This is the last time
That you'll ever hear me say
Last call for a better life
In wedding bells and cheap champagne
Last call for a Friday night
In bathroom stalls and crowded bars
Last call right before your eyes
We celebrate our separate lives
Last call, where are your friends
They're speaking secrets in a silent shout

Everything we build, it falls apart
And the architect abandons us

Last call when I held you tight
The DJ played cuts from the Knife
Last call where we used to meet
Now we look away and we skip a beat
Circular breathing
Will separate these feelings
Heart attack, efficiency
Erase the figure as it falls

Everything we build, it falls apart
(Support collapses at the center of this opposition)
And the architect abandons us
(This infrastructure calls for circular resuscitation)

The wedding starts, the guests appear
The church bells ringing endlessly
The bride and groom are hand in hand
And everything goes as it's planned
Parents smile, the priest chokes up
Organ plays Amazing Grace
And underneath the thin white veil
You can hear them say
Last call for the matching hearts
Last call for the yellow birds
Last call for the two of us
And the people sing

Everything is falling apart
Everything is falling apart
Everything is falling apart
Everything is falling apart
Everything is falling apart
Everything is falling apart
Everything is falling apart
Everything is falling apart


Lyrics submitted by eltroyo11

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  • +1
    General CommentI really can't seem to get into this version.

    Untitled 5 > Last Call.
    Pocketmoonlighton January 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAfter reading the lyrics, it seems to me like this song is about the sanctity of marriage and how it's failing in today's society.

    "Everything we build, it falls apart
    And the architect abandons us"

    This seems like a statement that is trying to blame God for being the "architect" that leaves us without support as more and more married couples begin to divorce, which of course is unholy.

    "And underneath the thin white veil
    You can hear them say
    Last call for the matching hearts
    Last call for the yellow birds
    Last call for the two of us"

    The whole "Last Call" theme resembles the last-ditch effort that we are trying to pursue now in order to maintain that original sanctity of marriage that was once so sacred. Also, the song's finale (which is greatly harmonial and catchy btw) blatantly sums up the state of things.

    That's my two cents anywayz.
    renevanton January 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBTW Pocketmoonlight, after just listening to Untitled 5, I don't know how you can say that version is better. The ending of this album version instantly makes it better IMO!
    renevanton January 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere's some whispers after "erase the figure as it falls" that I couldn't figure out, but I think the rest of it is good.
    eltroyo11on January 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think I remember Geoff saying something recently about how he thought Common Existence was a lot like a Springsteen record thematically. I don't really know about that, but I do know that Last Call certainly comes damn close to sounding like The Boss. The part right after "Everything is falling apart" is a songwriting trick right out of the book that wrote The Rising and Magic.

    As far as what this song is about.. I would have to say its about marriage sanctity, the institution of marriage, or just marriage in general.
    jswee217on January 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the signature thursday build-up with the snare drum.
    classic.
    Wester13on January 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgod i hated untitled 5 ! this version is definitely better though, although i really wish they would put more emphasis on the instruments. they like turn the treble down and bass up. oh well. just got this album so im checking it out
    BlackTaxi2don January 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"They're speaking secrets in a silent shout"
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…


    "The DJ played cuts from the Knife"
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    laurelinwyntreon February 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDemo #5 was a little better but I'm just so glad that this song FINALLY came out as a real song. It's been talked about FOREVER haha. Demo 5 was so good and we've had to wait a long time, so I'm very happy :D
    jonneh_on March 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me this song is about a guy and a girl who had explosive chemistry but the relationship was too intense for her and they broke up. She moved on to someone more stable, and is getting married, but every time they're around each other there is still that spark.

    The first part song is from the guy's point of view in the moments before her wedding, holding her one last time, trying to convince her not to go through with it, knowing it's the last chance for her to choose him instead. The end of the song is when the wedding begins, and he realizes she isn't going to...and his world falls apart.

    Though it's more likely that you're all right and it's about the sanctity of marriage. I just have a habit of writing little mini fics for every song I hear. XD
    optionaldismayon April 14, 2011   Link

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