"Your Ghost" as written by and Kristen Hersh....
I could get a piece of meat from a barren tree
Nothing ever spoiled on me
You brought this you dipshit
Nothing ever spoiled on me
That cloud stomps around my house
Does whatever it pleases, it teases me
What the hell?
Never was a baritone till you stepped in
Never dried my halters on the line
This hairdo's truly evil
I'm not sure it's mine.

You're so tall
It's like I climb a waterfall

What I said was get me a drink alright?
What am I supposed to sit
And look at you all night?

All girls cry like I said,
I don't know why.


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"Your Ghost" as written by Kristin Hersh

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  • +4
    General Commentthis song has got the same imagery as everything but the girl -missing "go past your door but you dont live there anymore, its years since you've been there' A person lost and unable or unwilling to move on, keeps checking back to the last place they were happy
    i love the line "i cant drink this coffee til i put you in my closet' the ghost is impairing her ability to sleep, eat and even drink but she thinks she can just lock these feelings away.
    she tries to take away his power by saying "your not that tough"
    it's a beautiful song
    becfazon April 12, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentEveryone should comment on this song. It's beautiful.

    Michael Stipe of REM does an excellent job helping out Kristin.

    Sometimes the memory of a person you love that has left haunts you.
    sakeboxon April 14, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnd how can you get over someone when you don't want to?....
    hellason May 10, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhen i listen to this song it reminds me of when my grandad died, and i couldn't believe it, couldn't cope with it. and i used to ring his house, because his phone stayed connected for a whole month afterwards, and so i would call to hear his voice on the answering machine. and whenever the phone rang, there was this little part of me that thought it was him ringing, in the first few months after his death.
    so this song just reminds me of losing someone, anyone, and not being able to let go, but wanting to.
    hkbmon April 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI attempted to learn this song on guitar - my guitar playing was so pitiful I gave it up - the chord progression is so strange. It just goes around in circles. The first line is Am- G - D - Am. The second line is G-D-Am-G, the third line is D-Am-G-Am.
    Kind of like the circular madness of the song.
    MamboManon April 13, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"you were in my dreams
    you were driving circles around me,"

    it's a horrible feeling, being unable to shake someone to the point they're in your dreams constantly, and you wake to that heavy feeling of helplessness because there's nothing you can do about how things are... it just adds insult to injury being haunted by someone like that. this song captures that feeling so well.

    hellas, if you find out, let me know. =P
    delialon August 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song i have nothing else to say
    meiron July 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbsolutely spine-tingling song.
    destroyalltacoson March 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"It's the blaze across my nightgown"

    Wow! I see a subtle wind blazing through her dress, like a ghost flying past her. Such powerful imagery.
    Human-beefon October 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWrong lyrics are posted.
    Pagliaroon January 15, 2017   Link

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