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So lonely, hurting to be noticed and Loved.
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Well, this song is all I got tonight, I love my wife and kids dearly but I'm growing ever so weak......
Soul is in pain, can't find any relief, but death he isn't sure about. So he doesn't try to end his life, only numb the pain.
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- Badflower was formed in Los Angeles in 2013 by singer/guitarist Josh Katz and guitarist Joey Morrow after writing a few songs together. They recruited bassist Alex Espiritu and drummer Anthony Sonetti to complete the outfit. The band's name came out of a random conversation that Katz and Morrow were having with one of the singer's family members. Katz recalled to Bandwagon magazine : "We heard the two words said in a certain way that made us both turn to each other and repeat it almost in perfect unison."
- This raw and emotional song touches on the sober topic of suicide. Katz, who co-wrote the lyrics, told ABC Radio though he has never tried to end his own life, he has had his difficult moments, mentally. "When I was on the last tour we did, I was suffering from panic disorder," Katz explained. "I would go on stage every night and I would start to have these panic attacks, and I was quite depressed and confused from having to do that for months. When I got back, I wanted to write a song playing out this terrible fantasy for my own form of therapy, I guess."
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Badflower is an American rock band founded in Los Angeles, California. The band is composed of singer/guitarist Josh Katz, lead guitarist Joey Morrow, bass guitarist Alex Espiritu and drummer Anthony Sonetti. The band is signed to Republic Records and was named Artist of the Week by Apple Music after the release of their EP Temper in 2016. Their debut studio album, titled OK, I'M SICK, is scheduled for release on February 22, 2019. more »
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Written by: Noah Shain, Josh Katz, Joey Morrow, Anthony Sonetti, Alex Espiritu
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The Emotional Journey of Badflower’s “Ghost”
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Music is a universal language that connects people through shared experiences and emotions. Badflower’s hit song “Ghost” resonates with fans around the world, touching on themes of love, loss, and mental health. But what is the meaning behind the lyrics, and why has this song become so popular? In this article, we will explore the emotional journey of “Ghost” and what it represents to both the band and its listeners.
Background of Badflower
Before we delve into the meaning behind “Ghost,” let’s take a moment to look at the band behind it. Badflower is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 2013. The band consists of Josh Katz (vocals/guitar), Joey Morrow (guitar), Alex Espiritu (bass), and Anthony Sonetti (drums). They first gained attention with their 2016 single “Anxiety,” which addressed the struggles of mental health and became a hit on rock radio stations.
The Inspiration for “Ghost”
According to Josh Katz, the inspiration for “Ghost” came from a personal experience of heartbreak. He explained in an interview with Billboard, “I had just gotten out of a bad relationship, and I had this feeling of needing to be alone and just deal with it, but then at the same time, I was like, ‘I’m feeling really alone right now, and I don’t like it.'” The lyrics of the song reflect this internal struggle, with lines like “I tried it once before, but I didn’t get too far / I felt a lot of pain but it didn’t stop my heart.”
Breaking Down the Lyrics
The lyrics of “Ghost” are both introspective and relatable. They touch on the emotional journey of heartbreak and the struggle to move on. The first verse sets the tone, describing a sense of emptiness and the desire to escape: “I tried it once before but I didn’t get too far I felt a lot of pain but it didn’t stop my heart And all I really wanted was someone to give a little fuck But I waited there forever and nobody even looked up”
The chorus is where the song’s title comes into play: “I’m just a ghost, I’m just a shadow now You’re looking through me, you’re trying to see something But all you’ll get is a dim reflection Of something that isn’t there anymore”
The metaphor of being a ghost or a shadow is relatable to anyone who has ever felt like they were invisible or insignificant. The bridge of the song is particularly poignant, with Katz singing: “I know it’s not supposed to be easy But it’s so hard And I’m sorry if I’m not ready Sorry if I’m not strong enough”
This vulnerability is what makes “Ghost” so powerful. It acknowledges the difficulty of moving on from heartbreak and the importance of self-care.
The Impact of “Ghost”
“Ghost” has resonated with fans around the world, becoming a hit on rock radio stations and streaming services. According to Billboard, the song spent over 13 weeks at the top of the US Mainstream Rock chart, making it one of the most successful rock songs of 2019. It has also received critical acclaim, with Rolling Stone calling it “a hit that manages to be both melancholy and exhilarating.”
The band has been open about the impact of the song on their personal lives. In an interview with Loudwire, Joey Morrow explained that the response from fans has been overwhelming: “It’s been really crazy. There have been people coming up to us, telling their stories, and how the song has helped them. That’s the most beautiful thing; when you can help people we’ve never even met.”
The emotional journey of “Ghost” is a testament to the power of music to connect people through shared experiences and emotions. Badflower’s hit song has become a beacon of hope for those going through heartbreak and struggling with mental health. Its success is a reminder that even in the darkest moments, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.
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