Foreman, Jon - Ghost Machine Lyrics




All hail the siren of our time
I'm possessed when she passes by
She drains the best years of my life
She makes promises
She could never keep

Ain't it a ghost machine
Making a ghost out of me
After all her lies I'm surprised that I still believe
She haunts me with her laughter in my dreams
My ghost machine

Father forgive me cause I know
Exactly how I spread my soul
My idolatry is in the pocket of my coat
I make promises
I could never keep

Ain't it a ghost machine
Ain't she a ghost machine
I'm still haunted by the faces on her screen
I swear she's gonna make a dead man out of me

Do you know yourself?
I heard a voice call out loud
We define ourselves
By the things we can't live without
I deny it, I could quit at any time
But my ghost is a drug
My ghost is a drug
She's in our blood
And I can't give her up

The clock - the altar of our time
The thought - the temple of our mind
Then I've been sprinkling the blood of most my life
On the altars of my ghost machine

Ain't she my enemy
My ancient remedy
The gods of all the empty promises that I believed
She haunts me with her laughter in my dreams
I swear she's gonna make a dead man out of me
My ghost machine





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  1. Andriely Amancio

    🥰🥰

  2. Láss

    My favorite song

  3. Josh Davis

    He’s talking about sin in this song. Talking about the empty promises sin makes, how it promises life and fulfillment but brings only death and hollowness.

    “The clock the altar of our time
    The thought the temple of our mind
    And I’ve been sprinkling the blood of most my life
    on the altars of my ghost machines.”
    What great poetry!

    “Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.”
    James 1:15 (NASB)

  4. Dangmeii Dangmei

    [Verse 1]
    All hail the siren of our time
    I'm possessed when she passes by
    She drains the best years of my life
    She makes promises
    She could never keep

    [Chorus 1]
    Ain't it a ghost machine
    Making a ghost out of me
    After all her lies I'm surprised that I still believe
    She haunts me with her laughter in my dreams
    My ghost machine

    [Verse 2]
    Father forgive me cause I know
    Exactly how I spread my soul
    My idolatry is in the pocket of my coat
    I make promises
    I could never keep

    [Chorus 2]
    Ain't it a ghost machine
    Ain't she a ghost machine
    I'm still haunted by the faces on her screen
    I swear she's gonna make a dead man out of me

    Do you know yourself?
    I heard a voice call out loud
    We define ourselves
    By the things we can't live without
    I deny it, I could quit at any time
    But my ghost is a drug
    My ghost is a drug
    She's in our blood
    And I can't give her up

    [Bridge]
    The clock, the altar of our time
    The thought, the temple of our mind
    Then I've been sprinkling the blood of most my life
    On the altars of my ghost machine

    [Outro]
    Ain't she my enemy
    My ancient remedy
    The gods of all the empty promises that I believed
    She haunts me with her laughter in my dreams
    I swear she's gonna make a dead man out of me
    My ghost machine

  5. Jackie Sampieri

    Ghost Machine is a song about one of the biggest struggles in a
    man’s life, pornography. Porn is one of the most sly sins for men
    because of how easy it can attack at any moment. Pastor/Rapper Trip Lee has a video on the fight between pornography and man.

  6. Simoko James Phiri

    I love the fact that any person with ghosts to fight can relate to this song. Such a beautiful song! Thanks Jon.

  7. ArcherWarhound

    "The Clock, the Alter of our Time,
    The Thought, the temple of our Mind,
    I've been sprinkling the blood of most my life
    On the alters of my Ghost Machine."

  8. ArcherWarhound

    The composition and feel of this song remind me very much of your contemplative songs on the early Switchfoot albums, Legend of Chin through Beautiful Letdown. Love it.

  9. steven mendez

    Verse 1]
    All hail the siren of our time
    I'm possessed when she passes by
    She drains the best years of my life
    She makes promises
    She could never keep

    [Chorus 1]
    Ain't it a ghost machine
    Making a ghost out of me
    After all her lies I'm surprised that I still believe
    She haunts me with her laughter in my dreams
    My ghost machine

    [Verse 2]
    Father forgive me cause I know
    Exactly how I spread my soul
    My idolatry is in the pocket of my coat
    I make promises
    I could never keep

    [Chorus 2]
    Ain't it a ghost machine
    Ain't she a ghost machine
    I'm still haunted by the faces on her screen
    I swear she's gonna make a dead man out of me

    Do you know yourself?
    I heard a voice call out loud
    We define ourselves
    By the things we can't live without
    I deny it, I could quit at any time
    But my ghost is a drug
    My ghost is a drug
    She's in our blood
    And I can't give her up

    [Bridge]
    The clock, the altar of our time
    The thought, the temple of our mind
    Then I've been sprinkling the blood of most my life
    On the altars of my ghost machine

    [Outro]
    Ain't she my enemy
    My ancient remedy
    The gods of all the empty promises that I believed
    She haunts me with her laughter in my dreams
    I swear she's gonna make a dead man out of me
    My ghost machine

  10. Key. LA

    A really beautiful and meaningful song.

  11. HungryDragon93

    this song is about drugs man "in the pocket of my coat"

    Samuel Davidson

    Phones.

    Samuel Davidson

    "I'm still haunted by the faces on the screen"

  12. Kessiya Philip

    This song is absolutely gorgeous and very meaningful. It makes me want to cry...💙💙💙

  13. extremefreediver xfdvr Xfdvr

    Repost this asap to everyone u know.....

  14. Elijah Abanto

    This song can actually be an anthem against all kinds of sin, the ultimate ghost machine. Beautiful and meaningful.

    Darrian Gario

    yeah hit the nail on the head there.

    Merc at Arms

    Essentially.

