Now this one is an odd one. A few weeks back, I came across the absolutely stunning “My Ghost”, by Glass Pear, a.k.a. Yestyn Griffiths. I posted about it SOMEWHERE on these magnificent InterWebz, and put the song to one side with a large post-it on it, stating “For the blog”. Metaphorically.

Then real life interfered, and I got side-tracked (hence the unforgivable delay in updating, but by now, you’ll be used to it. Sorry…)

And then Yestyn emailed me to say thanks for the mention. Which kind of freaked me out. But also reminded me of this absolute beauty. The song, not Yestyn. Although he does seem like a good-looking chap.

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Glass Pear is singer/songwriter Yestyn Griffiths, and very interestingly, the Welsh-born singer is the younger brother of recording artist Jem (whom had a huge hit with “They” a few years ago, and whom I had, and still have, a massive crush on. Yestyn, if you do read this, feel free to pass on my details. Sigh.)

So I give you two versions of “My Ghost”, by Glass Pear. The only difference is one is Yestyn and a guitar, the other Yestyn and a piano. My own preference is for the piano version, but not by much.

A song of yearning and utter heartache. Of pain, of loss, of desperation. Of watching something wonderful disappear…

And when I turn to see your face, I saw a joy I could not place, vanishing without a trace, like a shadow in the sun.

And I dare you not to feel shivers down your spine from 2:18 to 2:28…

Lovers come and lovers go,
Once they lived but now they’re ghosts,
Walking the streets they used to know like shadows.

People disappear every hour and every year,
Sometimes I believe they’re here like shadows,
Like shadows.

Who can you trust, in this place?
And whom can I put my faith?
If you’re real, then show me now,
Who you are.

How can I love, without grace?
Shine a light on your face,
If you’re real, then show me now,
Who you are.

Blowing like a secret wind,
Pouring on my naked skin,
Like a river flowing in the ocean.

And when I turn to see your face,
I saw a joy I could not place,
Vanishing without a trace,
Like a shadow in the sun.

Who can you trust, in this place?
Where can I put my face?
If God is love, then why the world the way it is?

How can I love, without grace?
Shine a light on your face,
If you’re real then show me now,
Who you are.

My ghost.

Glass Pear – My Ghost (Piano Version)

Glass Pear – My Ghost (Guitar Version)

www: Glass Pear’s official website and Facebook Page.