"Last Chance" as written by and Gary/mc Clain West....
When the stranger came to town
All the people watched with wonder
In their tattered clothes
Gathered round and raised their eyes up from the dirt

And the stranger said to them
I have been up on the mountain
I have witnessed forces
Like cannons that can ram you to the ground

Stand up on your feet
'Cause your life is short as hell
You could be dead tomorrow
Today may be

Your last chance
To believe in yourself
Your last chance to yell
Your last chance
To be good to yourself
Your last chance to drink from life's well

In the crowd a voice was heard
Should you get them before they get you
Should we strike the first blow
He said no, no, no
You don't understand

The enemy is in your heart
Self respect robbed by self pity
Look across the country
All the people with their dreams dead in their hearts

Stand up on your feet
'Cause your life is short as hell
You could be dead tomorrow
Today may be

Your last chance
To believe in yourself
Your last chance to yell
Your last chance
To be good to yourself
Your last chance to drink from life's well

Drink from the well
Oh yeah

It could be your last chance
To believe in yourself
Your last chance to yell
Your last chance
To be good to yourself
Your last chance to drink from life's well

Drink from the well
Oh yeah
Yeah
Drink from the well



Lyrics submitted by SkyPyro, edited by despondent

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    My InterpretationThis is a pretty straightforward song that says your life is really short, so don't waste it feeling sorry for yourself or playing it safe. As a small example, I played guitar (very badly) many years ago. I have for several years been half-heartedly thinking about getting into it again, but this time, becoming better at it. Listening to this song and considering the lyrics made me decide to stop wasting time and do exactly that.
    despondenton August 08, 2016   Link
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    My InterpretationI always thought this song has a vaguely religious theme to it. Dirt poor people look up to the man who came down from the mountain to explain things, about a short life and making it worth while. Who are we talking about? Moses, Buddha, Jesus? Take your pick.
    don1020585on June 19, 2017   Link

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