"Ghost" as written by Saul Hudson and Ian Robert Astbury....
Kill the ghost
That hides in your soul
Rock 'n' Roll
Rock 'n' Roll
Rock Rock

Wipe the blood from your Halo
? that you hide your shadow's pride
Spit in the face of the ugly clown
Who'll hunt you down
But you can't hide
Exterminate the future

Kill the ghost
That hides in your soul
Rock 'n' Roll
Kill the ghost
That hides in your soul
Rock 'n' Roll

Whispers of the future
Broken ? in your skull ? in your smile
Exterminate the future

Kill the ghost
That hides in your soul

Kill the ghost
That hides in your soul

You can't run from the future
You can't change the past
You're not that fast

You can't run from the future
You can't change the past
Not that fast

Kill the ghost
That hides in your soul

Kill the ghost
That hides in your soul

Kill the ghost
That hides in your soul

Kill


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"Ghost" as written by Saul Hudson Ian Robert Astbury

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    General CommentNo comments for this song yet? I really like this song, and it's one of my favs from the album. It's an uptempo song with riffs and a sound that reminds me of classic The Cult (the band Ian Astbury fronts). From the guitar riff at the intro, to the 2 guitars during the rest of the song, it's a kick-ass tune. Plus, the guitar solo 3/4 of the way through the song is awesome, and leads perfectly into the chorus. Great guitar work from Slash om this track.

    As for a meaning, I think this might be one of the more ambiguous songs on the album. It's definitely a song to get you hyped-up and feeling some energy. I think he's saying that we need to face our fears. The fear you feel deep inside isn't real, but more like an illusion that needs to be destroyed in order to move forward. The fear can also destroy you, but you can't escape it, you can't run forever, and you can't hide. So you must fight it, there's no other choice. For me, the part where he says "Rock-n-roll" is like saying "let's do this" or "time to kick some ass".
    RocknRolla2009on September 03, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's about getting over your weaknesses, getting past the voice in your head that pulls you down. Like if you have, say, anorexia, it's like a ghost that's constantly with you and inside you, holding you back.
    clare11208on June 04, 2015   Link
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    General CommentI think the lyrics are fucking retarded, to be honest. Great song, though, and the songwriting is good (rhythm, rhyme, etc.), but I hate the lyrics.

    And I'm the one who posted them.
    XelaisPWNon September 24, 2010   Link

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