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About Apparitions

"Apparitions" is a song by Matthew Good Band. It was released as the third single from the band's second studio album, Underdogs. The song was very successful in Canada, being nominated for "Best Single" at the 1999 Juno Awards. The edited version of the song is featured on the MuchMusic compilation album, Big Shiny Tunes 3. Good regards "Apparitions" as one of his best compositions.


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Say hello
Close to me
No good-bye suicide mystery

The rat
In your brain
Turns a wheel
Connected to your guts and
All your faults are in me
And all your faults in me

What would you say
If we lived on t.v
Besides all the things they told you to
And all the things they told you to

We're stuck
Inside our own machine

Say hello
Well is it strange
Where you are
Where you used to be kind of free
Are they laughing at you
Laughing at you

The rat
In your brain
Rules the world
From the comfort of your living room
Tell me are we leaving soon
The comfort of your living room
Tell me are we leaving soon

We're stuck
Inside our own machine

We're stuck
Inside our own machine

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Matthew Good

Matthew Frederick Robert Good (born June 29, 1971) is a Canadian rock musician. He was the lead singer for the Matthew Good Band, one of Canada's most successful alternative rock bands in the 1990s, before dissolving the band in 2002. Other band members included drummer Ian Browne, guitarist/keyboardist Dave Genn, and original bassist Geoff Lloyd, later replaced by Rich Priske. In the years since the Matthew Good Band's disbanding, Good has pursued a solo career and established himself as a political activist and blogger. He is also credited with coining the phrase first world problems. more »

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Written by: Dave Genn, Matthew Good

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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10 facts about this song

Genre Fact
"Apparitions" by Matthew Good falls under the genre of Alternative Rock, showcasing Matthew Good's unique approach to rock music during the late '90s.
Released Fact
The song was released in 1997, making it one of Matthew Good Band's earliest hits and solidifying their presence on the Canadian music scene.
Album Fact
"Apparitions" is a part of the album "Underdogs," which was the second studio album by the Matthew Good Band.
Chart Performance Fact
"Apparitions" reached number 9 on Canada's RPM Singles chart and spent 18 weeks on the chart, cementing its status as a significant hit for the Matthew Good Band.
Award Fact
The "Underdogs" album, which included "Apparitions," resulted in two Juno nominations for the Matthew Good Band in 1998. The band was nominated for Best Rock Album and Best Group.
Music Video Fact
The music video for "Apparitions" won the award for Best Video at the 1998 MuchMusic Video Awards.
Emotional Content Fact
The song is known for its somber tone and introspective lyrics about fear, loneliness, and coming to terms with past hurts.
Performance Fact
Matthew Good often performs the song during his solo acoustic sets, illustrating its enduring popularity with fans and its place within his larger musical catalog.
Canadian Classic Fact
Over the years, "Apparitions" has become a classic within Canadian rock music due to its emotive lyrics, haunting melodies, and the memorable performances of the Matthew Good Band.
Reinterpretation Fact
Good released a reinterpreted version of "Apparitions" for his album "In a Coma," showcasing the adaptability and timeless nature of the song.

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