"Awkward Last Words" as written by Ben Jorgensen, Nash Breen, Peter James Decicco and Anthony Diionno....
I wanna live again
I wanna start everything over again
I wanna get this right
I'll meet you in another life
Over again
I'm coming back around again
Coming back over again
I'm coming back around again,
But now it's over

We're out of time and I can't breathe
I told you not to believe in me
'Cause all I do is push you far away from me
All I do is put you far away from me
Out of time and I can't breathe
I told you not to believe in me
'Cause all I do is push you far away from me
All I do is push you far away from me

I'm gonna make this work
I'm gonna change everything wrong with me
I'm gonna prove you wrong
When I meet you in another life
Over again
I'm coming back around again
Coming back over again
I'm coming back around again,
But now it's over

We're out of time and I can't breathe
I told you not to believe in me
'Cause all I do is push you far away from me
All I do is push you far away from me
Out of time and I can't breathe
I told you not to believe in me
'Cause all I do is push you far away from me
All I do is push you far away from me

I never had the gift of holding on to you
You're so far, so far away
No I, never had to give up of holding on to you
You're so far, so far away

I wanna live again
I wanna live again
I wanna live again
I wanna start everything over again
I wanna live again
I wanna live again
I wanna live again
I wanna start everything over again

We're out of time and I can't breathe
We're out of time and I can't breathe
We're out of time and I can't breathe
We're out of time and I can't breathe
I told you not to believe in me
'Cause all I do is push you far away from me
All I do is push you far away from me


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"Awkward Last Words" as written by Ben Jorgensen Anthony Diionno

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    General CommentI never had to "gift" of holding on to you
    You’re so far, so far away

    great song on an impressive album
    // Josh(ua)
    Triceratops113on January 30, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"the gift" oopsie
    Triceratops113on January 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit's "push you far away" not put.
    zachary xxxon February 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely one of my favorite songs on the album. I take it as messing up with a loved one, and it being too late. But they want a chance still, even if in reality there isn't one. So good.
    Trebmalon February 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentim hearing it right now its like if they screwed up in a relationship and want to take it all back and make things work even though theres no hope.
    _Emogirl_on February 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think all the songs on this album link together. Car Underwater where he kills himself because he didn't want to be a burden to an ex because he still loved her.

    And this song, Awkward Last Words, where he regrets what he did and so when he is in another life and she is there with him, he will try and perfect what he did wrong making the relationship perfect. I could be wrong though.
    StrangeKaraon March 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this might mean that the guy met a girl that he truly could have (and maybe should have) loved, but he'd made past mistakes and had already given away his heart in a relationship that didn't last. "I never had the gift of holding on to you" could suggest that he wanted this girl so badly, but he could never have her because he had no heart to give her; he had already given away his heart to someone else.
    deathbycrayonon March 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think the closest interpretation of the song is deathbycaryons. i was just at an armor for sleep show, and ben said that the song was about crushes, and finding new love. however, i dont think that he gave his heart to someone else necessarily, more like, it was in another place.
    emotinaon July 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song to death.
    youcanbreathe_nowon October 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentPeople, What To Do When You're Dead is a concept album. They're telling a story.
    deathbycrayon, your idea is a fair one, except you don't seem to know about it being a concept album.
    In Car Underwater, the character kills himself by driving into a lake or something. In The Truth About Heaven, he comes back down to earth and tells his girlfriend that it suck cause she isn't there. In Remember to feel real... I really don't know. It might be him overhearing some stuff his "friends" said after his death and getting pissed off about it.
    This song is about his regrets for what he did, because even in death, he still loves his girlfriend. And this is him saying that he wants to be reborn and I guess he's trying to say that he's going to find some way of doing it.
    MonkeyAbuseron November 06, 2005   Link

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