"Ghost Of Days Gone By" as written by Myles Kennedy and Mark Tremonti....
The misery I know
Like a friend that won't let go
Is creeping up on me now once again

So I sing this song tonight
To the ghost that will not die
And somehow it seems to haunt me till the end

Do you feel the same
For what was remained
Yesterday is gone, we can't go back again
Do you ever cry for the ghost of days gone by

I remember summer days
We were young and unafraid
With innocence we'd glide beneath the stars

It seems so long ago
Beyond the life that I now know
Before the years would have their way and break my heart

Do you feel the same
For what was remained
Yesterday is gone, we can't go back again
Do you ever cry for the ghost of days gone by

And I know it's drawing closer
With each day I feel the end
I, don't wanna die
Don't wanna die, don't wanna die

I don't wanna die

Do you feel the same
For what was remained
Yesterday is gone, we can't go back again
Do you ever cry for the days gone by
Do they haunt you like a ghost until the end
Haunt you till the end, until the end
Until the end, until the end


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"Ghost of Days Gone By" as written by Myles Kennedy Mark Tremonti

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    Song Meaningmultiple meanings...

    1) Live for today and remember yesterday like filip89 said.
    2) However, I believe it primarily is perceived as: Look forward in life, not backwards. No one can change their past, so move on before you miss out on the present.

    "Yesterday is gone, we can't go back again"
    -The line means exactly what it says.

    "Do you ever cry for the days gone by"
    -Saying 'Do you regret anything you've done in the past?'

    "Do they haunt you like a ghost until the end"
    -Means 'Does your past haunt or disturb you in everyday life?'
    rgpowell91on November 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song has the potential to be the best songs of my life... Live for today and remember yesterday!
    filip89on October 13, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionThis song is amazing. It's one of my favourite songs ever and I love the meaning behind it. Look forward, don't look back. Nobody can change the past so don't dwell on your regrets, move on and don't miss out on the present. I agree with what both filip89 and rqpowell91 have said so far.
    xxJanexxon January 08, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think it could more or less follow up on "in loving memory" about Mark's mom that died from cancer. In this song the line "So I sing this song tonight" reminded me of the chorus from "in loving memory"

    And I know
    You're a part of me
    And it's your song
    That sets me free
    I sing it while
    I feel I can't hold on
    I sing tonight
    'Cause it comforts me

    Just another way of looking at it.
    kota04on February 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI really can relate to this song: Do you ever cry for the ghost of days gone by? Yea I miss the 90s lol.
    Grunge1992on September 26, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMark Tremonti went on tape saying that he wrote the song about growing older and losing the peaceful innocence that came with being young.
    Trumpetblaston October 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is saying too let go of the old "Days gone bye" or bad memories that have already happened. Basically, too let go.
    JoshGomez17on March 05, 2015   Link
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    General CommentAww. I had forgotten about this song. I heard it today and it hit me right in the feels. All of them.
    gipsiesolon February 26, 2017   Link

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