Ghost World

Album: Bachelor No.2 (2000)


  • This was inspired by the Dan Clowes graphic novel of the same title, which was later made into a movie also called Ghost World. The lyrics deal with friendship and the frustrating, mundane aspects of going to high school in a town from which you're trying to escape - the subject of the graphic novel. "Everyone I know is acting weird or way too cool" and "I'm bailing this town/ or tearing it down/ or probably more like hanging around."
  • The music video shot in small town and high school gym. In it, Mann wears the quirky, creative thrift store costume outfits worn by the characters Enid Coleslaw and Rebecca Doppelmeyer in the Ghost World graphic novel.


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