"I've Been Riding With the Ghost" as written by and Jason Molina....
While you was gone you must have done a lot of favors
You've got a whole lot of things I don't think
That you could ever have paid for
While you've been busy crying
About my past mistakes
I've been busy trying to make a change
I made a change
I've been riding with the ghost
I've been doing whatever he told me
I've been looking door to door to see
if there was someone who'd hold me
I never met a single one who didn't see through me
None of them could love me if they thought they might lose me
Unless I made a change
See I ain't getting better. I am only getting behind
I am standing on a crossroad trying to make up my mind
I'm trying to remember how it got so late
Why every night pain comes from a different place
Now something's got to change
I put my foot to the floor
To make up for the miles I've been losing
See I'm running out of things
I didn't even know I was using
And while you've been busy
Learning how to complain
I've been busy learning
How to make a change
I made it (almost) (again)


Lyrics submitted by Mopnugget

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    General Commentsubstance abuse

    if you've ever had a problem, you know exactly what he's talking about

    you can hear desperation despair - and more importantly, a furious, indignant hope - just barely underneath his voice
    despairporton September 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song to me seems like it's just about someone who is trying to find who they are. They've made mistakes along the way, but it's those mistakes that are making who they are. It all depends on whether or not they learn from them or not. Does that make any sense? I dunno. At any rate, I really like this song.
    StellarColieon March 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA good interpretation methinks. Great song.
    Ant292on September 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commenttrying to change, meanwhile the reason you are changing is moving on. then you try to catch up, and it's too late.

    riding with a ghost.
    iluke1on June 06, 2007   Link

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