"Ghost" as written by and Jack Steadman....
Chasing the dream, no I never pick up the pen
Always assured but I like it when we pretend
You should be around, they should just say when
And you should make time, you should make time for them

My ever-changing ghost
I think he loves them the most
He always shows you when and how and where you went wrong

Always plan but never get things done
I walk in the room and see you waltzing around
And the love that you give is such a familiar sound
You just fly straight up and come the fuck down
You see your house fall 'cause you built it on the wrong ground

My ever-changing ghost
I think he loves them the most, the most
He always shows you


Lyrics submitted by MyBloodBeatsDark, edited by simpleplot

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    General CommentThe first stanza in this song shows what the narrator /should/ be doing, which is picking up a pen if he's chasing his dream, or putting on a show (presumably a concert), but he'd rather to pretend the whole way through. The narrator then shifts to a second person, offering an excuse for the person (I always think it's a girl for some reason, whatever) not being around, even though she should be. And then essentially repeating it in the next line.
    Not sure about the chorus, but it's about a spirit that likes someone else more than the narrator, someone who always points out her flaws - when and how and when - but can never be criticized because it's 'ever-changing.' Not sure, it's a little vague.

    ** = love that you give

    The third stanza becomes more storylike in the fact that he's talking about a group of people, but how the girl still stands out because of her love and her audacity to 'fly straight up and come the fuck down.' But also how she's corrupt inside, that her house is falling because she built it on the wrong ground, or that she's losing all of her friends because she chose the wrong ones perhaps?
    BlakeHCon May 19, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretation* I'm pretty sure the second line is "always ASSURED, but I like it when we pretend" instead of show
    and also I think the ** is "love": "the love that you give is such a familiar sound"
    and also it's "when and how and WHERE you went wrong". *

    Personally I always thought this song was about songwriting, maybe the ghost is the part of him that writes songs, as in "ghost writer". I think the first verse is about his "ghost" being with the band; "you should be around they should just way when".

    The chorus says "I think he loves them the most" maybe meaning the band is perfect for his songwriting, and maybe the "always shows you when and how and where you went wrong" is that songwriters tend to write about bad times in their life.

    The second verse is generally about the song writing process, "see you all sitting around" kinda like a jam session. "fly straight up and come the fuck down" documents the temperamental nature of songwriting in general.
    WhiskeyWarmon January 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentYou just fly straight up and come the fuck down
    You see your house fall 'cause you built it on the wrong ground

    Presumably about a girl (person) who, in relationships, starts out very intense and interested and dramatic, but then, because the feelings were not based on something real, she comes "down" from the high and gets over it quickly. The "house" (relationship) falls apart because it wasn't based on something real.
    sewprettyon January 10, 2013   Link

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