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How would you know?
When everything around you's changing like the weather,
A big black storm.
And where'd you turn to?
Or hide a ghost, a shadow at the most, would you let me know?
Cause I don't want to,
To trouble your mind with the childish design of how it all should go.
But I love you so,
When it all comes clear, when the wind is settled, I'll be here, you know.

Cause you said ours were the lighthouse towers
The sand upon that place
Darling I'll grow weary, happy still
With just the memory of your face

Gracious goes the ghost of you
And I will never forget the plans and the
Silhouettes you drew here and
Gracious goes the ghost of you
My dear

How would you know?
Courtesy of
When everything around you's bruised and battered
Like the cold night storm.
And where would you turn to?
Or hide a ghost, a shadow at the most, would you tell me so?
Cause I, I adore you so
When it all comes clear, the wind is settled, I'll be here, you know.

Cause you said ours were the lighthouse towers
The sand upon that place
Darling I'll grow weary, happy still
With just the memory of your face

Gracious goes the ghost of you
And I will never forget the plans and the
Silhouettes you drew here and
Gracious goes the ghost of you
My dear

Gracious goes the ghost of you
And I will never forget the plans and the
Silhouettes you drew here and
Gracious goes the ghost of you
My dear



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    UnregisteredFeb 26, 2012 at 11:09 pm
    I think it's actually "or, had i a ghost, the shadow of the most, would you tell me so? "
    As in would you tell me if i became a ghost..
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    UnregisteredMay 22, 2012 at 1:52 pm
    The person he talks about has changed. She was once dreaming of their futures together and making promises of her love to him. But now she's lost herself, and he's waiting for her to return to him. 'when it all comes clear; when the wind it settles i'll be here you know' - when she remembers who she used to be she can return to him. She is a ghost of herself 'gracious goes the ghost of you, and i'll never forget the plans and the silhouettes you drew here'
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    UnregisteredMay 18, 2012 at 7:21 pm
    Its about a girl, who is shortly out of a serious relationship, her best freind is in love with her (ben howard) and she also has feelings for him, but she feels still for the ex boyfriend (the ghost) and she cant be with him (ben) and the song is about the day she leaves (ben) to visit the ex, (ben is left unsure of how she will feel when she returns)
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    UnregisteredMay 15, 2012 at 11:10 pm
    Im pretty sure this song is about girl who hed fallen in love with. A girl with whom he'd made plans with. And now shes leaving. But she did it the right way, she wasnt a jerk she left graciously and he wants her to know that every thing she said stayed with him

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