"This Time Is The Last Time" as written by and Tom Chaplin Tim Rice-oxley....
Save yourself because
The only thing that matters
Is that you get away from the pain
And the thought of losing your mind
Don't blame yourself
It was everyone around you
Who made you act this way
There's the stage and your chance
To watch it go down

Don't fake yourself into ever
Ever thinking about yesterday
That was then, this is now
Don't call it undone
Don't take what you've been dealt
You can exit out the
Back and make your getaway
Before anyone can see the
Damage you have done

This time is the last time so
Be here, here now
This time is the last time
Somehow make it through

State your case you've
Got everyone's attention
What can you say? Thanks or forget
What you've been given
Take your place, do you think that
You deserve the best of everything?
We don't get why you're here
Can you figure it out?

This time is the last time
So be here, here now

You've got to get away, oh I get
Lost in the thought of losing you
You've got to get away
I know it's a dream but it
Must be true, wave now goodbye
It's the lesson that you've been given
You can always move on to better things

This time is the last time
So be here, but be here now
This time is the last time somehow
This time is the last time
So be here, but be here now
This time is the last time
Somehow make it through


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"This Time Is the Last Time" as written by Richard David Hughes James Keith Warnock Sanger

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    General Commentim not too sure what this song means but when he says "this time is ur last time........" im thinking . you only get one chance to live ur life, dont give up on things, try to make them better for yourself

    - i just saw them live in VA, and wow, the best show ive ever been to, hands down. amazing band


    .....racHAeL)
    SoLastSummer7on June 29, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love the guitar in this song, all of the music comes together so beautifully.
    but yeah this seems to be about someone who is shy or uncertain or has a bad self esteem and [the singer] is trying to motivate them and push them to just make the leap.
    Incubus17on June 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI get lost in the thought of losing you...

    This song is about being accountable and taking responsibility for your actions.
    not_blondeon April 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree with not_blonde. Actually, this song reminds me of a friend who just can't own up to her mistakes. It confuses me though, the lyrics.

    "Don't blame yourself. It was everyone around you who made you act this way."

    I can't tell if that's sarcasm (the point of view of the person he's singing about) or truth. I'd go with sarcasm though. They can't accept that it's their own fault, whatever bad is happening. It seems like he's saying this is their chance to either own up, or forget it.
    Resistanceon April 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentim pretty sure its sarcasm. it would make sense that way.
    wordsthatchokeon June 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's completely sattirical to human nature. S/he's blaming everyone else for their mistakes, and they're saying that s/he can just leave before anyone else notices, even though everyone but the person in mention knows all about what's really going down. He has the attention he wants, so here's his chance to make the big scene in front of everyone that he's been making behind the scenes all along. No one is gonna take it anymore, this time is the last time. They WANT to lose him, and no one knows why he's there in the first place.
    BulletOrChapstickon June 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhat i got out of this song is that somebody made mistakes in the past and they have lots of regret and its holding them back from living the rest of their lives and the song was saying that you can't live in the past regretting what you've done and this is your chance to move on.

    nonetheless, its an awesome song.
    HeartlessNewon September 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree with HeartlessNew ^^ About forgetting the past, and moving on. Forgetting all your old mistakes, just learn from them..That train of thought. And yes a very awesome song.
    XxbrokendreamexXon January 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI just wanted everyone to know that there is a wave remix of this song and if you thought you liked this song then.....Its just ten times better now (if you like thumping beats and pseudo-80's keyboards). No seriously...the remix is great and the acoustic guitar is a wonderful feature on the new song.
    LindseyD4563on March 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe wave remix is amazing, too.
    loveisaverbon March 14, 2005   Link

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