I just want you
I just want you
The words I never said
But wanted too
I’m losing you
I’m losing you
But there thoughts won’t let you go
They keep running back to you

(Chasing ghost)
(Chasing ghost)
(Chasing ghost)
(Chasing ghost)
I just want you
(Chasing ghost)
I just want you
(Chasing ghost)
I just want you
(Chasing ghost)
(Chasing chasing)

And I’m bleeding words
They escape me the recoil it hurts
And I can’t look the other way
I’m chasing starlight to find its died away
Breathe it in
It's just snow
We're just falling
And we won't always
Free fall back to nothing
'Cause I’m just starting to learn
I’ve always been chasing ghost

I just want you
I just want you
I just want you

I just want you
I just want you
I just want you

(Chasing ghost)
(Chasing ghost)
(Chasing ghost)
(Chasing ghost)
(Chasing ghost)
(Chasing ghost)
(Chasing ghost)
(Chasing chasing)


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    My InterpretationI believe that this song reflects a man's chase of a woman. He wants her so much, he would do anything for her, but he never made it evident enough for her to notice. Now that he's run out of time because they are moving on in life depicted by "I'm losing you", however, emotionally he cannot let her go. She will not leave his every thought and she feels like a ghost that he is chasing. All the words that he has said have amounted to nothing because it is too late. Finally it is hitting him that he has run out of time, she is a ghost and he will never have her. And yet, he still wants her.
    thefeveragendaon June 23, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song holds a special place in my own heart, because I think I am very guilty of what the speaker/singer is experiencing here. They know that they are losing this other person, maybe they never even had this person to begin with. In fact, the person is so far removed from them that they admit he or she is a ghost, but they want to fight for them, to revive the ghost if you will. So their thoughts are still grasping at memories of a person who was once there. The "I Just Want You" is pretty self-explanatory for the amount of times it is repeated, and the haunting tone of the song reflects the idea that the singer's feelings will never be returned. Even when the speaker allows himself to bleed out everything he feels, he draws back in fear "recoil", because he realizes this other person's even remote feelings are dead, or they had none to begin with, and that they feel absolutely nothing in response. This person's love is furthermore unattainable like starlight. So distant and beautiful, but it doesn't belong to him, it would be dead if he held it in his grasp, but looks alive so far away.

    This part of the song is probably up to the most interpretation. " Breathe it in It's just snow We're just falling
    And we won't always
    Free fall back to nothing
    'Cause I’m just starting to learn
    I’ve always been chasing ghost"
    I think it's a memory that the singer has with this person. You know like when you miss someone and you remember little details about some of your favorite moments with them. He remembers how they breathed in the cold air and snow and how everything felt so vivid. "Freefall back to nothing" sounds to me like they held hands and fell upon the snow covered ground. Free fall seems to signifiy it was a choice and everything seemed graceful and that there was trust there. But the "nothing" also signifies that he is snapping back to reality, and that that person is indeed a ghost and that maybe the memory was deceiving. But it doesn't matter, because he will continue to chase this person to no avail, even if he is only chasing their memories. And sure you can and will move on, but ghosts haunt. In all, it's about loving someone who will never love you, and how painfully haunting that experience is. I genuinely hope most of you don't understand this song the way I do every drop in the instrumental and every word sung.
    Aphrodite29on February 13, 2017   Link

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