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28 Ghosts IV song meanings
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    My OpinionThis one is the most beautiful thing I've ever heard. I cried quite a bit hearing it over and over again. It holds a lot of emotion and feeling.
    Misticaon March 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree, Mistica. This is my favorite track off of the whole Ghosts album.

    It's one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard in my life, period. It brings out so much emotion in me that I can't help but tear up when listening. I can't really describe what goes through my head - a mix of sadness and solace. I think of childhood. Of years gone by. Of all the people I love, of what I have now. The human condition, expressed in just mere notes. It's gorgeous; it hurts.

    If a song had to sum up the beauty and sorrow of life, this would be the song.
    SophieKaijuuon April 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYeah it's one of my favorites too. I didn't know it was possible to make a sad song with a banjo, but trent reznor did it.
    gramster95on June 17, 2009   Link
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    General Commentvery cool, agreed with above comments. It really builds... I would want this in the soundtrack to my life lol.
    DJgifon June 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm getting lots of images with this song. I'd associate it with some tragic event; drowning or maybe a car crash, where there is a 'flashback' of a child version of the person, playing the banjo [simplicity, innocence, discovering things?] sitting against a big stone wall [you all know the wall metaphor], the boy draws hearts/happy faces/people/things in red paint on the walls, but where it starts up he just turns them into straight lines and him banging against the wall, chipping away at it. There's a couple high points on the song where you'd think it'd be a climax but it just stops, I think those parts would be the wall falling on him and him coming out an older version of himself each time. Images of rebuilding the walls. Perhaps as a child he first built them with mega blocks. I can imagine him at the end either one big collapse of the wall or his walls filling with water and drowning him, banging on the walls, screaming but no one can hear. Picture that...
    DJgifon June 26, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think the lyrics are about how he likes credit cards
    thawalllllruson November 29, 2010   Link

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