From the recording High Tea for Poets

The Virtual Strangers:
Jeff Cannon – All vocals and acoustic guitar
Dave Dick – Banjo
Sean Staples – Mandolin
Roger Williams – Dobro
Susan Anderson – Fiddle
Alex Weiss Hills - Accordion
Keith Skooglund – Acoustic Guitar
Ron Kadish – Upright Bass

Lyrics

So here it comes: the story of how I became a ghost,
I saw her sitting all alone,
And I offered up my name,
And then my reasons why, and she did me the same,

We crossed the globe; Philadelphia to India then home,
I gave her my briefcase with the codes,
She said. “Your secret's safe with me,” and sealed it with a kiss,
And that's the last thing I remember,

Oh my Holy Ghost,
She was something to believe in,
Until she had it all, and then the lights went out,
That’s how I became a ghost,
She took a last look as she’s leaving
As the saints were gathered round
“Do you see it now?”
Yes, I see it now

She packed a gun; by this I mean I think she had a gun,
And maybe a bomb given her sense of overkill,
Yeah, bombs are better still, for blowing things apart,
A good weapon for the heartless

Oh my Holy Ghost,
She was something to believe in,
Until she had it all, and then the lights went out,
That’s how I became a ghost,
She took a last look as she’s leaving
As the saints were gathered round
“Do you see it now?”
Yes, I see it now

Now I’m a ghost, and I see so much better than before,
Down inside, where she knows she is beautiful no more,
And she laughs like the past is dead and gone.

But she is wrong, I’m not sayin’ I’m right, just that she’s wrong,
The kind of girl you’d wish on your worst enemy,
Guaranteed to please, only she herself,
Like she’s the fucking Queen of Sheba,

Oh my Holy Ghost,
She was something to believe in,
Until she had it all, and then the lights went out,
That’s how I became a ghost,
She took a last look as she’s leaving
As the saints were gathered round
“Do you see it now?”
“Do you see it now?”
Yes, I see it now
Yes, I see it now