"Holy Ghost" as written by and Jack Brown Harry Mcveigh....
You were writhing on the floor like a moth in molasses
Whoever taught you to move your body like that?
Goose pimples just vanished like some out of date acid
Whoever taught you to scream like that?

Maybe someday I could move like you
(Maybe someday I could move like you)
Well I'm not looking for a holy ghost.
Maybe someday I could scream like you
(Maybe someday I could scream like you)
Well I'm not looking for a holy ghost.

You were crying on the shoulders of the men in the shadows
Whoever taught you to sell your sex like that?
I'm thinking two halos in a stained glass window
Jesus, strangers are as strange as that

Maybe someday I could move like you
(Maybe someday I could move like you)
Well I'm not looking for a holy ghost.
Maybe someday I could scream like you
(Maybe someday I could scream like you)
Well I'm not looking for a holy ghost.


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"Holy Ghost" as written by Harry Mcveigh Charles Cave

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    Lyric CorrectionTaken from the lyrics booklet (minor corrections):

    You were writhing on the floor
    Like a moth in molasses
    Who ever taught you to move your body like that?
    Goose pimpled, yelled Spanish
    Like some out of date acid
    Who ever taught you to scream like that?

    Maybe someday I could move like you
    But I'm not looking for a holy ghost.
    Maybe someday I can scream like you
    But I'm not looking for a holy ghost.

    You were crying on the shoulders
    Of the men in the shadows
    Who ever taught you to sell your sex like that?
    I'm thinking through halos
    In a stained glass window
    "Jesus, strangers are as strange as that"

    Maybe someday I could move like you
    But I'm not looking for a holy ghost.
    Maybe someday I can scream like you
    But I'm not looking for a holy ghost
    CrisisInterventionon February 20, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAt the end, it sounds like it alternates between "I've got your lips" and "I've got your kisses" and "Wunderbar, wunderbar, you could be wunderbar" (wonderful).
    RoseTeaCup1216on August 11, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationSo.. nobody? Nobody can figure out what this catchy song means? It's very confusing because on the one hand he's saying this lady has a lot of sex because she's troubled ("crying on the shoulders of the men") and needs saving... but on the other hand, he seems to want to get with her himself.
    ??
    Foggypebble2on February 07, 2016   Link
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    General CommentI'll take a stab at it, then....

    I've always interpreted this as a religious man, seeing a woman who he regards as 'immoral' sexually, and yet being strangely attracted to her.

    Like a battle between his conservative, religious side and his raw physical/sexual side.
    MisterMarcuson March 14, 2017   Link

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