"Last Exit to Eden" as written by David Michael Tyson and Dean Mc Taggart....
The walls are thin here in this motel room
Some fool is raging overhead
He's preaching the gospel according to
Johnnie Walker Red
Four hundred miles talking to myself
Me and your memory end up here
I tell myself I'm gonna be alright
But it's still not clear

Did I just miss
The last exit to Eden
Is this the only love I'll know
Like a Judas kiss
Did my heart betray me
Back on the road I never chose

There are some sins that you can justify
But not the one I'm guilty of
I had a choice one last chance ago
But I turned my back on love

Did I just miss
The last exit to Eden
Is this the only love I'll know
Like a Judas kiss
Did my heart betray me
Back on the road I never chose

I can hear the man upstairs, he's crying out
"Fall on you knees, the end is near"
We both may need a saviour, tonight I fear that mine
Is the one that I left waiting far from here

Did I just miss
The last exit to Eden
Is this the only love I'll know
Like a Judas kiss
Did my heart betray me
Back on the road I never chose

Did I just miss
The last exit to Eden
Did I just miss
My only way out of here
Did I just miss
The last exit to Eden
Did I just miss
My only way out


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"Last Exit to Eden" as written by David Michael Tyson Dean Mc Taggart

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    General CommentAnother song that holds special meaning to me after my breakup...
    Linogeon January 05, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"Eden" and "Judas kiss" are Biblical references, but who's Johnny Walker Red?
    Linogeon January 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentjohnny walker red is an alcoholic drink...it is johnny walker red label

    Edited by oofus on January 29 2005, at 08:39AM

    oofuson January 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAs this is one of my most favourite songs ever, forgive me if I go a little overboard.

    The premise of this song is simple: someone (the speaker) has just walked out on a relationship, and this is the moment of her doubt.

    The song uses the imagery of the motel room and the sensory perception of the speaker to nail home the feeling of loneliness and the fear that there may never be anything more than what there was. Traditionally in religious views, thoughts of fear and doubt are seeded by the devil, or absolute evil - which is represented here by the drunk upstairs (Johnny Walker Red is a premium whiskey). The fact that he is 'upstairs' is no coincidence either - most often people listen to their fears and doubts and take it to be truth, like the word of God. But the devil, after all, is the trickster.

    The garden of Eden was supposed to be a place without fear or unhappiness. In this case Eden, as her destination, is ultimate love.
    The speaker reveals that she fears that by listening to her instincts and walking out of this relationship she has lost her only hope of ever finding love.

    Judas is the betrayer of Jesus. Therefore in this image her heart is Judas, listening to it like his kiss, damned her to her current situation. Sealed her fate, if you will.


    I adore this song. I love fierce finality of it. I wouldn't change a single thing about it.
    Shades_Of_Greyon July 21, 2008   Link

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