"The Ghost of Genova Heights" as written by and Amy Millan Patrick Mcgee....
He hoped to be remembered as the one
Who told his men to turn back and go where we'd begun
Roses are the flower he would prefer
Scatter all his ashes on the pier

Genova Heights, Genova Heights
Are hard to leave, are hard to leave
The bedroom lights of Genova Heights
Are hard to leave, are hard to leave

You didn't know that you thought was good
And now you're back in the neighborhood
I see you and I never should
Now you're back in the neighborhood

You, you didn't know that you thought was good
And now you're back in the neighborhood
I always see you and I never should
Now you're back, now you're back in the neighborhood

He taps upon the glass when I'm asleep
So now I keep my window closed at night
I saw, I'd seen Morse code when the wind blows
He is waiting for his moment to be right

Genova Heights, Genova Heights
Are hard to leave, are hard to leave
The endless nights of Genova Heights
Are hard to leave, so hard to leave

You didn't know that you thought was good
And now you're back in the neighborhood
I always see you and I never should
Now you're back in the neighborhood

You, you didn't know that you thought was good
And now you're back in the neighborhood
I always see you and I never should
Now you're back, now you're back in the neighborhood



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"The Ghost of Genova Heights" as written by Christopher Allen Seligman Amy E Millan

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  • +1
    General CommentTorq explained in concert that this song is about a fucked up dead veteran with no legs who comes back to haunt his girlfriend.

    The falsetto chorus is supposed to be the girlfriend's voice... I LOVE how he decided to do it instead of Amy, it just makes the song kind of hilarious.
    miss_kikion September 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentin an interview with MTV he said that he wanted to make a song that was an immensely depressing theme (not sure of his exact words though), and make it into a great pop song.

    and as we all can tell, he has accomplished it with this song. great job Torq : )
    dustybreezeon March 13, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenttorq explained this song in an interveiw, he said it was set in a town where all of the young men joined a regiment of the army, they were sent off to war but their officer decided they would ditch their base and hide out in a bombed out building covered in roses. leading peaceful lives, they get found out and are killed by militants, the ghost of the officer who lead his men away from war goes back to his home town of genova heights to terrorize his ex-lover and her new lover hence stuff like morse code on the windows and creepy things like that, when you listen to the song in this context it makes perfect sense
    thismoniker12on July 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"You did wrong that you thought was good"
    ninety6tearson September 30, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe how much I love this song. Torquil!
    Tsuppion August 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHahah! I almost get a disco vibe from this song during the chorus! Not sayin' that's a bad thing!
    I LOVE it! ;]
    whyhellohearton August 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHahah! I almost get a disco vibe from this song during the chorus! Not sayin' that's a bad thing!
    I LOVE it! ;]
    whyhellohearton August 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTorq explained in concert that this song is about a fucked up dead veteran with no legs who comes back to haunt his girlfriend.

    The falsetto chorus is supposed to be the girlfriend's voice... I LOVE how he decided to do it instead of Amy, it just makes the song kind of hilarious.
    miss_kikion September 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthumorous. A guy singing a "girls" part. Suppose to at least.
    LeonDoon March 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYea, definite disco feel. Reminds me of The Bee Gees.
    Loona3on July 14, 2008   Link

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