The center cannot hold, the side collapses
Full of broken words, sing the song inside the dark arcade
Color me in city green, the streets are winding,
spitting flames
Cars around the arteries, we scream, and swerve, and fall apart

everything we love, it falls apart
and the architect abandons us

I'll save us from the sky until a feeling burns, you try
it plants a seed of fire that flowers in the corner of your eye
circling, breathing, we'll keep them always moving
heart attack, efficiency, erase the figure as it...
...falls.

Everything we love, it falls apart
and the architect abandons us

the city shakes like tired hands
the light divides what darkness mends
our bodies echo in our plans
everything is falling apart

everything is falling apart (x4)

the wedding starts, the guests seep in
the church bells ringing endlessly
the bride and groom are hand in hand
and everything goes as its planned
the parents smile,
the priest chokes up,
the organ plays 'Amazing Grace'
and underneath the thin white veil...

...everything is falling apart

everything is falling apart (x3)

and the people sing:
"la la la la, da da da, la la la la, da da da, la la
la la, da da da daaaaaaaa" (x2)

the city shakes like tired hands
the light divides what darkness mends
and all the bodies echo in our plans
Everything is falling apart

Everything is falling apart (x4)
la la la la, da da da (x2)


Lyrics submitted by NoLightToSeeBy

Last Call (Demo) song meanings
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    General Commentwell finally some one at least attepted this one, but these are definzately wrong. I'll start with the chorus which should probably be
    "the light divides what darkness mends", considering this is probablty the title track of the new album " A City By the Light Divided. There's more wrong especially that arcade line, that's just blasphemy.
    Knife2aGunFighton March 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think these are MUCH closer


    The sun it cannot hold
    The sun collapses
    Full of broken words
    Sing the song that is of the darker day
    Cover me in secrets
    The streets are winding spinning flicks?

    Cancer on the arteries
    We scream these words
    And they fall apart

    Everything we love IT falls apart
    And the architect abandons us

    The sun falls from the sky into a field and burns it dry
    The plants they signify the flowers in the corner of your eye

    surgery
    bleeding or breathing
    (Mouth keep it always moving
    Heart attack
    Efficiency
    The ways to single us out

    Falls
    Everything we love it falls apart
    And the architect abandons us

    The city shakes like tired hands
    The light defies what darkness mends
    Our bodies echo in our prayers
    Everything is falling apart

    Everything is falling apart
    Everything is falling apart
    Everything is falling apart
    Everything is falling apart

    The wedding starts
    The guests appear
    The church bells ringing in my sleep
    The bride and groom go hand in hand
    And everything goes as it’s planned
    The parents smile
    The priest chokes up
    The organ plays ‘Amazing Grace’
    And underneath the thin white veil
    Everything is falling apart

    Everything is falling apart
    Everything is falling apart
    Everything is falling apart

    And the people sing

    Lalalala dadada
    Lalalala dadada
    Lalalala dadada

    The city shakes like tired hands
    The light defies what darkness mends
    Our bodies echo in our prayers
    Everything is falling apart

    Everything is falling apart
    Everything is falling apart
    Everything is falling apart
    Everything is falling apart
    promiseofdreamson March 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentno, those arent closer. Some of that doesnt even make sense. Cancer on the arteries?
    NoLightToSeeByon March 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYou are both not close but have pieces and parts that are correct for example it is:
    The sun falls from the sky into a field and burns it dry
    it plants a seed of fire that flowers in the corner of your eye
    Surgery
    breathing, Now keep them always moving
    heart attack, efficiency, erase the figure as it...
    ...falls.
    It is definately "defies" sorry bout that.
    It's
    "They sing the silent song of darker days"
    Is it Sun or Center, I have to admit center makes more sense but does not keep up with the theme of light and dark as the rest of the song does
    Knife2aGunFighton March 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah promiseofdreams, that sucked.

    I gave NoLightToSeeBy these lyrics and he made a few tweeks, and it sounds good to me.

    Knife2aGunFight is good, too.
    bbp4life34on March 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMan he pronounces "parents" really strange, for a while I thought it was "palpets" which is also part of the church.
    I like the double meaning of arteries, sice and arteries can be roadways or part of one's body which brings me to this line:
    I think it's
    "Now keep the roadways moving"
    considering the roads sybolize arteries, if they stopped moving the subsequent "Heart-attack" would follow in the next line.
    It is Center not Sun.
    It's
    Search for our
    Breathing
    Now keep the Roadways moving....
    and on a humorius note I think most of those la's should be da's
    Knife2aGunFighton March 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwho wants to send these songs to me?

    IM me lilLana46
    Your_Biznatchon March 14, 2006   Link
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    General Comment6. Arclamps, Signal Flares, A Shower of White (the light)




    any thoughts that this is that song??
    thursdayALLWEEKon March 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah that's most likely it. Shower of White = the wedding at the end?
    Knife2aGunFighton April 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis probably has nothing to do with the song, but "the center cannot hold" was a line out of a yates poem called "The Second Coming" and its all about chaos and how anarchy is upon the world, etc.. and its because jesus is coming back but as a monster. Yeah... probably just doesnt make any sense with the song... just somehting to think about lol...
    get_away_planon April 11, 2006   Link

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