"This Is Where It Ends" as written by and Steven/robertson Page....
I don't buy everything I read
I haven't even read everything I've bought
I don't cry every time I bleed
My eyes are dry but they're bloodshot

I have faith in medications
I believe in the Prozac nation
You play doctor
But I've lost patience
This is where it ends
This is where it ends

[Chorus]
Call the police and call the press
But please dear god don't tell my friends
This is where it ends
This is where it ends

Where's my pride where's my self esteem
Does is show in the drinks I've bought
I don't hide every time I'm seen
But I try not to get caught.

Make excuses for behavior
Can my illness be my savior
Hid my heart while you still gave yours
This is where it ends
This is where it ends

[Chorus]

She says she wants to live in a movie
I say I want someone else,to stand behind me and write it all down.
Cause I can't be bothered doing it myself,
And I don't want the responsibility of proving it's importance.

I have loved and I have waited
Been picked up and been sedated
Metal health is overrated
This is where it ends
This is where it ends

[Chorus]


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"This Is Where It Ends" as written by Steven Page Ed Robertson

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    General CommentI relate to this song...it's about someone fighting depression... I love this song!! :) BNL Rocks !
    adeifelon September 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI relate to this song...it's about someone fighting depression... I love this song!! :) BNL Rocks !
    adeifelon September 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the harmonies in this song!

    Obviously about living with depression - "mental health is overrated"
    rich20bon January 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI would definitely have to say that this song seems to be much more about alcoholism than depression. The lines about the drinks he's bought, and how he doesn't exactly hide (that would imply a problem), but that he tries not to get caught. That was what got me thinking this way, and it's easy to see how the rest of the song points to this as well, especially with the lines "make excuses for behavior, can my illness be my savior" referring to the old and tired "I can't help it, I'm an alcoholic" justification.
    TheAlmightyEggon May 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song will always be about someone suffering from suicidal issues.

    This is where it ends
    This is where it ends
    [obviously means he is about to kill himself, and this is where his life ends]

    Call the police and call the press
    But please, dear God, don't tell my friends
    [he's saying you can tell the police he killed himself, and tell the news reporter. Just don't tell his friends that he killed himself.]

    "Can my illness be my saviour?"
    [I think that is sort of self-explanatory is this guy is suicidal]

    "I have loved and I have waited"
    [He's tired of waiting for love, thus he decides to kill himself.]

    It all makes sense to me. If it doesn't for you, then too bad!
    Harpo_53on September 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song will always be about someone suffering from suicidal issues.

    This is where it ends
    This is where it ends
    [obviously means he is about to kill himself, and this is where his life ends]

    Call the police and call the press
    But please, dear God, don't tell my friends
    [he's saying you can tell the police he killed himself, and tell the news reporter. Just don't tell his friends that he killed himself.]

    "Can my illness be my saviour?"
    [I think that is sort of self-explanatory is this guy is suicidal]

    "I have loved and I have waited"
    [He's tired of waiting for love, thus he decides to kill himself.]

    It all makes sense to me. If it doesn't for you, then too bad!
    Harpo_53on September 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThat line about "call the police and call the press..." really speaks to me. I started cutting in college, awhile before anyone was talked much about it. And that's exactly how I felt: I need help!!! And, why don't people know about this? People should know about it! Except I'll die if anyone I know finds out. That line just sums it all up perfectly.

    I agree with the majority here that this song is about depression (any alcohol involved might be self-medicating the depression, but I don't think anything in the lyrics really indicates alcoholism), but I don't think it's really about suicide. To me it's more just a sense that something needs to change, NOW.
    gravity_defianton October 31, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is about our broken brains, the way we use our mental-health diagnoses to excuse the bad things we do, and the substances (licit and otherwise) that we use to cope with the problem (or bury it).

    The chorus and the bridge suggest it's also about the effect mental health inevitably has on a relationship. To the depressed person, the neurotypical partner seems like a wide-eyed idealist ("she wants to live in a movie"); to the neurotypical partner, the depressed one seems like a leaden anvil ("I can't be bothered doing it myself...").
    SirenAsunderon September 03, 2015   Link

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