"Apparitions" as written by Matthew Good and Dave Genn....
Say hello
Remain
Close to me
No good-bye suicide mystery

The rat
In your brain
Turns a wheel
Connected to your guts and
All your faults are in me
And all your faults in me

What would you say
If we lived on t.v
Besides all the things they told you to
And all the things they told you to

We're stuck
Inside our own machine
Apparitions

Say hello
Well is it strange
Where you are
Where you used to be kind of free
Are they laughing at you
Laughing at you

The rat
In your brain
Rules the world
From the comfort of your living room
Tell me are we leaving soon
The comfort of your living room
Tell me are we leaving soon

We're stuck
Inside our own machine
Apparitions

We're stuck
Inside our own machine
Apparitions


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"Apparitions" as written by Matthew Good Dave Genn

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    General CommentIt's about television and how it controls and contorts are perceptions on life.
    Sockeyeon March 31, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI know I'm probably totally wrong, but this is how I always interperated it;
    The song is about someone with a friend with suicidal depression. The "rat in your brain" is depression, affecting everything in the depressed person's life as their friend tries to comfort them.
    LeeMarcellaon May 29, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentProof positive that Matt Good is a genius
    MercurySmileon January 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCompletely agree, MS
    Katydidon May 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmattew good is definetly an amazing songwriter, his songs are just so confusing. but i love them, weird isnt it.
    LiveUrLifeon June 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat's what i love about his songs.. they are so confusing.. they keep you thinking it makes you sit down and try to really find out what he's trying to say..
    GCrocksmysockson June 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust off the top of my head he seems to be talking about the evils of television.
    OrangeSteamboaton July 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnot to be shallowish, but can someone tell me which song it was that was his fairly large hit about a year ago or so, especially in the northeast. i know that i loved it but unless i heard it i dont think that i could particularly pick it out.
    coughatwhoeveron July 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhy not just go check their videography, Coughatwhoever? It's bound to be in there, and maybe you could listen to some of the songs and find out which one you're looking for.
    onemanorgyon August 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt was probably Load Me Up.
    twoninefiveon August 10, 2002   Link

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