It's two in the morning
I'll tell you why I'm awake
There it goes, that creepy feeling again
Round in my head
Ooh again here in my head

Here in the darkness
Oh there's so many shades
Shadows burn like faded flames
And die into the night, ooh and fly
Up so high, ooh

Are you a ghost?
Or are you alive?
Would you be here for me (ooh, ooh)
Be here for me now
Imagination
Or are you for real?
Just give me a sign (sign)
And I'll know

Cool wind is blowing
Fingers through hair
Standing in an empty room, alone
It feels like you're there
Ooh alone
I know that you're there

Are you a ghost?
Or are you alive?
Would you be here for me (ooh, ooh)
Be here for me now
Imagination
Or are you for real?
Just give me a sign (sign)

I'll tell you what
I know (I know)
I'll tell you how
I feel (feel)

Are you a ghost?
Or are you alive?
Would you be here for me (ooh, ooh)
Be here for me now
Imagination
Or are you for real?
Just give me a sign (sign)
And I'll know

Are you a ghost?
Or are you alive?
Would you be here for me (ooh, ooh)
Be here for me now
Imagination
Or are you for real?
Just give me a sign


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    It's kinda like your with someone but you never really notice when they're around. I like how the song has a "zen" feel to it.

    imamudwhistleon July 08, 2002   Link

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