"The Last Day on Earth" as written by Kate Miller-heidke and Keir Nuttall....
Look down,
The ground below is crumbling.
Look up,
The stars are all exploding.

Hey yeah, hey yeah oh oh
Hey yeah, hey yeah

It's the last, day on earth,
In my dreams, in my dreams,
It's the end, of the world,
And you've come back, to me.
In my dreams.

Between,
The dust and the debris.
There's a light,
Surrounding you and me.

Hey yeah, hey yeah oh oh
Hey yeah, hey yeah

It's the last, day on earth,
In my dreams, in my dreams,
It's the end, of the world,
And you've come back, to me.
In my dreams.

And you hold me closer than I,
Can ever remember being held,
And I'm not, afraid to sleep now,
If we can stay like this until.

It's the last, day on earth,
In my dreams, in my dreams,
It's the end, of the world,
And you've come back, to me.
In my dreams.

Hey yeah, hey yeah oh oh
Hey yeah, hey yeah

In my head I repeat our conversations,
Over and over 'til they feel like hallucinations,
You know me, I love to lose my mind.
And every time anybody speaks your name,
I still feel the same, I ache, I ache, I ache inside.

In my head I repeat our conversations,
Over and over 'til they feel like hallucinations,
You know me, I love to lose my mind.
And every time anybody speaks your name,
I still feel the same, I ache, I ache, I ache inside.
I ache, I ache, I ache inside.
I ache, I ache, I ache inside.
I ache, I ache, I ache inside.


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"The Last Day on Earth" as written by Keir Nuttall Kate Miller-heidke

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  • +1
    General CommentShe was actually on one of the morning television shows today. The song was actually written about a miscarriage... not sure whether it was hers or someone she loved....
    bkmumon September 07, 2009   Link
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    General Commentit is a beautiful song though, very emotional.
    bkmumon September 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWell, this one here is an amazing song even though it's quite a tear-jerking one.

    One can tell it refers to a specific way of dealing with loved ones loss, whoever they are and Kate Miller-Heidke depicts a pretty grim picture actually.

    Kate sings that lost one lives in her memory for ever but she also rejects letting go like John Cobb (Leonardo Dicaprio) did with his wife (Marion Cotillard) in Christopher Nolan's "Inception"

    Denial is so intense that she kinda fast forward it all to the end of the world in her dreams just to have a chance to see he (or she) again. She fantasizes about it; it starts with the world reeling and rocking in the first verse and then it goes forth with her up close the lost one between the "dust and the debris" in the second verse and ends with her experimenting true joy as he (or she) wrap her around with his loving arms and vowing this moment could last forever

    This is the TRUE MEANING of this song even though mentioned a miscarriage on TV shows and newspapers, not to mention that miscarriage theory doesn't makes sense at all with this song's lyrics anyway. Let's hold it for certain, she would normally hit us with new born baby-related lyrics whereas she doesn't:
    - a new born doesn't hug his mother
    - a new born can't hold a conversation....

    In my opinion that miscarriage thing was brought in the mix in the making of the video shoot..
    echo19on May 13, 2012   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing.
    its purely amazing.

    In my head I repeat our conversations
    Over and over til they feel like hallucinations
    You know me - I love to lose my mind
    And every time andybody speaks your name I still feel the same
    I ache, I ache, I ache inside

    (L)(L)(L)
    MaddS2on July 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTalks about two people and one mistake. I believe it is about not forgiving and the effect it has on the other person, as she describes 'I ache, I ache, I ache'.

    This is exactly the type of song for me.
    Firstly, her exquisite voice, soft on the ears yet powerful in everyway.
    Also istening to the piano and the little electronica added to it is absolutely beautiful.
    Reminds me how lucky I am.

    PIECAKE4VR.
    boriswong01on July 27, 2009   Link
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    MemoryI heard this song on my car radio. It almost brought me to tears. Just beautifully honest. Thinking of my first love. I think of this song as if you were in another life - such as the lyrics say "in my dreams", to be together with a past love. A beautiful new track for Kate, I'm sure she is proud of her new album it sounds honest and I love it.

    Awellson August 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow.... i heard this on the radio the other day... just... wow...

    I fell in love with this song instantly. It's so powerful...
    VonDarkmooron August 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about a lover who has passed away. Beautiful song, just amazing!
    Monty10on August 25, 2009   Link
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    MemoryI agree with Monty10..

    I have recently lost the love of my life, and I keep hearing this song everywhere... I stop and listen and cry...

    In my dreams... he comes back to me...

    This beautiful song says everything I am feeling.
    Magentaozon September 01, 2009   Link
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    General Commentyep, i think this is about a lover who has passed away. and how the one remaining keeps that last amazing memory in their head. fantastic song.
    lils0588on September 06, 2009   Link

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