"Secret Pint" as written by and Cummings O'hare....
Ghosts are scared
of falling down.
Ghosts are scared
of falling down.

It's hard to see.
He said to me.
It's hard to see.
He said to me.

Tried my best
Failed the test.
Did my worst.
Came in first.


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"Secret Pint" as written by Braithwaite Aitchison

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    General Commentthis is my favorite song... i dont think its horribly depressing, but its sad
    christiefdrive09on June 15, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwhen songs give you uneasy feelings... you know it's good music.

    the cure does that to me sometimes.. gives me these disturbing, creepy feelings that make me feel scared yet.. alive?

    i love music like that, as strange as it is. mogwai can do that a lot.
    in_the_secret_showon December 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGhosts are spirits--the deceased. Why would a ghost be scared of falling down? That doesn't make sense. Perhaps "ghosts" are living people--people who are afraid of living, taking chances, failing. They float through life tiptoeing around, keeping track of their mistakes and trying not to make more.

    "It's hard to see" Living like a ghost is like living with the blinds over your eyes, like a sheet that is perpetually constricting movement, thought, vision.

    But you decide to make a change. You try. You fail. (story of my life).

    But aha! Through overcoming that debilitating fear of failure, you finally tear the covering away from your eyes and you come in first!

    What an inspirational song. My goodness, this is wonderful.
    charmedone89on September 13, 2012   Link
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    General Commentfor some reason this song used to give me an uneasy feeling, like i was about to throw up or something. maybe it was the whiny guitar....i dont know, but its a great song now that i dont feel sick every time i listen to it
    dr.jacobon April 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think it's beautiful must just be me i guess?
    trust*on October 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is brilliant. the simplistic lyrics and beautiful feel....i really like the Government Comissions version a lot.
    atomsplitteron March 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentoh man i love it how it blends from 2 wrongs into this one. if i have head phones on in bed it wakes me up real fast. the last verse he may be talking about cheating on something or someone? i dunno.
    caramelprisoneron September 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe live version of this song on Government Commissions is one of the most beautiful pieces of music I've ever heard..
    blood is thinon June 04, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Ghosts are scared
    of falling down
    It's hard to see
    He said to me"

    I love this part. One of my favourite set of lyrics ever.

    It turns the idea of ghosts being scary on its head. We are meant to be scared of ghosts, but in this case I imagine a classic white sheet with holes in it speaking to the singer, saying he's scared. And when this ghost is on the floor, it's like the opposite of what we see - we see normal light, except for the ghost - but the ghost sees total darkness, and it's scary for the ghost. Especially when he's on the floor after having fallen down the stairs or something.

    I have no idea what that rambling stream-of-consciousness dissection of the lyrics was actually meant to mean, but they really do strike a nerve for me.

    And yes I do realise I sound like a but of a mentalist now.
    Skinnyfistson September 14, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song can be interpreted religiously.
    califresshon August 16, 2009   Link

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