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Ben Howard – Gracious lyrics

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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    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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    "Gracious goes the ghost of you..." is the ghost of his late girlfriend who committed suicide. Even though she is gone, and it was difficult, he still loves her and her memories (the ghost) are gracious in situations when he thinks of her. This is a really sad song, but beautiful at the same time.
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    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 can't 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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