Icy road, blinding dark
Rolling hills in the distance
Open wound, a painful scar
Love has left its burning trademark

Off the grid, out of bounds
Further down into shadow
Darkest day and whitest night
In harm’s way

We’re chasing rainbows

Giving up the ghost
Giving up the ghost
That’s what hurts the most

You sever all my heads
You place them on your bed
Some part of your great scheme
To vow me into silence

Giving up the ghost
Giving up the ghost

Frozen lake soon will flow
Frozen ground soon to follow
But hey – everything is in your head
And what you killed was never dead

Giving up the ghost
Giving up the ghost
On what you loved the most

On a coal-black sea, the sky’s on fire
Failed attempts at a funeral pyre
Deep as dreams of dark desire
The flames are growing ever higher

You severed all my heads
You placed them on your bed
Some part of your great scheme
To vow me into silence

Giving up the ghost
Giving up the ghost
That’s what hurt the most

Words and music by Magne Furuholmen
Produced by Magne Furuholmen and Erik Ljunggren
String arrangement by David Davidson
Vocal production by Peter Kvint and Morten Harket
Mixed by Cenzo Townshend

Additional Musicians:

Drums: Karl Oluf Wennerberg
Violins: David Davidson, David Angell, Conni Ellisor, Mary Kathryn Vanosdale
Violas: Kris Wilkinson, Monisa Angell
Cellos: Sari Reist, Julie Tanner