Lamb of God: Ghost Walking Meaning
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Ghost Walking Lyrics
Barren December under a falling sky, the end of days and a reason to die.
Obliteration never looked so divine.
Holding your breath for the moment in time...
anonymous Jul 3rd 2018 report
Double meanings here like most LoG songs. PTSD is the obvious surface context, but to me, the deeper meaning is the around our culture turning more to dependency and the root cause(s). People are lost, going through the motions, chasing happiness but finding sadness in it's place. Suicide and drug use are rampant. Anti-depressants are standard additions to morning coffee. Why? Our culture is producing dependent people. Dependent on government, police, technologies, and control. It's counter to nature at every turn. Nature cannot be controlled. The attempts to do so only slow the inevitable while creating a hell for the weak minded. We wonder why people are ghost walking. Are they really alive, or simply pretending to be?
anonymous Oct 23rd 2014 report
Yes, It is about Vietnam and a Drug Addiction. It's basically more so about the things we end up having to do to get us through very hard times, but we overcome the hard times, the old behaviors we've developed still remain. Example, Like a Vietnam Soldier who's shooting Heroin to get through the stressful situation he's in, then comes home from being there so long not only addicted to heroin but also having to deal with the mental side effects and adapting to being home and not under threat of being killed at any minute. He's withdrawing from heroin or continued using heroin. Either way he's dealing with a habit he wouldn't have formed if it wasn't for the stressful situation in Vietnam. -> "You chase the dragon but it followed you home". So yes it's about heroin or whatever, but look deeper. It's about a lot more than just doing drugs or Vietnam. (Just my opinion on the meaning) ♥ Lamb of God ♥
anonymous Aug 16th 2013 report
i personally find the lyrics of the song describing people dwelling in a place where they have already served their purpose.
anonymous Oct 29th 2012 report
Its both the Vietnam war and the drugs, I'm not exactly sure but i have heard many of the Vietnam soldiers were administered drugs by the government to fight the war. Like Methamphetamine, A soldier high enough and mad on the drug would stop at nothing to kill a foe after being stabbed and wouldn't feel the pain either. they also didn't eat as much saving the government money on provisions. "21 to 1 I'm liking the odds, a blood junkie with a lightning rod, a dirty rig and a heavenly nod." All sound like a nonchalant description of a kamikaze soldier to me. or maybe its the opposite an Iraq soldier bent on dying for his god. all just some things i considered that could be included with the rest.
anonymous Sep 15th 2012 report
The band themselves have said it was directly inspired by Vietnam but relates to any soldier. Someone who has gone through hell and survived and then turned to drug addiction to kill the pain and themselves.
anonymous Aug 22nd 2012 report
you dont have to agree with me and feel free to give me 1 star, but i think its about how this country used to have more pride " do you remember when work was bond, a fleeting promise in the light of the dawn". " the end of days and a reason to die". but now we have everyone doing drugs. " shots fired just to numb the pain, theres no one left to save".
anonymous Apr 30th 2012 report
Maybe a world destroyed by war, he's "been through hell", but now he just wants to die. He wants everything to die, just to end the pain.
anonymous Apr 22nd 2012 report
It's about surviving a drug addiction, then reverting to old ways... "You lived through hell, now you're trying to die" gives that away. Perhaps it is percoset, like this other person said.
anonymous Apr 11th 2012 report
I think this song is about the end of the world.
anonymous Mar 21st 2012 report
A soldier in battle, or a kid in a bad home that is mad and is deciding to totally screw everything and just living life [me].
anonymous Jan 19th 2012 report
this song is about an addiction to percocet, chasing the dragon is smoking Oxycontin off of tin foil. as you heat the tin foil the smoke rises and you tilt the foil so the pill slides, the black residue from the pill is called the dragon, you literally chase the pill to get the smoke.
anonymous Dec 26th 2011 report
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