Steve Dafoe - Songwriter
Ghost Whispers Over Ellis Island (Folk Rock)
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Lyrics
GHOST WHISPERS OVER ELLIS ISLAND (STEVE DAFOE 2006)
(COPYRIGHTED)



VERSE 1:

Fmaj7(2nd Fret) Fmaj7(4th Fret)
THEY WERE HERDED ON BOAT AFTER BOAT
FOR A NEW START IN THEIR HARSH LIVES
THEY THOUGHT OF WHEN THEIR FEAR WOULD END
THE OLD AND THE NEW.....THE MEN AND THE WIVES
A FEW THOUGHT THIS WAS A LAND OF HOPE.
BUT MOST KNEW THERE WAS JUST NO CHOICE......


CHORUS 1:

Dmaj7 Amaj7
AND WHEN ELLIS ISLAND IS MOSTLY ALONE IN THE NIGHT
AND IF YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES....AS THE FOG ROLLS IN
YOU'LL HEAR ALL ABOUT......THE GHOST WHISPERS OF ALL
THAT PASSED THROUGH..
EM A
MURMURING.........OH , MERCY ME.......
OH, MERCY US......OH MERCY ME..........



VERSE 2:

Fmaj7(2nd Fret) Fmaj7(4th Fret)
YOU CAN SEE THEM AS THEY WIPED
THE SWEAT FROM THEIR FACE
AS THEIR SEASICK LEGS WOBBLED ONTO
THEIR NEW VIRGIN LAND.......
AND HOW THEY MUST HAVE
WONDERED ABOUT A DEEPER GRACE
AS THEY MURMERED AND TALKED TO THEMSELVES...





CHORUS 2:

Dmaj7 Amaj7
AND WHEN ELLIS ISLAND IS MOSTLY ALONE IN THE NIGHT
AND IF YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES....AS THE FOG ROLLS IN
YOU'LL HEAR ALL ABOUT......THE GHOST WHISPERS OF ALL
THAT PASSED THROUGH..
EM A
MURMURING.........OH , MERCY ME.......
OH, MERCY US......OH MERCY ME..........


VERSE 3:

Fmaj7(2nd Fret) Fmaj7(4th Fret)
NO ONE KNOWS ANY OF LIFE'S REASONS
MUST BE THE WORK OF AN INVISIBLE HAND
AND THROUGH THE GENERATIONS THEY TOILED
WORKING THE FACTORIES AND THE SOIL...
STARTED WITH NO MORE THAN A PIECE OF PAPER
THEY GOT FROM ELLIS ISLAND.........

CHORUS 3:

Dmaj7 Amaj7
AND WHEN ELLIS ISLAND IS MOSTLY ALONE IN THE NIGHT
AND IF YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES....AS THE FOG ROLLS IN
YOU'LL HEAR ALL ABOUT......THE GHOST WHISPERS OF ALL
THAT PASSED THROUGH..
EM A
MURMURING.........OH , MERCY ME.......
OH, MERCY US......OH MERCY ME..........
Description
Short Song Description:
The story of "Ellis Island"
Long Song Description:
Story Behind the Song:
bpm 116
Credits
Lyric Credits: Steve Dafoe
Music Credits: Steve Dafoe
Publisher Credits: Steve Dafoe
Performance Credits: SD
Label Credits:
Metadata
Song Length: 5:56
Primary Genre: Folk-Rock
Secondary Genre: Country-Alternative
Tempo / Feel: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Female Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Numbness
Subject Matter 2: Ship
Mood 1: Nervous
Mood 2: Anxious
Similar Artist 1: Annie Lennox
Similar Artist 2: Heart
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later