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Ghosting
Mother Mother Lyrics


I've been ghosting, I've been ghosting along
Ghost in your house, ghost in your arms
When you're tossing, when you turn in your sleep
It's because I'm ghosting your dreams

And this is why I have decided
To pull these old white sheets from my head
I'll leave them folded neat and tidy
So that you'll know I'm out of hiding

I've been ghosting, I've been ghosting along
Ghost in the world, ghost with no home
I remember, I remember the days
When I'd make you oh-so afraid
And this is why I have decided
To leave your house and home un-haunted
You don't need poltergeists for sidekicks

You don't need treats
And you don't need tricks
You don't need treats
You don't need tricks
You don't need no Halloween
You don't need treats
You don't need tricks
And you don't need me

Me

Hey, would it be so bad if I stayed
I'm just a ghost out of his grave
And I can't make love in my grave
I won't put white into your hair
I won't make noises in your stairs
I will be kind and I'll be sweet
If you stop staring straight through me

And this is why I have decided
To pull these old white sheets from my head
I'll leave them folded neat and tidy
So that you'll know I'm out of hiding
And this is why I have decided
To leave your house and home un-haunted
You don't need poltergeists for sidekicks

You don't need treats
And you don't need tricks
You don't need treats
You don't need tricks
You don't need no Halloween

You don't need treats
You don't need tricks
You don't need treats
You don't need no Hallows Eve

You don't need treats
You don't need tricks
And you don't need me

Lyrics © OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP
Written by: Ryan Guldemond

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《LYRICS》
I've been ghosting, I've been ghosting along
 Ghost in your house, ghost in your arms
 When you're tossing, when you turn in your sleep
 It's because I'm ghosting your dreams 

And this is why I have decided To pull through these old white sheets from my head
 I'll leave them folded neat and tidy
 So that you'll know I'm out of hiding, yeah..

 I've been ghosting, I've been ghosting along 
Ghost in the world, ghost with no home
 I remember, I remember the days 
When I'd make you oh-so afraid 

And this is why I have decided To leave your house and home unhaunted 
You don't need poltergeists for sidekicks
 You don't need treats And you don't need tricks 

You don't need treats You don't need tricks 
You don't need no Halloween 
You don't need treats You don't need tricks
 And you don't need me,
Me..

Hey, would it be so bad if I stayed,
I'm just a ghost out of his grave,
And I can't make love in my grave,
 I won't put white into your hair,
 I won't make noises in your stairs,
 I will be kind and I'll be sweet,
 If you stop staring straight through, me..

 And this is why I have decided To pull through these old white sheets from my head
I'll leave them folded neat and tidy So that you'll know I'm out of hiding

 And this is why I have decided To leave your house and home unhaunted
 You don't need poltergeists for sidekicks
 You don't need treats And you don't need tricks

 You don't need treats
You don't need tricks
 You don't need no Halloween,
 You don't need treats
You don't need tricks
 You don't need treats
 You don't need no Hallow's Eve,
 You don't need treats
 You don't need tricks 
And you don't need, me...



Avid Arois

I've been ghosting, I've been ghosting along
Ghost in your house, ghost in your arms

When you're tossing, when you turn in your sleep
It's because I'm ghosting your dreams

And this is why I have decided
To pull these old white sheets from my head

I'll leave them folded neat and tidy
So that you'll know I'm out of hiding

I've been ghosting, I've been ghosting along
Ghost in the world, ghost with no home

I remember, I remember the days
When I'd make you oh-so afraid

And this is why I have decided
To leave your house and home unhaunted

You don't need poltergeists for sidekicks

You don't need treats
And you don't need tricks
You don't need treats
You don't need tricks
You don't need no Halloween
You don't need treats
You don't need tricks
And you don't need me

Me

Hey, would it be so bad if I stayed
I'm just a ghost out of his grave
And I can't make love in my grave
I won't put white into your hair
I won't make noises in your stairs
I will be kind and I'll be sweet
If you stop staring straight through me

And this is why I have decided
To pull these old white sheets from my head

I'll leave them folded neat and tidy
So that you'll know I'm out of hiding

And this is why I have decided
To leave your house and home unhaunted

You don't need poltergeists for sidekicks

You don't need treats
And you don't need tricks
You don't need treats
You don't need tricks
You don't need no Halloween

