The Ghost Of You

Fourth single and sixth track from Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge
Released: August 29, 2005
Format: CD, 7″ vinyl, digital download
Length: 3:23
Producer: Howard Benson
Record Label: Reprise Records

Information

The Ghost of You was the fourth and final single from Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. On the album the track crossfades into The Jetset Life is Gonna Kill You. Gerard revealed in an interview that the title of the track is a reference to an advert in the Watchmen comic that read, “Oh, how the ghost of you clings”.
The album art for the single was produced to a similar style of the World War II TV miniseries “Band Of Brothers”, which first aired in 2001 on HBO.

Meaning

It’s really about loss and the fear of losing people.
Gerard Way – MTV.com – 2005

Featured On

Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge (Track 6)
Life On The Murder Scene
¡Venganza!

Lyrics

I never said I’d lie in wait forever
If I died we’d be together now
I can’t always just forget her
But she could try

At the end of the world
Or the last thing I see
You are
Never coming home
Never coming home
Could I?
Should I?
And all the things that you never ever told me
And all the smiles that are ever ever

Ever
Get the feeling that you’re never
All alone and I remember now
At the top of my lungs in my arms she dies
She dies

At the end of the world
Or the last thing I see
You are
Never coming home
Never coming home
Could I?
Should I?
And all the things that you never ever told me
And all the smiles that are ever gonna haunt me
Never coming home
Never coming home
Could I?
Should I?
And all the wounds that are ever gonna scar me
For all the ghosts that are never gonna catch me

If I fall…
If I fall…
(Down)
At the end of the world
Or the last thing I see
You are
Never coming home
Never coming home
Never coming home
Never coming home

And all the things that you never ever told me
And all the smiles that are ever gonna haunt me
Never coming home
Never coming home
Could I?
Should I?
And all the wounds that are ever gonna scar me
For all the ghosts that are never gonna