"Ghost of a Good Thing" as written by and Christopher Andrew Carrabba....
I guess it's luck, but it's the same
Hard luck you've been trying to tame.

Maybe it's love but it's like you said,
Love is like a role that we play.

But I believe in you so much,
I could die for the words that you say.

But I believe in you so much,
I could die from the words that you say.

But you're chasing the ghost
Of a good thing. Haunting yourself
As the real thing is getting away from you again,
While you're chasing ghosts.

I guess it's luck, but it's the same
Hard luck you've been trying to tame.

Maybe it's love but it's like you said,
Love is like a role that we play.

But I believe in you so much,
I could die for the words that you say.

But I believe in you so much,
I could die from the words that you say.

But you're chasing the ghost
Of a good thing. Haunting yourself
As the real thing is getting away from you again,
While you're chasing ghosts.

Just bend the pieces 'til they fit,
Like they were made for it.
But they weren't meant for this.
No they weren't meant for this.

Just bend the pieces 'til they fit,
Like they were made for it.
But they weren't meant for this.

Chasing the ghost
Of a good thing. Haunting yourself
As the real thing is getting away, away, away, away
From you again,

Chasing the ghost
Of a good thing. Haunting yourself
As the real thing is getting away, away, away, away
From you again,
While you're chasing ghosts.


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"Ghost of a Good Thing" as written by Christopher Andrew Carrabba

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    General Commenti think its about someone that is trying to get back a relationship to being good agian... but the other person knows that they cant be good again, and that the 'chaser' is just chasing the ghost of a good thing... chasing what used to be good, but just isnt there anymore...... and they also want to try to alter feelings or personality to fit the other persons just to be with them... like the whole 'bend the pieces till they fit' part-like when someone changes who they are just to please others or to manipulate others into loving us maybe sorta kinda!
    ChEErUpEm0KiDon June 22, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthanks cheerup emo kid- lol.....i never could really figure out what this song meant but now I realize it's just about chasing somebody and trying to make an old love work that really isn't there....it's verry true and I can really relate to this song because it's somethign I do all the time......this song helps me explain that.....
    pretty_baby17on July 01, 2003   Link
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    My InterpretationMy interpretation of it is it's about denial of losing something good. And no matter how hard we try to keep things the way things were, it won't happen if it's not meant. I don't understand why some things are just here for a little bit. And once you're attached to it, for some reason, it tends to go away. I guess we are bound to lose the things we hold dearly.
    PoisonBeryon July 05, 2012   Link
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    General Commentwhere can I find this. zi need to learn it by june 22nd, cause I'm gonna see him in berkely, then again on the 23rd in Chico. DC is the best, hands down!.
    nor-cal_boy63on June 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWow I love this song.. it's amazing to me..
    sprklenshimr025on June 12, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti like the harmony of this song. i wonder wut it means..
    dorktiffanyon June 13, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"Just bend the pieces ‘till they fit
    Like they were made for it
    But, they weren’t meant for this
    No, they weren’t meant for this
    Just bend the pieces ‘till they fit
    Like they were made for it
    But, they weren’t meant for this "
    love it! its definetly about trying too hard to make things work...
    CheerUpEmoKid009on June 24, 2003   Link
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    General CommentEverybody is saying how they don't like d/c's new sound and stuff, i think that is messed up cuz i think that they are good! and it isn't only their sound, it is the lyrics. and if you listen to the lyrics in this song it will make you love them still
    dazlinjordion July 01, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a great song. there is a lot of truth in it
    “Love is like a role that we play.”
    that is such a true statement
    Brutforce18on April 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love this song!! i is awesome. it always makes me sad.even though i prefer faster ,more uptempo songs,this song is among one of my favorites!!:)
    freakeyguitargirl3on May 12, 2004   Link

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