"Ghostdancing" as written by James Kerr, Michael Joseph Macneil and Charles Burchill....
Cities, buildings falling down
Satellites come crashing down
I see them falling out the skies like eagles
All mirrored glass and shattered egos
But in a corner of the world we'd meet to laugh and drink and plan our sequels
'Cause in the alleyways and bars downtown
They're singing up from here to there can we go
This city comes alive at night, see these city walls are heaving
And if these old city walls should crash, amid the rubble you'd find us breathing
Come say what you see in me
'Cause boy, I believe in you
Come say what you're seeing
All gone just ghost dancing, going all the way through

You talk about the Lebanon
You tell me 'bout the Dawn in Eden
You talk about South Africa
I tell you about the Irish children
You say one more Polish Knight could come and blow away the doors to Freedom
And if Mother Ethiopia could blow away the tears that we see run
O blow them away,
Blow, blow away
We Will blow them away
O blow, blow away
Blow, blow away
Blow, blow away

Come say what you see in me
'Cause boy, I believe in you
Come say what you're seeing
They're all gone just ghost dancing, going all the way through

You know I believe in you
Oh yes I believe, you know I believe in you
You say you believe
I believe, I believe, going all the way through, yeah
Come take me back home, come on and take me away
Ghost Dancing

The car pulled up, the girl she jumped in
The boy he wore a medal that was shining from his skin
With the windows pulled up, their radio tuned in
She's hitting from the stars, he's hitting for the moon
She said, one last kiss while you look across the Land
Move it into overdrive and take me by my hand
When the car broke, the rebels saw smoke
And they all went to heaven in a stupid fantasy, go
Take me away


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"Ghostdancing" as written by James Kerr Michael Joseph Macneil

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    General CommentIt seems to be about the romance of hope and youth in a broken, uncaring and doomed world. Despite the echos of destruction and the self obsessed people in the bars down town in the lyrics, the song contains a magical beauty, even though ending in the death of the characters it still gives that ultimate taste of the ultimate hope - no matter how bad, heaven is just round the corner if you know how to find it. - Mark S
    MMFB2001on February 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAt the time this song was released, Simple Minds were well known for using Christian symbolism at their live performances. Knowing this, it doesn't seem unreasonable to guess that the "ghost" that is referred to could be the Holy Ghost (spirit); the overall meaning of the song being that whilst there is much tragedy and meaningless materialism in this world, the singer is filled with the Holy Spirit and therefore can always find something to rejoice - dance - about. It is also hinted at with the references of "I believe in you" "Blow me away" and "take me away".
    victoria57on January 16, 2015   Link

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