"Last Believer, Drop Dead" as written by and Josh Garza Brandon Curtis....
I notice you shaking
And I can't help but wonder
If she won't mind me asking
Was she caught in bad weather?
If it's something incurable
Oh, I think I'd be frightened
I start to consider
She starts talking about the weather

And as we detail these signs
Take a mystical passage
From the book of St. Thomas
Who finds the meaning won't die
Just give me the deal man
as I'm bad with conception
I'm a dream enthusiast
And a fairy-tale believer

I wanna know 'cause I'm always alone
I've got a little but it isn't enough

And look a little bit further down
Who's that man there wearing that thorny crown?
Now look a little bit further now
I wonder what he'll do
When the last believer has dropped dead

Now the chattering annoys me
But I can't stop her moving
She's sitting so close
And I can smell her damp sweater
I'm a graveyard of hopes
And a dump of ambition
I'm sitting on the edge
of a wading pool, fishing

I know it happens and I know I'm okay
They say the sun shines on everyone someday

And look a little bit further down
Who's that man there wearing that thorny crown?
Now look a little bit further now
I wonder what he'll do
When the last believer has dropped dead

And look a little bit further down
Who's that man there wearing that thorny crown?
Now look a little bit further now
I wonder what he'll do
When the last believer has dropped dead


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    My InterpretationI think it's once again about loving a girl but never telling the truth for some reason, turning into a martyr. The character mostly questions whether he has made the right choice or not.

    The man with the thorny crown is of course Jesus, also someone who sacrificed himself. "What is he going to do after the last believer has dropped dead", which basically questions if even that sacrifice will ultimately been in vain.

    Book of St. Thomas, also known as Gospel of St. Thomas, states that the kingdom of God already exists in our world, you just have to find it. Our character, who believes strongly in stories with moral teachings, wants this kingdom of happiness to manifest itself to him somehow (he believes he deserves it now). But it doesn't, and that's the tragedy, eventhough he keeps telling himself that the sun will shine some day.
    infinityontrialon February 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSo I slowed the 2nd verse down to try and make sense of it. He's definitely not talking about science. He says Signs ... which makes sense in the context of examining the meanings of mystical passages. He just stretches it out, singing it like "sigh-eens", which does sound like science. Corrections submitted to the forum.
    crunksyon November 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure it says "I'm a very *dear* believer"

    very damn believer just doesn't make sense
    kingbonesteron November 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was "a fairy tale believer"
    systematicon November 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's all about Christian view with love and trying to save someone else soul by tell them about God. He clearly love the Lord and this girl and wants her to have the same peace of mind as him.

    BTW

    I'm a graveyard of hopes
    And a dump of ambition
    I'm sitting on the edge
    of a wading pool, fishing

    Best damn lyrics ever written!!!
    dmayeon July 13, 2009   Link

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