"I Died So I Could Haunt You" as written by and Evan Cranley Patrick Mcgee....
Thousands of ghosts in the daylight
Walking through my hometown square
Thousands of faces you touched once
Thousands you lost in the fright
Knock knock on the door of the house that he knew
The air grows cold around me and you, and it's cold
You know that he's there
He's there

Thousands of ghosts in the darkness
Lost in a strange neighborhood
The lights from the warm houses haunt them
They forgot what they lost but they know it was good
I was only a girl when I wore those clothes
I was unfaithful, I lived as I chose
I want only to haunt you, but you're never there

I died so I could have you
I died so I could haunt you

Thousands of ghosts in the daylight
One day we all disappear
We'll walk 'til we get to the harbor
They'll never know we were here


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"I Died So I Could Haunt You" as written by Christopher Allen Seligman Amy E Millan

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    General CommentI dislike the chorus. I feel they should have done something a bit different there. I feel the parts where Torq and Amy are singing are so much better.
    Properon June 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHe's definitely saying "thousands you lost in the fire"
    katalius123on July 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI died so I could haunt you is exactly that–haunting. He died because that was the only way he could have her.
    She was unfaithful during life, and then he up and died, which made her feel really bad, that she shouldn’t have cheated on him and that he should have had her, really. So she felt haunted by him. This haunting was the only way he could have her. And it worked. And she is now haunted. And that is haunting.

    The changing potentially ever ambiguous perspective is amazing. the guy and the girl imagine each other’s perspectives.

    The girl ultimately kills herself--that's why in the end she sings, "I Died So I Could Hold You." The only way she could hold her significant other again was by dying. Otherwise she'd continue to be haunted by him.
    jqunatumron November 30, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"I was only a girl when I wore widow's clothes"
    jdlbton February 10, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI agree with jdlbt, it's definitely "when I wore widow's clothes."
    EndymionStillSleepson April 14, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song always reminds me of Wuthering Heights.
    spastic_kittyon November 01, 2011   Link

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