Hover through the foggy vapours,
Until I see you in a dream,
Singing animals to sleep...

By the way, it's over without you.
I'm in the way, I'm in the way.
I'm in the way, I'm in the way.

Lights out to midnight.
Sleep all day
(yeah, yeah, yeah)
(Sha la la la)

Dark and quiet, only the owls are watching,
Only the sky is up and I'm leaving for a place
(yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
From Another time, just to be near you, just to be near you, just to be near you
(sha la la la la la la la la..)

I'm in the way, I'm in the way.
I'm in the way, I'm in the way, I'm in the way.
I'm in the way, I'm in the way...

Don't become the one you hated.
Death is absolutely safe, billion bibles mark the last page.

I've gotta move through the days without you here
I get a shock, shock hurts to heal
I've gotta move through the weeks without you here
I get a shock, shock hurts to heal
I've gotta move through the months without you here
I get a shock, shock hurts to heal

I've gotta move through the weeks without you here,
I get a shock, shock hurts to heal
I've gotta move through the weeks without you here
I get a shock, shock hurts to heal
Shock, shock hurts to heal
Hurts to heal
Hurts to heal
Hurts to heal






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"The Last Page" as written by Emily Haines

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    General CommentThere is an incorrect line after the first two verses...
    It should be:

    Lights out til midnight
    Sleep all day

    Also, the last part of the lyrics are wrrrrroooong.

    I've gotta move through the days without you here
    I get a shock, shock hurts to heal
    I've gotta move through the weeks without you here
    I get a shock, shock hurts to heal
    I've gotta move through the months without you here
    I get a shock, shock hurts to heal

    I've gotta move through the weeks without you here,
    I get a shock, shock hurts to heal
    I've gotta move through the weeks without you here
    I get a shock, shock hurts to heal
    Shock, shock hurts to heal
    Hurts to heal
    Hurts to heal
    Hurts to heal
    ETC.


    Half of me thinks this is just a dirge, of sorts, mourning the death of someone (as publicized, her father) but i also think there are parts that could prove to be about suicide? the stanza that talks about leaving for a place from another time, just to be near to the person who has died is the most specific example, but the next part, which says "i'm in the way, i'm in the way..." says that there are parts of her that aren't able to submit to suicide, so she's in the way of her own suicide, and then she goes on to convince herself that suicide is not an answer and that the world she's tried to create for herself, one of risk and chance and truly living, is a better place. do, despite her pain and mourning and depression, she just moves on anyway, and deals with the pain of healing and recovering from the death of someone very dear to her.

    if this makes no sense, i apologize. i'm drunk.
    at any rate, its a beautiful song, and the break down at the end gets me every time. love it.
    mad_world87on September 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the parts about leaving for a place from another time is about memories more than anything... I can't really see the suicide theme, but that's just my interpretation anyway...

    I've thought about the "I'm in the way" part a lot, 'cause I couldn't quite figure out how that fitted with the rest. I think it might be her getting used to the idea that he's gone, she's still alive, and searching for someone's who's no longer there, or in a "better place" (if you believe that) is like being in the way. Like the people we loose, they don't want us with them, they want us to go on with our lives.

    The "outro" is so good. The entire song gets to me, but that part especially. It hits a little too close to home.
    reflectmeon September 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhen i first heard this song, i thought it was the most bizarre love song she could have ever written to her lover.

    but then i realized, it's definitely to her father.

    it's really person, but the ending is relatable to anyone suffering a distance (such as here and post-death) with someone so dearly loved.
    tinylittlewordson January 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhen i first heard this song, i thought it was the most bizarre love song she could have ever written to her lover.

    but then i realized, it's definitely to her father.

    it's really person, but the ending is relatable to anyone suffering a distance (such as here and post-death) with someone so dearly loved.
    tinylittlewordson January 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti can only take metric and emily haines in general in small doses because a lot feels reiterated and reiterated, but this song is really nice. i've had this album for awhile but just re-discovered this song. i'm in love with it right now.
    macramebirdon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI actually think this song could be about suicide, too, specifically the lines:

    Lights out to midnight.
    Sleep all day
    (yeah, yeah, yeah)
    (Sha la la la)

    Dark and quiet, only the owls are watching,
    Only the sky is up and I'm leaving for a place
    (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
    From Another time, just to be near you, just to be near you, just to be near you
    (sha la la la la la la la la..)

    Not to mention "death is absolutely safe." Perhaps it's less about the actual act and more about the ideation of suicide.
    patquinnchinon September 10, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Dark and quiet, only the owls are watching,
    Only the sky is up and I'm leaving for a place
    From Another time, just to be near you, just to be near you, just to be near you" i love the way she sings those lines, it evokes so many images in my mind, this may be one of the darkest songs on the album. i could understand the suicide theme, or just depression in general.
    dustybreezeon February 17, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"I'm ON the way, I'm ON MY way"

    "I'm gonna ROLL through the weeks"

    I always here roll rather than move. this song is amazing though. the end just rolls along and along, SO good
    predicateon April 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's about mourning and trying to move on, clearly.
    missmeon April 11, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti agree with people who say its about mourning. its difficult to heal from something so painful like a death of a loved one, especially if you are also dealing with the shock of them being gone. you can only think about wanting to be near them but you know you have to move on-- most people have to take "baby steps" when they are trying to heal. so she just moves "through the weeks" to try to heal, and keeps saying that she's "on her way" to moving on.

    when she says death is safe, i think shes just trying to remind herself that death isn't the most terrible thing, it's just something that happens-- i think she is trying to have this viewpoint to help her heal from a death she'd otherwise never recover from.
    sheselectricon March 16, 2010   Link

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