The Spirits Won't Let Me Be
Music and Lyrics by Cynthia Chitko ©2013
 
(1st Verse)
I collect old photographs 
Of people I don’t know
I collect old photographs
Of people that have gone before me
 
(1st Chorus)
Ooh I think I’m in trouble
They’re starin’ back at me
Oh- ooh I think I’m in trouble
They wanna dance with me in my dreams
The spirits won’t let me be
 
(2nd Verse)
There’s a photograph on my dresser
Of a military man
He’s got his head tipped to the side
With a cigarette in his hand
 
(2nd Chorus)
Oh- ooh I think I’m in trouble
He’s starin’ back at me
Oh- ooh I think I’m in trouble
He wants to dance with me
In my dreams
His spirit won’t let me be
 
(Instrumental Bridge)
 
Now the girls they don’t look happy
And the stories they can tell
By the way they look right through me
As if they’re under some kind of spell
 
(Repeat 1st Chorus)
 
(Coda)
They want to dance with me in my dreams
The spirits won’t let me be
Dance with me in my dreams
The spirits won’t let me be
The spirits won’t let me be
 
Cynthia Chitko - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Peter Phippen - Fender Bass
Robert Baca - Trumpet