    One of the later lines is almost haunting "I hear her laughter in my dreams".
    Satan laughs at us when we sin, because he knows how stupid it is.

    Rebekah Ruth Gaña

    The music, the guitar, the voice, the artwork, everything is just so superb.

  15. D Muolo

    This song is about porn. I'm glad people are standing up agianst porn. and my favorite artists! porn kills love and is very addictive. this is a major problem throughout the world

    Elijah Abanto

    This song can actually be an anthem against all kinds of sin, the ultimate ghost machine.

    Drew Sifur

    It's about our idols What we feel like we can't live without The false prophets and false leaders of our time It doesn't talk specifically about just porn or just one thing It's a broad song just like every other wonderland of songs And every song by Jon or switchfoot

    Nathan Spencer

    Deion Muolo Yeah it really is terrible when you get caught in the cycle it creates.

  16. The Gilb

    This song is about starbucks right?

    Brew Bear Brewer

    Nope lol, I'm pretty sure it's about porn/any virtual (on a screen) lust.

    Darrian Gario

    lol no it's about idolizing social media and attachment to machinery and prioritizing that over actual social interaction. it's not about porn per- say, the subject could be something benign: Facebook, YouTube, video games fill in the blank. this song speaks to how total immersion in those things can make you miss out on family time or rest. it becomes like a vampire, your "ghost machine" that is.

    The Gilb

    +Darrian Gario I was mostly joking. But he does reference a siren and being defined by the things we can't live without you.

    Drew Sifur

    It's about our idols
    What we feel like we can't live without
    The false prophets and false leaders of our time
    It doesn't talk specifically about just porn or Starbucks or just one thing
    It's a broad song just like every other wonderland of songs
    And every song by Jon or switchfoot

  17. J Nutella

    According to Jon foreman this song is about cell phones and the attachment to social media.

    Sam Schultink

    +Rajax _JA That gives a lot of meaning in this current generation.

    Sam Schultink

    +Rajax _JA That gives a lot of meaning in this current generation.

    Drew Sifur

    I think It's also about our idols What we feel like we can't live without The false prophets and false leaders of our time It doesn't talk specifically about just porn or or just one thing It's a broad song just like every other wonderland of songs And every song by Jon or switchfoot

  18. Luizax

    Essa é uma música que fala muito comigo e eu amo esse toque do violão no começo.É simplesmente lindo😍

    Arth Éleres

    ♡♡♡♡

    Arth Éleres

    ♡♡♡♡

  19. Miguel Zazueta

    This is my song of the year!

  20. Maquillaje para princesas

    hermoso

    John Miller

    +yanimiu you are

  21. MrSchwah

    This song really speaks to me. Thank you so much for writing this. God bless you and the work you do Jon

  22. Brian Hoeck

    Another artist shares Jon's concerns about tech, in his work titled "Removed." Check out his photographs...they would make for a good "Ghost Machine" video: http://www.wimp.com/photographer-removes-phones-from-photos

  23. Courtney Price

    This is awesome.

  24. Angelo Correa

    perfeito.....

  25. Michiganman800

    let's see argue about politics or listen to this. Hmmmm. *Hits Repeat button* maybe politics is my ghost machine. Thank you Jon. You do God's work in more ways than you know

    Drew Sifur

    It's about our idols What we feel like we can't live without The false prophets and false leaders of our time It doesn't talk specifically about just porn or or just one thing It's a broad song just like every other wonderland of songs And every song by Jon or switchfoot

  26. Tamás Fábián

    I really really think this one is about pornography...

    Michiganman800

    I think it's bigger than just porn. I think it's about materialism-- or all the ways materialism infects us. So yes and no to your statement

    karikaru

    +Tamás Fábián "I'm still haunted by the faces on her screen" I don't know what else this could be referring to besides pornography.

    Lila Duga Arts

    Our band played this with Jon Foreman and he said it was about phones and our use of technology.

    Joshua Brewer

    +Tamás Fábián 'Could be anything related to lust. But you have the closest assumption.

  27. Ginie'O

    The Best one

  28. satishhhhable

    awesome song

  29. Kathleen Mondon

    ~this is my favorite new song of jon's.

    Simoko James Phiri

    This is my reaction everytime I hear something new from Jon

  30. Kieran XX

    Oh my god this song literally makes me cry.

  31. Natalia Do Santos

    Love it, love it!!!! Your music I love it!!!

  32. Isha Hernández

    This need more likes.
    Good job,Jon

  33. Moon River

    Love it.

  34. Family baba

    Jon......

  35. Kevin Qualls

    My favorite on Shadows!!

  36. Prime Reclaimer

    I really really like the sound of this song, it has a sound much like many of the songs off Thrice's Alchemy Index.

  37. Arbaaz Sharif

    His songs are just perfection <3

  38. James Brockman

    Wait, Jon spelt his own name wrong?

    Ray Grant

    @Stephen Duncan It was last night. I saw it as well and was shocked :/ alas, they appear to have fixed it

    James Brockman

    It had been spelt 'John'

    Joshua Brewer

    @James Brockman Sometimes I spell my name wrong. Jash. Dangit, why do I keep making that mistake??

    Josue Guevara

    his name is 'Jonathan' . 'Jon is just an abbreviation

    Sam Schultink

    +Josue Guevara Really?? I didnt know that. thanks

  39. jinki jinky

    i find myself holding my breath hearing just how good this song feels

  40. Flor Orellana

    I love this song, Jon is very good!!!

  41. Tessa Maye

    Gorgeous.

  42. William Cook

    Like seriously, a unique piece of artwork for each song? Jon, you're so cool.

    Claire Verdoorn

    They are all fabulous! I need prints of them!! :)

    Judah Dianderas

    only fair souls see truth right there, I'm sure many in the world don't get this feeling, fair soul vibes