The Ghost of the Muse

by Reanimation

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1.
The longest day, light shines upon no longer Bite my tongue, this only makes me stronger One by one the nights close in The air between feels dense A stranger loneliness that’s Masked by this pretense She pulls away, remember me tomorrow Everything is not a happy ending A single word, shatters the illusion The pale moon, arrives with some confusion Like the lotus flower Nothing truly dies Swept in this embrace I can’t apologize It’s killing me, is this some fatal poison? Everything is not a happy ending A symphony, stops the tears from falling Like poetry, until suddenly she’s calling The haunt of memories And all that they reveal Run at half the speed The heart no longer feels This silent room, will look different in the morning Everything is not a happy ending
2.
Silence drowning out the noise This brooding place I call my soul No better place for one to drift Hold me close and shield the blow A moment left to catch my breath Swallow hard, why don’t you stay When sunlight’s fading glow departs I start chasing the ghosts away (Oh love, and your silent virtue) Where dreamers dream Tears do not burn And all the poets sing Tears do not burn The hours pass and sleep eludes My head is screaming, is this hell? All I have are memories Why don’t they see, why don’t they tell? Break the silence, one mistake Awake at last, the siren’s name We’re on our own, our bridge to cross I start chasing the ghosts away (Oh love, and your silent virtue) It hits you right between the eyes Nothing to do, nothing to say That space between the notes you play
3.
Are you still afraid? Staying motionless When nothing breathes, don’t pull away Silently screaming How long has this gone on? A cancer to the soul Trembling like a butterfly Silently screaming Eyes strain in the light Nothing but the noise Yet I can hear the years break apart Silently screaming Is it better to scream And destroy this silence Or to turn up the volume? How long has it lasted? Maybe a minute, maybe an hour But brings me closer to you
4.
Night after night, she says Wondering why I’m here There’s a hole in the world that lulls me to sleep Making the same mistakes Through laughter and the tears And it won’t mean a thing…without you I’m crawling inside, she says Not knowing where to run Maybe I’d be there now and not here I’m not alone for once And I never really was But it won’t mean a thing…without you Close your eyes When the world goes quiet You reach deep inside Don’t say goodbye I won’t wave the white flag But I’m not superman I can chase the shadows Before you hear the sounds again Living with this heartbreak Do you think of me? Close your eyes Night after night, she says Wondering why I’m here There’s a hole in the world that lulls me to sleep And it won’t mean a thing…without you
5.
I’m moving in reverse, the quickest glance behind
 The damage done, the door that closed
 Say your name once more, and things I could have said
 Cut my throat and spill my soul But I am god this moment, I’ll say now
 No other path, no other way
 Like chasing clouds while in slow motion
 With plane crash smiles, Ascension Day
 We’ve got to break away A silent storm, walk down the stairs, your hand in mine
 Where the wall meets floor, and in the firing line
 For several years ignored, this is your wake up call
 Haunted by those final words, I take the fall Lay in bed awake, with all my past mistakes
 Words a vampire, disguised to answer for
 I can’t take back all the things I never did
 Drown me in regret no more But I am god this moment, I’ll say now
 No other path, no other way
 Like chasing clouds while in slow motion
 With plan crash smiles, Ascension Day
 We’ve got to break away
6.
[Scream from within] Arriving at this place I’ve spent so many hours all alone It seems so cold in here (it’s warm inside) Waiting for the weight to lift from my shoulders She reminds me how to smile A sudden impact – a violent hit and run It’s just the point of collapse I’ve reached the point of collapse It’s just the point of collapse I can’t push away Screaming from within The world turns a deaf ear - no one cares Reveal the soul beneath (it’s warm inside) Press the lips to flesh – no one sees And then she tells me how to smile A sudden impact – a violent hit and run
7.
This is where it starts The ghost shines from the muse It was in me all along Silently screaming

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Michael Shanahan returns with the first Reanimation release in more than three years. THE GHOST OF THE MUSE is a progressive and atmospheric offering that pulls in elements of psychedelic rock, indie, shoegaze, trance, as well as ambient touches. Shanahan delivers reflective, introspective lyrics with power and emotion, while heavy, hypnotic, cyclical arrangements dance and build beneath the surface.

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released November 21, 2017

REANIMATION IS MICHAEL SHANAHAN:
vocals, guitars, bass, acoustic and electronic drums, percussion, synths, piano, Melodica, chromatic bells, treatments, and field recordings

All songs written, performed and produced by Michael Shanahan

Recorded March 2015-July 2017 at Shady Way Studio, Winfield, IL, USA

Audio mastering by Chris Leary/Melograf Mastering, UK

This album was recorded on a 16-track Korg D1600 MKII digital recorder. Each composition was improvised and layered, one instrument at a time, often changing direction, until desired temperature and results were obtained.

Design, photography and layout by Michael Shanahan

www.reanimationtheband.com

©2017 Reanimation. All rights reserved

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REANIMATION is the vision of Michael Shanahan. Since 1985, the music of REANIMATION and its forebears has resisted easy categorization by combining elements of psychedelia with progressive, experimental, alternative, and pop rock. With REANIMATION, Shanahan melds these influences into a unique experience based on groove, space, atmospherics, and tension. ... more

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