Walking Ghost

by The Society Islands

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"Walking Ghost" is the fifth in a series of singles that will later comprise the new album by The Society Islands. These singles will be released on a triweekly basis (well, at least most of the time); the album will be released whenever The Society Islands feel the stars are aligned the right way.

The album will most likely feature comprehensive bonus material, the scope of which depends - not least - on you, dear listener (yes that's right: the more songs you buy, the more money we have to blow on crazy shit).


String me up by the creek
Give me your sweet words and keep
All the halcyon ideas in my mind

When the first shadows fall
Promise me to stay till dawn
Sing me all the shallow songs of the past

Because they're everything to me
Everything I'll ever be
Until there's nothing left to hear
at the close

I'm a walking ghost

I cannot move hands or feet
I can hardly speak or breathe
But I still can hear and see everything

Redwood trees, amber gleam
Light of many thousand years
And the brook trout in the stream
And the purl

Feed me naphtaline and mire
Take my voice and take my sight
Take me under to the life
That I chose

I'm a walking ghost


released April 4, 2012
Lyrics & Music by Boris Rogowski
Produced by Boris Rogowski & Stephan Kriegeskorte
Recorded at the Convent-facing Room, Cologne
Mixed and Mastered by Boris Rogowski



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The Society Islands Köln, Germany

The Society Islands is the musical project of Cologne, Germany-based composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Boris Rogowski. The music of The Society Islands oscillates between Neo-Folk, chamber music and Indie Rock and is further characterized by unconventional stylistic shifts and ominous undertones. ... more

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