"The Last Time" as written by Vincent Paul Scheuerman, Marc Roberge and Richard Joe On....
Under this sun that's fit for a king
I'm up against the rock
I could have been anywhere else in the world
I'm holding down this spot
Nothing came close
And nothing looked good
I'm out there on the edge
On the toe of it all
A castle keeps an eye on the bay
Under sheets of haze

Somewhere down there with the crashing waves
You kept plans for your grand escape
And I won't see you no more
You'll just hear me

'Cause I will scream
Send it out to sea
I will live a mile beyond
A mile beyond that heart of yours
Is broken, ain't it torn
So you will leave for the last time
For the last time

She set out one night for a place she'd never been
Oh sweet, my love
How does it end?
Did you find another house in the sun?
Did you fall in love?
You set sail
But did not fail me
Are you coming back again?
Or have you run like I did?
It's the last time you're gonna do it again

It's in your blood just to say goodbye
This time not for a while
So find your heaven, go on
You don't need me

So I will scream
Send it out to sea
And I will live a mile beyond
A mile beyond that heart of yours
Broken, ain't it torn
So you will leave for the last time
For the last time

Coming to you in the middle of a cold night
Can't arrest the sun but I've been trying
I hear a song floating off a tidal wave
It's alright, it's alright
Nothing gonna touch you when you've said goodbye
It's alright, it's alright
A million lost souls looking just like me
Waiting on their love but they don't believe

There's a million lost souls looking just like me
Waiting on permission but they don't believe

I will scream
And send it out to sea
Somewhere between the rock face
And the place that I used to know you more
Waiting on the shore
As you leave for the last time
I will see you leave for the last time
Until I breathe for the last time
And then I will leave for the last time


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"The Last Time" as written by Marc Andrew Roberge Richard Joe On

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING

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    General CommentThis is my favorite song on King. Here are some things I believe it represents...

    The imagery in the song shows a man on the edge of the sea stuck between the rocks. He sees his love leaving down by the shore, and eventually going out to sea never to return. He is singing to a girl that he still loves, even though he broke up with her. All he can do is call to her in vein, wondering what she is doing.

    "I'm up against the rock
    I could have been anywhere else in the world
    I'm holding down this spot"

    He still hasn't moved on from her. He is "holding down this spot" where he and his love were once together.

    "You kept plans for your grand escape
    And I won't see you no more"

    She is leaving him after he broke her heart and he feels remorseful.

    Cause I will scream send it out to sea
    I will live
    A mile beyond, a mile beyond that heart of yours
    It's broken ain't it torn?
    So you will leave for the last time, the last time

    His remorse

    She set out one night for a place she'd never been
    Oh sweet my love
    How does it end?
    Did you find another house in the sun?
    Did you fall in love?
    You set sail but did not fail me
    Are you coming back again?

    He is wondering what happened to her. She does not keep in contact with him after the breakup.

    Or have you run like I did?
    It's the last time you're gonna do it again
    It's in your blood just to say goodbye
    This time not for a while
    So find your heaven go on
    You don't need me
    Cause I will scream send it out to sea
    I will live
    A mile beyond, a mile beyond that heart of yours
    It's broken ain't it torn?
    So you will leave for the last time, the last time

    He has to live with having broken her heart, but he still has strong feelings for her.

    He is saying that she has finally left for the last time and she is not coming back. He asks if she ran like he did, possibly because he ran away from the relationship first and is regretting his decision, or because he had to leave because there is no way the relationship would ever work but he wants to imagine her being happy in the future.

    Coming to you in the middle of a cold night
    Can't arrest the sun but I've been trying
    I hear a song floating off a tidal wave
    It's alright, it's alright
    Nothing gonna touch when you've said goodbye
    It's alright, it's alright
    A million lost souls looking just like me
    Waiting on their love, but they don't believe

    He doesn't believe she is coming back to him. Now that she has left he wants her back.

    hoffman33on October 04, 2011   Link

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