The stars scream out, and spew our names,
told through the skies and hellacious waves...
Copied and calculated we waited forever and now I remember,
how cumulus clouds turned our world upside down.

Help! Are you running from the fear?
Are you really even there? Did it come from the rear?
Hello!? What bearing do I steer?
I swear to god it was here! NOW I SEE IT OVER THERE!

Help! Are you running from the fear?
Are you really even there? Did it come from the rear?
Hello!? What bearing do I steer?

Then it was gone...The wind was twice as strong

Help! Are you running from the fear?
Are you really even there? Did it come from the rear?
Hello!? What bearing do I steer?
I swear to god it was here! NOW I SEE IT OVER THERE!

Help! Are you running from the fear?
Are you really even there? Did it come from the rear?
Hello!? What bearing do I steer?

Shoot to kill, but they just won't die!
The bow starts to tip, out of the corner of my eye.

Shoot to kill, but they just won't die!
The bow starts to tip, out of the corner of my fucking eye.

As the ship is going down,
I look upon the captain's frown...
I see nothing but a broken man!
I see nothing!!! Nothing!!!


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Ghostship Pt I song meanings
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    General CommentThe Ghostships are some of the Fall of Troy's best works, and are slated to be released together (I, IV, and V were released on an EP and II is played live by the band)). I've only heard 4 of them, but I think there will eventually be something like 7 or 8 of them; please correct me if I'm wrong.

    Anyway, I've gathered that they tell the story of the unfortunate crew of a ship (I'm guessing some kind of battleship or pirate ship, seeing as how the crew is armed and fire their weapons) and their encounter with a Ghostship. The inhabitants of the Ghostship (or perhaps the ship itself) then attack the unsuspecting crew.

    Ghostship Pt. I introduces the characters of the ensuing story and logs their initial meeting with the Ghostship. A fight breaks out, then a crew member notices that the ship begins to sink. The crew is then transported to this surreal, dreamlike Hell world that we see in the later chapters.
    ^Debaseron February 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWow, didnt know that. I like this one, the bass at the begining and how the guitar comes in. Not to mention the lyrics, it's pretty creepy, even the calm bit at the end. Actually it makes it creepyer. i like these songs alot although i havn't heard them all yet.
    hopelessdosageon February 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI wonder why there is no Ghostship Part III.
    That is, if they don't already have one/plan on making one.
    merkey88on April 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, it's probably my favorite by them.
    chrisriggson April 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThey play Pt. III live sometimes, it has just never been officially recorded. I've only heard it once my self (live) and can't find a recording good enough to really understand the lyrics.
    ^Debaseron April 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing the lyrics where they go

    Help! Are you running from the fear?
    Are you really even there? Did it come from the rear?
    Hello!? What bearing do I steer?

    that is the most captivatingly spooky part of a song ive ever heard
    BigSaxyon June 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyea um.....debaser u know wat ur talking about...so il ask u....ne news on release dates for the new album or the ghostship lp? im not part of their forum so i have no idea
    dirk_lanceon September 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAll I know is that they are in the studio now, and Thom and Holley occasionally post info about their upcoming releases. Nothing concrete yet.
    ^Debaseron October 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe screaming towards the very end sounds soo amazing. its creepy, yet beautiful, and i love it. no other band could put up that kind of sound.

    can't wait for the next album =)
    happyloozer1on October 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTheir next album is Manipulator coming out May 1st, 2007(correct my date if wrong) and they're going to record the ghostship songs for an album due for early-mid 2008, Phantom On The Horizon.

    Wikipedia, how I love you.
    chewbaccaSpiceon March 21, 2007   Link

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