"Hungry Ghost" as written by and Michael Richards Luke Boerdam....
Down by the quarry
Smoke towers suck up all the sunlight
All the trees sway back and forth
You can hear them bend

Just let me rest now
Skyscrapers can crumble tomorrow
I felt the ghost now
Touch my hand while I lay in this water

No one can take me from this home
No one to take a photograph
This picture wont' last

Let me rest now
Just wanna float in American water
I felt the ghost now
Touch my hand while I lay in this water

We don't last long anyway
Oh God

Lyrics submitted by Azazel23

Hungry Ghost song meanings
Add your thoughts

1 Comment

sort form View by:
  • 0
    Song MeaningOfficially from the band:

    I got the name from a Kelle Lasn book called Culture Jam. From memory the term went something like this: “We sit around on couches, buying what we think makes us who we are, like a hungry ghost”. I looked up hungry ghost and it actually comes from traditional Chinese Buddhism. It means to have a non-shakable addiction/desire, and you lose yourself to that desire, you lose your identity. The song itself paints imagery of two lovers swimming in a remote quarry with some stacks in the background – they build their own world away from normality and everything else, as if they are trying to escape the ghost. I wanted it to be quiet, dark and paint a feeling of hopelessness. Something like R.E.M’s ‘Nightswimming’, but less sentimental, I guess. In the studio we went through several versions before deciding on a mixture of acoustic and electric guitar and cutting the song in half – so it just constantly built tension.
    Azazel23on December 29, 2013   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top