"Ghosts" as written by Edward Theodore Riley and Michael Kurt Jackson....
There's a ghost down in the hall
There's a ghoul upon the bed
There's something in the walls
There's blood up on the stairs

And it's floating through the room
And there's nothing I can see
And I know that that's the truth
Because now it's onto me

I don't understand it
Hey
I don't understand it!
Aaow

There's a tappin' in the floor
There's a creak behind the door
There's a rocking in the chair
But there's no-one sitting there

There's a ghostly smell around
But nobody to be found
And a coughin' and a yawnin'
Where a restless soul is going

Don't understand it
Hey!
Don't understand it
Hey.

And who gave you the right to shake my family?
And who gave you the right to shake my baby, she needs me
And who gave you the right to shake my family tree?
You put a knife in my back

Shot an arrow in me!
Tell me are you the ghost of jealousy
The ghost of jealousy

There's a tappin in the floor
There's a creak behind the door
There's a rocking in the chair
But nobody's sitting there

There's a ghostly smell around
But nobody to be found
And a coughin' and a yawnin'
Where a restless soul is going

Don't understand it!
Yeah Yeah!
Don't understand it!
Your just a dog gone!
Aaow!

And who gave you the right to scare my family?
And who gave you the right to scare my baby, she needs me
And who gave you the right to shake my family tree?
And who gave you the right to take intrusion, to see me?

And who gave you the right to shake my family?
And who gave you the right to hurt my baby, she needs me
And who gave you the right to shake my family tree?
You put a knife in my back,

Shot an arrow in me!
Tell me are you the ghost of jealousy
A suckin' ghost of jealousy
Aaow!

And who gave you the right to shake my family?
And who gave you the right to shake my baby, she needs me
And who gave you the right to shake my family tree?
And who gave you the right to take, intrusion to see me?

And who gave you the right to hurt my family?
And who gave you the right hurt my baby, she needs me
And who gave you the right to shake my family tree?
You put a knife in my back

Shot an arrow in me!
Tell me are you the ghost of jealousy
The ghost of jealousy

Aaow
Dog gone
But there's no doubt about it, piece of mind
Tell me are you the ghost of jealousy


Lyrics submitted by indianajones014

"Ghosts" as written by Teddy Riley Michael Jackson

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  • +1
    General CommentHe wasn't trying to make another Thriller, he was trying to make something completely original
    mira_loveon June 21, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyea some of the lyrics are off, but i still love the song!!
    snickerstjon December 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUh, what the fuck.

    This song, and the movie-thing, Ghosts, is completely symbolic. I love it.
    free.americaon August 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song mentions about the types of ghosts among the human beings .. like the ghost of jealousy!
    alpeshkhunton April 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI haven't watched the short film/video but parts on youtube and was surprised to find it amusing and fun. The ghost and ghouls represent the unrelenting elements that try to disturb our peace much like what MJ was going through. Somebody said that he somewhat deserved it, maybe, but I don't agree to how low they have gotten to it Michael presents a funny way of dealing with it and thinly suggest, you scare me or are you scared because of your jealousy. I think it shows a lot of sense of humor on his part.
    iMeanon August 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentam i the only one who realises the lyrics to this song are completely wrong?
    inverse_paradiseon November 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe beat of this song is so sick. :)
    Kuma7on July 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentare you sure the last lyrics in the first verse isn't "because now it's haunting me"? just wondering...
    eydazilon July 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always kinda thought this song was about what Bahir put Michael through in that interview/documentary thingy he did with him...I have no real basis for this, but that's just how I interpretted it.

    Also I think the lyrics posted here are wrong

    SNEEZEon September 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics are wrong.

    I think these are the correct lyrics:

    There's a ghost down in the hall
    There's a ghoul upon the bed
    There's something in the walls
    There's blood up on the stairs
    And it's floating through the room
    And there's nothing I can see
    And I know it's bless the tune
    Because now it's haunting me

    Don't understand it
    Don't understand it

    There's a thumpin' in the floor
    There's a creak behind the door
    There's a rocking in the chair
    But there's no-one seem there
    There's a ghostly smell around
    But nobody to be found
    And a coffin inlay open
    Where a restless soul is pokin'

    Don't understand it
    Don't understand it

    (Got a ghost
    Got a break in the walls
    Got a ghoul
    Got a break in the halls
    Got to see it
    Want to)

    And who gave you the right to scare my family?
    And who gave you the right to shame my baby? She needs me!
    And who gave you the right to shake my fablic tree?

    They put a knife in my back
    Shot an arrow in me
    Tell me are you the ghost of jealousy
    The ghost of jealousy

    There's a thumpin' in the floor
    There's a creak behind the door
    There's a rocking in the chair
    But nobody's seem there
    There's a ghostly smell around
    But nobody to be found
    And a coffin inlay open
    Where a restless soul is going

    Don't understand it
    Don't understand it

    (Got a ghost
    Got a break in the walls
    Got a ghoul
    Got a break in the halls
    Got to see it
    Want to)

    And who gave you the right to scheme my family?
    And who gave you the right to shame my baby? She needs me!
    And who gave you the right to shake my fablic tree?
    And who gave you the right to take, intrusion?
    To see me!
    And who gave you the right to shame my family?
    And who gave you the right to hurt my baby?
    She needs me!
    And who gave you the right to shake my fablic trees?

    You put a knife in my back
    Shot an arrow in me
    Tell me are you the ghost of jealousy
    A suckin' ghost of jealousy

    And who gave you the right to shame my family?
    And who gave you the right to shame my baby? She needs me!
    And who gave you the right to shake my fablic tree?
    And who gave you the right to take, intrusion?
    To see me!
    And who gave you the right to hurt my family?
    And who gave you the right to hurt my baby?
    She needs me!
    And who gave you the right to shake my fablic tree?

    You put a knife in my back
    Shot an arrow in me
    Tell me are you the ghost of jealousy
    The ghost of jealousy

    Come on!
    But it's dynamite
    A peace of mine
    Tell me are you the ghost of jealousy
    Jujubee123on September 23, 2009   Link

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