The ghost who walks
she's on the prowl, for the man she loved,
he cut her down.
It was an ordinary night in June
when he drove her to the lake so they could watch the full moon.

The ghost who walks
she's on the prowl, for the man she loved,
he laid her down
and in the tall grass he kissed her cheek
and with a knife in his hand he plunged it deep

She looked at him with pleading eyes
he softly spoke: "my dear the love has died"
and then he muffled her desperate cries
under the moonlight.

the ghost who walks
she's on the prowl, wanders in the moonlight,
she's crying to herself
cause his eyes never once looked cruel
but the moon in the blade shimmered like a jewel

She looked at him with pleading eyes
he softly spoke: "my dear the love has died"
and then he muffled her deadly cries under the moonlight.
Under the moonlight.
Under the moonlight.


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    My InterpretationI think this song is not literally about a girl being killed, as everyone is putting it. I think it's about a girl who got her heart broken (metaphorically killed) and now she seeks revenge on that boy.
    ghostwhowalkson June 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this might be a personal reference or something I don't know. A couple of songs mention June and that's when they got married.. But I'm probably trying too hard to read into it or something. I think you're right anyway, ghostwhowalks :)
    VortexOfLanguageon June 13, 2010   Link
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    Song Meaning I don't know the exact message she raconteurs in this song, but I've always had this weird meaning to it. It might sound weird, but it had always reminded me of Meg White, Karen's husband's ex wife.
    Once again, not saying this meaning is correct, but Meg and Karen, as far as I know are very close. Meg was her maid of honor at Karen's wedding. I think Karen is talking about how far Jack and Meg have went, and how it felt to have a broken heart. Personally, I love Karen Elson, but I will forever think of Jack and Meg White as bound together for life, still married in a way. Jack himself has said that he is forever bound to Meg and there is something special that he just can't explain. I think Karen understands. Jack loves Karen for sure, settling down, having children with her, but I think Karen has a heart to understand the relationship between Jack and Meg, I think she has the heart to mourn for Meg, even if the separation wasn't rocky. Like I said, I don't know, but I always had a feeling it was for Meg, and Karen is a beautiful artist who conveys emotion and raconteurs a story that plays over in your head.
    pepperminthypnotismon July 13, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI agree that it's metaphorical.
    I think it's about a woman trusting a man so much that she'll make herself completely vulnerable (eg. going to a lake, where there aren't any other people).
    The line "It was an ordinary night in June" gives me the idea that (1.) her making herself vulnerable was a regular occurrence, and (2.) that she really wasn't expecting what happened next.
    The two of them lying in the grass, him gently kissing her cheek, is such a romantic gesture. She felt at ease and safe with him. That's why what he did next caught her so off guard.
    "His eyes never once looked cruel" suggests that she never thought that he was capable of hurting her so much.
    He "killed" her by breaking her heart.
    The ghost metaphor refers to how decisions can sometimes haunt you. She haunts him because she wants him to see what he did to her, every day.
    MissMiaWallaceon October 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAwesome darkest song
    LuckyLighton January 19, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAwesome darkest song
    LuckyLighton January 19, 2011   Link

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