title iconWhy Justin Bieber Sings 'Ghost'with such Painful Meaning

Justin Bieber has been a teen idol for over a decade. Bieber, like most people, has been in love and lost several times since 2009. Bieber has become one of the most popular and best-selling artists of all time, even though most people don't know about him. Justice, his sixth studio album, was released in early 2021.

It is worth noting that this particular record contains several noteworthy songs, but one stands out above the others: the two-and-a-half-minute track "Ghost." Using hard-hitting lyrics, "Ghost" touches on some heavy subjects. Check out the lyrics below to find out what they mean.

As the title suggests, "Ghost" is about losing a loved one, probably because they have passed away. It's obvious that you've crossed a bridge that I can't follow, Bieber sings. However, "Ghost" serves in more than an elegiac manner. A tune like this can be comforting for those who are dealing with the issues of long-distance or separation.

During a 2021 interview with Vogue, Justin Bieber explained that the song deals with "the loss of somebody you care about.". This year has been challenging for many, with many people losing loved ones and relationships. This hook says, 'If I can't get close to you, I will settle for the ghost of you.' That works for the quarantine situation [...] we aren't relaxing and connecting as we should be.

The only memories we have are these. I hope that this resonates with you and brings you a sense of joy or comfort." In a later interview in 2021, Bieber said, "Ghost" is a really special record. It was my goal to make people feel that there is hope and that the trauma and hurt won't last forever by making this song. Healers need time to do their work. There will come a point when that pain won't be so severe. There will be a fading of that feeling."

In addition to Michael Pollack, Bieber wrote "Ghost" with two Monsters & Strangerz songwriters/producers (Jordan K. Johnson and Stefan Johnson). The songwriters infused the song with different meanings, showing that music is subjective at its core.

According to Bellion, "Ghost" represents the death of a loved one in a more literal sense. On Twitter, Bellion revealed who he thought of when "Ghost" came on in 2022. His grandmother was the inspiration for this piece. It's great to feel her every time I turn on my car radio. My heart misses you, Gma.”What kind of person does "Ghost" remind you of? Comment below to let us know what you