"GHOST" as written by Emile Haynie, R. Evans, Teddy Randazzo, Scott Mescudi and V. Pike....
Yeah, whoa whoa
Yeah, whoa whoa
Haha
Yeah
My name is Scott Mescudi
Mmmmmmmmmmmm
Yeah

Gotta get it through my thick head
I was so close to bein' dead, yeah
Life, live it, nobody sell tips
Man, I'm just walkin' without bein' led
See the world is so crazy and filled with such risk
I just know I gotta dodge them
The beginnings are followed by an end
In the in-between time I'm not runnin' or hidin' in

See, things
Do
Come
Around
And make sense eventually
Things
Do
Come
Around
But some things trouble me

The people I met and the places I've been
All will make me the man I so proudly am
But I wanna know one thing
When did I become a ghost?
I'm mostly confused about the world I live in
They think that I'm lonely, well I probably am
One thing that still gets me
When did I become a ghost? Yeah

Na-na-na na-na-na-na whoa whoa whoa haha yeah
Yeah yeah whoa-whoa Yo

Tried to fight it
And soon I gave in
Down a road with no lights on
Can't describe it, and you don't move like them

You've become their worst nightmare
You remember the things that your parents have said
You'd rather find out the hard way
You should tell a friend to tell a friend to tell a friend
I keep with my stroll, I'm not runnin' or hidin' in

See things
Do
Come
Around
And make sense eventually
Things
Do
Come
Around
And some things still trouble me

The people I met and the places I've been
All will make me the man I so proudly am
But I wanna know one thing
When did I become a ghost?
I'm mostly confused about the world I live in
They think that I'm lonely, well I probably am
One thing that still gets me
When did I become a ghost? Yeah

Na-na-na na-na-na-na whoa whoa whoa haha yeah
Yeah yeah whoa-whoa Yo

Mmm-oohh
I hope they understand that I really understand that they don't understand
I hope they understand that I really understand that they don't understand
I really understand that they
I really think I um...
I hope they understand that I really understand that they don't understand...woah
Listen to me
Whoa-oa-oa
Listen to me
Whoa-oa-oa


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"Ghost!" as written by R. Evans Emile Haynie

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  • +4
    General Commentall of the lyrics on inside of the booklet of the album. This is my favorite track, btw.
    miceyon November 10, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentLiterary theme of my life
    Inahzi13on November 26, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"I hope they understand that I really understand, that they don't understand"
    I think this line is really underrated. It's so simple yet so complex and powerful.
    He understands that he's misunderstood. And he wants them to know that he knows they think he's wack, but at the same time he doesnt care.
    Good work Cudi.

    sTaydHeston January 08, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOkay This is just to set up the basis for what this song is about and to record the history of current events at the time of "THe Legend of Mr. Rager" release. Scott Mescudi has come to portray two huge things in his life. The first being he's told the world that he was addicted to blow (cocaine). Thats got a large part of what this song is about. The other is that he is going to be a daddy. I know these two things from watching a couple different interviews with Cudi and reading magazine interviews. This interpretation is just my personal opinions.


    "Gotta get it through my thick head.
    I was so close to being dead.
    Yeah. Life. Live it.
    Nobody self checks."

    Seems to be a direct relation to his addiction to cocaine. Especially "I was so close to being dead", He literally almost died a couple times from coke. He is saying He was living life, doing exactly what he wanted, just like "Pursuit of Happiness". Nobody self checks part is obvious, like my screenname ;).

    "See, things do come around and make sense eventually.
    Things do come around but some things trouble me."

    He has stated that he is from now on clean from blow, and it seems that his daughter is a big inspiration for that. SO now that he has a clearer mind he sees how his life was and it now makes sense. "Some things trouble me" may refer to it being hard to fully quit, or the memories of all that he was gone through in his life so far.


    "You remember the things that your parent's had said,
    and would rather find out the hard way."

    Many people can easily relate to this, parents always warn their children about dangers in life, yet we still want to try it for ourselves to experience it.

    Well so far thats all that I have formulated in my mind, really the point of this post is to get the comments a rolling on this song and hopefully create more hype on this album. Kid Cudi is an under rated musician. Get this album and give it a serious listen.
    -David McKee
    CapnObviouson November 17, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is the best one on the album.
    bethanypwnson November 21, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think something can be said about the actual idea of ghost. Perhaps when he was doing blow he just went through the motions and wasn't all there. It was as if a ghost was living his life and now he sees what he's left with. He's proud of "the people he's met and the places he's been" but he wasn't really there, when did he lose control. "When did he become a ghost."
    Just a quick idea that came to mind. Tell me what you think
    ThinkAboutIt505on January 12, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionThe first verse should say;

    "Life, Live it,
    With not many help tips,
    Man I'm just walkin' without bein' lead.
    See the world is so crazy big,
    And filled with such risk,
    Yeah, I just know I gotta dodge them."
    JimBeon January 20, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about a boy becoming a man. But by becoming a man, he has to deal with so much that he becomes numb and cold, i.e. a ghost. Cudder explained this on twitter a while ago. The song is amazing, by the way.
    Steezermanon February 05, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAny errors or suggestions - let me know.
    + if you get a chance, check out my beats @ jaydimezbeats on youtube
    Thanks!
    jaydawgtwo04on November 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe first verse is all wrong too. Sheesh!
    miceyon November 10, 2010   Link

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