The Ghost of You

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

At the end of the world or the last thing I see, you are never coming home. Could I? Should I? And all the things that you never ever told me. And all the smiles that are ever gonna haunt me.” –My Chemical Romance, The Ghost of You

"The Ghost of You" single cover by My Chemical Romance - source: www.clickmusic.com

Pada tanggal 22 Maret 2013 lalu, sebuah band rock terkemuka asal Amerika Serikat, My Chemical Romance, mengeluarkan pernyataan resmi bahwa mereka membubarkan diri. That’s a shamed actually, because they’re one of my favorite bands, and I love their music so much. One of my favorite tracks is a song called “The Ghost of You”. “The Ghost of You” merupakan bagian dari album kedua My Chemical Romance yang bertajuk “Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge”. Album ini dirilis pada tanggal 8 Juni 2004. Setahun kemudian, tepatnya pada tanggal 29 Agustus 2005, lagu “The Ghost of You” dirilis sebagai single keempat sekaligus terakhir dari album tersebut.
“The Ghost of You” is a song about losing a loved one. My Chemical Romance’s vocalist, Gerard Way, stated that “The Ghost of You” was more about the loss of someone you love. “I never said I’d lie and wait forever, if I died we’d be together. I can’t always just forget her, but she could try.” When it comes to that precious one person, even if they’re no longer in this world, their ghost would haunt forever. “Get the feeling that you’re never all alone. And I remember now, at the top of my lungs, in my arms, she dies.” That smile would haunt, the wound would linger. Those unsaid words wouldn’t disappear, the scar would remain. The feeling would linger, the spirit would cling on. And there we are in the fear of loss, haunted by the ghost of them.

"Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge" album cover by My Chemical Romance - source: www.last.fm

Sebuah music video (MV) sekelas blockbuster dirilis untuk lagu “The Ghost of You”. MV dengan tema “Saving Private Ryan” ini disutradarai oleh Marc Webb dan menghabiskan dana lebih dari 1 juta USD untuk produksinya. “The Ghost of You” diciptakan oleh seluruh personel My Chemical Romance, yaitu Gerard Way, Mikey Way, Matt Pelissier, Ray Toro, Frank Iero, dan Bob Bryar. This song peaked at number 1 on US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. One thing that made me surprised when I watch “The Ghost of You” MV was that Gerard Way looked so gorgeous, more than ever! I personally can never get bored of Gerard Way’s high-pitched voice. And I love how it always went well with the band’s straight hard-rock arrangement. Now that they had disbanded, “The Ghost of You” will remain as a legendary song.

You are never coming home. Could I? Should I? And all the wounds that are ever gonna scar me. For all the ghosts that are never gonna catch me.” –My Chemical Romance, The Ghost of You



“I never said I’d lie and wait forever, if I died we’d be together
I can’t always just forget her, but she could try

At the end of the world or the last thing I see
You are never coming home, never coming home
Could I? Should I?
And all the things that you never ever told me
And all the smiles that are never ever, ever

Get the feeling that you’re never all alone and I remember now
At the top of my lungs in my arms she dies, she dies

At the end of the world or the last thing I see
You are never coming home, never coming home
Could I? Should I?
And all the things that you never ever told me
And all the smiles that are ever gonna haunt me
Never coming home, never coming home
Could I? Should I?
And all the wounds that are ever gonna scar me
For all the ghosts that are never gonna catch me

If I fall, if I fall down”

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  1. mendengarkan lagu ini tak pernah ada bosannya dan selalu mampu menimbulkan pemahaman berbeda tiap kali mendengar lagunya...
    jempol buat postingan anda mba
    salam kenal

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