these hospital walls are the palest of white
here in this desert they're reciting my last rites
the smell of these halls
brings temporary comfort
as the oxygen flows through my blood
el corazon was poisoned tonight...
she's on her eight of nine.

when half of all your prayers are insincere,
the other half are lies.
here is this watermark under this bridge.
the point where it all crested,
rolled back and drifted into the sea.
i climb from this wreckage
as the smoke begins to clear from my lungs.
the closest of close calls has happened tonight.

it's time that i made things right
for the first time,
since the last time.
let this moment of clarity
lift this curse that has been cast upon me.

appreciate the good times,
but don't take the worst for granted.
'cause you only get so many second chance

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Eight Of Nine song meanings
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  • +2
    My OpinionI love the ending
    "appreciate the good times,
    but don't take the worst for granted.
    'cause you only get so many second chance "

    I'm definitely going to live my life with this quote always in mind.
    KTbaby659on July 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is a really good song... One of my favorites from So Long Astoria actually... but i was talking with other ataris fans.. and we cant figure out what the song is about---- a car crash we suppose --- but who's she? -- shes on her eight of nine.. life? -- If anyone can help us out on the meaning of this song that'd be great.. I'm writing to Kris to see what its really about, but a reply won't come for a long time.
    AtarisTimPagnottaon March 16, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI thought the song was about him almost dying in a house fire awhile back. He always talks about ashes and stuff on other songs like "So Long, Astoria" and "Fast Times at Dropout High"

    "as the smoke begins to clear from my lungs"

    But I must have been wrong
    FamousAson March 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about him almost dieing 8 times in arizona, and she is the van dubbed "el corazone" which means the heart
    atarikid77on March 17, 2003   Link
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    General Commenttreat every day like it was the last day of your life because you never know when it will be your turn to go...
    dashboredCon April 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with all thats been said about this song, "shes on her eight of nine"
    that whole 9 lives thing cats have, shes on the eighth life and its gonna be soon
    AtarisRuleon April 13, 2003   Link
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    General Commentactually this song is about everytime he goes to AZ he almost dies and hes like a cat when he says 8 of 9 because cats have 9 lives and hes on his eighth and el corazon is their van when it caught on fire. he actually has a tattoo of the AZ state flag witha horseshoe above it that says lucky on it to give him better luck in az
    LesPaulAtarison April 19, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, I saw that tattoo when I saw them played last week and as i drove home (through Arizona) I wondered why the hell Kris had an Arizona state flag tottoo. Thanks for answering that.
    Kaneon April 23, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthow has he almost died 8 times? and this is a good song.
    AtarisGeekon July 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that when he's says she's on her eight of nine, he's talking about his heart and he's saying that he just used up his 8th life and he's in the hospital and know's that he only has one life left to live.
    countingcrowsgirlon July 07, 2003   Link

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