"Last Night On Earth" as written by Christopher E. Rojas, Delta Goodrum and Billy Mann....
It's the last night on earth before the great divide
My hands are shaking time was never on our side
And there's no such thing as a beautiful goodbye
As an ordinary day I prayed for you a thousand times

It's never enough
No matter how many times I tried to tell to tell you this is love

If tomorrow never comes I want you to know right now that I
I'm gonna love you until the day I die
If tomorrow falls asleep can you hold me first
I'm gonna love you like it's the last night on earth
Like it's the last night on earth

A penny for your thoughts
A picture so it lasts
Let's knock down the walls of immortality
Your fingers on my skin only you can hear my fear
Only you can help me heal
I see forever with you here

It's never enough no matter how many miles stand between us this is love

If tomorrow never comes I want you to know right now that I
I'm gonna love you until the day I die
If tomorrow falls asleep can you hold me first
I'm gonna love you like it's the last night on earth

It's never enough
No it's never enough
(it's never enough)
Ooh

The afterglow
The horizon line
The shadows fall
Will you still be mine
Will you still be mine
Will you still be mine I ask

If tomorrow never comes I want you to know right now that I
I'm gonna love you until the day I die
If tomorrow falls asleep can you hold me first
I'm gonna love you like it's the last night on earth


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"Last Night on Earth" as written by Billy Mann Delta Goodrem

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    General Commenti think this song is bout delta loving sumone and she cant stop or help it and shes saying if tomorrow never comes she wants the person she loves to know how she feels.nice song
    horses_galoreon June 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song was the song i was going to give to my gf, BUT that was the night she told me that she liked someone else, so i was pretty p!$$3d off about that. yeah, i agree with horses_galore, what he said is pretty much correct
    vigilante13on July 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIs it just me or is the song really what i think its about...using references to such things as "the after glow" and "lets knock down the walls of immorality" makes me think shes hinting at something else.
    jamersonon May 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with what you said about her loving someone but this album was also written when she was going through her lymphoma treatment, so I was thinking that 'the last night on earth before the great divide' talks about something profound/huge happneing, could have been her surgery to take away some of hte cancer and how 'time was never on our side' she didn't know if she was going to survive or beat this cancer so it all means that she love ssomeone so much but each night could have been her last.
    aussiegirl87on June 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is probably my all time favourite song.
    As aussiegirl87 said, Delta wrote it during her battle with cancer, most likely for Mark who she was dating at the time :S
    Still, it's such a beautiful song. I think it's very much about love, and being vulnerable and afraid (of dying, being separated from the one you love, etc) and just saying everything you feel before it's too late.
    The album version has a lot more of a happy feel to it than the live ballad version though...
    Jacqui1on June 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commenta beautiful song about not caring if the world ends, as long as they're together
    SMUSER17185761on June 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about Delta being worried about maybe not surviving cancer, and saying to her partner that she loves them more than anything and that if she dies, she just wants to spend her last moments loving them. Beautiful song.
    Simplethings18on September 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentjamerson are you trying to say that you think it might be about sex?
    Angelicbabe0907on December 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't understand jamerson's comment,
    But I agree with the cancer-phase comments.
    I love this song, it's really beautiful.
    Laurawr-xon July 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favourite delta song out of all of them! the lyrics are so beautiful and really have a strong meaning.... like the others said i think its about delta not knowing wether or not she will survive the cancer...
    even though the lyrics suggest it, i dont think it just has to be about her partner it could also be about anyone else, family, friends ect

    the version she sang at the visualise was fantastic but like you said Jacqui1 it had a very different feel.
    maddie_babe_91on August 07, 2008   Link

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