"The Ghost Of You" as written by Brett Anderson and Bernard Joseph Butler....
I threw out the photographs
Like yesterdays flowers
I tried to erase the past
But it won't go away

And those where the curtains
That you had made
One thing's for certain
The ghost of you stays

I painted the second room
And cleared out the basement
And smelled some of your perfume
On the scarf that you made

The Salvation Army collected your things
I gave them the jewelery, all the bracelets and rings
Your clothes in black bin bags I gave them away
I tried to move on but the ghost of you stays
The ghost of you stays
The ghost of you stays

I threw out the photographs
Like yesterdays flowers
I tried to erase the past
But it won't go away

I wake in the morning
And try to be brave
But it's hard to move on
When the ghost of you stays

It's hard to move on
When the ghost of you stays
The ghost of you stays
The ghost of you stays


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"The Ghost of You" as written by Brett Anderson Bernard Joseph Butler

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    General Commentamazing song...
    Contristoon February 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSo, the girl died, right?
    Songmeaningsuseron June 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentPerhaps the girl from Apollo 13.. perhaps she drowned.
    fourgangeron September 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think the gil simply left him, and the ghost is more of a metaphorical one, like he's trying to erase all of the things that marked her presence in his life, but even then he still can't bring himself to forget her.
    freedomBonoon December 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI heard its about his mother, or father
    bibaon December 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe line about 'yesterday's flowers' was the one that made me think she had died. Also...Salvation Army, clothes in black bin bags...doesn't sound to me like she just left him.
    Songmeaningsuseron December 26, 2005   Link

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