"The Last Worthless Evening" as written by and Don/corey Henley....
I know you broke up with him
And your heart's still on the shelf
It's been over two years for me
And I'm still not quite myself

You can't be with someone new
And you can't go back to him
You're beginning to realize
That it's sink or swim

I see you around sometimes
And my heart just melts
You're lookin' like if you had your wish
You'd be somewhere else

And it just breaks my heart
To see you here this way
Someday I'll get the nerve
To walk up to you and say

This is the last worthless evening
That you'll have to spend
Just gimme a chance
To show you how to love again

This is the last worthless evening
That you'll have to spend
'Cause I'll be there
When your broken heart is on the mend

Every night it's the same old crowd
Smoky rooms
You catch a faint glimpse of love sometimes
But it never blooms

I've been around this block a time or two
And I've made some big mistakes
But girl I promise you, I promise you
This is the last worthless evening

That you'll have to spend
Just gimme a chance
To show you how to love again
This is the last worthless evening

That you'll have to spend
'Cause it won't be long
'Til your little heart is on the mend
Hey, hey, hey, hey
(Time, time, tickin', tickin', tickin' away)
(Time, time, tickin', tickin', tickin')
(Time, time, tickin', tickin', tickin' away)
(Time, time, tickin', tickin', tickin')

People inside their houses
With the shades pulled down
God knows, we could use some romance
In this sleepy bedroom town
I know you're still afraid to rush into anything

But there're just so many summers
And just so many springs
And this is the last worthless evening
That you'll have to spend

Just gimme a chance, gimme a chance
To show you how love again
This is the last worthless evening
That you'll have to spend

'Cause it won't be long
'Til your little heart is on the mend
That you'll have to spend

Just gimme a chance, darling
To show you how to love again
This is the last worthless evening
That you'll have to spend 'cause it won't be long

'Til your broken heart is on the mend


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"The Last Worthless Evening" as written by Don Henley John Corey

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Cass County Music / Wisteria Music / Privet Music

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    General CommentThe best part of the song is "Every night it's the same old crowd
    in smoky rooms
    You catch a faint glimpse of love sometimes
    But it never blooms"

    This is so true. You break up with someone and you go out to the bars to meet someone. But it just is worthless and can't compare to what you lost.
    LAbabeon June 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song's pretty straightforward... girlfriend and boyfriend break up, two years later the boyfriend is still in love with her and just wants one last chance with her.

    But there're just so many summers
    And just so many springs --Life and youth are short, take them while they last.
    Acey_Deareston January 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI wish that someone would sing this song to me.
    It's so effin' pretty and meaningful, straightforward.
    Yar.
    xmakesherflyxon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe first time I heard this song, I thought it was about a boy, long in love with this girl, who just wanted to give her one "worthless evening" to be with him, a boy she never loved like her ex-boyfriend. In other words, the boy's dream comes true for a single night, and she gets to feel loved again, for a single night, before moving on to someone else. A single night can make all the difference in these people's lives.

    Acey_Dearest's interpretation is probably more accurate, but there's a reason why it's called an "interpretation." My interpretation, by definition rooted in my own experiences, is going to be the basis for a pivotal scene in a story I'll be writing. Music provides such great inspiration for writers like us - especially beautiful pieces like this song.
    avesjohnon December 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. It's not the man that knows how to love, It's the child inside the man. This guy is in love with this girl and he wants to show her what love is. She's a woman that's been trying to fall in love with the wrong men, but this poor underdog really loves her, and she has no idea. He's been loving her from a distance for two years. poor guy
    convinceon December 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAcey I respectfully disagree. Chick breaks up with her boyfriend. She's afraid or hesitant to be with someone again. The dude is still bent out of shape from his last relationship. He's seen this chick around. Dude doesn't know her. Maybe he knows her? Thats open to interpretation. He knows her deal. He thinks he can give her what she needs and feel love again. Now's his chance. He needs to do it before it's too late for him.
    Solid, good love song.
    roushsn95on September 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt is about the importance of the timing of one's heart. You can meet the right person at the wrong time and you can meet the wrong person at the right time. Wait too long and over-think it/over protect it...and you loose youth and opportunity to be with the right person. Jump in to feel less pain...and you can hurt to the point of long term damage and miss out as well - become damaged. Life is all about balance and timing but emotions make it all so damn hard.
    v336638on September 18, 2013   Link

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