When will the pages stop turning?
How could there possible be this many?
My fingers are burning from turning
What feels like a million pages to me, no.

Makes no difference to me.
I'm up to me knees with miles to go.
No way to really know
What's left to find about the character,
Lending his life to the shortest ending.

Is this the end of the story finally coming?
Is this the end of the story finally?

It's a longest way to the shortest ending.
It's a longest way to the shortest ending.

Arguments, happiness, lie with a smile.
Popularity contests, and miracle miles of traveling
Weather for days; Skies were a blaze.
One thousand degrees even under the shade.
Trying everything just to finish this.
It's taking everything to keep me from giving this
All up for a chance to see the beginning and shortest ending.

Is this the end of the story finally coming?
Is this the end of the story finally?

It's a longest way to the shortest ending.
It's a longest way to the shortest ending.

No matter how hard I try to deny,
It denies me one hundred times more.
I could say everything right;
I'm still going to be wrong, just like I was before.

Well I'm starting the story again.
Understanding the way this will end
Will still be an end loose from pretending.
We will when we know that we won't,
Saying you do when you know that you don't.

Is this the end of the story finally coming?
Is this the end of the story finally?

It's a longest way to the shortest ending.
It's a longest way to the shortest ending.
It's a longest way to the shortest ending.
It's a longest way to the shortest ending.

Shortest ending!


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    General Comment(nerding GO!) I think this song has deeper meaning than that of the lyrics may portray at first glance. It's not about a singer singing about himself reading a book. i would argue that it's more about false hope that people fool themselves into knowing that what's coming toward them (despite all odds) is nothing more than "a longest way to a shortest ending". This can be backed up by how the electric base and drums are sometimes in melody together and at other times the instruments are played with a cacophonous beat as intended. In short, the lyrics talk about being tired in trying to pursue something that will never be. Whatever that something is is for the listener to decide. For me, I would say this is where certain BGRelationships apply.

    hurr... thoughts?
    beccahooon June 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell i bealive is about his life going to a short ending abut feels like a long time. and he dont want it to end no more so it wants to start the story again
    phenomenon2006on October 07, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationSounds to me like he's either waiting for death, or contemplating suicide. Death/Suicide would be the "shortest ending," as they happen quite quickly compared to one's lifespan (the "longest beginning").

    The suicide angle, for me, comes from this part, where he implies that he's tired of life:
      It's taking everything to keep me from giving this
      All up for a chance to see the beginning and shortest ending

    It also sounds like he may believe in reincarnation from this line:
      Well I'm starting the story again.
      Understanding the way this will end
    C5r1a5z0yon May 23, 2011   Link

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