There's a room in my house
Where I stumble over a memory
There's a light in the night
And I wonder if you've come back for me

Well it's a little too late to say sorry
But don't be so hard on me
Ghost, you know I can't go back

Come like a whisper in silence
A brush on my skin
A shadow that flies by door
I'm wanting more

Well it's a little too late to say sorry
But don't be so hard on me
Ghost, you know I can't go back
Like a song in my ear you are near me
Here like a time machine
Ghost you keep pulling me back

But, If you've been here all the while
Watching me drift by and by
Waiting for something to fill me up
Ghost close your eyes

I can silence the voice in my head
And hear you instead
Whisper and sing for me again
Rise from the dead

Well it's a little too late to say sorry
But don't be so hard on me
Ghost, you know I can't go back
Like a song in my ear you are near me
Here like a time machine
Ghost you keep pulling me back
Sometimes you lose everything
Or gave it away well it's hard to say now


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    General CommentI can't believe no one's commented on this. It's such an amazing song. I heard it on South of Nowhere.
    futurelookslikeon December 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYep thats the same place I heard it, so Im DLing it right now. I love this song its so sullen
    askingtoomuchon April 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti heard it there too along with "reasons to fall" which is another amazing song by hoffman.

    in the very beginning of the song, it sort of sounds like a gunshot in the background, so i'm thinking when "she stumbles over a memory" it's the place where she shot this person, making them die & become a ghost.
    she regrets this decision, by repeatedly saying sorry to the "ghost" but telling that she can't go back and change her actions.

    in most of the song, she infers that the ghost is still around & watching her, and if this next stanza she ponders if the ghost (probably a former lover) is waiting for her to move on to someone else to fill her up, but she tells the ghost to close its eyes because it won't happen.

    "But, If you've been here all the while
    Watching me drift by and by
    Waiting for something to fill me up
    Ghost close your eyes"

    of course, this could be all an extended metaphor for someone she just gave up or broke up with or something.
    "Sometimes you lose everything
    Or gave it away well it's hard to say now"
    meghabytemeon July 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is about who she used to be.. The ghost represents who she was before.. And now she's happy about what she's become.
    Songlover29on September 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is about who she used to be.. The ghost represents who she was before.. And now she's not*** happy about what she's become.
    Songlover29on September 19, 2009   Link

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