"Ghost Train" as written by and Damon/hewlett Albarn....
Here they come to steal my soul
Ghost train
Wait it out until I know
Ghost train
Trying not to feel like,
Ghost train
Moving up until I go go
Ghost train
She was not,
Ghost train
Trying to hear in my heart
Ghost train
Trying not to feel like,
Ghost train
Moving up until I'm taught to your side
Ghost train

Yeah yeah yeah
Ghost train

Got suicide for my baby
Ghost train
Living up until I'm,
Ghost train
Seeing like I'm,
Ghost train
Moving up and taught I'm a weapon
Ghost train
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Ghost train
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Ghost train
I see myself pretend how to get there
Ghost train
Down a poisoned,
Ghost train

Come on come on come on!
Ghost train!
Come on come on come on!
Ghost train train train

Got suicide for my baby
Ghost train
Living up until I,
Ghost train
Seeing like I'm,
Ghost train
Moving up and taught I'm a weapon
Ghost train
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Ghost train
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Ghost train
I see myself pretend how to get there
Ghost train
Down a poisoned,
Ghost train

(middle bit)

Come on come on come on!
Ghost train!
Come on come on come on!
Ghost train!


Lyrics submitted by Clarza

"Ghost Train" as written by Ian Burden Damon Albarn

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Ghost Train song meanings
Add your thoughts

19 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +2
    General CommentHere's the lyrics from gorillaz-unofficial:

    Here they come to steal my soul (Ghost train)
    Wait it out until I know (Ghost train)
    Trying not to feel I give it (Ghost train)
    Moving up until I go go go (Ghost train)

    She was not to hear about me leaving (Ghost train)
    Trying to be near my heart (Ghost train)
    Trying not to feel like bleeding (Ghost train)
    Moving up until I'm taught to your side (Ghost train)

    Yeah yeah yeah (Ghost train)

    Got suicide for my baby (Ghost train)
    Living up until I wanted (Ghost train)
    Seeing like I'm out of bed, yeah (Ghost train)
    Moving up and taught I'm a weapon (Ghost train)

    Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah (Ghost train)
    Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah (Ghost train)

    I see myself pretend how to get there (Ghost train)
    Dripping down, I'm poisoned on the street (Ghost train)

    Come on come on come on! (Ghost train)
    Come on come on come on! (Ghost train)

    Got suicide for my baby (Ghost train)
    Living up until I wanted (Ghost train)
    Seeing like I'm out of bed, yeah (Ghost train)
    Moving up and taught I'm a weapon (Ghost train)

    Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah (Ghost train)
    Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah (Ghost train)

    I see myself pretend how to get there (Ghost train)
    Dripping down, I'm poisoned on the street (Ghost train)

    [Deep vocal, heavy reverb, incomprehensible]

    Come on come on come on! (Ghost train)
    Come on come on come on! (Ghost train)
    GStickon August 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song sounds like one of those old guys standing alone on train trakcs singing about crazy spirirts that huant the trains. (god what am i talking about?)
    darkpop2Dzombieon July 08, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree.. Does sound a lot like that sort of thing. I like how the beat kind of represents the steady pace of a train, and it's quite dark and depressing.. I feel I'm talking crap.. oh well.. lol.
    Clarzaon July 19, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentduuuude this song ROCKS!!! it thumps too! get some good bass in ur car and listen to it!
    Turdsnatcher2000on August 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of the most fuckin awesome song i've ever heard
    Alanna The Lionesson March 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think its a convoy or somthing like that.
    Think of it in an abstract sense....sortof...
    HMMWVs and M1s in a line could be a sort of train.
    Soldiers stacked up outside a building, or moving in formation down a street could be a train of muscle

    Here they come to steal my soul
    Wait it out until I know
    Trying not to feel I give it
    Moving up until I go go go
    (Hes waiting for the ones theyre gonna mow down "here THEY come to steal my soul". Theyre trying to kill him, or them, an enemy. Theyre trying to keep cool and calm, tension rising until they 'go'.)

    She was not to hear about me leaving
    Trying to be near my heart
    Trying not to feel like bleeding
    Moving up until I'm taught to your side
    (He flashes back to thoughts of home, a female was not to know he was leaving but found out, tried to appeal to him emotionally, not to go, and tried to keep him home, to keep from being hurt. In the last line hes thinking hes gonna fight through all this, run though all this just to get back to her. Im thinking "taught" as in tight or close in this case)

    Got suicide for my baby (Ghost train)
    Living up until I wanted (Ghost train)
    Seeing like I'm out of bed, yeah (Ghost train)
    Moving up and taught I'm a weapon (Ghost train)
    (He could revert to his new baby of the present. His rifle. Got suicide for my baby basically says in a bravado that anyone one the wrong side of her is dead, its fool hardy to be there, its suicide for them to even try, hes giving their deaths to her. Living up until I wanted, they die at his will. With his baby, they live until he wanted them to. He sees everything like he got out of bed, all blurry-like.
    Theyre chipping away at the enemy, using what theyre indoctrinated with "Theyre weapons" in that they are cold, precise, killing machines)

    I see myself pretend how to get there (Ghost train)
    Dripping down, I'm poisoned on the street (Ghost train)
    (At this point its just muscle memory, training has taken over, its really just not even human anymore, evil has been dehumanized through their lack of emotion.)

    Come on come on come on! (Ghost train)
    Come on come on come on! (Ghost train)

    (His bravado, kinda like that scene in Full Metal Jacket where the door gunner keeps yelling "get some!"

    [repeat]
    The song just emphasizes that he is dehumanized. He is a killer. Kinda a scary parallel to Marines as thats what theyre told to think like. Maybe thats what hes supposed to be.
    agent_hunton June 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI ABSOLUTELY love the say this song "moves". It really feels like we're on a train or something.

    I think this song is deeper than I can grasp, but what I get from it at the moment is that its about a "Ghost Train" (obviously) and said train has come to take the souls of the dead away.

    He talks about having "suicide for his baby", maybe meaning that he wants her to come ride the train with him. Then says "Living up until I want it", maybe meaning living until you're ready to die, or ready to take a ride on the train.

    The "Dreamin' down a poison ivy tree" has got me really confused though =^\
    RTBRAND1on May 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe vocals are generally hard to understand in this song. So dreamin' down a poison ivy tree could infact be something else.
    OpiumForThePeopleon July 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentehhmmm...i think is Rise of the Ogre the gorillaz said that it represented some kind of choir...but...
    Steve-O33333on April 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is really. dark. it means a lot of things.
    giddy-kittenon May 28, 2007   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain