"Flowers for a Ghost" as written by and Scott Lee Jason Clayton Stroope....
You disappear with all your good intentions
And all I am is all I could not mention
Like who will bring me flowers when it's over
And who will give me comfort when it's cold

She took a plane to somewhere out in space
To start a life and maybe change the world
See I never meant for you to have to crawl
No I never meant to let you go at all
Oh, no
Oh, no
Don't ever say goodbye

See my head aches from all this thinkin'
Feels like a ship god, god knows I'm sinkin'
Wonder what you do and where it is you stay
These questions like a whirlwind, they carry me away

Who will bring me flowers when it's over
And who will give me comfort when it's cold
Who will I belong to when the day just won't give in
And who will tell me how it ends and how it all begins
Oh, no
Oh no
Don't ever say goodbye

I'm only human
I said I'm only human
I'm only human
I said I'm only human
I'm only human
I said I'm only human
I'm human I'm human I'm human
Yeah oh,
Yeah, oh


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"Flowers for a Ghost" as written by Scott Lee Jason Clayton Stroope

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    General CommentTo me this song isn't necessarily about death, it's about something way more general that a lot more people could relate to. I think it's about loneliness and unintentionally pushing someone away because of an inexplicable emotional unavailability.

    You disappear with all your good intentions
    And all I am is all I could not mention
    Like who will bring me flowers when it's over
    And who will give me comfort when it's cold

    He had someone who was close to him but he kept pushing her away. He'd been hurt before so that's why he wasn't able to let her in. So after a while of her trying to come close, she saw that he just kept pushing her away and decided to stop trying. He didn't mean it though, he just didn't have the courage to say a lot of things and to tell her how much she meant to him and now that she left he regrets not saying those things. Now he wishes she could be beside him to be happy with him when he gets through a rough patch or to comfort him when he's going through a tough situation.

    She took a plane to somewhere out in space
    To start a life and maybe change the world
    See I never meant for you to have to crawl
    No I never meant to let you go at all
    Oh, no
    Oh, no
    Don't ever say goodbye

    After trying and trying to get close and always having the feeling that he doesn't want it, she stopped trying and left him alone. She preferred helping someone who appreciated her help, not knowing that so did he but he wasn't able to show it. He never meant for her to feel like she wasn't doing enough or like her help went unnoticed, but because he'd built an emotional wall, she interpreted it as apathy and ungratefulness. He never wanted her to leave him.

    See my head aches from all this thinkin'
    Feels like a ship god, god knows I'm sinkin'
    Wonder what you do and where it is you stay
    These questions like a whirlwind, they carry me away

    Now without her he feels like he's alone. He's got no one by his side and all he does is overthink. He thinks of the mistakes that he's made and how he made her feel and it's heavy on him, he feels like he's sinking. He's bringing himself down with all the thoughts and questions that he has. Maybe she's better off without me, where is she now? What would she do if she were here with me? All these thoughts eat him alive and so does the loneliness that he feels. Now he realizes how much he really needed her.

    Who will bring me flowers when it's over
    And who will give me comfort when it's cold
    Who will I belong to when the day just won't give in
    And who will tell me how it ends and how it all begins
    Oh, no
    Oh no
    Don't ever say goodbye

    He needs someone to be with him through thick and thin. He needs someone to share his life with, to help him make decisions, to love him when he isn't able to love himself. He needs someone to make sense of everything when he can't make sense of it. Someone who will see things clearer for him and help him.


    I'm only human
    I said I'm only human
    I'm only human
    I said I'm only human
    I'm only human
    I said I'm only human
    I'm human I'm human I'm human
    Yeah oh,
    Yeah, oh

    He realizes that he's made a lot of mistakes, but he is only a human. And humans make mistakes, they are flawed. But humans also need each other because they can't do it all alone. He needs her desperately. He needs someone beside him to go through life with him because he feels that alone, he wont make it.
    tamotionalon January 06, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me it's about someone dying...

    You disappear with all your good intentions

    Meaning that they died. I assume it was a good, loveable person. Hence the lyrics "all your good intentions".

    And all I am is all I could not mention

    He's trying to get over it, but this person made them who they are.

    Like who will bring me flowers when it's over
    And who will give me comfort when it's cold

    Meaning that this person was always there for him.

    She took a plane to somewhere out in space

    Meaning that this person went to heaven, ("out in space")

    To start a life and maybe change the world

    Starting a new life in heaven.

    See I never meant for you to have to crawl
    No I never meant to let you go at all
    Don't ever say goodbye

    "No I never meant to let you go at all" means that he wasn't expecting this death and that he wanted this person to stay with him.

    See my head aches from all this thinkin'

    Possible pondering about this person's death.

    Feels like a ship God, God knows I'm sinkin'

    He feel so lost without this person and it feels like he doesn't have the strength to carry on.

