the ten thousand


The UK has a population of ten thousand ghosts, apparently.

Which at first seems a lot, and then, when you consider how many people have lived here for thousands of years, seems a very small number indeed…


You can dream
Ten thousand ghosts
All in a line…

You can hold
Ten thousand ghosts
All in one mind…

You can die
Ten thousand times
In a single day…

You can become
Ten thousand souls
If there’s no other way…

We have become
Ten thousand ghosts
Living in the UK…

‘lyrics’ are my own