With the increasing popularity of shows like American Horror Story (FX), Being Human (Syfy), and Supernatural (CW), one thing is clear: we're fascinated by ghosts. Especially in the month of October, during the season of Halloween and the Day of the Dead. Whether as metaphors or as intimations of our mortality, you don't need to necessarily believe in ghosts to appreciate them. The following songs represent a variety of styles, from somber to playful. But they all share a certain sense of artistry that deals with the dead, the dying, or things departed.
Walking With a Ghost - Tegan and Sarah
"You're out of my mind, out of my mind
I was walking with a ghost"
Ghost in You - Matthew Puckett
"Angels fall like rain
and love, is all of heaven way
inside you the time moves and she don't fade
the ghost in you she don't fade"
A Mirror Without a Face - Royal Wood
"What good's a mirror without a face
Without a face
When there are spirits to take our place
I think I miss you even more..."
My Old Friend - We Are the City
"My old friend, tell me: where have you been?
I can't remember your eyes.
All the stars are still here, and all my tears turn to time"
Sooner or Later - ZaZa
"And I wait
All the lives you once knew"
Haunted - Poe
No I won't say please
One more look at the ghost
Before I'm gonna make it leave"
Ghost - Fefe Dobson
"You act like you just saw a ghost
I watch you getting way too close
Now I know why you're never there
Now I know so it's my turn to disappear"
The Ghost Inside - Broken Bells
"She's a star tonight
She gave up
The ghost inside"
Sleeping With Ghosts - Placebo
Dry your eyes
Soulmate dry your eyes
Cause soulmates never die"
Anniversary - Suzanne Vega
"Thick with ghosts, the wind whips round in circuitries
Carrying words as strangers exchange pleasantries
Do they intrude upon your private reveries
As they meet you on each corner
Meet you on each street"