The Ghost In You

Album: Mirror Moves (1984)
Charted: 68 59
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  • A man in my shoes runs a light
    And all the papers lied tonight
    But falling over you
    Is the news of the day
    Angels fall like rain
    And love is all of heaven away
    Inside you the time moves

    And she don't fade
    The ghost in you
    She don't fade
    Inside you the time moves
    And she don't fade

    A race is on I'm on your side
    And hearing you my engines die
    I'm in a mood for you
    For running away
    Stars come down in you
    And love, you can't give it away
    Inside you the time moves

    And she don't fade
    The ghost in you
    She don't fade
    Inside you the time moves
    And she don't fade

    Don't you go
    It makes no sense
    When all your talking supermen
    Just take away the time
    And get in the way
    Ain't it just like rain
    And love, is only heaven away
    Inside you the time moves

    And she don't fade
    The ghost in you
    She don't fade
    Inside you the time moves
    And she don't fade Writer/s: Richard Lofthouse Butler, Timothy Butler
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Will You Please from The Cold?!Miss this year.
  • Denise from SantafeButler claimed in an interview that the song was inspired by Princess Diana; written while she was still alive.
    “A man in my shoes runs a red light ...
    And all the papers lie tonight
    But falling over you is the news of the day.”

    Ordinary things get lost in the news when
    Diana was alive and everything she did was fodder for all the tabloids.

    “Stars come down in you.
    And love, love you can’t give it away.”

    While the most famous woman on the planet, and even famous people are diminished by her, she can’t find what she wants most which is love. She can’t find it with her Prince or the heart surgeon she loved.

    The song is beautiful, haunting and to hear it this many years later since her death makes the Title and subject that much more poignant. Trying to explain Diana’s popularity to anyone who wasn’t alive then is like trying to explain the Beatles. You can’t. She was deeply loved. This is one of the best Fur’s songs even if it wasn’t a huge hit.
  • Virginia Ramirez from Canoga Park, CaLOVE LOVE LOVE This song such a beautiful Melody with equally beautiful lyrics, I just wish I knew who it's about? It seems like there's some personal story behind it? Of course it could just be Richard Butlers sensitive heart bleeding all over his sleeve? If anyone knows the real story I'd love to read it.
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