"Ghost" as written by and William Charles/mcfarland Anderson....
Look behind you
Avoid the shadows
Watch your back now
Make your breathing shallow

Keep your room locked
And leave the blinds closed
I'm right there staring at your window

And all I need is you
And all I need is you

I'm in the background
On the radio
I'm in your car
In your house
Waiting at your door
Under your footsteps
I'm everything you know
Just let me haunt
Let me haunt
Let me be your ghost

You had your chance love
You tried to stay strong
You tried to let go
Tell yourself you moved on

But then it comes back
That feeling in your bones
Like I'm right there

And all I need is you
And all I need is you

I'm in the background
On the radio
I'm in your car
In your house
Waiting at your door
Under your footsteps
I'm everything you know
Just let me haunt
Let me haunt
Let me be your ghost
Let me be your ghost
Just let me be your ghost

I'm in the background
On the radio
I'm in your car
In your house
Waiting at your door
Under your footsteps
I'm everything you know
Just let me haunt
Let me haunt
Let me be your ghost


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"Ghost" as written by Nathan Allen Mcfarland William Charles Anderson

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI think this song is more about this girl who dumped him and he's saying he's probably the best thing that ever happened to her and her decision will haunt her.
    bigblu3on August 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI actually think it's about unrequited love between two people.
    The girl unconditionally loves the singer, but the singer doesn't feel the same way back. They dated for a while but the singer dumped her, while she's left haunted by memories. He's gone through this and understands what she's feeling, which is why he wrote the song. He's hurting because he hurt her.
    xCatpireon June 27, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretationstalker much?
    mrawesomeon June 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI would have to agree; it's kind of stalkerish but at the same time sweet. Does anyone else think it's kind of sweet?

    Kylee09Eon August 14, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti agree that hes talking about this girl who probably dumped him and how hes the best thing that happened to her and she'll realize that she messed up and her decision will haunt her. i dont think its stalkerish, i think hes just getting the point across to her that wherever she is his memory will be
    there and she won't be able to forget him and how she lost him.
    kenzie94on September 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAm I the only one that thinks the word "ghost" could be taken literally? I know it might sound a little crazy, but I think it's about a guy who died. The guy is watching the girl he used to love, and is pained that now she's scared of him. She's been plagued with paranoia ever since his death.
    For example, in the first verse it says "look behind you, avoid the shadows, watch your back now, make your breathing shallow". I think this is referencing the girl's paranoia. She's scared that he's going to come back. She's afraid of what happened to him. Most of all, she doesn't want to believe he's dead. She's going through the seven stages of grief.
    The paranoia is part of her shock. This is the first stage of grief.
    Next is the closed blinds, the room being locked, these are her denial. She's shutting herself off from the truth.
    The third stage of grief is anger. This is portrayed throughout the song. He is everywhere around her, but she refuses to look. The closed blinds contribute to anger as well.
    Bargaining is represented when it says "you had your chance, love". Chance is a known part of bargaining. When you bargain, there is always that chance.
    Next is guilt. The chorus is the best example of this. She feels him everywhere, and its killing her. She hears him on the radio, feels him under her footsteps. "It comes back to you, that feeling in your bones, like I'm right there."
    Depression is a huge part of this. "Let me haunt, let me haunt, let me be your ghost." She feels like he's haunting her. Her seeing him everywhere contributes to this. She can't rid herself of his memory, and slowly its driving her insane. "All I need is you."
    Finally is acceptance and hope. "Tried to let go." She's been doing her best to let go and finally reaches this. In the last chorus, the "in the background" becomes more of an endearing thing. She's come to terms with him. The last "all I need is you" was when she left the stage of depression and entered acceptance. In the end, she finally lets him "be her ghost" and moves on.
    At least, that's my take. ;)
    vetgirl1232on June 26, 2014   Link
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    Song MeaningI actually thought the same things when I first herd this but I saw Parachute this month in Pontiac and I got to hang out with Kit and Johhny and my friend and I asked about it because thats our favorite song and they told us how its actually about music. Kit said "you know when you set your alarm for the radio to wake you up? Well later in the day your singing a song and you don't know why its stuck in your head. Music follows you everywhere you are. It "haunts you". I thought that was pretty niffy :)
    venusthedeadgirlon October 03, 2009   Link

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