"One Last Thing" as written by Tom Delonge and Adam Willard....
Chalked up in a city street
Broke glass in bloody scene
Young guns that are half my age
Baghdad after Monterey
Cell phones and the magazines
Death bombs and the human beings
Hate war and diamond rings
Nightmares and silly things
How does anybody sleep at night?
Out of mind and I'm out of sight
Out of love and we just begun
Living large in America

But I found, one last thing
To believe in
But I found, one last thing
To believe in

Close calls and were holding on
Police lines and fire alarms
High winds with a heavy fall
Dead birds and a parking stall
How does anybody sleep at night?
I lay in bed and I close my eyes
I try to rest but it starts to hurt
Living here is a lot of work

But I found, one last thing
To believe in
But I found, one last thing
To believe in
But I found

[Transmission]
I was told
To breathe in the most righteous breath
A feeling of heartfelt purpose
A sense of hope
For something bigger than ourselves


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"One Last Thing" as written by Tom Delonge Adam Willard

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    My OpinionI don't think he's talking about God although it does fit in very nicely. If you listen to Love and Love II and watch the film the main themes are of love, friendship and community, the intangible qualities of life. I think this song is about believing in LOVE and help each other. being apart of something (a community, a movement, relationship) bigger than ourselves and that when we do/are a part of that war, hatred, material things doesn't count as much
    saangerson June 01, 2012   Link
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    General CommentAmazing song and my favorite on the new album.

    I think he is saying that, basically, society has gone to hell. Tom says "living here is a lot of work" and he simply means that earth is a dead, cold place. He finally has found "One Last Thing" to believe in, which may or may not relate to God. Or maybe even a friendship/relationship...
    dhuck20on November 09, 2011   Link
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    General CommentBTW, "Monetary" is Monterey
    dhuck20on November 09, 2011   Link
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    My Opinioni can see this song being about how life is hard, annoying, fast paced, to much spending and not living within our means or materialistic. Hes either found God or i would like to think a girl or love intrest or maybe a child.
    Stormy7on February 20, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI love it when the guitar gets all rigged up.
    bleekerfaceon August 16, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI always just thought the "one last thing to believe in" was love
    MarlyAVAon November 03, 2013   Link

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