The Creeping Ivies

This song from The Creeping Ivies is about spirits.

I feel you on my shoulder, the world is beaming down

I know you can’t be with me but I feel you all around

Cuz you’re the Rock n Roll Ghost

I don’t even have to play it I can just hear it perfectly in my head.

This song is about love for someone but a love that is supernatural. Like an unconscious force. Inspired by devotion, regret, loss, and death, and yet reaches into Life to propose an ode.

I always cry when I hear it, because you can really feel this girl’s fucking soul. And this is what this fucking music brings out. It’s not some kind of collective emotion. It’s this girl’s pain, it’s this girl’s life, and it’s about how her love is fucking hardcore. There is this guy and he was carrying something so precious that one day he just shot through the sky like a star. And now this girl is looking at the vast emptiness, the dark space blue, and there is nothing. But maybe there is something, and It’s not his memory, it’s actually him, and she’s come to be taken because how is it even possible that she’s still alive after all this?

But it’s impossible for him to take her because he’s not really there. So in order to keep living, in order to keep bearing her completely meaningless existence, she has to cry out this crazy complaint into the night about her anguished longing.

And suddenly you realize how astonishing it is that you can know someone and you can feel a person and her emotions, and you can identify, because although you didn’t live the same experience, you know someone who did.

Singing all night long and playing all the songs

Trashy like a doll, you’ve been thundering along

You’re the Rock n Roll Ghost

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