"Ghosts n Stuff (feat. Rob Swire)" as written by and Joel Zimmerman....
It's been so long, I've been out of my body with you
I feel alone, feel at home, feel like nothing is true
You take me to a place where my senses gave-way,
Turn it round, shuttin' down, what the people say
Climbing up, coming down, gonna give you some,
Take my hand and let it come, let it come, let it

Take it back when she knows that your doing it right
Cause everybody else knows what their taking tonight

But I just wanna play it right,
We're gonna get there tonight

It's been so far I've been walking the line of my time
Wake me up to the stars we are coming home
I only had a chase but were out of time

We have sold in the cold, physical desires
Set me free, set me out on the run,
lift me up to the sun, to the sun, to the

When your burning down, when your burning down,
It's the way that you think that I know
It's too late

But I just want to play it right
We, were gonna get there tonight
I just want to take you down
We're gonna bring you round

But I just want to play it right
We, were gonna get there tonight


Lyrics submitted by MF2007, edited by pimpdad82

"Ghosts n Stuff" as written by Joel Thomas Zimmerman Robert Swire Thompson

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  • +11
    Song Meaningyou guys are stupid. the song is about fitting in. if you have seen the video you would know that. in the video joel zimmerman goes to the hospipiatl, and metephoricaly comes out of his body. and the "ghost" that comes out of his body (but is still metophoricaly joel) goes searching for acceptance, and has little side adventures on the way. no one accepts him and thinks he is weird but he keeps searching and at the end he finds a rave, and theres people dressed in costume so hes finnaly not the odd one out and eveyone accepts him. thinking that a genuis song like this, worded so beautifully, would be something so stupid as sex or drugs guys makes you sound stupid and ignorant.
    jojofursureon November 01, 2010   Link
  • +5
    My InterpretationIf jojofursure's interpretation is right, this is how I would analyse it:

    "It's been so long I've been out of my body with you, I feel alone feel at home feel like nothing is true" - his individuality is being destroyed by modern society's conformity. It brainwashes him that he should feel at home in such a desentisized world.

    "She took me to a place where my senses gave way, turn it round shut it down what the people say" - a special someone took him where he can feel accepted for being himself, and forget about all the sh*t that people have been talking about him.

    "Climbing up killing time let them give you some, take my hand and let it come let it come" - forgetting everything and realising his true identity is like a moment of nirvana.

    "Take it back where she knows that you're doing it right, 'cos everybody else knows what they're taking tonight" - go back to the time when he is doing the right thing by being himself, rather than what society made him to be, while everyone else keeps taking the "drug" of society's brainwashing.

    "But I just wanna play it right, we are gonna get there tonight" - he just wants to keep going and break out of this social norm, and just have fun for being himself.

    "It's been so long I've been walking the line on my own, lift me up to the stars we are coming home" - he's felt alone and excluded for some time, and tonight he gets to rediscover his old self.

    "I know we had a chase but we're out of time, we have sold in the cold physical design" - an expression of disappointment of what has already become of him.

    "Set me free set me out on the run, lift me up to the sun to the sun" - but his will to seek freedom from is still growing.

    "When you're burning down, it's the way that you fake it I know it's too late" - he can't save everyone else, who had all learnt to act fake through social experiences.

    "I just want to take you down, we are gonna bring you round" - yet, he still wants to show everyone the truth.

    Bit of a different explanation from how most other people would interpret this (:
    choclemonon February 03, 2012   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionThink epic is the word here.
    MF2007on September 04, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionI LOVE THIS SONG. AND HE'S CANADIAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH MY GOSH HE'S CANADIAN XD
    AutumnXDon December 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentF**K, YEAH! :D You put two guys that are this awesome on anything and it's f**king epic win, period. Though the beat on its own is real badass as well, if any of you have heard the original instrumental mix. :)

    The vocal melodies remind me of ... um, "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak.
    minutemanon October 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think it's about taking drugs...

    "I've been out of my body"

    Probably the result of bein high or something..

    "took me to a place where my senses gave-way
    Turn it round, shut it down, what the people say
    Climbing up, coming down, gonna give you some"

    same again there...

    "But I just wanna play it right,
    We are gonna get there tonight"

    He doesn't want to take it cause they can get there without gettin high..

    Not a great explanation but i think that's wat it's about... =)
    seannnon October 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis can't be about drugs because Joel is pretty Anti-Drug. He doesn't even smoke weed.
    TWaldon February 09, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjoel + rob = orgasm for my ears
    p1ckleon September 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song but what do the lyrics mean?
    Gldyonsongmeaningson October 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcraaaaaaaaaazy!
    mandycandy123on May 08, 2010   Link

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