"Ghosts" as written by Robert Peter Williams and Stephen Duffy....
Boys in the street are talkin' about leavin', they're leavin'
Lookin' for places to go
Boys in the street are talkin' about leavin', they're leavin'
Lookin' for places to go

Andy built his coffin down in Carolina
Told me he was runnin' from somethin'
But I think he's just out chasin' girls

When Mary moved all of her shit to Chicago
Her mother made sure that she left with her Bible but
You won't find her face on Sundays

Du du du-du-du-du, du-du-du-du, du-du-du-du
Du du du-du-du-du, du-du-du-du, du-du-du-du

All my friends are talkin' about leavin', about leavin'
But all my friends are sittin' in their graves
All my friends are talkin' about leavin', about leavin'
But all my friends are sittin' in their graves

Is it any wonder why we all leave home?
People say, "I knew you when you were six years old"
And you say, "But I've changed, I've changed, I've changed, I've changed."

Mom and Dad, if only you could see me now
Been here for a year and now I own this town
'Cause I've changed, I've changed, I've changed, I've changed.

Du du du-du-du-du, du-du-du-du, du-du-du-du
Du du du-du-du-du, du-du-du-du, du-du-du-du

All my friends are talkin' about leavin', about leavin'
But all my friends are sittin' in their graves
All my friends are talkin' about leavin', about leavin'
But all my friends are sittin' in their graves

One day we'll all be ghosts
Trippin' around in someone else's home
One day we'll all be ghosts, ghosts, ghosts
Ghosts, ghosts, ghosts

One day we'll all be found
No longer lost, we're just hangin' around
One day we'll all be found, found, found,
Found, found, found

Ba-dap, ba-dap ba ba-da-da,
Ba-dap, ba-dap ba ba-da-da,
Ba-dap, ba-dap ba ba-da-da,
Ba-da

Ba-dap, ba-dap ba ba-da-da,
Ba-dap, ba-dap ba ba-da-da,
Ba-dap, ba-dap ba ba-da-da,
Ba-da


Lyrics submitted by loveandrockets

"Ghosts" as written by Josiah Johnson Chris Zasche

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    Song MeaningThis song is about people who want to leave their town but he knows that all they're doing is talk and they're living where they'll eventually be buried.

    That being sayed he's talking to people who "knew him when he was 6 years old" so he's still living in the same place even though he sayed he was gonna leave but he's still there.
    Pikachukidon July 10, 2012   Link
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    General CommentIt's about people who only dream about a new life and having the courage to leave the life they were born in to, but in reality they're too cowardly to really put themselves out there and grow up. They might as well be ghosts for all the adventure they'll never have in their life and the fact that they'll make no difference in the world by the time they die.
    "One day we'll all be found" ends it on a happier note-- at least when they really do die, they'll go up to heaven because these people ARE good people, and then they'll be in eternal peace.
    razzberrryon November 26, 2013   Link

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