The Ghost (fig. 1)

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This is embarrassing
to sing a
song about this thing
I saw above my head
The Ghost of Thanatophobia.
At first a vexing chill befalls me
And nine times out of ten
it's nothing
But that one time was something.
Yeah. That one time was something.
Because I don’t believe in ghosts.
Yet I still hear ghosts
Hey man. Shake it off. Don't take this thing too seriously it's weightless.
It hangs just like a halo
like looming clouds do forebode the end.
At first a vexing chill befalls me
And nine times out of ten
It's nothing
No all ten times it's nothing
because I don't I don't I don't
I don’t believe in ghosts.
Yet I still hear ghosts
I don't need this. It's in my head
I'm dead. Blue lipped and ghostly white.

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from The Ghost, released September 20, 2019

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Rain the Shining Baltimore, Maryland

Formed many years ago, Rain the Shining played shows, figured out recording, and wrote many songs without much ambition to do more than that. Now their shared ambition is raising good kids.

Sketches in a Crowded Kitchen is a series of demos written, performed, + recorded by founder, Ryan Smith in his kitchen—a hold over until RtS returns to original form featuring Jonny Byslma and Mike Van Meter.
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