You accuse me of fancy talk
When i'm just trying to find my words
You've got a funny way of saying my name
Like I just ripped it off

These whiskey tango ghosts
Won't leave us alone
But you are too polite to complain
Of the art of speaking plain
I haven't gathered a thing

While I know we're dug in deep here
Why can't we live high with the wind
You're just a freckle away from changing everything
I'll make this easy
By calling on my gypsy pedigree

These whiskey tango ghosts
Won't leave us alone
Of the art of speaking plain
I haven't gathered a thing

While I know we're dug in deep here
Why can't we live high with the wind
Can't we live

Of the art of making waves
I had my lesson in spades
And these ghosts they make it plain
They're never going away

And my ghost she makes it plain
I haven't gathered a thing
Though I know we're dug in deep here
Why can't we live high with the wind
Can't we live


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Whiskey Tango song meanings
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    General CommentOne of my favourite Tanya songs ever. Great rhythm in this song and "Of the art of speaking plain
    I haven't gathered a thing"
    sadiesadieon August 27, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationSo i could be way off- but here's my interpretation.

    Whiskey tango is a reference to "white trash" and her reference to using complex language implies a relationship with someone "from the wrong side of the tracks" For some reason they are not able to have a relationship, and he/she is ready to make that leap, but she bails, for the greater good- (by calling on my gypsy pedigree)

    But thoughts of him won't go away. she laments the loss of him/her and wishes they could be together.

    Maybe its just my own situation that makes this song so meaningful, and so like my experience. Or maybe i'm all off :)

    Ps. I referenced the love as him/her leaning toward "her" because the ghost is referred to as "her"
    mamakvenon January 13, 2014   Link

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