Ghostwriter

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A song written for Nick Drake, and any artist feeling lost in the crowd.

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“Ghostwriter”

You don’t need that ghostwriter, you’ve got something to say
Let the words spill out of you in a suicide note
or a long-form love letter

You don’t need to sugarcoat or water down words
Bend our ears to your truth, even if it will hurt
the ones that you love

Chorus
If youth is wasted on the young,
We all have to face change together
If honey doesn’t taste as sweet to your tongue,
We can take the salt off the earth before the heavy winter
If we don’t become bitter

You don’t need to chase that sound of the Sirens' song
To the Hollywood lights, when the earth shakes that town
Will you still stand your ground?

You don’t need to hide your age, let the time turn the page on
Your Peter Pan ways, put a hook in your heart
Calm your blood boiled by rage

Chorus
If youth is wasted on the young,
We all have to face change together
If honey doesn’t taste as sweet to your tongue,
We can take the salt off the earth before the heavy winter
If we don’t become bitter

You don’t need to feel ignored, lost in the crowd
Sure it’s a great big world, your voice will be found
You don’t need that ghostwriter, you’ve got something to say
Let the words spill out of you in a suicide note, a suicide note,
or a long form love letter

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from A World That's Bigger, track released October 3, 2016
Written by Mike Vial

Guitar notes:
12-string guitar is a Taylor 355ce
Tuning: Open D (DADF#AD)

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Mike Vial Ann Arbor, Michigan

Mike Vial is a singer-songwriter from Michigan. He drinks too much coffee, plays Heritage and Taylor guitars, teaches guitar lessons at Dixboro Guitar, and tries to take his dog for two walks every day between a busy gig schedule, and his baby's nap schedule. ... more

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