Warden's calling for a lockdown, baby
He'll call on interim inequities
This is the last night in my body;
Assist in the escape
Warden's calling on a jailbreak, baby
He'll fly like only a jailbird could
He'll fly like only a jailbird could

Like a felon, he fell into scandals,
Scams, and master plans
To circumvent all circumstances
He thought to his throat,
"We can swallow this key and leave when we please"
Let's hope this stomach, stomach
Let's hope this stomach disagrees

Warden's calling for a lockdown, baby
He'll call on interim inequities
This is the last night in my body;
Assist in the escape
Warden's calling on a jailbreak, baby
He'll fly like only a jailbird could
He'll fly like only a jailbird could

"Make a clean getaway," he said,
With his hands outstretched
To nurse her neck
She lured him in with a masochistic kiss
And he wished he could be anywhere, be anywhere but here

Warden's calling for a lockdown, baby
He'll call on interim inequities
This is the last night in my body;
Assist in the escape
Warden's calling on a jailbreak, baby
He'll fly like only a jailbird could
He'll fly like only a jailbird could

Arm (he could be anywhere)
in arm we walk (but here, but here)
outside (he could be anywhere)
so that all we've done was not in vain. (but here, but here)

Warden's calling for a lockdown, baby
He'll call on interim inequities
This is the last night in my body;
So assist in the escape
Warden's calling on a jailbreak, baby
He'll fly like only a jailbird could
He'll fly like only a jailbird could

Warden's calling for a lockdown, baby (Somehow,)
He'll call on interim inequities (for now,)
This is the last night in my body; (this skin will have to do.)
So assist in the escape
Warden's calling on a jailbreak, baby (Somehow,)
He'll fly like only a jailbird could (for now,)
He'll fly like only a jailbird could (this skin will have to do.)

This is the last night in my body, yeah.
[repeat until end]


Lyrics submitted by x_melancholy_x, edited by CyDe29

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    General CommentSo I was confused about this song until I read this:
    "If anything I would say I live by the standards I set for myself and strive to obtain them daily. This is where the lyric "This is the last night in my body." comes from. It was and is about being unsatisfied with how I am living and vowing to my self to never just settle or accept the way I am living."

    That was in an interview and Brendan's answer to what was his life motto. So I guess this song is about getting out of old habits, and changing into who you want to be, I can't put it in any better words than what Brendan said himself.
    thexauthoron August 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentfavorest songy in the whole widey worldy.:)
    no but awesome song
    BURNingHURTSaLOTon July 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthat totally clarifies everything for me, thanks thexauthor
    Your_Biznatchon November 09, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"This is the last night in my body" is a sweet line. And thanks thexauthor, because that makes sense and I never would have figured that out, haha.

    I always felt like the line described feeling on the brink of some huge, permanent change; this is the last night of my life that I'll be a high school student, a teenager, a virgin, a smoker... a prisoner, heh. You get the idea. Maybe it wasn't the intent to give that feeling, but that's what I got from it.
    walkintothecon December 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's about an alcoholic, check this out:

    He thought to his throat, "we can swallow this key
    and leave when we please"

    - In other words, he thought he could quit when he wanted.

    Lets hope his stomach disagrees

    - Speaks for itself.
    "Make a clean getaway", he said with his arms outstretched
    to nurse her neck
    - In other words, his hands around the neck of the beer bottle
    She lured him in
    with a masochistic kiss and he wished he could
    be anywhere but here
    - masochistic kiss, as a painful one but pleasurable (it's hurting him in the long run but he enjoys it)

    the prison break is quitting.
    Jagfireon December 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think Jagfire is close. I wouldn't have thought of the alcohol aspect. My first thoughts were that it was a song about suicide - jail break >> last night in my body. In light of what Jagfire suggests: The prison is the body, in which the mind is master (warden).

    Warden's calling for a lockdown:
    Separate yourself from the outside world

    Call on interim inequities:
    Dwell on things that are not right in your life

    Last night in my body; assist in the escape:
    Thinking of suicide, drink to numb yourself to the act

    Then, of course, the alcohol.

    The rest I'm not sure of. I think that walking outside, arm in arm so that all we've done is not in vain:
    means that you were not able to commit to the act - Somehow for now this skin will have to do. This is the last night in my body.

    You're still contemplating the act.
    The Real Radaron January 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is crazy.
    shinksteron February 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI can see why you would think it's about alcohol, but I would rather go with what Brendan said. On top of that, it makes a lot more sense when you look at it through the album, like in the song "The Rival Cycle".
    thexauthoron March 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI can see why you would think it's about alcohol, but I would rather go with what Brendan said. On top of that, it makes a lot more sense when you look at it through the album, like in the song "The Rival Cycle".
    thexauthoron March 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIts hard for me to understand the posting at the top and compare it to the metaphors in this song. Like where does the nurse come in and IDK these alcohol ones make more sense to me actually. Either way, this song is freaking sweet.

    And I dont mean to be a myspace whore, But This band doesn't have a Myspace, And I was trying to find it to set my pro song as this, And it doens't exist.
    fallingXfaston July 16, 2006   Link

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