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Ghostship
Menomena Lyrics


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Majesty
Her majesty sails across the sea
And there's a new theory for each passing week
For each covered up case of doublespeak
And I've got a feeling we are counting sheep
We're in over our heads
This analogy
Only fits when I bow and call you

Majesty
Her majesty sails across the sea
And there's a new theory for each passing week
For each covered up case of doublespeak
And I've got a feeling we are counting sheep
We're in over our heads
This analogy
Only fits when I bow and call yo

Overall Meaning

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The lyrics to Menomena's song "Ghostship" portray a sense of confusion and helplessness. The "Majesty" refers to a powerful figure who sails across the sea, seemingly with a hidden agenda. The lines "there's a new theory for each passing week/for each covered up case of doublespeak" suggest that this figure is concealing the truth and manipulating information to suit their own purposes. The singer seems to be frustrated with their inability to understand what's really going on, and suggests that they and others may be unaware of the full extent of the situation - "we're in over our heads."


The last lines of the song - "This analogy/Only fits when I bow and call you" - are especially intriguing. Perhaps the singer is addressing the Majesty, acknowledging their power and influence, but also suggesting that they have only won this power by forcing others to comply and submit to their rule. The act of "bowing" would be symbolic of subservience and obedience.


Overall, "Ghostship" seems to be a commentary on the nature of power and the corruption that can arise when individuals or groups are unchecked in their pursuit of it. The lyrics suggest that there may be more going on than meets the eye, and that it's difficult to know who to trust or what to believe.


Line by Line Meaning

Majesty
The concept of royalty or superiority


Her majesty sails across the sea
The idea of a powerful entity traveling through vast space


And there's a new theory for each passing week
There are constant changes and speculations about the situation at hand


For each covered up case of doublespeak
Instances of dishonesty or deceitful language are being concealed


And I've got a feeling we are counting sheep
There is a sense of being lulled into complacency or ignorance


We're in over our heads
The situation has gotten out of control or is beyond our ability to handle


This analogy
Comparison or metaphor


Only fits when I bow and call you
The comparison is only true if I submit to your authority or power




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