I'll tell you what happened, I was walkin' downtown
Makin' somethin' for May Day, pounding the ground
Some kid pulled a trigger, then I was dead
'Cause that's what happens when a shotgun blows off your head
I was just twenty-four, much too young to die
My reason for living, I didn't know why
I had no time to show what my life could be worth
Now I'm just another of all the ghosts that walk this earth

Yes, I wander the world and I see all the others
The dead and forsaken, my sisters and brothers
All of us wondering what are we doing here
Just stuck on this planet for who knows how many years
In Auschwitz or Baghdad, it's always the same
Forgotten and restless, no one calling our name
I visit my old friends, they make love and give birth
While I'm just another of all the ghosts that walk this earth

And I wish I could show you all the places I've been
Where the flowers grow wild, where the napalm meets skin
I wish I could trade it and be back in my life
Maybe we'd live in China, maybe you'd be my wife
Maybe I would feel something, not just angry and sad
Always just wishing for the life that I had
I just watch you and your lover in such glorious mirth
While I'm just another of all the ghosts that walk this earth


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