"Ghost World" as written by and Clowes/thomas/sill....
Finals blew, I barely knew
My graduation speech
And with college out of reach
If I can't find a job it's down to dad
And Myrtle Beach

So, I'm bailing this town-or
Tearing it down-or
Probably more like
Hanging around,
Hanging around

Everyone I know is acting weird
Or way too cool
They hang out by the pool
So I just read a lot and ride my bike
Around the school

'Cause I'm bailing this town-or
Tearing it down-or
Probably more like
Hanging around,
Hanging around

And all that I need now
Is someone with the brains
And the know-how
To tell me what I want,
Anyhow

Twelfth of June, a gibbous moon
Was this the longest day?
I'll walk down to the bay
And jump off of the dock and watch
The summer waste away

Then, I'm bailing this town-or
Tearing it down-or
Probably more like
Hanging around
Hanging around
Just hanging around

So tell me what I want


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    General Commentthis song was based on daniel clowes' graphic novel "ghost world". enid rocks!
    sinkstoneon January 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsinkstone,

    Thanks for confirming what I've thought for some time. I've always heard this song from Enid's perspective.

    This song really got to me--I heard it the fall after I graduated from high school, just as I was starting college. The funny thing is, I actually wrote/delivered the graduation speech at my school but it had nothing to do with grades or anything like that. Anybody could submit a speech and mine got chosen. The night I gave it I felt like that was my last big chance to do something great so the summer that followed was a little bit melancholy. I felt like Enid a lot back then.
    stdesantison August 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSo funny, I'd never really listened to the words before, but I love that it's based on the graphic novel - both that and the film are amazing!
    missmeon May 10, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwe've all been here right? it's hurts to remember the me that used to be.
    louderthanbombson April 01, 2003   Link

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