"Ghost" as written by Martin Terefe and Lewis Michael Watson....
I keep going to the river to pray
'Cause I need something that can wash out the pain
And at most
I'm sleeping all these demons away
But your ghost, the ghost of you
It keeps me awake

My friends I can figure out
You're the soul that's inside of you
It's rock hard in another you
But your evil was coming through

These eyes sitting on the wall
Well they watch every move I make
Bright light taking in the shape
You go hard, makes my spirit shake

(Ooh) I had to go through hell to prove I'm not insane
Had to meet the devil just to know his name

And that's when my love was burning
Yeah it's still burning

I keep going to the river to pray
'Cause I need something that can wash out the pain
And at most
I'm sleeping all these demons away
But your ghost, the ghost of you
It keeps me awake

I keep going to the river to pray
'Cause I need something that can wash out the pain
And at most
I'm sleeping all these demons away
But your ghost, the ghost of you
It keeps me awake

Each time that I think you go
I turn around and you're creeping in
And I let you another skin
'Cause I love living in the sin

Oh you never told me
True love was gonna hurt
True pain, it's own desert
True face that I never learned

(Ooh) I keep going to the river to pray
'Cause I need something that can wash out the pain
And at most
I'm sleeping all these demons away
But your ghost, the ghost of you
It keeps me awake

I keep going to the river to pray
'Cause I need something that can wash out the pain
And at most
I'm sleeping all these demons away
But your ghost, the ghost of you
It keeps me awake

Give up the ghost
Give up the ghost
Give up the ghost
Stall the haunting baby

Give up the ghost
Give up the ghost
Give up the ghost
No more haunting baby

I keep going to the river

I keep going to the river to pray
'Cause I need something that can wash out the pain
And at most
I'm sleeping all these demons away
But your ghost, the ghost of you
It keeps me awake

I keep going to the river to pray
'Cause I need something that can wash out the pain
And at most
I'm sleeping all these demons away
But your ghost, the ghost of you
It keeps me awake


Lyrics submitted by Abbie96, edited by Johann4u, suzie10966

"Ghost" as written by Noel Zancanella Ella Henderson

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    My InterpretationIt's about how she tries to kill her ex-boyfriend's ghost by drowning ("I keep going to the river to pray"), but his ghost keeps rising like a phoenix no matter what she does to him ("Give up the ghost, Stop the haunting, baby").
    seeingon December 13, 2014   Link
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    Song MeaningWell, most people are talking about killers and drowning, but the song was just a metaphor for the struggle she had to write the song according to her. I guess the video threw folks off, because I didn't watch it and had a very different view. To me it was either about going to the Source for guidance or getting drunk to deal with the pain of an abusive boyfriend.
    dingo10221on January 26, 2015   Link

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