Hurray For The Riff Raff – Hungry Ghost

This song is great. Heard it last week. Great bass line. For some reason, it reminds me of a Garbage song the way it’s arranged. Not sure why Wikipedia is calling this band Americana, folk-blues. It doesn’t play that way to me. I listened to several songs this morning. Definitely adult-alt or alternative.

The song is about the narrator ready to move on. She recognizes that she’s been down or depressed for a while, but is ‘ready for the world.’ And she’s obviously been overlooked by her current lover because he can’t even pick her out of a crowd, hence the title Hungry Ghost. Pretty straightforward lyrics sung by Segarra’s (lead) deep alto voice and a nice driving bass/drum beat.

This song is great to listen to while putting on your make up, getting ready to go out and get noticed. 

I been a lonely girl
I been a lonely girl
But I’m ready for the world
Oh, I’m ready for the world
I been a heart for hire
I been a heart for hire
And my love’s on the funeral pyre
Mmm, my love’s on the funeral pyre

When will you —
When will you help me out?
Oh, you can’t even pick me out of the crowd
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

I been nobody’s child
I been nobody’s child
So my blood’s starting running wild
Oh, my blood’s starting running wild
I been a hungry ghost
I been a hungry ghost
And I travelled from coast-to-coast
Oh, I travelled from coast-to-coast

When will you —
When will you help me out?
You can’t even pick me out of the crowd

Oh, and, I, I don’t need you anymore
So then, why, am I standing at your door?
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh-oh, oh

I been a lonely girl
I been a lonely girl
But I’m ready for the world
Oh, I’m ready for the world
Well, I’m ready for world
Oh, I’m ready for the world
Oh, I’m ready for the world
Oh, I’m ready for the world
Well, I’m ready for the world

Lyrics: Segarra, Alynda. Courtesy ATO Records.

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Author: Tiffany's Jukebox

Hey, guys! I am excited to share new musical finds with you. I focus mainly on the Adult Alternative genre, but not exclusively. Anything that sounds good to me is pretty fair game. I am a music lover from birth and really feel like great music rounds out your life. I have a brief history of working in the music industry, have been dabbling in songwriting and just really want to share stuff with people who are searching for new music like I always seem to be. I hope you enjoy it. It should be a fun blog and I welcome your feedback/comments. If you really feel like a song is terrific or that it just plain sucks, let me know. Let's geek out on music together.

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