"Ghost" as written by and Erika F/jeffries Nuri....
I'll be the one to let this roof cave in on me
Buried in this house, this wooden graveyard by the sea
We push away our families to understand our needs
The love and all the hate I used to hold in front of me

Restless nights, all dizzy spells, all sand between my sheets
Showing signs of thirst like dried out boardwalk-blistered feet
And now I know I never knew about you, only me
We carried this inside like some disease we couldn't beat

But we could work, try to live and get by
To make our family in a second-floor apartment
Standing on a threshold, body out and flesh cold
Go ahead and celebrate the things you lost

Try to breathe, to flex and release
To cry and work out with the underrate apartment
Moments are a lifetime
Nothing in a straight line
This will take a little while just to shake things off

Down by water's edge, under the dying tree
I let my body slip, something inside of me
But when I came around some kind of murky face
I don't ever want to be alone like this

And I will tuck into you like I always long to be
Shadows just a shade of light not darkness in degree
Oh it was you who knew me first, saw this wasn't meant for kids like me
Some brutal natural force we only feel we never see

But as you grip the tide, you blundered aside
Your heads got smaller until they vanished into silence
Sinking in a white foam, running to a new home
We can only understand the things we see

You cease, desist, and leave me like this
The eyes wide open in the beauty of the bright lights
Standing on a threshold, body out and flesh cold
I don't ever want to be alone like this, no

I have no choice but to be vicious on my feet
I never sleep, I never eat
I am learning how to be lost completely
I want to be found, be craved like things we push away
These patterns cut like every day
I need you to reach, I need you to need me

Down by water's edge, under a dying tree
I let my body slip, something inside of me
But when I came around some kind of murky face
Shaking my bones, put me back in my place

I don't ever want to be alone like this
Haunted by the presence of the things I miss
I don't ever want to be alone like this
Haunted by the presence of the things I miss

I am becoming a ghost of myself
Oh I am becoming a ghost of myself
Trapped little secrets, little things we never tell
No, I am becoming a ghost of myself


Lyrics submitted by erbylikewhoa, edited by twistedlogic317

"Ghost" as written by Jason Chronis Ramesh Srivastava

Lyrics © DEFEND MUSIC, INC.

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  • +1
    General CommentHe's really intense in this song. It's heartbreaking.

    The pace is kind of frantic in a way. It's like he's afraid of death, saddened by it, and intrigued by it too. That's just my thought.
    uncletrosson June 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIsn't it "we crave the things we push away"?
    EllieJuneon April 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthere's a lot wrong here ... feel free to correct.

    comparing this song to long haul, it's a simple metaphor, yes?
    erbylikewhoaon March 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"The third song on the album is called Ghost. It's about that Patrick Swayze movie. I'm just kidding...It's about the lead character in this novel called The Sea, and he goes back to the beach house where he spent his years as a child. As the book progresses you get this story of these weird things that happened with his neighbors and then about him meeting his wife and his wife dying of cancer and all his ruminations about death. And so it kind of- this year I've been kinda obsessed with death because my grandmother died, it kind of coincided with all the things I was thinking about."
    raconteuron May 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt sounds to me like "haunted by the presence of..." but whatever, i don't really pay attention/have a lyrics sheet.
    alexmceon July 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLyrics are so wrong.
    theraconteurs123on October 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsorry, songmeanings.net took away "edit lyrics" for a really long time so even though i knew a few of the mistakes, i couldn't correct.

    and to raconteur, i read about that interview too.
    erbylikewhoaon October 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'I have no choice but to be vicious on my feet
    I never sleep, I never eat
    I am learning how to be lost completely
    I want to be found, be craved like things we push away
    These patterns cut like every day
    I need you to reach, I need you to need me'

    possibly one of the most beautiful part of lyrics I ever read, especially the last sentence, he sings it so vulnerable too
    onetwofoldon October 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentStanding on a threshold, body out in flesh, cold
    Go ahead and celebrate the things you lost
    Try to breathe, to flex and release
    To cry and work out what underrate apartment (?)

    could it be
    'to cry and work out what the underrated part meant' ?
    TeenQueenOfDeathon March 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was also fairly sure it was 'some kind of murky face'
    but yeah.. dunno :)
    looooove this song
    TeenQueenOfDeathon March 03, 2009   Link

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