"Ghost Under Rocks" as written by Wes Miles, Alexandra Nicole Lawn, Mathieu Jordan Santos, Milo A Bonacci and Rebecca Alexandra Zeller....
With every little thing
Your owner's lookin' back
At you it starts to mean
Less than it ever did

Oh ever, on every inch of stone
Skin and bone.
Made to leave you

Here you are, you are breathing like little ghosts under rocks
That don't sound in pockets
Folks found your problem
Its lost and forgotten

Oh, oh, oh
You soak in one dream
You've spent there, you are gonna dream there

Right, now you ask your baby
"Why? why? why?"

Forget the the frequent fliers
Leading an honored life
To give us this much more
Safe from a cut and cheer

On ever, on every inch of stone
Skin and bone.
Made to leave you

Here you are, you are breathing like little ghosts under rocks
That don't sound in pockets
Folks found your problem
Its lost and forgotten

Oh, oh, oh
You soak in one dream
You've spent there, you are gonna dream there

Dry
Now you ask your babies "Why? Why? Why? Why?"

And if you cant decide
You will do either weep or moan
Your wasting in a moments to
Anyway you want it to
Oh, but you could have had
Turn it into broken wood
Takin' off a Saturday
I'm gonna fan a parasol
Am fairer than a clown, oh no
Maybe there were two again
And if it ever was at all
I'm taking you up as an offer, up as an Offer.

Here you are, you are breathing like little ghosts under rocks
That don't sound in pockets
Folks found your problem
Its lost and forgotten

Oh, oh, oh
You soaking in one dream
You've spent there,
You have gone and dream there

Now you ask your babies, "Why? Why? Why? Why?"


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"Ghost Under Rocks" as written by John Ryan Pike Alexandra Nicole Lawn

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  • +5
    General CommentI think this song has to do with someone who lost their spouse.

    For the line "ghosts under rocks" I take rocks to mean tombstones. For me it conjures up the image of someone clinging to a "ghost under a rock", or lost loved one.

    I love the line about "soaking wet dreams". I take this to be a double entendre to include the sexual definition of wet dreams. I like them described as "soaking". These lines to me conjure up the vision of someone who who loved their spouse and then lost them. Now their dreams of that person have gone dry and all they have to remember that person by are the babies they had together, asking them "why why why?" in grief.
    thunder_chunkyon September 13, 2008   Link
  • +4
    Lyric Correctionthis lyrics sounds more correctly

    When every little thing
    You own is looking back
    At you and starts to mean
    Less than it ever did

    On every
    On every inch of stone
    Skin and cloth
    Made to leave you

    Here you are, you are breathing life in a
    Ghost under rocks like notes found
    In pocket coats of your father's
    Lost and forgotten

    All, all, all your soaking wet dreams
    You've spent them
    You have gone and dreamt them
    Dry, now you ask your babies why, why, why

    We're gripping seats and plots
    Pleading to honored lots
    To give us this much more
    Safe from a cutting shear

    On every
    On every inch of stone
    Skin and cloth
    Made to leave you

    Here you are, you are breathing life in a
    Ghosts under rocks like notes found
    In pocket coats of your father's
    Lost and forgotten

    All, all, all your soaking wet dreams
    You've spent them
    You have gone and dreamt them
    Dry, now you ask your babies why, why, why, why

    Well, if you can't decide
    Your move, you either weep or moan
    You waste a year to mull this through
    Anyway you wanted to

    Oh, but you could have had
    Turn it into broken good
    Taken off the side of it
    A cut up and a parasol

    A pair of them you found along
    And maybe never to again
    As if it never was at all
    Lifting you up as an offer
    Up as an offer

    Here you are, you are breathing life in a
    Ghost under rocks like notes found
    In pocket coats of your fathers
    Lost and forgotten

    All, all, all your soaking wet dreams
    You've spent them
    You have gone and dreamt them
    Dry,
    Now you ask your babies why, why, why, why
    greenshiton January 03, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Comment>> btw, can anyone decipher the female background vocals on the verse before the last chorus?

    That is Allie singing something like the following:

    Make sure, you have all your stuff
    Before you leave and he said
    "Goodnight, I'll miss you so much"
    "Goodnight, goodbye"
    repeat

    You can hear these lines clearer in an earlier remix of Ghost by Andrew Maury at about 3:00 into the recording. The copy is here: andrewmaury.net/remix/… . This is taken from the EP version of Ghost and Andrew draws the background vocals out for added effect. More interesting than Allie's vocals are the male vocals you hear alongside saying something like "Oh my clown suit". Those vocals belong to John Pike as he sang background vocals.

    My favorite line from Ghost is "...breathing life into ghosts under rocks like notes found in pocket coats of your fathers". So much possibility in that line. There is no doubt that this song is about relationships -- perhaps a failing one -- but I'd guess that it is based on a piece of fiction like Each Year. The song has nothing to do with John's untimely death.
    himheron September 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song always reminds me of Napoleon Bonaparte for some reason.
    Perhaps just going along with that rise and fall of dreaming, achieving it and falling back down.
    WarholMetricSystemon November 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionThe chorus is:

    Here you are, you are breathing life into ghosts under rocks
    Like notes found in pocketcoats of your father's
    Lost and forgotten
    TheMoistBoxon November 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about John Ryan Pike's death.
    thelightsbluron August 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthelightsblur, i would think that too but this song is on the ep, which was recorded before his death, and he plays drums on the ep version of this song.
    ap0theosizeon August 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAhh, you do have a good point! I forgot about that. It's the last song, correct?
    thelightsbluron August 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat's really creepy, though. It talks about soaking wet dreams, breathing life into ghosts under rocks, and then it says 'Well if you can't decide whether to weep or moan and take a whole year to mull this through.."

    They all relate to his death!

    He was found dead in about 7 feet of water off the coast, i believe. Which is why it makes these lyrics so eerie.
    thelightsbluron August 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAhh, you do have a good point! I forgot about that. It's the last song, correct?
    thelightsbluron August 31, 2008   Link

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