Jake Owen’s “Ghost Town” Is For You If They’re Gone But The Memories Still Haunt You

“Thought it was safe to go outside
But I guess I was wrong
Thought I could take a little ride
Just to see what was going on
Girl I know it’s been awhile
Awhile since you’ve been gone I swear
Aw but baby I still see you everywhere”

The relationship is over. It’s been over for a while now but you still can’t shake the thought of them. They might be physically gone, yet you mentally see them everywhere you look.

Sometimes memories are good, yet other times they can be haunting. There are bad memories that some of us would do anything to erase out of our minds and then there are good memories we hold on to no matter what. The worst kind of memory though is the one that used to be good but now seems to be affecting you in a way that you don’t like.

Personally, I find various places or times of year can spark up memories the most. One that I can’t shake is a memory I have at my favorite place in the world, Dale Hollow Lake. This place is my happy spot, it’s where I’ve grown up and where I’ve had some of the best days of my life. I love going here, yet every time I’m there, memories come flooding back. Some of those memories are good from my childhood and family trips but more recently the memories that come flooding back are the haunting kind.

The memories are from a time that a guy from my past was at the lake with me. The thing that kills me is this relationship is over, he’s gone, and we’ve both moved on. I’m over him completely, yet the second I get to this place the memories I have with him there hit me like a brick wall. It’s hard to shake those memories and it’s frustrating that I can’t go to my happy place without thinking of him. When times like this come up, I turn to music because music gets me. A song I’ve been playing on repeat is Jake Owen‘s “Ghost Town” because it seems to me that this ex of mine turned Byrdstown into a Ghost Town for me.

Anyone else feel me on this? Shout out to Jake Owen cause he obviously gets it. 

P.S. Jake Owen’s “Tell Me” might also be a good one for you.

A beer bottle on a dock


A beer bottle on a dock