"The Baskervilles" as written by and Alsop Monks....
A toast to the last of a dying breed
They're crawling back to bed
They're falling back to sleep

A chill touches the base of your neck
Who'd call by at this hour?
Who's standing at my step?

Alright, we tried to help
Alright, we tried to help
So pull back the covers tonight

I believe, correct me if I'm wrong
That end was meant for you
Since before you were born

So here's to the last of a dying breed
They're crawling back to bed
They're falling back to sleep

Alright, we tried to help
Alright, we tried to help
A shit sigh, you've got no act
Loosen up those muscles
Straighten up that back

Alright, we tried to help
Alright, we tried to help
So pull back the covers tonight

A toast to the last of a dying breed
They're crawling back to bed
They're falling back to sleep

A toast to the last of a dying breed
They're crawling back to bed
They're falling back to sleep



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"The Baskervilles" as written by David Thomas Monks Anthony Anderson

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    General Commentwhen i first read these lyrics, i thought of a murder :-\ and then i googled "baskervilles murder" and got a result about a sherlock holmes book as well as a movie called murder at the baskervilles, so maybe it relates to one of those?
    rielleon August 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentand sorry for the double comment but on wikipedia it said this:

    "After some clever deception by Holmes,it is revealed that the true criminal is Stapleton, a long-lost cousin of the Baskervilles, who hopes to claim their vast fortune himself after removing all other members of the bloodline."

    which would relate to "I think, and correct me if I'm wrong
    This end was meant for you
    Since before you were born" as in, the person had been planning to murder everyone else to get the money for quite some time/"since they'd been born"

    sorry if this makes no sense :{
    rielleon August 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentInstead of "shit sigh" it is actually "shit son."
    perehudoffon May 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with your interpretation of this song, Rielle. I searched the song on Youtube, and it first came up with Sherlock Holmes: Murder at Baskerville's, or something along those lines. I thought maybe it was a coincidence, but then I listened to the song and I think it probably is a tribute to this, or it's using the story as a metaphor for something else entirely.
    WhiteKnightsinBlackon November 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentactually i just read the hound of the baskervilles for school, and they story is that there is a curse on the family (from a distant baskerville that kidnapped a maiden and when she escaped, went on a hound hunt to find her) that if any one goes on the moor a supernatural like hound comes and kills them to punish the family.
    "This end was meant for you
    Since before you were born
    So here's to the last of a dying breed" < hillarybudon December 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI've always really loved the fact that this song seems to relate to the Hound of the Baskervilles.
    "Shit son, you've got no act. Loosen up those muscles, straighten up that back" SO good, Tokyo Police Club kicks some major ass.
    annaisfancyon October 24, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationSo I agree with it being around the Sherlock Holmes book, the Hound of the Baskervilles but I wanted to add some more depth.

    This is all my opinion.

    A toast to the last of a dying breed
    They're crawling back to bed
    They're falling back to sleep

    I think this bit is about the Baskervilles line being killed and there aren't that many left now


    A chill touches the base of your neck
    Who'd call by at this hour?
    Who's standing at my step?

    Henry Baskerville (one of the last Baskervilles) is scared of the moor where the hound that supposedly kills his family lives so it's saying he's scared at night and asking himself questions and getting the 'chills'.

    Alright, we tried to help (x2)
    So pull back the cover tonight

    Sherlock Holmes and John Watson try to help and solve the case.

    I think, and correct me if I'm wrong

    This bit sounds like Victorian literature when the book was written.

    This end was meant for you
    Since before you were born

    There was a curse on his family before he was born.

    So here's to the last of a dying breed
    They're crawling back to bed
    They're falling back to sleep

    Alright, we tried to help (x2)

    Shit son, you've got no act
    Loosen up those muscles
    Straighten up that back

    About him being scared again?

    Alright, we tried to help (x2)
    So pull back the cover tonight

    A toast! To the last of a dying breed
    They're crawling back to bed
    They're crawling back to sleep
    mudpie102on July 21, 2013   Link
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