"Armageddon" as written by Jared Cotter, Frankie Storm, Evan Kidd Bogart and Alex Grant....
I wrote the words to this song on the back of a photograph
Behind your back it goes
A little something like this is way too big to miss
I got a letter in the mail

The sender failed to let me know where
It came from
Opened it up and sure enough there we were
Arm in arm (up in arms) again

I know it's small but my last call's been called half an hour ago
I know it's late but do you think you could at least fix it for me
The I'll go I'll go alone I swear
I won't tell a soul
I'll drink this beer and write in fear of a song that everybody hates

Armageddon, let the light in
Before we say goodbye give us something to believe in
Armageddon, we're not begging
For too much I don't think
Just need a goodbye kiss (one last salute)
Before we sink

I wrote the words to this song on the back of a photograph
Behind your back it goes
A little something like this is way to big to miss
I got a letter in the mail

The sender failed to let me know where
It came from
Opened it up and sure enough there we were
Arm in arm (up in arms) again

Armageddon, let the light in
Before we say goodbye give us something to believe in
Armageddon, we're not begging
For too much I don't think

Just need a goodbye kiss (one last salute)
Before we sink
We sink

We sink
We sink
We sink
We sink

Armageddon, let the light in
Before we say goodbye give us something to believe in
Armageddon, we're not begging
For too much I don't think
Just need a goodbye kiss (one last salute)
Before we sink


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"Armageddon" as written by Tawanna Dabney Evan Bogart

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    General CommentI don't think this song is about a relationship OR religion.

    I think this song is about the pressure of song writing.

    "Behind your back it goes" might refer to him having to put his personal issues and feelings about a certain someone into a song knowing that friend (or a group of friends) will probably feel betrayed "I'll drink this beer and write in fear of a song everybody hates"

    Although he's writing it in back of a photograph (which are usually quite small) it's taking him so long to get the words of the song out that the "last call" for drinks has been made at his local bar

    "I know it's late but do you think you could at least fix it for me" he's asking the bar tender to give him one last beer so he can just attempt to finish the song already and go

    Releasing that song might be the end of the relationship between him and his friend(s) so "armageddon" (end of the world) is quite fitting.

    And "let the light in" could refer to him asking for inspiration from the bar tender in terms of another beer. He doesn't think it's too much to ask for, especially since after he writes the song he will surely be in trouble with everyone "one last salute before we sink"
    cocainacoutureon January 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGoodbyes suck. Plain and simple.
    glowing meon May 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so good. I love this band.
    Fallsemesteron May 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of the first trio songs I ever heard, and I love it. I can't wait for warped tour!!
    finchguyon June 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about post partum break up syndrome
    thissitesucksbuttoxon July 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song just kicks ass. i cant believe only 4 people have commented on it. what a sad note on people these days. alkaline trio is fucking awesome.
    EndIsForever98on August 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgreat alk3 song, one of my favorites
    neeuqeikoocon August 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti really like this song, sadly because im a silly person...it makes me cry, reminds me of the fact my boyfriends away at college....*sigh* need a goodbye kiss before we sink-
    bloodyperfectionon August 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentim a silly person too and yehh it makes me cry as well... cuz i dont really c my bf cuz he gots werk and he goes to a diff. school... and hes having family probs... nad hes depressed cuz of them...**crys** whaa!!! god i love him so much it just lifts my spirits wen i get to talk to him even!! i love him so much... and breakups/goodbyes hurt like fukin hell...
    HawaiianBluPunkon August 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthey hawaiian, would it kill you to spell words correctly? when did this "spell things the way they sound" revolution start, fucking a man.
    "..c my bf cuz he gots werk..."
    6 to 8on September 13, 2002   Link

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