"Last Resort" as written by Tobin Esperance, Jacoby Shaddix, Jerry Horton and David Buckner....
Cut my life into pieces
This is my last resort
Suffocation
No breathing
Don't give a fuck if I cut my arm, bleeding

This is my last resort

Cut my life into pieces
I've reached my last resort
Suffocation, no breathing
Don't give a fuck if I cut my arm, bleeding
Do you even care if I die bleeding?
Would it be wrong?, would it be right?
If I took my life tonight
Chances are that I might
Mutilation outta sight
And I'm contemplating suicide

'Cause I'm losing my sight
Losing my mind
Wish somebody would tell me I'm fine
Losing my sight
Losing my mind
Wish somebody would tell me I'm fine

I never realized I was spread too thin
Till it was too late
And I was empty within
Hungry!
Feeding on chaos
And living in sin
Downward spiral where do I begin?
It all started when I lost my mother
No love for myself
And no love for another.
Searching to find a love up on a higher level
Finding nothing but questions and devils

'Cause I'm losing my sight
Losing my mind
Wish somebody would tell me I'm fine
Losing my sight
Losing my mind
Wish somebody would tell me I'm fine
Nothing's alright
Nothing is fine
I'm running and I'm crying
I'm crying
I'm crying
I'm crying
I'm crying

I can't go on living this way

Cut my life into pieces
This is my last resort
Suffocation
No breathing
Don't give a fuck if I cut my arm, bleeding!
Would it be wrong?
Would it be right?
If I took my life tonight
Chances are that I might
Mutilation outta sight
And I'm contemplating suicide

'Cause I'm losing my sight
Losing my mind
Wish somebody would tell me I'm fine
Losing my sight
Losing my mind
Wish somebody would tell me I'm fine
Nothing's alright
Nothing is fine
I'm running and I'm crying

I can't go on living this way
Can't go on
Living this way
Nothing's alright


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"Last Resort" as written by Jacoby Shaddix David Buckner

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  • +11
    General CommentThe Lyrics are awesome!!! If anyone has gone through depression, or at least thought about suicide, and I have, then you would know that Papa Roach's lyrics are right on...If somebody ever wanted an insight to depression and or why someone would commit suicide this is the song...You feel helpless, and that nobody cares. A great Song
    drjamima317on August 28, 2002   Link
  • +6
    General Commentthis song says exactly how i feel. life sucks
    stupifiedon January 11, 2002   Link
  • +6
    General CommentThis song is about someone that is experiencing a lot of heart ache in their life and things don't turn out the way they would like. It's about emotional suffering and wanting to give up. He's looked back and seen all the messed up things that have happen to him in his life and to him it doesn't seem worth it to keep living, so suicide is being considered. Not knowing how to deal with you painful feelings and turning to cutting (self mudilation) as a pain release.

    People that are cutters (self mudilaters) feel hopeless,alone, misunderstood, ignored, unwanted, unloved, not worth being loved and they don't think it's worth it to go on. They don't know how to express their feelings in a healthy way. So they cut to release the pain. To them physical pain is better than emotional pain to them.

