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Ella Henderson – Ghost lyrics

I keep going to the river to pray
'Cause I need something that can wash out the pain
And at most
I'm sleeping all these demons away
But your ghost, the ghost of you
It keeps me awake

My friends had you figured out
Yeah they saw what's inside of you

You tried hiding another you
But your evil was coming through

These eyes sitting on the wall
They watch every move I make
Bright light living in the shade
Your cold heart makes my spirit shake

I had to go through hell to prove I'm not insane
Had to meet the devil just to know his name
And that's when my love was burning
Yeah it's still burning

I keep going to the river to pray
'Cause I need something that can wash out the pain
And at most
I'm sleeping all these demons away
But your ghost, the ghost of you
It keeps me awake

I keep going to the river to pray
'Cause I need something that can wash out the pain
And at most
I'm sleeping all these demons away
But your ghost, the ghost of you
It keeps me awake

Each time that I think you go
I turn around and you're creeping in
And I let you under my skin
Cause I love living innocent

Oh you never told me
True love was gonna hurt
True pain I don't deserve
Truth is that I never learned

I keep going to the river to pray
'Cause I need something that can wash out the pain
And at most
I'm sleeping all these demons away
But your ghost, the ghost of you
It keeps me awake

I keep going to the river to pray
'Cause I need something that can wash out the pain
And at most
I'm sleeping all these demons away
But your ghost, the ghost of you
It keeps me awake

Give up the ghost
Give up the ghost
Give up the ghost
Stop the haunting baby

Give up the ghost
Give up the ghost
Give up the ghost
No more haunting baby

I keep going to the river

I keep going to the river to pray
'Cause I need something that can wash out the pain
And at most
I'm sleeping all these demons away
But your ghost, the ghost of you
It keeps me awake

I keep going to the river to pray
'Cause I need something that can wash out the pain
And at most
I'm sleeping all these demons away
But your ghost, the ghost of you
It keeps me awake



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    DSwissle
    The song is set in two different times. The past and the present. The old man and the young teen are the guy.
    The young guy and girl were a couple and she drowned in the river where they used to meet up all the time. It was "their" spot. Anyways, the teen boy goes insane cause he was in love with her and he ends up getting the trouble with the law because he can't handle the pain of losing her. When he's in jail he keeps hearing her voice in his head and it keeps getting louder and louder. So, he decides to break out of jail and follow her voice. The voice brings him to the forest where he's chased by the police. He keeps trying to figure out where she's leading him too and he's getting frustrated and confused. That's why he's running around the woods. Then, his girlfriends ghost shows him his future if he continues with the life he's living. (This is where the old man comes in.) So, the girlfriend is trying to get him to forget about her so he can go back to living a good life. But then something strange happens and he runs into his future self in that hotel room and they both stop and look at each other.
    I believe this is some future-past dimension that was connected so they could find each other and maybe that means that he can go back and somehow save his girlfriend.
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    Unregistered
    Actually no what's happening is the guy either murdered her or she died but at first, he is running away from the police cos he's a suspect for her death and all and the older guy with a beard is sad and misses her and then in the very end the present younger guy meets the future older guy and so yeah but basically the girl died and the guy either killed her or he feels as if its his fault that she died and also I think that her ghost is haunting him even though ghosts aren't real and all so yeah hope you all can understand this. But basically that's about it just search ghost ella henderson on YouTube and watch the video. Don't read the other meanings of the song ghost that are posted on this site. They are not correct. Bye and thanks for reading!
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    To start this off I wanna say that I think the old man has a disorder of some sort; one where he sees/hears things.(Hint:Maybe this is why she cheats on him.)

    I think that Ella isn't part if the story and that it is narrated from the old mans point of view. The brunette girl was having a love affair with old man and the young man. The old man caught the girl and the boy together maybe by the river, killed her because he was so depressed. I think he thought she had "another her" and that's why she cheated on him with the young man because it says: Yeah you had another you, but your evil was coming through. Her evil was coming through when she cheated. He regrets killing her and he sees a ghost to cope with her death, he feels that the ghost is there but when he looks, there is nothing. He is sick of the hope of seeing her again and he decides to give it up, so he goes to the river sees her ghost, and pushes her in as if to say '' I'm done!" He is inside ripping her photos off of his mirror so he will never see them again and then the young man comes in.
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    The "ghost" is a metaphor" - the video is not completely about the lyrics. The older man was a stalker, rhe girl that was a young innocent girl who's friends warned her that the older guy wasn't a good person. She continued to see him anyway. She had feelings that the guy was strange at times. Which he ended up killing her. The younger man, who loved her was trying to find the man who killed her. After running through the woods, he finds the man in the hotel room. The actual lyrics are a metaphor for when you can't get something out of your mind, as in a break up, love hurts when you find out your boyfriend is cheated on you,and not the person who you thought they were. Living a double life,lying, cheating. But you still love them and the "ghost" of what you thought they were... and the person you loved isn't the person they really were. So the "all the love that you" still feel for him, "his ghost" keeps you awake.
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    Donut lover
    Well what it's about is this woman who lives with this man and he haunts her and kills her then at the end she is the ghost and haunts him then the other man breaks into the room and just sees the man who killed the woman (Ella Henderson) so the message is that don't.
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