Ghost Story - Coldplay




The Experience: Maybe I'm just a ghost. Every time I try to pull you close, you disappear. What's the point of feeling love for you, when you don't believe I'm here? Longing for love, but what's the point in loving if nobody cares?



Music video: A live concert, ending with a ghostly disappearance of Chris Martin into the darkness. 

The Meaning of Ghost Story: The spooky ring of Chris Martin's voice sings the desire for finding a response to the love that's pent up in the heart. I want to be valued for what I am, but I question whether I'm just a whisper in a puff of smoke, a secret that nobody knows, a specter of the wrong cause, or a thorn without a rose. We all need to know that we're loved, that our life has importance for those around us, and that someone hears us in our suffering as we cry out Rescue me! Love is a two way street, and others are depending on us to let them know that their lives mean something to us. Ultimately though, this longing also speaks of a deeper longing for transcendence, for Someone who always cares for and hears us. 

Ask yourself: Do I value myself for what I am? Do I let others know that their lives are meaningful and important to me? Do I believe that my life has a purpose?

LYRICS:

Maybe I'm just a ghost
Disappear when anybody's close,
Go through you when you travel
Travel over near.


Maybe I'm just a ghost,
Emptied by them, anybody knows.
Maybe I'm on a rose,
Or am I even here?
Yeah.


Every time I try to walk through walls,
More walls appear.
What's the point of feeling love for you,
When you don't believe I'm here?
What's the point in trying to raise your voice
If no one ever hears?
Every time I try to pull you close
You disappear.


Maybe I'm a ghost,
Just a whisper in a puff of smoke,
A secret that nobody knows;
No one will ever hear.


Oh, maybe I'm a ghost,
Specter of the wrong cause,
Thorn without a rose,
Something people fear,
Yeah.


And every time I find I'm off the walls
It's all becoming clear.
What's the point of feeling love for you
When you don't believe I'm here?
What's the point in saying "Rescue me!"
If no one ever hears?
Every time I try to pull you close
You disappear.
Every time I try to pull you close
You disappear.


And every time I find I'm off the walls
It's all becoming clear.
Every time I try to pull you close
You disappear.
Every time I try to pull you close
You disappear.





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