Ghost
Halsey Lyrics


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I'm searching for something that I can't reach

I don't like them innocent, I don't want no face fresh
Want them wearing leather, begging, let me be your taste test
I like the sad eyes, bad guys, mouth full of white lies
Kiss me in the corridor, but quick to tell me goodbye

You say that you're no good for me
'Cause I'm always tugging at your sleeve
And I swear I hate you when you leave
But I like it anyway

My ghost, where'd you go?
I can't find you in the body sleeping next to me
My ghost, where'd you go?
What happened to the soul that you used to be?

You're a Rolling Stone boy, never-sleep-alone boy
Got a million numbers and they're filling up your phone, boy
I'm off the deep end, sleeping all night through the weekend
Saying that I love him but I know I'm gonna leave him

You say that you're no good for me
'Cause I'm always tugging at your sleeve
And I swear I hate you when you leave
But I like it anyway

My ghost, where'd you go?
I can't find you in the body sleeping next to me
My ghost, where'd you go?
What happened to the soul that you used to be?

I'm searching for something that I can't reach

My ghost, where'd you go?
I can't find you in the body sleeping next to me




My ghost, where'd you go?
What happened to the soul that you used to be?

Overall Meaning

In Halsey's song "Ghost," she talks about the struggle of trying to find someone who has disappeared from her life. She says she is “searching for something that I can’t reach,” hinting at the idea that she is looking for a connection that she can no longer attain. She is drawn to the bad guys with sad eyes, who are full of lies, but still manages to fall for them. The lyrics "kiss me in the corridor, but quick to tell me goodbye" illustrate how the person she’s talking about is hesitant to commit.


The refrain is a cry for the 'ghost' to come back. She can't find him, and the person who she sees lying next to her is a stark contrast. She sings "my ghost, where'd you go? I can't find you in the body sleeping next to me" conveying her desperation with trying to fill the void left by her 'ghost.' She also wonders "what happened to the soul that you used to be?" indicating that the person she used to know has changed beyond recognition.


Overall, the song captures the feeling of loneliness and trying to find someone who may no longer exist. It expresses the pain in trying to move on while still holding onto what once was.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm searching for something that I can't reach
I'm on a quest to find something that seems unattainable


I don't like them innocent, I don't want no face fresh Want them wearing leather, begging, let me be your taste test I like the sad eyes, bad guys, mouth full of white lies Kiss me in the corridor, but quick to tell me goodbye
I prefer partners with a darker edge, not just conventional, with a bit of danger lurking behind a charming facade. Lips carrying white lies add to the thrill, and I am open to brief experiences without any long-term commitment


You say that you're no good for me 'Cause I'm always tugging at your sleeve And I swear I hate you when you leave But I like it anyway
You keep arguing that we're not a good match, and I'll get upset when you leave after I plead, but the truth is, I crave for that exciting, albeit toxic, connection that we share


My ghost, where'd you go? I can't find you in the body sleeping next to me My ghost, where'd you go? What happened to the soul that you used to be?
The person I'm with feels empty or different, devoid of the spark that initially attracted me, almost like an apparition of the individual I used to know, and it troubles me


You're a Rolling Stone boy, never-sleep-alone boy Got a million numbers and they're filling up your phone, boy I'm off the deep end, sleeping all night through the weekend Saying that I love him but I know I'm gonna leave him
Even though you're a restless person, a perpetual wanderer with plenty of admirers, I am deeply drawn towards you, despite the wild ride that comes with it. I may proclaim my love, but I know inside that this is not going to be a lasting relationship




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Ashley Frangipiani, Dylan Scott Quagliato

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Megan Marie

Lyrics:

I'm searching for something that I can't reach
I don't like them innocent
I don't want no face fresh
Want them wearing leather
Begging, let me be your taste test
I like the sad eyes, bad guys
Mouth full of white lies
Kiss me in the corridor
But quick to tell me goodbye
You say that you're no good for me
'Cause I'm always tugging at your sleeve
And I swear I hate you when you leave
I like it anyway
My ghost
Where'd you go?
I can't find you in the body sleeping next to me
My ghost
Where'd you go?
What happened to the soul you used to be?
You're a Rolling Stone boy
Never sleep alone boy
Got a million numbers
And they're filling up your phone, boy
I'm off the deep end, sleeping
All night through the weekend
Saying that I love him but
I know I'm gonna leave him
You say that you're no good for me
'Cause I'm always tugging at your sleeve
And I swear I hate you when you leave
I like it anyway
My ghost
Where'd you go?
I can't find you in the body sleeping next to me
My ghost
Where'd you go?
What happened to the soul that you used to be
I'm searching for something that I can't reach
My ghost
Where'd you go?
I can't find you in the body sleeping next to me
My ghost
Where'd you go?
What happened to the soul that you used to be



