We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Island of the Hungry Ghosts

from We Have Zero Maids by Jerome Rankine

  • Digital Track
    Streaming + Download

    Purchasable with gift card


    You own this


What did I say to you to make you laugh again?


What did I ever do
To bring you back again?
What did I say to you
To make you laugh again?
Was it the honest truth
That brought you back again?

I fought, but they pushed you down the stairs.
I watched, watched them switch your brain with theirs.

I had to tell you twice for you to trust yourself
Follow your own advice:
Don’t interrupt yourself.
Slipped and fell through the ice
Perhaps you pushed yourself.

You couldn’t hear me at all.
The medicine was in your head.

Screams rose from my chest but wouldn’t come
You chose to forget what you had done

Fighting a secret war
With all the sound turned down.
Kicked through the boarded door
To find they’ve shot you down.
Lying there on the floor
With all the walls burned down.

You couldn’t hear me at all.
The medicine was in your head.


from We Have Zero Maids, released November 20, 2008


all rights reserved



Jerome Rankine Minneapolis

squint your ears right

contact / help

Contact Jerome Rankine

Streaming and
Download help

Report this track or account