The Ghost Is Dancing

The Ghost Is Dancing

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandAlternativeRock

Godzilla Pop

Biography

Leaving a trail of joyous debris behind them from stage to stage, Toronto’s The Ghost is Dancing has gained a reputation as one of the most exciting live bands around. With performances on MTV and CBC, glowing reviews in SPIN, Chart, Exclaim etc., TGID have topped college radio stations across Canada and don’t show any signs of slowing down. Their latest release 'Battles On' is more super-charged and hook heavy then ever.

Lyrics

Battles On

Written By: Jamie Matechuk

That day that he died a thunderstorm broke the telephone wires
then years later you found his letters but they're meaning was mysterious and vague

So "welcome to the fight," your uncle said as he left the room
and remember when I first met you; and you told me what this symmetry would mean

Here comes the battle
a brand new era
So we're old children
let's fight those bastards down

This is how we sleep without a home. Embyronic half-parental you're awake.
"This is not the life that I had planned," count the seconds between the lightning strikes

Here comes the battle
a brand new era
so we're old children
let's fight those bastards down
Make a decision
This desperation
Make a decision
C'mon let's hit em where it hurts

This Thunder

Written By: Jamie Matechuk

One hundred years of solid ground, you fall asleep beneath the sound
I could be wrong, I could be wrong, I could be wrong but you're not right
Split apart we'll always fall (apart!)

All of this time I thought that you were lonely
but you were just being strong
And all of this time you lived just like a comet
how long will you have to fall (hey hey!)

You! You talked about it
and I had a dream that we're falling apart ("we're falling apart")
I could be wrong, i could be wrong, I could be wrong but you're not right
Split apart we'll always fall (apart!)

All of this time I thought that you were lonely
but you were just being strong
And all of this time you lived just like a comet
how long will you have to fall (hey hey!)
A mystery's living deep in this construction
What am I supposed to do?
When all of this time I thought I was maturing
but was I just giving in? (hey hey!)

All of this time I thought that you were lonely
but you were just being strong
And all of this time you lived just like a comet
how long will you have to fall (hey hey!)
A mystery's living deep in this construction
What am I supposed to do?
When all of this time I thought I that you were lonely
but you were being strong

Dream of a Failed Architect

Written By: Jamie Matechuk

We worked at a factory: september 1980
by the dock at night there's a bright green light
Now there's this job and it's the 1990's
No time to sleep, but still these dreams
Of how you leave; but not of how; you can't conceive
tomorrow comes and soon the year becomes
a start

Those posters on the walls they're dangerous
because I've seen so many friends of mine go
so photoless
and this restlessness takes a toll takes a toll on me
so please believe me
if you have to go then I can go, yeah, I can go

And now a film from the edge of his brain

You say that you want want to go
and have lost of all of the things that you know
and if you really need to know I can go I can go

Discography

The City Waltz (Independent) - 2004
The Ghost Is Dancing EP (Sonic Unyon) - 2005
The Darkest Spark (Sonic Unyon) - 2007
Battles On (Sonic Unyon) - 2009

Set List

Our sets are usually aboout 10-12 songs and run about 45 minutes to an hour. A typical set list is:

Dream of a failed Architect
Profiles
We'll Make It
Darkest Spark
Stick Together
Louis Reil
Organ
Wall Of Snow
Battles Off
Without Friends
Rogues and Heroes