Megan C

I'm searching for something that I can't reach

I don't like them innocent
I don't want no face fresh
Want them wearing leather
Begging, let me be your taste test
I like the sad eyes, bad guys
Mouth full of white lies
Kiss me in the corridor
But quick to tell me goodbye

You say that you're no good for me
'Cause I'm always tugging at your sleeve
And I swear I hate you when you leave
I like it anyway

My ghost
Where'd you go?
I can't find you in the body sleeping next to me
My ghost
Where'd you go?
What happened to the soul you used to be?

You're a Rolling Stone boy
Never sleep alone boy
Got a million numbers
And they're filling up your phone, boy
I'm off the deep end, sleeping
All night through the weekend
Saying that I love him but
I know I'm gonna leave him

You say that you're no good for me
'Cause I'm always tugging at your sleeve
And I swear I hate you when you leave
I like it anyway

My ghost
Where'd you go?
I can't find you in the body sleeping next to me
My ghost
Where'd you go?
What happened to the soul that you used to be

I'm searching for something that I can't reach

My ghost
Where'd you go?
I can't find you in the body sleeping next to me
My ghost
Where'd you go?
What happened to the soul that you used to be



me, her and the moon

When I look upon the past with her..
She disappears without me noticing..
Or she may not have existed from the start..

Ghost

I'm searching..
For something that I can't reach..

I don't like them innocent.
I don't want no face-fresh.
Want them wearin' leather,
Begging, lemme be your taste test.
I like the sad eyes,
Bad guys,
Mouthful of white lies,
Kiss me in the corridor,
But quick to tell me goodbye.

You say that you're no good for me,
'Cause I'm always tuggin' at your sleeve.
And I swear I hate you when you leave..
But I like it anyway.

My ghost..
Where'd you go?
I can't find you in the body sleepin' next to me.
My ghost..
Where'd you go?
What happened to the soul that you used to be?

You're a 'Rolling-Stone' boy.
'Never-sleep-alone' boy.
'Got-a-million-numbers-and-they're-filling-up-your-phone' boy.
I'm off the deep end,
Sleep in all night through the weekend.
Saying that I love him,
But I know I'm gonna leave him.

You say that you're no good for me,
'Cause I'm always tuggin' at your sleeve..
And I swear I hate you when you leave..
But I like it anyway.

My ghost..
Where'd you go?
I can't find you in the body sleepin' next to me.
My ghost..
Where'd you go?
What happened to the soul that you used to be?

I'm searching..
For something that I can't reach..

My ghost..
Where'd you go?
I can't find you in the body sleepin' next to me.
My ghost..
Where'd you go?
What happened to the soul that you used to be?

Halsey



All comments from YouTube:

Aliejha

I love how she mixes pastel and neon colors

lucitha bernard

Ikr

Deyanira Vianney

she looks so beautiful with those colors

PRIYASHREE DUBEY

Same here

B Cullen

I love how she makes me sec guess if I'm straight or not!

Penguin

Agree

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Spookysoup

Ngl, I was 15 when I saw this video and when I finally realized I liked girls. I've outgrown most of Halsey's music but this video makes me remember how shocked and in denial i was about being bi, and how great it feels now to finally accept and love myself for who i am ❤ So thanks Halsey ig

Greta Lanni Music

The same happened to me... Not with this video in particular,but thanks to Halsey and her opening up about being bi gave me the courage to accept my sexuality✨

Kritika Singh

My story for accepting my sexuality was different (of sorts). I used to watch coming out videos and it gave me strange sort of peace and happiness.

nanno

This is so me! I was 15 and found Halsey was just starting back then and this is her first song and I totally loved it. I was just trying to know what my sexuality back then and this music plus hayley kiyoko's Girls like Girls helped a lot. Now, I am turning 20 in a few months hahahaha

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