You don't need treats
You don't need tricks
You don't need treats
You don't need no Hallow's Eve
You don't need treats
You don't need tricks
And you don't need me



skylarcosplays!

lyrics :)) :I've been ghosting, I've been ghosting along
Ghost in your house, ghost in your arms
When you're tossing, when you turn in your sleep
it's because I'm ghosting your dreams

And this is why I have decided
to pull these old white sheets from my head
I'll leave them folded neat and tidy
so that you'll know I'm out of hiding

I've been ghosting, I've been ghosting along
Ghost in the world, ghost with no home
I remember, I remember the days
when I'd make you oh so afraid

And this is why I have decided
to leave your house and home unhaunted
You don't need poltergeists for sidekicks
You don't need treats, and you don't need tricks
You don't need treats, you don't need tricks
You don't need no Halloween
You don't need treats, you don't need tricks,
and you don't need me

Hey, would it be so bad if I stayed?
I'm just a ghost out of his grave
and I can't make love in my grave
I won't put white into your hair
I won't make noises in your stairs
I will be kind and I'll be sweet
if you stop staring straight through me

And this is why I have decided
to pull these old white sheets from my head
I'll leave them folded neat and tidy
so that you'll know I'm out of hiding
And this is why I have decided
to leave your house and home unhaunted
You don't need poltergeists for sidekicks
You don't need treats, and you don't need tricks
You don't need treats, you don't need tricks
You don't need no Halloween
You don't need treats, you don't need tricks
You don't need treats, you don't need no Hallow's Eve
You don't need treats, you don't need tricks
And you don't need me
I've been ghosting, I've been ghosting along
Ghost in your house, ghost in your arms
When you're tossing, when you turn in your sleep
it's because I'm ghosting your dreams

And this is why I have decided
to pull these old white sheets from my head
I'll leave them folded neat and tidy
so that you'll know I'm out of hiding

I've been ghosting, I've been ghosting along
Ghost in the world, ghost with no home
I remember, I remember the days
when I'd make you oh so afraid

And this is why I have decided
to leave your house and home unhaunted
You don't need poltergeists for sidekicks
You don't need treats, and you don't need tricks
You don't need treats, you don't need tricks
You don't need no Halloween
You don't need treats, you don't need tricks,
and you don't need me

Hey, would it be so bad if I stayed?
I'm just a ghost out of his grave
and I can't make love in my grave
I won't put white into your hair
I won't make noises in your stairs
I will be kind and I'll be sweet
if you stop staring straight through me

And this is why I have decided
to pull these old white sheets from my head
I'll leave them folded neat and tidy
so that you'll know I'm out of hiding
And this is why I have decided
to leave your house and home unhaunted
You don't need poltergeists for sidekicks
You don't need treats, and you don't need tricks
You don't need treats, you don't need tricks
You don't need no Halloween
You don't need treats, you don't need tricks
You don't need treats, you don't need no Hallow's Eve
You don't need treats, you don't need tricks
And you don't need me



Lots AndLots

I have a story I’d very much like to leave here, it’s a story about an old friend, hell maybe she might even find this comment, but I doubt it
When I was in first school I was in a pretty shitty friend group, three very insensitive girls, I knew I was being bullied by them so I jumped friend groups one day. And I met a girl called Alex..
I had been friends with Alex for all my life, we stuck together through the years no matter what, while other friends came and went, Alex stayed, she was always there.
We used to listen to lots of 2000s era music, marina and the diamonds, Hamilton and mother mother.
One specific song I remember us listening to was this, ghosting.
As highschool came around I started getting incredibly mentally ill, that had an effect on my social life, in hindsight I see that clearly, I turned to dark humour and annoying goofs to try and get laughs outta my friends, including Alex. This behaviour even lost me another life long friend. I now understand how they could begin to find me annoying, they started distancing themselves from me, not telling me where they where going during break, leaving me out of meetups, even Alex seemed tired of my behaviour.
And it slowly came to me that they didn’t want me anymore, when It clicked for me it hurt like hell
I still stayed with them, who else was I gonna go to? I used to hear them bitch about folks in the friend group they didn’t like and I thought to myself “If they’ll talk about those guys like that, what says they’re not talking about ME like that.”
So I did the only thing I felt brave enough to do, I separated from them.
At first I thought it’d be slow, let myself drift away from them bit by bit, and I did try but after thinking over it in my head so my times, crying over it and seeing things start coming to an end, I knew I had to cut ties.
So I just left them, simple as. I though to myself “well. If they really do care about me then they’ll ask what’s going on! They’ll notice.”
And they never did, none of em came to me, not even Alex
Then the hurting REALLY started, see I’d never had this experience before and honestly, I thought Alex would be someone I’d know for my whole life, so this whole thing hit me hard.
I spent a lot of nights crying to music, a lot of school days glaring at them while their backs were turned.
I was such a seething lil ball of angst. I’d like to hope that the anger and malice came from a place of righteousness, they hurt me, even if they didn’t know or didn’t care, they hurt me.
So for a while I was alone.

