The Ghost (Reimagined)

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The Ghost was inspired by Nat Lort-Nelson’s time on the road playing punk rock. The song is an exorcism of hard times gone by and it was written as an anthem to keep his spirits high. This reimagined cut of The Ghost is an austere and raw recording used to contrast the polished original version.


Goodbye Wichita I’m heading back to my western home
I’m gonna ride on the passenger side and lean my head on the radio
I’m waiting for a sign from above or a rumble from down below.
Take a wheel and a grip of steel to see the sky kiss the coast

So lay me down, rest the ghost
So lay me down my sweet road
If I die now then I’ll die young
So lay me down rest the ghost

I feel a loss, I feel a loss, I'm yearning for a place I know (oh a place I know for us)
If I'm the ghost if I'm the ghost, come and feel my body's pulse (remind me of who I was)
We got the driver, we got the speed
We got the metal, we got the need
There's a city on the western coast
That harbors whom I love the most

You’ve had a long damn night,
You got a ghost inside


from The Ghost, track released March 15, 2019
The Ghost Reimagined - Release March 15, 2019
Nat Lort-Nelson: acoustic guitar, vocals
Tim Gaskins: drums, gang vocals
Genevieve Lort -Nelson: keys, gang vocals
Tim Miller: upright bass, gang vocals
Tina Rea: percussion, gang vocals
Peter: fiddle, gang vocals
Aaron Pott: accordion, gang vocals
Nick Sullivan at The Keep: Recording, Mixing and Mastering
Kenneth Ian: Artwork
Nat Lort-Nelson: Layout


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Vatican Vamps Denver, Colorado

Vatican Vamps formed in Denver, Colorado in 2012 by talented songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nat Lord-Nelson. After returning to the States from living in Europe, Lort-Nelson recruited Genevieve Lort-Nelson (keys), Tina Rea (percussion, guitar, keys), Tim Miller (bass), and Tim Gaskins (drums) to bring his alt-rock sound to dynamic life. ... more

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