Raise your glasses please into a toast
For we are many hometown ghosts.
Let it spill all over the floor.
What the hell are you saving it for?

On June, July, August, September.
Let's drink 'em all, I don't want to remember.
These have been the best years of our lives.

It's a shame my dear,
There's no room for lost years.
So we're leaving, we're leaving tonight.

You look lovely lying wasted on your bed,
Staring at a photograph of you and your best friend.
They said make a cross over your hearts,
And we'll swear we'll never drift apart.

It's a shame my dear,
To be leaving you here.
But we're leaving, we're leaving tonight.

Oh my heroes, my brothers, where have you gone?
There is something in the air, something is wrong.
Where is my father, my mother, my sister, my lover?
Have you all gone over to the other side?

It's a shame my dears,
There's no room for me here.
So I'm leaving, I'm leaving tonight.

Lyrics submitted by zyzzyva

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    General CommentI think it's about coming back to your hometown, or to the place you used to spend holiday and you see that everything has changed, people are gone in other places, others are dead and you are no longer a person but a shadow ('hometown ghosts') - you remember your friends and how you were always thinking you'd never go seperate ways...so the only thing to do is to drink for all those best years that are in the past...great songs! I have many in commons with the lyrics actually
    Starlight152on March 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhy didn't anyone posted something yet???
    It's one of the best songs of the album... so cool!!!
    Pesteon February 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDesde mi punto de vista, todo el "How it Ends" es relacionado a un tema que se va narrando desde You Love me... Como todo el disco, esta canción está muy pero muy puerca....y coincido con Peste, es una de las mejores del album....
    juchoon February 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSo full of energy!
    nunes89on November 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about death... The guy is going to die tonight... It's pretty awesome how DevotchKa make such a sad thing sound so happy
    nunes89on November 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentisn't it just about leaving a place because you've outgrown it? all the songs on the album seem to be about death...it would make sense if it were about a guy looking back over his 'irish style' drinking funeral
    pennycrayolaon November 14, 2007   Link

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