And then just like how I found Alex, I jumped friend groups.
To date I have the most wonderful friends I could ever ask for, I’m healing from my mental illness, and while looking back on everything that happens still elicits feelings of very deep sadness and anger, I’m slowly getting over it, when thing were really bad I used to have dreams that me and Alex had made up, I’d wake up and be pissed off for the rest of the day
So, here I am now, better friend group, better life, better everything.
Looking back on all the times we used to sing marina and the diamonds, and quote Hamilton and listen to mother mother, the memories are very bittersweet to me, and so is this song
Those first few seconds give me this sinking feeling in my heart, times long gone..
So hey, if by some miracle of luck your reading this Alex...
fuck you and fuck your shitty friends
Thank you for the good memories.
But still- fuck you to the moon and back.



ri

lyrics -

i've been ghosting, i've been ghosting along
ghost in your house, ghost in your arms
when you're tossing, when you turn in your sleep
it’s because i'm ghosting your dreams

and this is why i have decided
to pull these old white sheets from my head
i’ll leave them folded neat and tidy
so that you'll know I'm out of hiding

i’ve been ghosting, I've been ghosting along
ghost in the world, ghost with no home
i remember, i remember the days
when i’d make you oh so afraid
and this is why I have decided
to leave your house and home unhaunted
you don't need poltergeists for sidekicks

you don't need treats
and you don't need tricks
you don't need treats
you don't need tricks
you don't need no halloween
you don't need treats
you don't need tricks
and you don't need me

me

hey, would it be so bad if i stayed
i’m just a ghost out of his grave
and i can't make love in my grave
i won't put white into your hair
i won't make noises in your stairs
i will be kind and I'll be sweet
if you stop staring straight through me

and this is why I have decided
to pull these old white sheets from my head
i’ll leave them folded neat and tidy
so that you'll know I'm out of hiding
and this is why I have decided
to leave your house and home unhaunted
you don't need poltergeists for sidekicks

you don't need treats
and you don't need tricks
you don't need treats
you don't need tricks
you don't need no halloween

you don't need treats
you don't need tricks
you don't need treats
you don't need no hallows eve
you don't need treats
you don't need tricks

and you don't need me



Cheese Wizard

I feel like I really need to point this out to a majority of the commenters of this video:
“Ghosting” as a term referring to suddenly ceasing all contact with someone was invented in 2011, and didn’t enter common vernacular until 2015.

This album came out in 2008.

The significance to the song isn’t that the singer is avoiding somebody; it’s that they’re literally haunting someone. They’re “ghosting” them, not ghosting them.

Furthermore, it’s quite clear from the lyrics that the singer is actually bothering the person by haunting them, and that they’ve decided to stop haunting them because the haunting is negatively affecting the person’s life. In fact, it’s made quite clear that stopping interaction with the person would mean stopping the ghosting, is he exact opposite interpretation than what a majority of these comments are saying.

In other words: It’s not that deep. This is literally about a ghost who realizes that’s it’s bad to haunt people, and decides to stop doing it. It is not about someone ceasing all contact with somebody they know, and said person struggling with it. Not everything’s a metaphor.



