"Ghost" as written by and Martin Gore....
I'm the ghost in your house
Calling your name
My memory lingers
You'll never be the same
I'm the hole in your heart
I'm the stain in your bed
The phantom in your fingers
The voices in your head

One touch is all it took
To draw you in
To leave you hooked
One kiss, you paid the price
You had a taste
Of paradise

Now you're running in circles
Chasing imaginary footsteps
Reaching for shadows
In the bed where I once slept

I'm the ghost in your house
Calling your name
My memory lingers
You'll never be the same
I'm the hole in your heart
I'm the stain in your bed
The phantom in your fingers
The voices in your head

One thought is all it takes
You lose control
You make mistakes
This pain will never leave
Until I die
You'll always grieve

Now you're falling to pieces
Seeing my face wherever you go
Talking to strangers
From a place they'll never know


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"Ghost [Le Weekend Remix]" as written by Martin Gore

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    General Commenthow did they know i was running around with my eyes closed dancing for absolutely nobody
    billclintonon April 15, 2011   Link
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    General Commentalthough it feels strange to have such strong feelings towards a comment left 9 years ago, i have to say that i could not agree less with carinapir. ""our"" martin, as they ever-possessively put it, does not seem to me like the vengeful type, or at least not towards a person who likely didnt deliberately bring him to much harm
    i think it is much more likely that he is taking the perspective of someone he once loved and the person he refers to as "you" is actually himself. as a songwriter myself, i can attest that writing confessional pieces is much easier when you depersonalize it, when you detach how you feel from yourself and act like those difficult feelings belong to someone other than yourself. i can imagine it would be incredibly difficult to admit that, despite your knowledge that someone is no longer part of your life, you cant seem let go of them and, frankly, you cant even imagine not missing them. spilling all your guts to the world is an indescribably horrifying concept to me and neither you nor i can expect martin to do that, especially if its just for the sake of us being able to understand his lyrics more easily
    id just like to end this by saying that people really gotta quit assuming martins straight. i mean that doesnt have to do with any of the interpretations of this song specifically but just in general. stop it. its a bad idea
    also songmeanings dot com user billclinton i hope you know i would lay down my life for you
    sleemgay69on January 11, 2019   Link
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    General CommentI love, love, love this song. Our Martin has left an imprint on someone and she will never forget him. Possibly his is a "revenge" song to his wife. They probably still float in and out of each others circles because of the kids and when you've been together for so many years, it's hard to make a clean break.
    Carinapiron February 11, 2010   Link

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