"Ghost" as written by Sky Ferreira, Jon Brion and Blake Mills....
Lately I've been thinking
Lately I've been dreaming with you
I'm so resistant to this type of thinking
Oh, now it's shining through
I was alone for the last time
Before my night's vacation with you
Alive from the first
Now I'm denied by the ghost of you

You take yourself a photograph and laugh at me
Please

I know there's little use in crying
It's more wide awake and dying then I'm used to
I thought we'd walk these streets together
Now I'm hoping that I'll never have to meet you
Step aside from all this anger
And somewhere in between I can feel you
Ask me should we try again
I'm thinking no
why'know, it's not what I believe in
It's not what I believe in

You take yourself a photograph and laugh at me
Please
You make yourself a photograph and laugh at me
Please

No I, want to taste you, love
No I...no I
No I, just want to taste you, love

Standing in your shoes
I turn and now
You're standing bare in my doorway
I only wish that I had been prepared
I'm gonna have to go along with your way
Just take the plastic camera out
It's the pants you borrowed in the driveway
Alive from the first
Now I'm denied by the ghost of you

Make yourself a photograph and laugh at me
Please
You make yourself a photograph and laugh at me
Please

No I, want to taste of love
No I...

I was alive from the first
Now I'm denied by the ghost of you


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"Ghost" as written by Georgia Dianne Murray Anthony Lawrence Day

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General Comment"I thought we’d walk these streets together. Now i’m hoping that i’ll never have to meet you. Step aside from all this anger, And somewhere in between I can feel you."
    I agree that this song is about a reltionship that ended. He had hoped it would be everlasting, but once it was over he was really hurt and never wants to see her again. He is so mad, yet he misses her.
    JadedOneon August 10, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBest Howie Day song. Ever.
    Jillian04on July 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard that this is going to be Howie's first single released from Australia. I't such a bad ass song, and I'm hoping he'll play it when I see him in Atlanta this Thursday. I'm thinking it's about a relationship that is over, and the memories of what was once haunt you now.
    "ask me should we try again
    i’m thinking no
    y’know, it’s not what i believe in
    it’s not what i believe in"
    that line just tells you that sometimes what you want is not what you really need, so you have to make the right decision. All in all it's one of his best songs, I think
    GrafetePympon May 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love howie...i heard about him at a band camp a couple years ago, and unfortunately, i couldn't make the concert...but i looked him up and got his "australia" cd...this has to be my favorite song off the cd...i think he's talking of a lost relationship...he wants it back, but then again he doesn't...and he's constantly haunted by the ghost of the relationship...it's like, he wants to be with her again (i wanna taste of love), and yet he doesn't want to see her anymore...his emotions are all confusing to him because he can't figure out exactly what he does want...i think it's about him trying to figure things out...to stay or to move on? that is the question...and if he moves on, can he bear it? or will he constantly be running into the ghost of her?
    bluebird179on June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis one time at band camp ............................
    PuddleDuckFreakon June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favorite HD song, I have a live version downloaded on my computer, and it's so pretty. He sings it with so much emotion that it makes me want to cry.
    sarah.millson June 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song, being that it's Howie. On anyone else's record this song would definitely jump out at me and be great....but Howie's just SO good that this isn't one of my favorite's from him...It's too slow and there's no catchiness too it...I don't know, it doesn't grab me...maybe someday!
    letterstonoelleon August 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's about how a relationship is broken off by the girl, and he suffers, but she wants him back, yet he's ready to move on. she keeps trying to do things to get him back, and although he does feel it, he's trying his hardest to break away from the relationship completely.
    smartiepantson October 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree that this song is about someone wantimg to get back together. and he in a way wants to but he knows that he will only get hurt again if he does. it is such a sweet song though. breaks my heart...
    Blondbenzon March 10, 2003   Link
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    General Commentsuch a beautiful song.. and i melt everytime he sings 'ask me should we try again, i'm thinking no' even though i always thought he said 'ask me should we try again, i'm thinking oh, yeah' either way.. it's so touching.
    belle1313on April 08, 2003   Link

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