Steve Dafoe - Songwriter
American Ghost (Folk, Country - Alternative)
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Lyrics
AMERICAN GHOST
(STEVE DAFOE 2005)
( COPYRIGHTED)
CHORUS 1:
G E
And he's just the keeper of the plains
G E
Tryin to find the spirited herd he'd once led...
D E
Remembering human battles that left the land red
G E
Only removed by the summer's cool rains
G E
He's thinks he still leads his manes
D E
But he's just a captive in his own chains....
D E
An American Ghost galloping the plains
D E
Just a ghost on these plains...

CHORUS 2:
G E
And he's the keeper of the great mid west...
G E
See's the emptiness where Buffalo did once roam...
D E Where all creatures, large and small, called their home...
D E
Now only splattered with all the Human Stains...
G E
He's just a lone mustang on these plains...
D E
Still looking for the next big test
G E
An American Ghost galloping the plains
D E
Just a ghost of the plains.......



Verse 1:

D E
On shakey legs... he did rise
D E
The sunlight blinding to his eyes...
D E
The Mare supports her foal
A E
Senses something special in his soul..
D E
To be a great one, before the day he dies...


To: Chorus 1>>>>>>>



Verse 2:

D E
Oh he loved to run and play
D E
Nothing but games to the end of day
D E
To be young and carefree in the plains
A E
That was before he saw the human stains...
D E
First because of the steam driven trains
A E
Then the guns; the Indian would pay....



To: Chorus 2 >>>>>>


Verse 3:

D E
Now a Stallion; takes his place to lead
D E
Protects his herd, fulfills their every need
D E
But sees the bison fall to the white man's gun...
A E
Sees their bones bleach in the hot summer sun...
D E
The humans keep doing their wicked deed


To: Chorus 1 or 2 >>>>>>>>

Verse 4:

D E
His anger rises and his blood boils
D E
He sees the guns and his body coils...
D E
Gallops between the bison and the men....
A E
Takes a bullet where his friends had been....
D E
He falls to the ground; his heart tore
A E
The stallion will lead no more...


To: Chorus 1 AND 2 >>>>>>>>> fade

(Lyrics may be added\modified to suit publisher/artists

Description
Short Song Description:
An Epic song of the American Mid West! As if Bruce Springsten were singing this himself.
Long Song Description:
Story Behind the Song:
bpm 114
Credits
Lyric Credits: Steve Dafoe
Music Credits: Steve Dafoe
Producer Credits:
Publisher Credits: Steve Dafoe
Performance Credits:
Label Credits:
Metadata
Song Length: 4:58
Primary Genre: Country-Cowboy
Secondary Genre: Rock-Roots/Rock n' Roll
Tempo / Feel: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Horses
Subject Matter 2: Pain
Mood 1: Mad
Mood 2: Frenzied
Similar Artist 1: Bruce Springsteen
Similar Artist 2: Joe Walsh
Language: English