Cry Like a Ghost

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Songfacts®:

  • Frontman Michael Angelakos' troubles in the year leading up to release of Gossamer included time spent in a mental hospital and struggles with addiction. The record acted as a therapy session for Angelakos and on this song, the haunted songwriter cries about his demons. "No one's gonna tell you when enough's enough. Enough's always too tough," he exclaims. "Yes, I drank all those drinks on my own. My life's become some blurry little quest."
  • The song's music video deals with the turmoils of love. Directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert said the song's "crunchy" and "booty-smacking" intro inspired them. "The idea is this girl is dancing through her relationships," they explained. "We're trying to show how messy, confusing, funny, and sad and weird that is."

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