"Nothing Lasts Forever" as written by Christopher John Cheney and Andy Douglas Strachan....
He's waiting down at the corner under the streetlight
He's only following orders 'til midnight
And then he'll sneak back home to his wife,
And his everyday life.
He says he's been at the pub with the boys all night,
She acts as if she don't know says its alright.
But he knows she don't believe him.

On and on, on and on.

Cause nothing lasts forever,
And nothing lasts forever.
Everything dies eventually,
Cover your eyes if you don't want to see.

This isn't how she thought that her life should be.
When they first met back in '63,
And a future together was all she could see.
He said if you stick with me,
Then you know we'll be alright.
A family for the rest of our lives,
And I'll always be by your side.
And that's when she cried.

On and on, on and on.

Cause nothing lasts forever,
And nothing lasts forever.
Everything dies eventually,
Cover your eyes if you don't want to see.

So he takes off his tie and he tells another lie,
She only believed it for a minute.
And she doesn't ask why,
She doesn't want to pry.
She only believes it for a minute.
He's walking out the door and into a new life,
He's already got plans with his new wife,
And a house in a new neighborhood.
He says he's been at the pub with the boys all night,
She acts as if she don't know,
Says its alright.
But he knows she don't believe him,
But she's sick of arguing.

On and on, on and on.

Cause nothing lasts forever
And nothing lasts forever
Everything dies eventually
Cover your eyes if you don't want to see

She's been waking around,
With her heart dragging on the ground.
She don't need to frown.


Lyrics submitted by TheJackOfSpoons

"Nothing Lasts Forever" as written by Christopher John Cheney Andy Douglas Strachan

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    General Commentthis is one of the best TLE songs ever made! its something unexpected but really beautiful :) CoinXOperatedXGirl (hello friend!!) you've pretty muched summed up the entire song and saved me a lot of time haha but i just wanted to say how much i love this song! the lyrics are strong and the music executes the sad emotion of the song "nothing lasts forever..everything dies eventually"
    Xwithout.a.soundXon March 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWoah! Booyah! First to comment on one of TLE's greatest songs on the 'State of Emergency' album! Hmm... pressures on! nah, but i love this song so much, it is sad when you listen to it's lyrics 'close your eyes, if you don't want to see' v powerful line. Is it just me, or doesn't it go 'everything dies, eventually' not 'if he dies, eventually?' Hmm... Maybe it's just me. My two cents, it's about a man and a woman, they are, technically in a relationship, however, the song is portrayed as if the man has somewhat of a double life. Like, a con artist. I love the line, 'He said if you stick with me then you know we'll be all right, a family for the rest of our lives and I'll always be by your side. And that's when she cried' It's extremely ironic, because later, we find out that the man has practically, ditched his wife, and has moved onto another life, a new wife, a new neighbourhood 'He's walking out of the door and into a new life. He's already got plans with his new wife and a house in a new neighborhood.' We then find out, that the man cons he's new wife again, because the same vese near the beginning, is kind of repeated: He says he's been at the pub with the boys all the night, she acts as if she don't know says it's all right. But he knows she don't believe him. But she's sick of arguing.' Brilliant song, one of my favourites from the new album!
    CoinXOperatedXGirlon March 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyay! this is one of the best TLE songs ever made! its something unexpected but really beautiful :) CoinXOperatedXGirl (hello friend!!) you've pretty much summed up the entire song and saved me a lot of time haha but i just wanted to say how much i love this song! the lyrics are strong and the music executes the sad emotion of the song "nothing lasts forever..everything dies eventually" a lot of troubles going on between a married couple, the man making empty promises of a "family for the rest of our lives" and things like that, but in reality he is going out doing his own thing and leaving the sad wife home alone who is eventually dumped because the man has a new wife and a new neighbourhood. she doesn't do anything but cry because she's sick of arguing all the time. awesome song i love it!! xx
    Xwithout.a.soundXon March 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe meaning is pretty straight forward, and I love this song! This is some good stuff! More comments people!
    elegent_messon June 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest song ever, on the best album of the best band! The videoclip of this song is awesome, and explains the meaning behind the lyrics...check it out...thelivingend.com/2006/video/ Love these guys, can wait for their live tour! Its gonna rock!!!
    sickosampsonon August 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it might of been about chris's parents because the people in the videoclip are fairly old. And some of the lyrics seem like that. What do you reckon?
    philmurrayon August 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis so is by far my favorite on the album. but i was really really disapointed that they didn't play this song on their first state of emergency tour in may. i love the lyrics 'nothing lasts forever... everything dies, eventually ... close your eyes, you don't wanna see'
    love the living end xo
    yolanda.on September 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti really like this song because i go by 'nothing lasts forever' in life. its really true... chris cheneys voice is so nice..it gets better in every song nd i think this album shows his vocals a lot more
    bad_dayon September 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentKinda sad this song isnt it
    When they play it live its soo good
    BlinkMeon September 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song ROX.
    Its about a man cheatin on his wife, when she find out they get a divorce,

    then

    he gets married again and does it all over again.

    xThexLivingxEndxRockx
    SpeakxOfxThexDevilon December 01, 2007   Link

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