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Meriwether – The Ghost lyrics

Take me now
I'll show you how
To live your life like you should
Be the one
At seventeen
To kill yourself with a gun

You said you'd be there
You will be there
To make up for the things that you've done
You said you'd be there
You were never there
To make up for the things

Said Whoa-oh-oh
I can tell you how Whoa-oh-oh
You're unhappy now Whoa-oh-oh
You could be with me Whoa-oh-oh
You could be happy

Take me now
I can show you how
This life will twist you around
Be the one
At seventeen
To love the smell of the ground

My heart contains the ghost of you
Inside of me and soon you'll see



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    pandacynic
    Actually, the lead singer was in a band when he was younger. They made a pact to commit suicide if they should ever break up and not make it big. He was the only one that didn't go through with the suicide pact. The song is in memory of his friends who commuted suicide and left him behind. He rarely plays it live, and when he does, all members of Meriwether leave the stage and he sings it alone in memory of his old bandmates. I literally just saw him play this song live an hour ago, only because someone in the audience kept loudly requesting it. It was the last show of the night and he looked incredibly sad singing it.
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    ChrisFishA-CrossRiff
    Take the drugs now and they will show you how to look at life and see it is ugly. Confide in me, I'll never let you down.
    The guy says "You said you'd be there, but you weren't". The guy is addicted and no matter how hard he fights it, the ghost of the drug will always be there.
    I don't know if this is the actual meaning, but that's what I got out of it.
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