Skeletons & Ghosts

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One of those crazy songs that come in crazier ways. I had been feeling super tired and just...kind of...heavy all over...and so I got a massage to help move some of that stagnant energy out (and who doesn't love a massage?). During the massage, I kept getting these images of skeletons & ghosts actually leaving my spine and drifting away....ooooooh creeeeepy....haha. The next day, I sat at the piano and started with a few minor chords (my favorite kind of chords) and the line, "Skeletons & ghosts, wrapped around my tiny bones..." and the rest just flowed out. Several months later, we were playing the Collingswood Mayfair and immediately after our set, a world music quartet played. We chatted a bit between sets (they had seen part of ours) and as their set began and we were walking away from the stage I was like...you know who would sound amazing on Skeletons & Ghosts? These guys right here! So thanks to Jaffna World Music Ensemble for coming into the studio for a few girls you just met and making this tune sound sooooo coooool! ~ Jenny

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Skeletons and ghosts wrapped around my tiny bones
Dying but not alone
Skeletons and ghosts trapped underground and far below
Crying to shake me undone
They whisper

Ooh ooh~~
Tell me a story
Sing me a song
They whisper

Ooh ooh ~~
Not long before we
Are all of us gone
Oh oh oh oh

Skeletons and ghosts haunt me in my waking hours
Weaving in and outside of my mind
Oh oh oh
Skeletons and ghosts taunt me as they take my power
Leaving me to wrestle thoughts unkind
They whisper

Ooh ooh ~~
Tell me a story
Sing me a song
They whisper

Ooh ooh ~~
Not long before we
Are all of us gone

Open your eyes, girl
Before they stay closed
Give life a try, girl
Or you'll grow cold

Skeletons and ghosts, unwrap from round my tiny bones
Finding their way back home
Oh oh oh

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from Skeletons & Ghosts, released October 31, 2017
Music & lyrics by Jenny Pilong

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Hotsy Totsy Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hotsy Totsy is a refreshing, indie pop band out of Philadelphia, PA. This trio gives a smart wink and nod to the golden age of girl groups past and pulls that harmony driven sound forward into the present with renewed relevance.

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