"Little Ghost" as written by and Jack White....
Little ghost, little ghost
One I´m scared of the most
Can you scare me up a little bit of love?
I´m the only one that sees you,
And I can´t do much to please you
And it´s not yet time to meet the lord above

The first woman that I met her
I did not expect a specter
When I shook her hand I really shook a glove
She looked into me so sweetly
And we left the room discreetly
No one else could know the secret of our love

Little ghost, little ghost
One I´m scared of the most
Can you scare me up a little bit of love?
I´m the only one that sees you,
And I can´t do much to please you
And it´s not yet time to meet the lord above

Every morning I awoke
And I see my little ghost
Wond´rin´ if it´s really her that´s lying there
I lean to touch her and I whisper
But not brave enough to kiss her
When I held her I was really holding air

Little ghost, little ghost
One I´m scared of the most
Can you scare me up a little bit of love?
I´m the only one that sees you,
And I can´t do much to please you
And it´s not yet time to meet the lord above

Though I try my best to keep it
There really was no secret
Must have looked like I was dancing with the wall
No one else could see this apparition
But because of my condition
I fell in love with a little ghost and that was all

Little ghost, little ghost
One I´m scared of the most
Can you scare me up a little bit of love?
I´m the only one that sees you,
And I can´t do much to please you
And it´s not yet time to meet the lord above
No, it´s not yet time to meet the lord above


Lyrics submitted by Fexsiv3, edited by MrNinjaSmilez

"Little Ghost" as written by Jack White

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    General Commenti just heard an interview with jack&&meg, and jack said that it was about being in love with a girl, and seeing things that only you could see about her because you're in love with her. like, you would say to your other friends "oh, isn't she great? isn't she amazing?" and they would say "eh, yeah, she's okay". so it's about seeing things in a girl that other people can't see.
    lowellisdynamiteon June 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI didn't really read all the comments on this post but I skimmed them.

    Does anyone else think that maybe Jack actually DID see a little ghost? Okay, here is what I perceived. In "White Moon", Jack sings about being in love with a ghost. He also mentions Rita Hayworth. He mentions Rita Hayworth again in "Take, Take, Take". Then there are various other hints (at least for me) in their songs and videos (particularly the "Blue Orchid" Video) and the cover of the album. Notice how they are standing there with their hands behind their backs possibly indicating that something else is there, such as a ghost.

    And back to Rita Hayworth... Maybe the ghost is Rita Hayworth. This may sound totally crazy but it's just been going through my head and then I found this website.

    Anyway, this song kind of creeps me out. Especially those random background vocals. SCARY! I usually skip it.
    loveloveron December 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with caleby, my friends laughed when I told them i like this song... But it really has something, I never heard anything similar, it's funny and sad in the same time.

    And, of course, i like the way Jack and Meg sing about love, like nothing is impossible when "it comes to love"...
    xxNiaxxon August 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI heard an interview with Jack White talking about this song. He stated that it is about when you are in love with a girl, you see her in a way no one else does. You say things like, "She is sooo beautiful." and your friends say "Well, ya, sure, I guess so". You see her in a completely different way. He said he wrote it while house sitting for some friends for about 10 minutes!
    Alex321on April 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhere is the rest of the lyric?
    hada_púrpuraon May 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe real lyrics are:

    Little ghost, little ghost
    One I'm scared of the most
    Can you scare me up a little bit of love?
    I'm the only one that sees you,
    And I can't do much to please you
    And it's not yet time to meet the lord above

    The first woman that I met her
    I did not expect a specter
    When I shook her hand I really shook a glove
    She looked into me so sweetly
    And we left the room discreetly
    No one else could know the secret of our love

    Little ghost, little ghost
    One I'm scared of the most
    Can you scare me up a little bit of love?
    I'm the only one that sees you,
    And I can't do much to please you
    And it's not yet time to meet the lord above

    Every morning I awoke
    And I see my little ghost
    Wond'rin' if it's really her that's lying there
    I lean to touch her and I whisper
    But not brave enough to kiss her
    When I held her I was really holding air

    Little ghost, little ghost
    One I'm scared of the most
    Can you scare me up a little bit of love?
    I'm the only one that sees you,
    And I can't do much to please you
    And it's not yet time to meet the lord above

    Though I try my best to keep it
    There really was no secret
    Must have looked like I was dancing with the wall
    No one else could see this apparition
    But because of my condition
    I fell in love with a little ghost and that was all

    Little ghost, little ghost
    One I'm scared of the most
    Can you scare me up a little bit of love?
    I'm the only one that sees you,
    And I can't do much to please you
    And it's not yet time to meet the lord above
    No, it's not yet time to meet the lord above
    calebyon June 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLyric edited. Thank you.
    Idanon June 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about a guy being so lonely that his mind creates the apparition of a beautiful young girl that he falls in love with. Hes not sure if she exists or not, but he is for sure that he's the only one who can see her (said several times)

    There is a line that says "because of my condition". I interpreted the condition as insanity, meaning the ghost is entirely made up, and the guy is going crazy from lonliness
    WeezDayon June 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think WeezDay is totally right... and I also think this song is cute as hell. Sounds like a harmless crazy guy to me. ^_^
    thefelinepunkon June 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this stupid little song way too much. It's so genius how it sounds so happy and yet it's really about quite a sad thing of some guy's imaginary "ghost" girlfriend (when taken literally at least). My favourite part is the slow part and then the triumphant "I fell in love with a little ghost and that is all" just after.
    calebyon June 10, 2005   Link

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