"The Last Remaining Light" as written by Chris Cornell, Brad Wilk, Tim Commerford and Tom Morello....
Roll me on your frozen fields
Break my bones to watch them heal
Drown me in your thirsty veins
Where I'll watch and I'll wait
And pray for the rain

Curl like smoke and breath again
Down your throat inside your ribs
Through your spine in every nerve
Where I watch and I wait and yield to the hurt

And if you don't believe
The sun will rise
Stand alone and greet
The coming night
In the last remaining light

Seven moons and seven suns
Heaven waits for those who run
Down your winter and
Underneath your waves
Where you watch and you wait
And pray for the day

And if you don't believe
The sun will rise
Stand alone and greet
The coming night
In the last remaining light

And if you don't believe
The sun will rise
Stand alone and greet
The coming night
In the last remaining light
Light
Light
Light


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"The Last Remaining Light" as written by Chris Cornell Timothy Commerford

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  • +2
    General CommentSheesh cristians strike again, I suppose you have take a break on the net between shifts of spreading single minded fundamentalism.

    Anyway, as with most songs the meaning of this song is most likely simply what it means to you as a person. Or you could ask Chris, but he'd probably just smile and slowly back away from you.
    Melancholy Mechanicon August 06, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is chilling. It reminds me of the end of the world...of that last burning candle.
    mmbson February 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is definatly about god. it the chorus where he says, "and if you dont believe the sun (son?) will rise, stand alone and greet the coming night, in the last remaining light." i think hes saying if you dont believe in god or heaven or anything like that, then there is nothing else for you in the end. if you think death is the end, and there is no afterlife, then stand and greet the coming night, because thats all there is, you better embrace it. the last moment(s) of your life is the last remaining light.
    katiemac85on September 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the song is refering to somebody who is on their deathbed and is about to die and who won't survive the night and so in the last remaining time you have alive you embrace/prepare for the last moments of your life.
    phil_zipon October 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"and you too the herd " should be "and yield to the hurt".

    I don't know what it means to me, but I am haunted by it and I enjoy that.
    Mrs. Nelsonon February 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like the guitar solo.
    mmbson February 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI personally think this is one of the better tracks off the cd. The solo is bluesy. Its nice.
    DivineWind15on March 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about the apocolypse basically...
    FellONblACKdaySon March 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like katiemac85's interpretation. But, here's my take:

    I think this song is about a person who knows that death in inevitable. In many cases, doom, fear, and everything else hopeless is associated with death. However, 'the last remaining light' for the narrator is the fact there is a heaven waitng for him. In an otherwise doomed predicament, the only glimpse of hope at his darkest hour is that his end is not really the end.
    ophelia219on March 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song gives me chills.
    oh.pinknesson March 31, 2005   Link

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