sink traps without a catch
the last grocery bags
stacked up in a pile
a laundry sack;
scratched up for the automat
the cats figure that you'll
be gone for a while

we could not block the arrows
that poisoned your heart
betrayed from the beginning,
now too spoiled to trust
we'd work on an ending,
but where would we start?
i won't pass my judgements
for judges to judge just
hashing out contingents
with your ghost

the meaning-well, misguided talking
shit committee gathers
when their tragedy ignites a fire:
dormant, weeping, battered
and the pattern is embarrassing
it only makes me sadder
now i finally realize it
and i wish it didn't matter at all

don't push, don't pull
act, enabler
guilt pays off in full
pay your maker
i'll be opposed to every argument,
be ill with every lie
i'm not looking to be a hero
i'm not looking for a fight

i'm working out contingents with your ghost
sorting through specifics with your ghost
explaining my position to your ghost

i'm seeing double vision with our ghosts


Lyrics submitted by Haanz

Our Ghosts song meanings
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    General CommentI think it's about someone close who passed away, from an overdose on drugs (the arrows that poisoned your heart).
    The whole "I wont pass my judgements" part is probably related to the drugs as well.

    The "shit talking committee" is probably everyone who doesn't know the full story or doesn't know the deceased as well as they think they do. This also strikes up images of the funeral in my head.

    "I'll be opposed to every argument, Be ill to every lie, I'm not looking to be a hero, I'm not looking for a fight" means that he's not going to try to defend the deceased's drug habit against outside criticism or ignorance, not because he doesn't care, but because it's useless and won't change anything. And that's why he's "explaining [his] position to your ghost".
    MZAon March 09, 2009   Link

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