"Last Time" as written by and John Vesely....
I'm stuck with writing songs
Just to forget
What they really were about
And these words are bringing me so deeply insane
That I don't think I can take my way out

I couldn't breathe through it
Like I need to and the words don't mean a thing

So I'll sing this song to you
For the last time
And my heart is torn in two
Thinking of days spent without you
And there is nothing left to prove

I'm counting all the things I could have done
To make you see
That I wanted us to be what I go to sleep and dream of
I want you to know that I'd die for you
I'd die for you

I couldn't breathe through it
Like I need to and the words don't mean a thing

So I'll sing this song to you
For the last time
And my heart is torn in two
Thinking of the days spent without you
And there's nothing left to prove

And if you are alone
Make sure you're not lonely
'cause if you are, I blame myself
For never being home
I know I'm not the only one
Who will treat you like they should
What you deserve

I'm stuck with writing songs
Just to forget

So I'll sing this song to you
For the last time
And my heart is torn in two
Thinking of the days spent without you
And there's nothing left to prove


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"Last Time" as written by John Vesely

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    General Commentif you haven't heard this song yet, i uploaded it to youtube.

    youtube.com/…
    gator_nationon March 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentaww im pretty positive this song is for his wife

    the inspirations for all his original songs were his wife, and now he's writing sooo many songs that he almost forgot that every word he's written was for her

    "I'm stuck with writing songs just to forget
    What they really were about."

    He is always away from home cuz he's all busy touring and what not.

    "And if you are alone, make sure you're not lonely.
    'Cause if you are, I blame myself
    For never being home."
    "And my heart is torn in two thinking of days spent without you."

    Now he has written this song to show her he really loves her, even if he can't show it everyday like he knows he should...

    "So I'll sing this song to you for the last time"
    "To make you see that I wanted us to be
    What I go to sleep and dream of.
    I want you to know that I'd die for you.
    I'd die for you."
    MattDC06on March 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI like this song...
    But I thought it was about a breakup.

    I guess I'm applying it to how I'm feeling instead of looking at how he feels or whatever...

    But isn't that the point?
    --Hopeh.
    misshapen_chaoson August 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWow. I really love it. Really really love it. At first I got the impression of a break up too, but once I read the lyrics over again thinking about a relationship, they're so much more powerful and much better. Incredible song.
    mel29821on October 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIts my myspace profile song
    Steph_2010on October 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis hits home. Like hard.

    While on summer vacation, I haven't seen my boyfriend all summer and he really misses me. But i've just been soo busy that I haven't found the time to visit him. It makes me so sad to her this song and really capture some essence of that.

    :'(

    Plus i'm a writer and that first line kinda describes how I write. I write about the people I love.
    shrewbuddy20on August 07, 2009   Link
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    General Comment..Am I like that song also..
    but what is really the meaning of that song?
    I have lots of question ,am do the guy died for her girl friend?
    coz Im afraid that it will happen for us also..to my boy friend...
    Hope that I can sort some ans.for this...
    THANKZ
    magzon March 03, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is from a girls point of view. She has basically been crushed by her true love.... and she doesnt wanna be alive any more
    hannahbanana3616on February 27, 2013   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song, written by John Vesely was originally released exclusively as a bonus track for preorder sales of A Twist in My Story.

    John has shared a deeply personal autobiographical list of songs inspired by love and heartbreak. In the beginning with his first album Awake and his followup album A Twist in My Story John chronicles his relationship with his now ex wife and mother of his son Candace Vesley.

    To fully understand the meaning of this song you must first understand the reason Secondhand Serenade is what it is. John was originally a bass guitar player who played in many local small time bands prior to his marriage to Candace.

    He shared stories with Candace of music and bands he was once a part of. The problem was he couldn't show her the music and his talent because of the difficulty of one serenading with the use of a bass guitar so he went out and picked up an acoustic guitar, learned to play it and wrote some new songs for his wife to serenade her. The name Secondhand Serenade was coined because his fans were hearing the "Secondhand" Serenade but it always stood that his songs were an intimate connection between him and his wife.

    If you listen to the tone between Vesely's first album Awake and his second, A Twist in My Story you can hear a profound contrast between love (in awake) and heartbreak (in A Twist in My Story) because they decided to get divorced between these albums.

    Now that you understand a little background prepare for the goosebumps. In the chorus of "Last Time" John broken-heartedly sings "So I'll sing this song to you, for the last time" as an end to his relationship with his wife.

    Since Secondhand Serenade was grown organically and inspired by the love that he had for his wife he is essentially saying goodbye to what Secondhand Serenade originally stands for.

    John also expresses deep guilt and responsibility for the ending of their marriage in the line " And if you are alone, make sure you're not lonely. Cause if you are I blame myself for never being home", probably an inadvertent result of all the touring he was doing at the time.

    The ultimate paradox is the fact that his absence was caused by the very inspiration that made Secondhand Serenade what it was. What brought them together subsequently tore them apart.

    This is just my opinion but was my original thought the moment I heard this song when I preordered the album. John is very intimate with his true fans and chose to only release this to preorders. Only his true fans at the time spent money in advance for the album and only his real fans could truly understand the meaning behind this song. I feel this was an especially personal song and was released exclusively for that reason. Later on the song was added to the album for the rest of the public to enjoy.

    Be sure to listen to all of the songs on this album. With this new information you will further understand all the other songs on this album. They are excellent songs that will bring chills for years to come. Also, listen to his newer albums and see if you can spot the songs that have a tone of his love and sorrow lingering from his love with Candace. They usually his best songs and easiest to spot because they're truly written from the heart.

    Enjoy :)
    Tyhollinon January 20, 2014   Link

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