Song Stories

This is where you'll find the stories behind the songs, the inspiration and circumstance that sparked the ideas, the time-arc of creation, as well as who was involved in the writing/recording/filming of the creative output for Ghost Millionaires. 
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Careful What You Wish For

I stumbled upon the guitar line for this one day and soon after heard somebody say the phrase “Careful What You Wish For”.  Somehow I had never heard it before and it was evocative enough that the couplet came to me in a flash: 

Careful What You Wish For
You just might get to hold on to me

I knew straight away it was something special and remember running back to my guitar to try it out! It sparked the bones of the rest of the song very quickly.  Even the lyrics came easily (for once!) being mostly a list…

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Behind The Folding Half-Moon

Perhaps the most singular title of any Ghost Millionaires song, this started life when I discovered the verse melody on the guitar.  One of my main driving forces as a writer is to write things that sound like they’ve always existed.  Also I’ve been slightly obsessed with a certain kind of pentatony since I saw a live socio-musical demonstration by the great Bobby McFerrin displaying the universality of the 5-note scale. So I was quietly pleased with the elemental/archetypal nature of the melody in this…

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