Gathering Ghosts

by Ian Miles

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This EP is the story of Brian, a boy who died in a hospital.


released November 7, 2010

Ian Miles - Vocals and all music.
Additional vocals by The Ghost Choir: Kate Ryan, Holly Cartwright, Maximillion Cartwright, Aaron Neske, and a drunk creep.

copyright: Ian Miles 2010 & Oh My! records.



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Ian Miles Spokane

Ian Miles is an independent singer-songwriter based out of Spokane, WA.
His Music has been described and "a little cool and a little weird – in a good way" and "very story-telling".
Sometimes mellow and bittersweet; a songbird at your window sill and at other times a thunderous full-throated roar of emotive stomping and hollering like a wild preacher of the end-times!
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Track Name: I said, "Brian, go and gather all the ghosts!"
It's been twenty-five years
since you first opened your eyes
Then twenty-five went by
before we gathered by your side
and let you close them
down the hall from a mother
looking at her daughter for the time
in the very same room where you found
your first breath of this life

after the funeral we'll divide your things
among the ones that you love,
tell stories and say things
like, "I know he's watching from above."

I know you're watching from above

so to whoever walks the ghosts out of this hospital
I hope there's music where you go
and if no one walks the ghosts out of this hospital
I call upon Brian
"Brian, go and gather all the ghosts!"

Just like I hope when my mother dies
her ghost can talk to babies
because they're the only ones that kept her alive.
Track Name: So he told them to rise.
Brian, "How do you swim
With pockets full of stones?
Are you your body when it's gone?
Are you shaking hands of young and awkward kisses?
Are you the clothes that you put on?
Are you the walls within your house?
Are you alone?
With someone else?
Or just a body?
If there's no choir of angels to help you sing,
No plaque under a light to read,
Are you just a body?
Are you just a body?!"

Ian, "A Gathering of ghosts now sing!"

Ghosts, "Rise up, rise up! Rise up from your bones!
Rise up! Your flesh is not your home!"
Track Name: When they rose, they sang together.
Rise up, rise up! Rise up from your bones!
Rise up! Your flesh is not your home!