"it's too late" as written by Seth James Johnson, Joseph Matthew Lussa, Ryan O'connor and Daniel James Stevens....
What you, what you see is something you can't distinguish,
Something you know that you love.
What you, what you need is something she'll never be.
I think it's time to let you go.

Better ask the Captain.
Do it now.
Do it before we drown.

[Repeat: x2]
It's too late, it's too late
I think the tide has come to wash you out,
Wash you away from here.

Here comes the storm, it's moving in and swallowing
Like the bottom half of an hour glass
And we're running out of space.

Better ask the Captain.
Do it now.
Do it before we drown.

[Repeat: x2]
It's too late, it's too late
I think the tide has come to wash you out,
Wash you away from here.

Empty ocean is all we see,
The north star is all we need.
This time is probably right for everyone to say their goodbyes.
May day May day she said to me,
However it's too late
Captain, oh Captain, we've lost our direction.

It's too late
It's too late
It's too late.

[Repeat: x2]
It's too late, it's too late
I think the tide has come to wash you out,
Wash you away from here.


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"It's Too Late" as written by Joseph Matthew Lussa Seth James Johnson

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Another Victory Publishing

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    General CommentThis is a great song, and a great cd. Well, to actually give some meaning to this song, I think the overall song is about losing feelings for a girl. They use a lot of sea metaphors that you can easily decipher, for example:

    It's too late, it's too late
    I think the tide has come to wash you out
    Wash you away from here

    ^
    It's too late to go back and change things, he lost feelings for her, and you can't stop the tide from coming, it's gonna come and it'll wash away whatever's in its path.


    Here comes the storm
    It's moving in and swallowing
    Like the bottom half of an hourglass
    And we're running out of space
    Go and ask the captain
    Do it now, do it before we drown


    ^
    The bad is overweighing the good in their relationship - find a way to fix it, or they're gonna end.


    Empty ocean is all we see
    The North Star is all we need
    This time is probably right for everyone
    To say their goodbyes
    "Mayday, mayday!" she said to me
    However, it's too late
    Captain, oh captain, we've lost our direction

    ^The relationship is going nowhere (empty ocean is all we see) and he wants a way out because he thinks it'll be better for the both of them (the North Star's all we need). She doesn't want to leave though, she thinks they can work it out (Mayday! Mayday! she said). But he doesn't think they can fix it...it's too late.
    CarrieWithoutSoundxon January 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy has no one commented on this song yet? I love it.
    babygrl814on May 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy has no one commented on this song yet? I love it.
    babygrl814on May 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTell me about it. I fucking love it as well.
    Morbid_Insanityon July 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits go and ask the captain
    drew213on August 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is amazinggggg. just saw them at bamboozle left- glorious.
    martinusgirlon October 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazinggggg. just saw them at bamboozle left- glorious.
    martinusgirlon October 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsounds like it's 'go and ask the captain', instead of 'better ask the captain'

    ..good song :]
    jacklyn07on July 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah, that's always what i thought it said.
    taylerx0on July 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song its really good, just like the rest of their songs:)
    i LOVE the audition!!!
    tacademyis123on November 02, 2007   Link

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