    Wonder what you do and where it is you stay

    Wondering if this person went to heaven or hell.

    These questions like a whirlwind, they carry me away

    Who will bring me flowers when it's over
    And who will give me comfort when it�s cold

    Again, this person was always there for him. "Who will bring me flower when it's over?" signifies that when one of his girlfriends left him, or they broke up this person was always there to bring him flowers and give him comfort.

    Who will I belong to when the day just won't give in
    And who will tell me how it ends and how it all begins

    Sounds to me maybe like a parent figure that told him stories about their life and the mistakes they made ("and who will tell me how it ends and how it all begins") and when the day is bad he could go to this person and feel loved ("who will i belong to when the day just won't give in")

    Don't ever say goodbye

    He probably means that he doesn't want this person to die, or leave. He doesn't want them to go and pass over.

    I'm only human
    I'm only human
    I'm only human

    Sounds like he's accepting that he is only human and this person is only human and everyone has to die sometime. It's sort of a setting them off in the right direction, persay.

    Hope this helped!

    And I agree this could be about a relationship but the "Who will bring me flowers when it's over" part doesn't make me think it's about a relationship. And this song is to deep and meaning to be about a relationship in my eyes :D
    xxskullzH20xxon August 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is about a break-up, where the girl is gone and moved on, and the guy is just a ghost to her.
    He's wondering what will happen to him after it's over.
    azncravin08on May 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG!
    Your right about the meaning ^
    MusicLover23on August 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know that the boy-girl relationship sounds more logical, but I can't help feeling like it's something deeper than that.

    Maybe it's just because this is the situation I'm going through, but I feel like it's about growing up and moving out and changing your life, about leaving home, your family, your friends and perhaps even a boy/girlfriend behind and starting a sort of new life.
    bybymcon August 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the ending of this song. It's so powerful. Perfect ending.

    I'm only human
    I'm only human
    I'm only human

    What ever happend with the relationship between them. He is deeply in love with her, he don't want it to end. He did a mistakes(maybe? who knows)what can he do,(he's) i'm are only human. And human do mistakes.
    liveformusic4everon October 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe song, for me, kinda sums up my feelings towards my amazing mother.
    my mom and i have not always been tight but she's always been there for me.
    she literally does everything for me and i am in so many ways dependent on her
    i'm 16 now and i've realized she won't always be here to do everything for me and i should learn everything i can from her while she's alive and able.

    :)
    music8fanon May 08, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningLike skullz, I thought this was about someone dying, but I interpreted it as the singer, not the girl.

    You disappear with all your good intentions

    She may have been at the funeral and trying to do the best she could (her good intentions), but now she's inaccessible to the singer since she's still living.

    And all I am is all I could not mention

    All that's left of him is the secrets he took to the grave, the things he left unsaid, what he never told her.

    Like who will bring me flowers when it's over

    Who will put flowers on his gravestone. Note that the song's title is "Flowers for a Ghost". This implies, as it is "who will bring ME flowers", that it is the singer who is the titular ghost.

    And who will give me comfort when it's cold

    Who will come and visit him, when his body's cold in the ground.

    She took a plane to somewhere out in space
    To start a life and maybe change the world

    She's beginning to move on with her life.

    See I never meant for you to have to crawl
    No I never meant to let you go at all

    He never wanted to make her suffer after his death and hurt because of the loss; he never meant to die.

    Don't ever say goodbye

    He doesn't want the girl to forget him.

    See my head aches from all this thinkin'
    Feels like a ship God, God knows I'm sinkin'
    Wonder what you do and where it is you stay
    These questions like a whirlwind, they carry me away

    He wonders what the girl's life is like now.

    Who will bring me flowers when it's over
    And who will give me comfort when it’s cold

    Again, now that the girl has moved on with her life, who will visit his grave, and who will remember him?

    Who will I belong to when the day just won't give in
    And who will tell me how it ends and how it all begins

    Who will tell him what the world's like after died, and who will tell him what's to come?

    Don't ever say goodbye

    He doesn't want the girl to let him go.

    I'm only human
    I'm only human
    I'm only human

    He's acknowledging his mortality; he died; he's only human. That's what humans do. But the 'only' implies that he wishes he weren't and he could stay.
    shiniaon July 03, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationLike it has been said before- this song isn't about death at all.

    This song is about building an emotional wall and not letting people in, then realising what a big mistake that was. It is also about loosing the right person while looking for the wrong people.

    Not someone's death.

    The reference to "who will bring me flowers when it's over?" is basically saying "whose gunna miss me when I'm gone?!"
    CallMeCalion June 20, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just wanted to say that I really loved reading all of your thoughts on the song.

    I've actually never been to this site and sort of got addicted to reading everyone's take.

    So if anyone's out there, thank you.

    -Scott Jason
    scottjasonon October 31, 2014   Link

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