"The Last Three Letters" as written by and Shawn/thompson Milke....
Dearest love,
I hope this message finds you well
As these endless thoughts drip from my soul
Every single word secretly paints a fairytale
Of when we will melt into one...

Eyes forfeit sight to the pain
Cold scalpel's steel whispers tear at my very core
As I cling to memories of you
I am so scared...so scared...I need you with me

Were the last words that I wrote for you enough to tell you
That in my death the light that shone through my painful darkness
Was a blinding vision of your eternal smile?

It's me again,
Is it me or am I wrong to be concerned?
Will the beauty of your pen ever cross my eyes again?
Was this all a lie? why?

Were the last words that I wrote for you enough to tell you
That in my death the light that shone through my painful darkness
Was a blinding vision of your eternal smile?

Make it stop, make this pounding in my head stop
Fill my lungs with air, give me one more day to make her dreams come true
She understands right? that I'm not coming back...
She understands right? that I'm not coming back...
Make it stop, make the pounding stop
I'm not coming back, I'm not coming back, I'm not coming back...
I don't know what happened...who would have thought my life would end up like this?
I didn't mean to hurt her, not hurt her like this...I can't feel my legs
I can't feel my legs and I can't even cry...how could somebody die like this?

If my words ever reach you I'll assume you don't care
Never knew that silence could cut so deep or that you could twist the blade
Now I curse all of your beautiful lies..
I love you and goodbye...

Were the last words that I wrote for you enough to tell you
That in my death the light that shone through my painful darkness
Was a blinding vision of your eternal smile?

Cold scalpel's steel whispers tear at my very core
As I cling to my memories of you...


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"The Last Three Letters" as written by Dennis Lavell Lee Dennis Lee

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    General CommentI think this song is meant to represent a suicide note.

    A relationship that has gone wrong, and the person cant take it, so they result in cutting themselves:

    "cold scalpel's steel whispers tear at my very core
    as I cling to my memories of you".
    Samuel Lewison December 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is three letters two people are sending back and forth to each other. But the other doesnt get any back. And hes getting mad, and worried. The reason is the other is in the hospital. And dying. So he never gets a returned letter.
    well thenon January 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think there is a missing line where the two voices are talking… i think it goes like this
    "I don't know what happened...who would have thought my life would end up like this?
    i never even got the to see her naked, or to touch her hair, and now its to late
    I didn't mean to hurt her, not hurt her like this…I can't feel my legs
    I can't feel my legs and I can't even cry…how could somebody die like this?
    who would have thought my life would end up like this?"
    idk i could be rong… what do people think??
    -=spiky=-on February 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah that's right spike...

    but I've seen them twice and when it got to that part they didn't actually say that
    it's just on the cd... hmm
    Decayofneroon February 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah spikey your right
    he says that in like a whisper.
    texashxcon May 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first heard this song, unable to figure out the screamed parts, I thought this was a spiteful song about a lover scorned by a girl who never writes him back.

    I'm actually kind of sad now knowing that it's much different.
    ValenceElectronon July 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthaha. its not "i never got to see her naked."
    this is what the guys are saying.

    Shawn:
    "Make it stop. Make the pounding in my head stop! Fill my lungs with air. Give me one more day to make her dreams come true. She understands, right? That I'm not coming back? SHE UNDERSTANDS, RIGHT?! Make it stop! MAKE THE POUNDING STOP! I'm not coming back! I'm not coming back! I'm not coming back."

    and Dennis is saying,
    "I don't know what happened. No one thought my life would end up like this. I never got the chance to see her FACE, or to touch her hair, and now, it's too late. I never meant to hurt her... never hurt her like this. I can't feel my legs. I can't feel my legs and I can't even cry. How could someone die like this? No one else thought my life would end up like this."

    and i think this is one of those cliche songs about being on the road and missing some of them, even though alesana is original makes me love love love this song :]
    xxbreatheon February 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwtf some of them? SOMEONE*. haha.
    xxbreatheon February 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMost of this CD (if not all of it) is inspired from Greek Mythology. Paris was a character in the Illiad (The Trojan War), Ambrosia was the daughter of the famous King Midas... Now I'm guessing that this has something to do with greek mythology, seeing as they don't take the whole story but just small segments... If you look up the story of Hero and Leander, you will see that the song makes absolute sense with the story. Obviously I hope you all realized that the album's title itself reveals what the whole album is about (On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax refers to the flight of Icarus...once again look it up, it's long.)

    For those who want to look up the story of Hero And Leander, I found a wiki page.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

    With a little bit of patience and reading the lyrics, you can figure out which song is which myth ;)
    himdol666on January 23, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaningthis song talks about two people that love each other except one is at the hospital and is dying because he say "how could someone die like this" he cannot write back to her so she does not what to do.

    she believes that he doesn't love her anymore so she starts to cut her self because she sings "cold scalpel's steel whispers tear at my very core
    as I cling to my memories of you... "
    akirascarecrowon May 28, 2009   Link

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