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"A ghost that you can't see."

by thesagittarian12 on June 23, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

This one is from Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot's "If You Could Read My Mind". It forms the back end of my favourite lyrical section of the song- the entire part reading "...And I will never be set free as long as I'm a ghost that you can't see...". So appropriate for the situation with my biological daughter.


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