Negative Thoughts

I've been ghosting, I've been ghosting along
Ghost in your house, ghost in your arms
When you're tossing, when you turn in your sleep
It's because I'm ghosting your dreams
And this is why I have decided
To pull these old white sheets from my head
I'll leave them folded neat and tidy
So that you'll know I'm out of hiding
I've been ghosting, I've been ghosting along
Ghost in the world, ghost with no home
I remember, I remember the days
When I'd make you oh-so afraid
And this is why I have decided
To leave your house and home un-haunted
You don't need poltergeists for sidekicks
You don't need treats
And you don't need tricks
You don't need treats
You don't need tricks
You don't need no Halloween
You don't need treats
You don't need tricks
And you don't need me
Me
Hey, would it be so bad if I stayed
I'm just a ghost out of his grave
And I can't make love in my grave
I won't put white into your hair
I won't make noises in your stairs
I will be kind and I'll be sweet
If you stop staring straight through me
And this is why I have decided
To pull these old white sheets from my head
I'll leave them folded neat and tidy
So that you'll know I'm out of hiding
And this is why I have decided
To leave your house and home un-haunted
You don't need poltergeists for sidekicks
You don't need treats
And you don't need tricks
You don't need treats
You don't need tricks
You don't need no Halloween
You don't need treats
You don't need tricks
You don't need treats
You don't need no Hallows Eve
You don't need treats
You don't need tricks
And you don't need me



Jazz Owen

I see some people in new sharing their story soooo I'll join in

I'm aro/ace :) this will he lp to make sense along the way
So I always wanted to have a crush, fall in love, but it would never happen, I'm 17 now and I dated at 15
I wanted this so bad I faked a whole one year relationship with a toxic, possessive boyfriend. Of course he had his reasons he lived in a bad home where I saw first hand no one gave him even the bat of an eye. So I guess I knew where he was coming from? But my life was crumbling
I've known I was aro/ace ever since I was 14 so this was very draining and I ended up losing all of my close friends
I found another group of friends, all guys, I've always found myself more drawn to guys as friends. Well my boyfriend got REALLY possessive at this and started threatening his life, he would send me messages like "I just drew blood" and he would freak out if I took a while to answer a text
I finally left him thank fucking god, with t he help from my new friend group :)


Well a few months pass by throughout the summer and I'm really close to these guys, I played DnD with them, went to the lake. Finally came out as aro/ace and everything was awesome
Till one of them, I'll call them oompaloompa, suddenly started getting really fucking mean. I knew my personality could sometimes get overbearing but oompa was the only one bothered by my overwhelming happiness lmfao. A month goes by and school starts, and oompa comments on my every flaw, mostly doing this over xbox and I suddenly started questioning my personality. I still am to this day, this all happened fairly recently
Well the others defended me a little, and I asked (let's call him Coolguy) Coolguy at the football game why oompa was so rude and hostile towards me. Coolguy said oompa told him and Potatoe that I was just too happy. And that's what got him pissed off?
I mean the guys fucking miserable so, sorry about that lmfaoo


Anyways to the point, for a while they've been growing further and further from me and I dont know why and I feel like I cant talk to them
We used to meet outside the front of the school every day for the first few months of school, but now I dont see them there anymore. And when I do, I walk up to them saying heeeyyy and they pretty much say hey and ignore me. So I just say bye and walk home.

Fuck I dont know what to do, I feel like I'm so self conscious after oompa called me overbearing and annoying and now I feel like I can't talk to people

I'm starting to feel invisible and not important in their lives and that's why this song speaks to me so much



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DimLighting

I can really relate to the fish. Im hooked.

Lune The Moonman

Did you—You did....

Mia Menter

Omg yes

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I am just a line without a hook unfortunately

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Cranberry the Cat

The part about "Tricks" and "Treats" and "Halloween" always confused me, but I think I understand it now. On Halloween, you go from door to door begging for candy; I think that might be a metaphor for going from person to person asking for friendship or affection.
When he tells himself "you don't need tricks" (other people's cruelty, dislike, scorn, etc.) and, "you don't need treats" (approval, popularity, admiration. etc.), he's saying that he shouldn't have to rely on other people's approval so much. If he were more content in his own company, just being himself, he wouldn't feel so empty. I don't know, I could be totally off, lol. What do you guys think?

Jagger Paton

Or maybe just ghosts relate to spooky relate to Halloween, but yeah that’s a great analysis too

Liv G

woah i never thought about it that deep lol i really like that response to it though

Soggy Peaches ッ

OHHHHH WAIT-

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