"Famous Last Words" as written by and Roland/holland Orzabal....
After the wash
Before the fire
I will decay
Melt in your arms
As the day hits the night
We will sit by candlelight
We will laugh
We will sing
When the saints go marching in
A for a heart
B for a brain
Insects and grass
Are all that remain
When the light from above
Burns a hole straight through our love
We will laugh
We will sing
When the saints go marching in
And we will carry war no more
All our love and all our of pain
Will be but a tune
The Sun and the Moon
The wind and the rain
Hand in hand we'll do and die
Listening to the band that made us cry
We'll have nothing to lose
We'll have nothing to gain
Just to stay this real life situation
For one last refrain
As the day hits the night
We will sit by candlelight
We will laugh
We will sing
When the saints go marching in
And we will carry war no more



Lyrics submitted by ruben

"Famous Last Words" as written by Roland Orzabal Nicky Holland

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    General Commentyay first post!

    story about two lovers enjoying their last moment together before the end of the world. if the world were to suddenly end in an apocalyptic blaze of glory, why not just accept it and enjoy the moment with your special someone.
    border142on January 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI agree with @border142, this is a song about the last two people as the world has ended, due to (nuclear) war. They are enjoying their alone time, and perhaps final moments. At least they will "carry war no more" in their lives or hereafter.

    Words like "decay", and "insects in grass" lead me to believe the war that happened was nuclear, creating radioactive decay leaving only cockroaches alive in its wake.

    The rest of the words are very self explanatory.
    MattBiancoon March 19, 2016   Link

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