"Last Words" as written by and Leroy/beck Bonner....
Over Elkin Avenue
The helium balloon, disappears into the sky
You give some money to a junkie
Watch as the sunny day drifts by
Can't tell you why
You said you loved me
And I kind of believe that
But these days who knows what it means
So we sat by the laundry Matt with magazines and cigarettes
Talked about a million other things
These are the last words
I'll say to you
These are the last words
I'll say to you

I never saw the world the way the city looks me to today
I never thought the end would come this way
These are the last words
I'll say to you
Last night I dreamed that somebody had died
And it was one of us
I did the biggest thing that I could
But I was not enough
These are the last words
I will say to you


Lyrics submitted by joan_of_snark

"Last Words" as written by James N. Williams Nasir Jones

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Comment"So we sat by the laundry matt with magazines and cigarettes"

    should be

    "So we sat by the LAUNDRETTE with magazines and cigarettes"
    jimmyeatballson January 25, 2009   Link
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    General Commentloved the song and I was kind of disappointed when I saw there's just a single comment
    fixmein45on February 01, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis seems kinda like a love song somehow idk
    BoneThugz4Lifeon April 10, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis part hits me hard:
    "So we sat by the laundry matt with magazines and cigarettes
    Talked about a million other things
    These are the last words
    I'll say to you
    These are the last words
    I'll say to you
    I never saw the world the way the city looks me to today
    I never thought the end would come this way
    These are the last words
    I'll say to you
    Last night I dreamt that somebody had died
    And it was one of us
    I did the biggest thing that I could
    But I was not enough"

    It's like when you both know its gonna end but you don't wanna talk about it...so you sit there and talk about anything else you can think of, but its inevitable its gonna happen...and all of a sudden everything familiar around you just changes because you are changed...and no one ever expects the end or how its gonna come....and the reasoning is probably the last reason you thought it'd ever end...And when he says "last night I dreamt that somebody had died and it was one of us" it's like...their loved died....yours didn't or vice versa and you try soo hard to do anything to get it back...anything to please them...and its just not enough...and it never will be....These are the last words I'll say to you.
    Kills me.
    penceyprepreprejecton May 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNICK AND NORAH!!! love that movie, michael cera, and this song
    epe12on August 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song is phenomenal
    dontworryloveron April 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was pretty obvious, but to me, this song is about suicide. The narrator starts with a seemingly mundane day. He and his companion walk thru the city, and he notices little things (like the balloon). Maybe he notices it because he's got this secret that it's going to be his last day. Or maybe he always notices little non-descript things and it's part of his pathology. In either case, "can't tell you why" alludes to the secret suicide plan, and has a playful air to it, like he's almost jolly about it. Like he's excited for the relief.
    Next stanza we see how completely disconnected he is. This person tells him that they love him, and look at the response...not "I love you too". Not "I don't feel the same". But, "what does that even mean?" I've known people like this. People that are just so engrossed in the misery of the human condition that they can't feel or see things on a normal level. Rather than deal with the emotion expressed to him, they "talk about a million other things", which I imagine to be about war, famine, the crumbling environment. All the negative things that are driving this person to such a desperate act.

    "These are the last words I'll say to you" because I am going to end it all.

    And now for a lyrics correction: "I never saw the world look the way, the city looked to me today." Because this is going to be my last day on earth. "I never thought the end would come this way."

    And now the part that clinched it for me that this is about suicide and not breaking up. He says flat out he "dreamt that somebody had died and it was one of us." HIM. I don't know what "the biggest thing" is that he did. Maybe it was trying to love someone. Maybe it was seeking help. But whatever it was it "was not enough" to change his mind about wanting to end it all.

    I love the song, and I think it's awesome that its so peppy and upbeat yet so dark.
    vaduz19on March 09, 2011   Link

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