Really getting into this song, Ghost of Love (by Imelda May), that I heard on Pandora today. The “Judge me once, don’t judge me twice” lyric in the chorus reminds me of the chorus in my song, Everybody Lies: “Lie to me once, shame on you; lie to me twice, shame on me.”

The commercial songwriting world is so obsessed these days with including a “Bridge” – every mentor seems to rant on about that – obviously, that’s what the commercial world wants. So I’m especially interested in songs without one – at least a lyrical bridge. Perhaps a guitar solo suffices and I’m okay with that.

“Ghost Of Love”


I can’t survive another night
I’m lost again and can’t get to the light
And the bottle is as empty as my mind
And the truth I search is getting hard to find

I waste my love for just awhile
And now I found my life is on trial
There’s not much time left for me to wait
A courtroom full of ghosts decide my fate

Judge me once but don’t judge me twice
Listen let me give you some advice
Just save your soul and I’ll pray for mine
To the ghost of love and the ghost of time

An awful lot of fear a lot of hate
I must control before I hear my fate
The prosecution want my soul to burn
And the judge will let me know on his return

Suddenly a light shines in my face
And the bottle in my hand feels out of place
A ghostly voice is fading from my mind
And it’s telling me my life I’ve yet to find

Judge me once but don’t judge me twice
Listen let me give you some advice
Just save your soul and I’ll pray for mine
To the ghost of love and the ghost of time
To the ghost of love and the ghost of time
To the ghost of love and the ghost of time