In the sharp gust of love my memory stirred
When time wreathed a rose a garland of shame
It's thorn my only delight war torn
Afraid to speak, we dare to breathe

Majestic, imperial a bridge of sighs
Solitude sails in a wave of forgiveness
On angels wings

Reach out your hands, don't turn your back
Don't walk away
How in the world, can I wish for this?
Never to be torn apart
Close to you 'till the last beat of my heart

At the close of day the sunset cloaks
These words in shadow play
Here and now, long and loud
My heart cries out
And the naked bone of an echo says
Don't walk away

Reach out your hands I'm just a step away
How in the world can I wish for this?
Never to be torn apart
Close to you till the last beat of my heart

How in the world can I wish for this?
Never to be torn apart till the last beat
Till the last fleeting beat of my heart

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The Last Beat of My Heart Lyrics as written by Steven Severin Budgie


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  • +3
    General CommentFor me, this is the fear that being in love can create. How in the world could I wish to be close to someone for the rest of my life? So poetic, 'til the last fleeting beat of my heart. Beautiful!
    skimbynimbobbingtonon July 07, 2008   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningSIOUXSIE: "It's about being fragile and exposed." Source: Option 03/89.
    JJKelsallon December 01, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think Siouxsie and Severin did write this song together at a time when the band was close to falling apart. According to Budgie: "it was a sad, intense expression of how far you would go for somebody". I saw them play this song in 1991 and it was chilling.
    lokithecaton September 17, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentExcellent song. Beautiful and haunting. Siouxsie's voice sounds great on this one. I'm going to say the's a love song.
    MrLongroveon January 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationHave you ever been "in love" with two people?...In this beautifully crafted piece,
    a soul is at warfare over the haunting realization that they are controlled by lust,
    consumed by love, and tormented within the guilt that they can NEVER say NO...

    Just a more spiritual and metaphoric interpretation for those who love to swim in the "deep end"....
    meyenzeyeon May 22, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSiouxsie co-wrote this one with Severin; i do believe it was the last song they wrote together.
    Suzarellaon March 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationTo me, this song is about letting go of the old and getting ready for new things but also looking back at the past. Its about never forgetting the past. Always keeping it with you. It is about figuring out why the past is the past and why we must move on. It is about letting go of the events but not of the memories and who you have become because of it
    dancer1998on January 22, 2015   Link
  • 0
    My Opinionin my opinion I think that last beat of my heart, is one of the most beautiful songs ever written. I will continue an add it is THE love song of all time. Love you Siouxsie and Severin.
    banshee23on March 24, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think what it sounds to me it means like that old traditional wedding vow..she probably actually means "til death do we part" me its a love song.
    dee1178187on October 20, 2019   Link

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