ghost quartet song aesthetics 2/6

the subway

there’s a driver //, there’s a victim //, there’s a pusher // there’s a photographer

Usher, part 1

her child was stolen // and she blames herself // she is wasting away

Soldier and Rose

take me onto the dance floor // and let me cry against your cheek // then take me out back // and shoot me in the alley

Any Kind of Dead Person

if you could be a dead guy // what kind of dead guy would you be? // I’d be a ghost

Watch on

The Subway Ghost is a bodiless spirit in Silent Hill 3 who haunts the Hazel Street Station. The player cannot attack or kill him, but it is possible for him to kill the player. A newspaper reveals that it is the ghost of a 40 year old man who committed suicide by jumping on the train tracks in front of a moving train; this instantly decapitated him.

It is possible for Heather to read an article in a magazine about how a person killed unexpectedly or by suicide will not know they are dead and relive the moment of their death over and over again, and occasionally act hostile to humans.

If Heather proceeds to go to the platform where the man was killed, a cutscene will occur in first person of the ghost, in which he pushes Heather onto the tracks, where a train will come and quickly smite her if she does not get onto the platform in time. For players who wish to avoid this scenario, it is recommended to simply not read the magazine or the newspaper, and the entire bizarre ordeal can be skipped.

The forgotten crumbs
of your devoured childhood
didn’t know what to do
so, lonely & scared,
they dressed up as ghosts.

Your ghost crumbs
haunt you regularly,
7 days a week
(Monday - Munday),
like frisbees & Nerf footballs
stuck in the rain gutters
of your mind,

begging you
to come outside
& save them/play with them
before it’s too late.