"It's Much Too Late" as written by Bob Marlette and Alice Cooper....
I never kicked a dog
A child or my wife
I never looked at pornography
I swear it on my holy saint mother's life
But somehow she's down here with me

The road to hell is littered
With nice guys with good intentions
But once you're there, you're there
It's much too late
I can cry and scream it's just not fair
To leave me here like you don't care
There must be some mistake up there in heaven

Now it's much too late
My time has passed away
All my plans and dreams have all ended
Now it's much too late
To try and plead my case
And I don't know the God I've offended
It's too late

I never stole a thing
A toy or a kiss
My conscience is a clear as can be
And when I was a teen
All the sex that I missed
Was an abstinence blessing to me

The road to hell is littered
With nice guys with good intentions
But once you're there, you're there
It's much too late
I can cry and scream it's just not fair
To leave me here like you don't care
There must be some mistake up there in heaven

Now it's much too late
My time has passed away
All my plans and dreams have all ended
Now it's much too late
To try and plead my case
And I don't know the God I've offended
It's too late

Now it's much too late
My time has passed away
All my plans and dreams have all ended
Now it's much too late
To try and plead my case
And I don't know the God I've offended
It's too late
It's much too late


Lyrics submitted by hydrogen

"Its Much Too Late" as written by

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

It's Much Too Late song meanings
Add your thoughts

4 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentBah...people make too much abouot him being Christian....he grew up in a religious family....I have seen him in concert many times since this album....it is not a god fearing man on stage. Alice is an alter ego....you can look at this song saying...dont try and please everyone worrying about the afterlife....enjoy the life you have.
    gatsby14on June 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlice Cooper is a Christian. Without a thorough understanding of Christian theology you cannot make sense of any song on Brutal Planet or Dragontown.

    The song has an obvious point: good works do not merit one salvation.

    This means, you can be a good guy in the yes of this world, but if you do not have faith in Jesus Christ, then you are not reconciled with God. Being that even a good person is ultimately flawed, it's bad to rely upon one's own merits to attain salvation, as the protagonist in this song.

    No mistake was made in heaven. He is in Hell, where he belongs, just as all of us do. Jesus Christ pays the penalty for us and atones for our sins so that we may not be damned...this is Cooper's obvious point.
    alicecooperischristianon December 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think he wants to go to heaven and leave our filthy world but God hasn't yet decided that it's his time so he is depressed about it. That's what I get from it anyways.
    RainbowDemonon March 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlice Cooper became a christian just before he released The Last Temptation ('99). This song is about how when living your life not only do u have to be a good person but you also have to be saved to make it into heaven.
    bryan2071on February 23, 2007   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain