There's a ghost on the highway,
And I want to run it down,
There's a phantom in my bed,
And I'm all alone now.
I've seen every hotel,
I've seen every hell,
There's nothing I haven't done,
There's no one I haven't had.

Would you be there when the lights,
When the lights get shot right out?
Would you be there when the roof,
When the roof comes crumbling down?

And I know myself too well,
And the Devil speaks to me,
And he's got me pinned down now,
Telling me I'm so empty.
Oh, just say you're sorry now,
And you'll never do it again,
Take the edge right off and keep it,
Coz you'll never be high again.

Would you be there when the lights,
When the lights get shot right out?
Would you be there when the roof,
When the roof comes crashing down?

Would you be there when the devil,
When the devil comes for me?
Would you be there when the lights,
Go black and empty?

And I live in a box,
And I die in this hole.
And you hold the keys,
To this zip.
And I don't wanna go,
But I can't seem to come,
And it's not up to me,
It's up to you.

And at all tomorrows parties,
I will be there, not at one,
And when you all start to miss me,
Oh, just pass me the gun.
And it's Valentine's again,
And there's nothing here for me.

Would you be there when the lights,
When the lights come crashing down?
Would you be there when the roof,
When the roof comes crumbling down?

Would you be there when the Devil,
Takes me to the underground?
Would you be there when the night,
Is night all year around?

Would you be there in the ice?
In the frost and cold and freeze?
Would you be there any time?
When I'm here, I'm on my knees?


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    My InterpretationI've always thought, since hearing the song that this is about drugs, or the now lack of, in Courtney's case. The "phantom in my bed" could either be Kurt or her old self, and the obvious "you'll never be high again" line gives it away.
    xiosason June 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think its her reflecting on her life, her demons and drug use. She is singing to someone asking them if they will be there for her, be able to handle her. I love this song.
    myloveisruiningmylifeon January 26, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is totally a free interpretation from what i know about Courtney. I truly think there's a lot on Kurt and her drug use here.


    "There's a ghost on the highway,
    And I want to run it down,
    There's a phantom in my bed,
    And I'm all alone now. "

    The whole Ghost and phantom thing, I think refers to Kurt, to the fact that even if he's gone, he's always there cause even after all these years, she's still his widow for many people. Also, she feels alone from being drugless and Kurtless

    "Would you be there when the lights,
    When the lights get shot right out?
    Would you be there when the roof,
    When the roof comes crumbling down?"

    I think it's about wondering if he'll truly be there with her when she's gone.

    "And I know myself too well,
    And the Devil speaks to me,
    And he's got me pinned down now,
    Telling me I'm so empty.
    Oh, just say you're sorry now,
    And you'll never do it again,
    Take the edge right off and keep it,
    Coz you'll never be high again."

    This is about her on and off drug uses. She know she falls back all the time. I would think it was written while she was freshly off drugs, knowing and fearing she'll probably fall back.


    "And I live in a box,
    And I die in this hole.
    And you hold the keys,
    To this zip.
    And I don't wanna go,
    But I can't seem to come,
    And it's not up to me,
    It's up to you. "

    The whole box thing, to me, refer to the famous heart shape box story. I think she says how she's trapped by the fact that she was once her wife. Hole could refer to her former band. Then it's about how she don't want to die but she can't seem to make her life the way she wants it. I think she then tries to take back her life, her career, her image and it's not up to him, not realated to who he was but it's all about who she'll become.

    "And at all tomorrows parties,
    I will be there, not at one,
    And when you all start to miss me,
    Oh, just pass me the gun.
    And it's Valentine's again,
    And there's nothing here for me."

    It's about going to parties sober. And i feel it's again, also about Kurt presence. It's about thinking of killing herself for being all alone with nothing and no one.
    justinepon June 13, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI love this song
    MetalheadGirl1on October 06, 2011   Link

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