The party is over
I'm tired but sober
I think my coat was on the bed
I bet you wonder why I linger
I'm rarely the last to leave

This is the last time
This is the last time

If choices depend on situations
You've done the same, the same in my shoes
But I held an axe that could've felled a path but
I was too scared to go it alone

This is the last time that you will see me
I guess it's now or never to tell me how you're feelin'
This is the last time that you will see me
I guess it's now or never to tell you how I'm feelin'

We once thought we'd have unlimited time
Just keep flying west
The sun won't set on us
I've rigged the watch on your wrist
With secret Swiss crystal tines of pitch

I feel alive when weather is violent
I live to smell the change in the air
Thunder and lightning
Hasten their timing
We must be in close range

This is the last time
This is the last time
This is the last time


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    Lyric Correction"We once thought we'd have unlimited time" fits better with the theme of prolonging everything (rigged watch, flying with the sun, etc).

    And, I'm not sure, but it sounds like "We must be in close range" at the end of that refrain.
    FernMcKlaufon May 04, 2012   Link
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    General CommentAnyone have other thoughts for the "With secrets with crystal times of pitch" line? That was just my best approximation. Or alternately, does anyone have an explanation as to how that line as I've written it could make more than just vague sense?
    tgbrowon May 07, 2012   Link
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    Lyric Correction"if choices depend on situations
    you've done the same in my shoes
    but I held an axe that coulda felled a path
    but I's too scared to go it alone

    we once thought we'd have unlimited time
    just keep flying west the sun won't set on us
    i've rigged the watch on your wrist
    with secret swiss tines off pitch

    I feel alive when the weather's violent
    i live to smell the change in the air
    the thunder and lightning hasten their timing
    we must be in close range"

    via ramonafalls.com/… (I only posted the stanzas that were incorrect)
    l3pson May 31, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI'm guess this has to do with prolonging a relationship, when you know there's an inevitable end to it, like one partner is moving away, going to college, etc.

    What with the whole "This is the last time you will see me" and "we thought we had unlimited time" I'm getting the vibe that there's someone in his life he has to let go, but he is reluctant to do so.
    ODSTPanon March 07, 2013   Link

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