    Trust me when I say that that is what this song is about. I used to be a cutter til I found something worth living for and loved me for me. The good the bad and they ugly moments.
    mrsgrimmon March 23, 2009   Link
  • +5
    My InterpretationWell I think this song is about how he feels. he said "...it all started when I lost my mother. no love for my self and no love for another.." that says that his mother must of been someone who should him the good in life and kept the bad away and when she died for whatever everything hit him like a slap to the face. his life probably started to go from bad to worse to pure hell. then he probably felt like everyone was ignoring his pain and felt like "...would it be wrong or right if I took my life tonight chances are that I'm right.."
    AlissaLuston December 04, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General Commentthis is about someone who (obvously although no one else mentioned it) is into self mutilation(cutting) an they are just sick of being depressed an are considering suicide as a way out. i think this is a very good song, it doesn't take much thought to figure out the lyrics but alot of people can relate to it which is a good thing, overall i think this is an excellent song!
    LoSt_AnD_kOnFuZeDon March 06, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI thought the whole point of music was to enjoy it. But fair enough, the guy does seem like a bit of an idiot.
    sic_n_twisted, she is just saying what the song means to her. You said what you had to say so accept what she has to say. Fool.
    ThECr4cKFa1rYon April 29, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentok, i'm gonna get some hate for this, but who cares. ok, first of all, how many more retarded "i'm so depressed and i want to cut myself up cause it's the cool in thing to do these days" songs are we gonna have to listen to? your doing what every musician wants to do, professioanlly recording music. quit looking for pity. i lost respect for them as soon as i heard this song, about five minutes after i had heard of them. not to say that they are not talented, but come on, what happened to music? why does our generation have crap for music? what happened to music that stood for something? i hate when musicians are all telling us how to vote, and like these guys wioth this gay song, "oh i'm such a loser, i'm depressed" all your gonna do is get a bunch of depressed kids to listen to it, and then kill themselves, and your fan base is gone. grow up. people these days i swear.
    fastfingerzon August 30, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt means those teenage years (or later) when you're depressed and you think no-one else understands you. Wish you would look around and realise there are thousands of people feeling the same, only you're too busy feeling misunderstood to look around and see how little effort you're making to understand anyone else. And don't think I don't understand; been there, done that, got the prescription medication. My Doctor said 1 in 10 people who go to her go because of depression. You're not alone, stop pretending you are so you can wallow in self pity. Have a go at understanding your parents, rather than telling them they don't understand you. It's 6 years since I was diagnosed, and I'm still here, getting on with a damn good life (off the pills and everything).

    Rant over...
    Miss Leoon March 08, 2006   Link
  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionCut my life into pieces
    This is my last resort,
    Suffocation, no breathing
    Don't give a fuck if I cut my arm bleeding

    This is my last resort

    Cut my life into pieces
    I've reached my last resort,
    Suffocation, no breathing
    Don't give a fuck if I cut my arm bleeding
    Do you even care if I die pleading
    Would it be wrong, would it be right
    If I took my life tonight,
    Chances are that I might
    Mutilation out of sight
    And I'm contemplating suicide

    'Cause I'm losing my sight, losing my mind
    Wish somebody would tell me I'm fine
    Losing my sight, losing my mind
    Wish somebody would tell me I'm fine

    I never realized I was spread too thin
    'Til it was too late and I was empty within
    Hungry, feeding on chaos and living in sin
    Downward spiral, where do I begin?
    It all started when I lost my mother
    No love for myself and no love from another
    Searching to find a love upon a higher level
    finding nothing but questions and devils

    'Cause I'm losing my sight, losing my mind
    Wish somebody would tell me I'm fine
    Losing my sight, losing my mind
    Wish somebody would tell me I'm fine

    Nothin's alright, nothin' is fine
    I'm running and I'm crying
    I'm crying, I'm crying, I'm crying, I'm crying

    I can't go on living this way

    Cut my life into pieces
    This is my last resort,
    Suffocation, no breathing
    Don't give a fuck if I cut my arm bleeding

    Would it be wrong, would it be right
    If I took my life tonight,
    Chances are that I might
    Mutilation out of sight
    And I'm contemplating suicide

    'Cause I'm losing my sight, losing my mind
    Wish somebody would tell me I'm fine
    Losing my sight, losing my mind
    Wish somebody would tell me I'm fine

    Nothin's alright, nothin' is fine
    I'm running and I'm crying

    I can't go on living this way

    Can't go on
    Living this way
    Nothing's al...right!
    Ligaron October 09, 2010   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationThis songs about somebody saying something stupid to him and not knowing anything about his life so now it's time for suicde
    undefindsunseton April 17, 2015   Link

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