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Listen to New David Gilmour Song Yes I Have Ghosts

David GIlmour Yes I Have Ghosts
David GIlmour Yes I Have Ghosts

David Gilmour has released his first music in 5 years and recorded it on lockdown with his daughter Romany Gilmour. The beautiful song features in David’s wife’s new audio book A Theatre for Dreamers and is now available to stream online.

You can listen to the song in the video below, lyrics are below too. Leave us a comment and let us know what you think of the song. Discuss on Forum.

“Yes, I Have Ghosts” Lyrics by David Gilmour and Polly Samson

The heat of the sun stayed on through the night
Made specters of strangers playing games with my sight
I passed through the station, a face in the crowd
The whistle was blowing, the barrier came down

There was my baby, in another’s embrace
I called out her name in shame and disgrace
Yes, I have ghosts, not all of them dead
Making dust of my dreams, spinning round and around
Around in my head

Train on the tracks, teeth of the zip
The slider moves down, we were joined at the hip
Stealing the groove, the widening gap
Unfastening rails from a past with no map

Yes, I have ghosts, a fleeting sight
It’s always the living that are haunting my nights

Where is the sweet soul that you used to be
Gone like a thistle that’s blown on the breeze
I guess when it’s over, this haunting will end
The waiting, the baiting, my killer, my friend

Yes, I have ghosts, not all of them dead
And they dance by the moon, millstones white as the sheet
On my bed

Press Release

Polly Samson and David Gilmour recording A Theatre for Dreamers audiobook [Pic: Polly Samson]

Yes, I Have Ghosts is the first new song from David Gilmour in five years and features the voice and harp playing of his daughter Romany. The inspiration for the track was Polly Samson’s new novel A Theatre for Dreamers.

Of Yes, I Have Ghosts, David says “I was working on this song just as we went in to lockdown and had to cancel a session with backing singers but, as it turned out, the solution was right here and I couldn’t be happier with the way Romany’s voice blends with mine and her beautiful harp playing has been another revelation”.

The song has previously only been available as part the ground-breaking audiobook for the novel. Polly Samson, who wrote the lyrics, says “Collaborating with David – as I have done many times over the last 30 years, writing songs for both Pink Floyd and his solo albums – we were able to bring together the worlds of literature and music to enhance the listening experience and connect with audiences in a way which I don’t think has been done before”.

David Gilmour rehearsing with daughter Romany Gilmour. [Pic: Romany Gilmour]

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Roger’s Video about David Not Sharing Pink Floyd Website and Social Media

Roger Waters released a video criticising the use of Pink Floyd’s website and social media

It would seem the disagreements between Roger Waters and David Gilmour are hotting up again as Roger has posted a new video online having a go at the fact David won’t let Roger publicise his tours, videos etc on the Pink Floyd website and social media accounts. However, the accounts routinely share readings from Novels from David’s wife and other material not connected to Pink Floyd.

Roger said, amongst other things:

“Why do we have to sit and watch Polly Samson for year after year, month after month, day after day, and the Von Trapps reading us excerpts from their novels, to get us to go to sleep at night? And that’s a very good question. And yet we don’t get to hear about anything that Roger is doing, or about this is not a drill, or when he makes a piece of work it is not shown.”

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Those with a more cynical mind would pick up this video and put alongside the fact Roger’s Us and Them concert film has just become available for streaming on the likes of Amazon Prime, and conclude this is a publicity stunt! Indeed, anytime anyone has anything to publicise, the “Pink Floyd Reunion” spiel is usually dragged out to get some column inches. It would seem Roger the attack dog has come out on this occasion!

Watch Roger’s video below in full and feel free to leave a comment. Should he be allowed to publicise his Us & Them video release, tour info and other things?

ANNOUNCEMENT

An announcement from me. And when I mention the Pink Floyd website, I also mean the Facebook page and all the rest.

Posted by Roger Waters on Monday, 18 May 2020
David and Polly Von Trapped Family
David and Polly Von Trapped Family

During lockdown, The Gilmours have been entertaining fans with their weekly “Von Trapp Family” get togethers in their barn, playing songs, reading from Polly Samson’s new novel and taking questions from fans.

Roger Waters Mother on Lockdown Band Grid
Roger Waters Mother on Lockdown Band Grid

Roger also joined in the Coronavirus creative response by doing a version of Mother with most of his band minus sax (Mother has no sax).

Roger Waters was gearing up to be touring this year but was postponed, he also has his Us & Them concert documentary out now

It would seem Roger is getting quite worked up.