
So you have got a three bedroom house and a-
two leather couches
but I cant stay over
So it seems as though the king has it made
with his two queens to lay with
and two beds to make
oh, two beds to make

I clipped my nails in an envelop sealed
to another man's wife
And I wrote those words as I sonnet to be heard
when you're leaving her at night
If I knew her well then time would only tell
until she's telling you to go
If I know you at all then it's me that gets the call
you will give her stones to throw

I lost myself
I did not mean
to go beyond
the thought
Track Name: Button
I was waiting for your call
I was waiting to get caught
I was waiting to get hot
I was waiting all the same
I was waiting all the same
I was waiting all the same

I went swimming with a knife
I was praying for a fight
I was tangled up in light
and darkness all the same
light darkness all the same
light darkness all the same
light darkness all the same

If you wanna kiss me
hurry up and kiss me on my way
if you wanna miss me
better wait and kiss me another day

I am making up the words
I am making up them first
I am making up the words
'cause I don't know what to say
I don't know what to say
no I don't know what to say

I was dancing to your song
I was singing all along
I was dancing to your song
and then you scared me far away
you gone and scared me to my grave
you gone and scared me to my grave

if I'm gonna trust you
might as well trust you today
and if I'm gonna love you
might as well love you in vain

I was waiting for your call
I was waiting to get caught
I was waiting to get hot
I was waiting all the same
I was waiting all the same
I was waiting all the same

I've been waiting for someone
to come and pull this thread undone
button up my buttons wrong
and open up this heart of song
oh I've been waiting far too long
to open up this heart of song

I've been waiting for someone
to come and pull this thread undone
button up my buttons wrong
and open up this heart of song
I've been waiting far too long
to open up this heart of song

if the world will teach me
might as well let it teach me wrong
and if your heart can't reach me
at least you know it's given me this song