Who was it who asked about the last mile mile being the hardest mile
Trying not to spend more time looking back
There's still a bit more time looking back
There's still a bit more to go
Can't stop measuring strike outs to home runs
Trying to justify these compromises that have piled up and dulled my blade
Maybe we stayed too long didn't say enough, swing hard enough
The years just sort of ran away
And the ones that follow won't be as fun
I'll never love anything else the way that I loved this
So you know its not gonna be so easy
To just let go

But the credits they will roll

It's getting harder and harder
To give too much of my body and soul to a mess overrun by morons and thugs
Who's only purpose is to break this, not hard enough to make it
Fighting on their own
We stand bound and gagged as they pee on our rug
The end result of not a single motherfucker willing to take the hard road
Makes it that much easier to watch as the
Door swings slowly shut

Then there are those I'll carry with me forever, live deep in my chest
Watched as you took your last breath on that floor in Wilkes-Barre
The room loved you so deeply our hearts broke as you faded
And I can never repay the lesson you left me as we rolled outta town that night

Not a thought in my head of beginnings or endings
Make the most of these days while they are still unfolding
Keep right on dancing while that curtain is closing


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    General Commentamazing amazing lyrics

    poor song though, should have been a lot better

    it's just rather boring, like the band ran out of good ideas
    xperronexon June 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti'd have to disagree, i think this song is fucking incredible.
    aaron19on July 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentas with a lot of bane songs, i've got to agree with that musically it lacks a little, but, fuck; 'It's getting harder and harder to give too much of my body and soul to a mess overrun by morons and thugs who's only purpose is to break this, not hard enough to make it'.
    kphassholeattackon August 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commenteven though the note may not be as musically strong as previous records, aaron's lyrics and message have never lacked. the note is a commentary on the times.
    yourescumon December 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, especially when it's said

    "not a thought in my head of beginnings or endings"
    i can imagine what this song is about but.. i think that this phrase just perfectly fits how i use to live... not spending too much time on the past and not thinking too much to the future, just trying to survive in the present.
    pain_is_arton March 21, 2008   Link
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    Song Meaningsuch a good song, i think its about where they are as a band, and how he knows its going to end someday like all good things, "credits they will roll" "door swings slowly shut" those are obviously things that happen when someone leaves or something like a movie ends... "it's getting harder and harder
    To give too much of my body and soul to a mess overrun by morons and thugs
    Who's only purpose is to break this" thats about how hes getting older, and is eventually going to be like 45 and his body is going to get older as well, its like he plays a show with 100 kids, him along with like 30 other kids are completely in love with the music and they get it, but the other kids are just fucking it up, hurting people, wearing camo pants and fitted hats fucking all the important stuff up. the last paragraph is pretty straight forward, cherish these days, cause it will end one day, which will be completely heartbreaking
    Jesse138on March 25, 2009   Link

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