This song is, more or less, about loneliness - but in a rather odd way. The song tells the story of a restless ghost who is very lonely and longs to be "human" again, but knows that's no longer possible. Knowing this, he is attempting to convince a young boy to go to Hell and haunt with him, so he doesn't have to be alone anymore, instead of going to Heaven and becoming an angel.
This is the last song on Ryan Adams late-2005 release, 29. With 9 tracks in total on the album, each song is supposed to represent - in one way or another - one year in Ryan's twenties.
Suggestion credit: Leon - Waterbury, CT, for above 2
Karen from Prince George, BcI think Ryan is brilliant, his talent amazes me and his songs make me shiver. I'm happy to have 9 of his albums so far and I love pretty much all of it. Hope he keeps them coming! Karen, B.C., Canada
The Boyz II Men hit "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday" is an a capella cover of a song from 1975 by G.C. Cameron that was used in the movie Cooley High to express the feeling of parting ways with high school friends.