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​A Life As a Ghost

This song is by Editors and appears on the deluxe edition of the album In This Light and On This Evening (2009) and on the box set Unedited (2011).

The kids are dancing tonight, maybe we'll join them
There's blood in the air tonight, it crushes the boredom
Grab your coats, get to the boats, head to the coast
Tonight, we sail to the edge of the world

Get out of this house now, head for the horizon
Tonight, we take the town, so pick your poison
Here's a toast, a life as a ghost is better than most
If we have our love in the gutter

Dance, fucker, dance, you were born to entertain
Sing, choir boy, sing, wash your sins down the drain
In a violent haze, under the streetlights' gaze
Dance, fucker, dance, you were born to entertain

Now without water
Death takes us before hunger
We dug a well for the water
We put on this fire

Dance, fucker, dance, you were born to entertain
Sing, choir boy, sing, wash your conscience down the drain
In a violent haze, under the streetlights' gaze
Dance, fucker, dance, you were born to entertain

Written by:

Edward Lay, Russell Leetch, Tom Smith, and Chris Urbanowicz