Monthly Archives: April 2013

Radio XIXX, side A, track 7: “Ghost Town” by Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick - Ghost TownOh, Cheap Trick, the only person more self-absorbed than a young man in love is a young man who’s had his heart broken.  And this song perfectly sums it up.  When you’ve been dumped, it’s like your head’s been wrapped in cotton; everything’s muffled and disconnected.  It’s like having the flu or a cold.  It’s like you’re the only person on Earth, and you’re the only one who could ever possibly feel so much pain.  Of course, your song doesn’t also talk about drunk dialing or forgetting to bathe or writing bad poetry or any of that other stuff, Cheap Trick, but we get the point.

“Ghost Town”

Well, the streets are all crowded
Lots of people around

And there’s music playin’, but I can’t hear a sound

Just the sound’a the rain fallin’ silently down

Livin’ ain’t been livin’ since you put me down

Yeah, life goes on around me every day

But it might as well be half a million miles away

It’s like a ghost town
Without your love
Like a ghost town without your love
Like a ghost town
Baby, can’t you see?
It’s a ghost town

Until ya come back to me
Oo oo
‘Til ya come back ta me

Well, I wish I still had you
Had you here next to me
Baby, where did you go?
Baby, why did you leave?
Oh, the world, it keeps turnin’
But it don’t turn for me

Without you in my life my life ain’t no place to be

There’s only lonely days and empty nights

Ain’t the same without you, baby, nothin’s feelin’ right
Nothin’s feeeelin’ right, it’s like a ghost town
Without your love
Like a ghost town without your love
Like a ghost town
Baby, can’t you see?
It’s a ghost town

Until ya come back to me
Oo oo
‘Til ya come back ta me

Darlin’
I wanna leave this town

Don’t wanna be around

I’m gonna leave this town
It’s like a ghost town

<awesome Cheap Trick jam>

It’s like a ghost town
Without your love
Like a ghost town without your love
Like a ghost town
Baby, can’t you seeeee?
A ghost town

Until ya come back to me

Oo oo
‘Til ya come back ta me

It’s like a ghost town

It’s a ghost town

Oh, hey, it’s like a ghost town
Can’t you see?
It’s like a ghost town
‘Til ya come
‘Til ya come back to me
Ghost town
Oo oo

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