"Ghost Of Me" as written by Christopher A. Daughtry and Brian John Howes....
Thought it was dead and buried
Then it woke you up last night
You sounded so damn worried
You've been tossing, turning, both ends burning

I wanna put your mind at ease again
(Make everything alright)
I know it's getting underneath your skin
I've tried to tell you now

Don't look over your shoulder
'Cause that's just the ghost of me
You're seeing in your dreams
Wait, there's no rhyme or reason

Sometimes there's no meaning
In the visions when you're sleepin'
Don't wake up and believe them
You're looking at the ghost of me

You're looking at the ghost of me

With your imagination and emotions running wild
Fueling my frustrations like a fire burning, clock keeps turning
And I, I know it's getting underneath your skin
I've tried to tell you now

Don't look over your shoulder
'Cause that's just the ghost of me
You're seeing in your dreams
Wait, there's no rhyme or reason

Sometimes there's no meaning
In the visions when you're sleepin'
Don't wake up and believe them
You're looking at the ghost of me
Whoa
Yeah, you're looking at the ghost of me
Yeah, you're looking at the ghost of me

Don't look over your shoulder
'Cause that's just the ghost of me
You're seein'
Wait, there's no rhyme or reason

Sometimes there's no meaning
In the visions when you're sleepin'
Don't wake up and believe them
Visions when you're sleepin'
Don't wake up and believe them
You're looking at the ghost of me
Yeah, you're looking at the ghost of me
Yeah, you're looking at the ghost of me


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"Ghost of Me" as written by Brian Howes Chris Daughtry

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    General CommentFantastic song! I love it! One of my favorites on the album. Here's my interpretation of what it means.

    Thought it was dead and buried
    Then it woke you up last night
    You sounded so damn worried
    You've been tossing, turning, both ends burning

    >>> The relationship that they had has been over for awhile, but she wakes up in the middle of the night, unable to sleep, thinking of how much she misses him. She calls him to try and talk.

    I wanna put your mind at ease again
    (Make everything alright)
    I know it's getting underneath your skin
    I've tried to tell you now

    >>>> She wants him to help, to be with her, to love her the way that their love used to be. He wants to help deep down, feeling sorry for her, but with the mistakes that she made during their relationship, he just can't do it. He can't go through the same pain she put him through over and over.

    Don't look over your shoulder
    'Cause that's just the ghost of me
    You're seeing in your dreams
    Wait, there's no rhyme or reason
    Sometimes there's no meaning
    In the visions when you're sleeping
    Don't wake up and believe them
    You're looking at the ghost of me

    >>>> He is saying that it's over, there is nothing that can change what has happened, and they will never be together again. She can dream about him all she wants, but those dreams are just memories of a relationship that cannot be repaired. She is thinking he will be there, but when she turns around, all that's left are the faded memories of a relationship dead and buried.

    With your imagination and emotions running wild
    Fueling my frustrations like a fire burning, clock keeps turning
    I know it's getting underneath your skin
    I've tried to tell you now

    >>>> She is imagining them being back together, being back the way they were before their relationship came to a close. She tries to confront him on this, wanting to get back together. This is making him angry, as they have went over this same story several times and it's getting old. He's telling her it's over and that she needs to move on, to find someone else.

    I've been in several of these relationships, and I've been on both sides. I've learned it's always best just to move on, to find someone that won't hurt you, who will be there with you, and who will love you unconditionally with all their heart.

    Chris
    chrisjs03@aol.com
    Chrisjs03on August 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI was under the impression that this song was about something that he did. Maybe cheating. He thought the matter had been laid to rest, but it turns out that its still on her mind. And he wants to assure her that its not gonna happen again. And she thinks its happening, but he tells her its just her imagination. And her seeing him betraying her in her dreams is her only seeing the ghost of who he was, because that person is dead and gone.

    That's just always where my mind goes when I listen to the song.
    hrs89on March 18, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first heard this song, I immediately thought of this woman who was having nightmares about a troubled past; maybethe way her husband used to be. He comforts her and tells her that he's changed; reminds her of who he is now.

    I can see it from the other point of view as well though, the less literal interpretation of it - a woman pining over a relationship that is finished.

    Awesome song, I love it. :)
    cityandalarmon June 21, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti know my way's sounds totally different than everyone elses but, i think this song is about a girl who loves a man and she worries over every little thing and if you take the "ghost" part literally it's her picturing him dead or in an accident. i also think the song is like the guy comforting her, telling her that the "ghosts" are just her being paranoid.
    SilentSong19on March 31, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe first lines just reminds me of my grandma. She is always worring
    hornbogen34on November 23, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWhenever I listen to this song, I imagine he's singing to an ex-girlfriend.

    When he says 'Your looking at the ghost of me', to me he's saying that he's already gone, that she's seeing the past. That's just what I think of.
    AliceMcHatteron April 08, 2012   Link
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    General CommentMaybe it means that an ex wants to get back with him, but loves who he was, not who he is today. So she would be looking at the "ghost of him"-who he was previously.
    MUtiger91on June 11, 2012   Link

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