Year of the Ghost

by Polterguise

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released January 13, 2017

Vocals/guitar/bass - David Gillespie

Guitar/bass - Leo Crutchfield

Drums/producer/mix/master - Cole Clark

Album artwork:
Photography - Victoria Jones photography
Additional design - The Fabs

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Polterguise Lexington, Kentucky

Polterguise is an outfit hailing from Lexington, KY, taking all the best technical and groovy aspects of post-hardcore, and peppering them with unexpected progressive flair. This is music that beckons the soul out from the body in the dead of night. This is something new. ... more

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Track Name: Sailor's Grave
You have my heart
On the weekend

Carry my love
Through the long nights

Like a tarnished coin, never spent but so valuable

Never gone
But never really home

Where does the time go, when we're alone?

We are alone

I would sail this vessel home
Just be the lighthouse on the shore

Nestled your rocks into my waves
Gently, the tide has pulled us to disgrace

And we're anchored to our fate

Tell me what's been done
To drag us out this far

Like tracks in the road,
We were there, but now we're not

Home is a house where the bricks are cold
But the beds are warm

This light stays on
Til the sun drowns it out, and casts its face across our own

I would bring my vessel home
Just be the lighthouse on the shore

Nestled your rocks into my waves
Gently, the tide has thrown us to our shame

And we're anchored to our fate
Track Name: Thirty Pieces of Silver
I let loose of
Everything I own

To a graven nest of crows

I watch my feet,
Cast shadows

That draw me in so close,

For a Judas kiss
What betrayal is this?

And life turns on a dime
And I feel as though, I have been shortchanged

I stand for nothing
So I lie in my grave, impatiently wait for something to pull me awake

The things that I reach for
Break my arms

I would go insane
And become heart

For your Judas kiss

And life turns on a dime
And I feel as though, I have been shortchanged

I stand for nothing
So I lie in my grave, impatiently wait for something to pull me awake

I watch my feet cast shadows
Over everything

And from the nest did hatch, seven ill omens

To peck upon me,

Their Judas kiss
Track Name: G Thang
My brain is a trampoline
Bouncing elbows and knees

Wilted like flowers, sad and sick with death

Give myself time
To clear out some space, before I'm erased

And wait, with paranoia dripping, for this shit to blow up in my face

Phasing in and out
Drifting away with the clouds

There's a ghost in my house
And while the cat's away, the hunted shall prey

Don't close the door on me
I'm in your fucking skin

We can't just step over bodies
We have to bury them
Track Name: Hell Feels So Much More Tangible Than Heaven
God of my words,
Damn me

For never amputating the hand that harvests me ill

I'll bend my own will
Into obtuse shapes

To fit an ancient agenda

Laden with primitive lust
For meat and marrow

Fair silken lady fired an arrow
Through the gaping chasm of my chest cavity

Now I live free of the effects of gravity

The stars in conglomerate
Could never weigh me down

We'll crawl in time, in time, they'll drag us down

They'll drag us down,

To the underground, past common doubt
Where they choose to never make a sound worth registering

No, send me to the throne

Where the Seraphim croon, of what I swore, but fucking failed to do

God of my words, damn me
Track Name: Sheet Ghost
Stacking logs into houses
Cutting valances from sheer blouses

I heaped hot coals onto the beams of the bridge over that stream
That served as moat, to the blackest hole

I tear your faces from my head
If I weren't to sink that shovel,

I'd be better off dead

So now, I'll bury what you killed
And watch you reel from the thrill,

I stole from you

Sawing logs into caskets
Sewing burial gowns from everlasting death

I tear blank pages from my head
If I weren't to twist that dagger..

Some things are better left unsaid

So now, I'll bury what you killed
And watch you reel from the thrill
Track Name: Lemon Aid
Watch as the light makes me snap into pieces

I stand for nothing, but only on the weekends

So far gone, but still fucked up

I made what I wanted

Everyone you know, and those you don't,

Don't take them for granted
Track Name: Slow Song
Love me in the cold
When the winter bites our bones

And the summer melts our souls

You'll watch as the light
Shoots from my eyes

With your hands framed 'round my gates

But please don't leave,
Me praying on broken knees

As your fire stews my soul

But love me when I'm old
And Father Time breaks all my bones

And your days outnumber my own

You'll watch as the light
Drips from my eyes

For the last time

But please don't leave,
Me praying on broken knees

To a fire that doesn't burn