Ghosttown



Lyrics

Maybe it was all too much
Too much for a man to take
Everything's bound to break
Sooner or later, sooner or later

You're all that I can trust
Facing the darkest days
Everyone ran away
We're gonna stay here, we're gonna stay here

Ahh, ahh I know you're scared tonight
Ahh, ahh I'll never leave your side

When it all falls, when it all falls down
I'll be your fire when the lights go out
When there's no one, no one else around
We'll be two souls in a ghosttown

When the world gets cold, I'll be your cover
Let's just hold onto each other
When it all falls, when it all falls down
We'll be two souls in a ghosttown

Tell me how we got this far
Every man for himself
Everything's gone to hell
We gotta stay strong, we're gonna hold on

This world has turned to dust
All we've got left is love
Might as well start with us
Singing a new song, something to build on

Ahh, ahh I know you're scared tonight
Ahh, ahh I'll never leave your side

When it all falls, when it all falls down
I'll be your fire when the lights go out
When there's no one, no one else around
We'll be two souls in a ghosttown

When the world gets cold, I'll be your cover
Let's just hold onto each other
When it all falls, when it all falls down
We'll be two souls in a ghosttown

I know we're alright
Cause we'll never be alone
In this mad mad
In this mad mad world

Even with no light
We're gonna shine like gold
In this mad mad
In this mad mad world

When it all falls, when it all falls down
I'll be your fire when the lights go out
When there's no one, no one else around
We'll be two souls in a ghosttown

When it all falls, when it all falls down
I'll be your fire when the lights go out
When there's no one, no one else around
We'll be two souls in a ghosttown

When the world gets cold I'll be your cover
Let's just hold onto each other
When it all falls, when it all falls down
We'll be two souls in a ghosttown

When it all falls, when it all falls down
We'll be two souls in a ghosttown

Credits

Written by Madonna, Sean Douglas, Evan Kidd Bogart and Jason Evigan
Produced by Madonna, Billboard and Jason Evigan
Backing vocals by Jason Evigan


Album

Rebel Heart, the album
Rebel Heart


Single

Ghosttown, the single This track was part of the album pre-order on December 20th 2014. In several interviews Madonna declared it to be one of her favourite songs and in April 2015 it was released as second single. It received a remix treatment by several producers, including THRILL, Mike Cruz, Don Diablo and Dirty Pop. It became Madonna's 45th number 1 hit on the Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play breaking the record of the most #1's on a single Billboard chart.


Video

Ghosttown, the video The video was directed by Jonas Ã…kerlund mid March, while his wife Bea Ã…kerlund styled Madonna in a Chrome Hearts leather greatcoat replete with billowing train. The dress was designed by Belgian designer duo A.F. Vandevorst. After the planned video premiere on mobile app Meerkat failed twice, it first became available on Madonna's Vevo channel on April 8, while a Making Of was available on the Tidal platform. The video, which is her most cinematographic clip in years, shows Madonna as a survivor after a nuclear disaster, making her way through the rubble and destruction, until she meets another survivor, portrayed by Terrence Howard. Once their distrust is set aside, they connect together in a wonderful tango. A small child joins them in their post-Apocalyptic family as they walk away hand in hand.



Tour

Ghosttown @ iHeart Radio Music Awards The single and video were released during the Rebel Heart promo tour, so the song was performed on several TV shows (Jonathan Ross, Ellen DeGeneres, Le Grand Journal & Che Tempo Che Fa), as well as at the iHeart Radio Music Awards, where Madonna was joined on stage by Taylor Swift who played the guitar during the performance.

Ghosttown @ Rebel Heart Tour This fantastic single was unfortunately excluded from the Rebel Heart Tour setlist. However, Madonna added the track as surprise song during the Latin / Gypsy in Brooklyn. After that, Ghosttown was performed at 15 more shows. It featured Madonna sitting on a bar stool, with Monte on guitar next to her.

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