I LOVE THIS SO MUCH.
It's a song full of those complex (and yet perfectly simple) contradictions that Bruce so brilliantly draws together in his music.
The melody, the band, is a starburst of joy; the lyrics are defiantly full of life and love, yet are leavened with grief and loss. Life and death in the same breath, the same musical phrase.
The ghosts are gone. The ghosts live on.
As with the best rock songs, it's a reminder of our mortality. Not simply in the Grim Reaper, 'everyone dies' sense, but a reminder that the flip side is also true - 'everyone lives'. So we live