"Last Night on Earth" was written by Billie Joe Armstrong, performed and recorded by Billie Joe Armstrong, Tré Cool and Mike Dirnt...
I text a postcard, sent to you
Did it go through?
Sending all my love to you
You are the moonlight of my life every night
Giving all my love to you
My beating heart belongs to you
I walked for miles 'til I found you
I'm here to honor you
If I lose everything in the fire
I'm sending all my love to you

With every breath that I am worth
Here on Earth
I'm sending all my love to you
So if you dare to second guess
You can rest assure
That all my love's for you

My beating heart belongs to you
I walked for miles 'til l found you
I'm here to honor you
If I lose everything in the fire
I'm sending all my love to you

My beating heart belongs to you
I walked for miles 'til I found you
I'm here to honor you
If I lose everything in the fire
Did I ever make it through


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"Last Night on Earth" as written by Frank E. Billie Joe Armstrong

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  • +5
    General CommentLovely Lennon-esque song.

    It's written by Christian to Gloria. After falling victim to his uncontrolled rage in Christian's Inferno (due to her very painful, emotional take on "Before the Lobotomy"), this is his love (and apology?) song to Gloria. I don't think Christian is a bad guy, he's very paranoid, scared, and probably a little sick in the head.

    "I walked for miles til I found you" references back to "Know Your Enemy" where Christian is traveling to tell the youth about the dangers of America until he falls in love with Gloria in the piano bit of "Viva la Gloria." "The fire" is mentioned numerous times on the album and I think it symbolizes the revolution and the struggle it faces to get what they want achieved.

    Also, there's a strand of music that continues between Christian's Inferno and the beginning of Last Night on Earth - I think the songs are very closely aligned, as they show the two extremes of Christian. One is the enraged, bitter, paranoid young man and the other is a sweet, loving guy who really does care about Gloria. I think there is some serious guilt by Christian for basically uprooting this younger, innocent, nieve girl and completely destroying what made her so incredibly attractive in the first place.
    bostonceltzon May 21, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General Commenthmmm... I think it might be about the Y2K theory, and thinking they were gonna die.
    Ganonx321on May 12, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentOne of the most beautiful songs I've heard in a while. For me, this song is about passionately loving someone no matter what the circumstances, and even if you start to destroy yourself while loving them, you don't care because loving them is the only thing in the world that is worth it to you. They are just that important to you.
    daggertrepeon July 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this album. and this song.
    autophobeon May 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't believe that her being blind made her "attractive" at all, he just doesn't realize this until much later, when he fights off his own personal issues, and can see more clearly.
    spicyfloon May 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionThis song is so bittersweet - but fantastic, easily one of the best on the album, in my opinion.
    mandymooon May 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My Opinionthis song is so touching.i love it
    whatdoesitmeanson May 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know that this is a concept album, but it really does sound like Billie is writing to his wife.
    new moon123on May 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song is about someone forgetting about themselves, not caring what happens to them and completely, totally dedicating themselves to a person they love.

    It's absolutely beautiful.
    Topekachuon May 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery touching love ballad
    jmoreno86on May 18, 2009   Link

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