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THE GHOST IN THE MIRROR

Written: Jayne Lane, Las Cruces NM, 1977

 

Knees was getting a little sick of the rehashed ideas and melodies that the C&W world was cranking out and decided he could do just as badly. So he wrote this song, using an exact ripoff of the melody for Heartaches by the Number. Oddly, the song became a favorite in the Las Cruces area. In the 90s when he recorded it, he decided to sing a harmony to the original melody so it wouldnít be as recognizable as a ripoff.

 

By midnight you can find me sittin on this stool

Talkin to my scotch an soda babblin like a fool

Donít think about disturbin me

By askin me to dance

Cuz Iím one shot past bein friendly

An thatís two shots past romance.

 

So I just stare at that ghost in the mirror

A sadder face youíd never want to see

An I wonder why that ghost in the mirror

Seems to be starin at me.

 

Thereís a woman sittin down the bar

Iíve seen her here before

She takes a drink and sheds a tear

An says sheíll have one more

Well Iíve never been a talker

Or a player of fancy games

An something makes me wonder

If she feels the same.

 

An now thereís two lonely ghosts in the mirror

A sadder pair youíd never want to see

An I wonder why those ghosts in the mirror

Seem to be starin at me.

 

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