"Ghost Town" as written by Klara Maria S�derberg and Johanna Kajsa S�derberg....
All of these ghost towns
I keep traveling through
All of these traffic signs
And lonesome bars
Blindsiding me to you and
I swear I can be better
I could be more to you
But there are things
That lie in my path
That I just have to do

If you've got visions of the past
Let them follow you down
And they'll come back to you someday
And I found myself attached
To this railroad track
But I'll come back to you someday
To you, to you, to you someday

And I remember how you told me
All that you wanted to do
The dream of Paris in the morning
Or a New York window view
And I can see it now you're married
And your wife is with a child
And you're all laughing in the garden
And I'm lost somewhere in your mind

If you've got visions of the past
Let them follow you down
For they'll come back to you someday
And I found myself attached
To this railroad track
But I'll come back to you someday
To you, to you, to you someday

Maybe I should just turn around
And walk away
For no matter how much I really do
Want to stay
You know I can't
No it's too late

For I've found myself attached
To this railroad track
But I'll come back to you someday
To you, to you, to you someday


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"Ghost Town" as written by Johanna Kajsa Soederberg Johanna Kajsa S�derberg

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    My InterpretationA ghost story? In a way, yes. Though there is no "real" ghost
    (whatever that might be) involved. A ghost is something immaterial,
    but appears to be real, that haunts you and you can't get rid of it -
    just like the "visions of the past".

    The lyrics and the sparse guitar chords create the imagination of a
    lone lady walking along a railroad through a desert, from one ghost
    town to another. Can't you almost see all those empty saloons and
    stores and office buildings, with those hollow windows and with the
    open doors flapping in the wind?

    "Ghost Town" is merely a metaphor for a relationship that was broken
    up at some time in the past. It was alive back then, just like the
    town in the ages of the gold rush. But now there are only dead ruins
    left - and "visions of the past" that haunt her like ghosts.

    Her partner had already let her participate in his plans for the
    future: living in Paris or New York. A kind of vision as well, that
    now no longer can come true, because he is already married to another
    woman and apparently lucky hith her. Our lady is "lost somewhere" in
    his mind, once again immaterial like a ghost.

    She is somewhat undecided. She knows that the ghosts would disappear
    if she just left this railroad track to walk in some other direction,
    not touching any ghost town again. But as long as she adheres to the
    illusion that she "will come back to him some day", she cannot leave
    the railroad track and cannot get rid of those ghosts - the visions of
    the past.

    An awesome song. And sad at the same time. Bittersweet like most of
    the songs by "First Aid Kit".
    Pinguin59on December 23, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful.
    xheartinmyhandson August 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch an incredible song. Have it on repeat.
    jesaisquoion August 27, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me want to apologize to my girlfriend
    tricktrickyon March 25, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningIt's a ghost story. The 'ghost' was a heart-broke woman who killed herself on RR tracks and is now "attached" to them. The guy moved on and married, had kids. (just to note, there are no disembodied spirits...if you see a ghost, it's just a demon/fallen angel pretending to be someone they're not. When you die, you're just...dead).
    RockJohnyon January 29, 2012   Link
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    General CommentAmazing song. There a few wrong lines here though.

    "All of these traffic signs and lonesome bars blindsiding me and you"

    "But there are things that lie in my path
    That I just have to do"

    "For no matter how much I really do want to stay
    You know I can't, no it's too late."
    famousbeagleon July 29, 2011   Link

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