Lives opened and trashed..."Look ma, watch me crash..."
No time to question...why'd nothing last...
Grasp and hold on...hold tight and fast...
Soon be over...and I will relent...
Let the ocean swell dissolve 'way my past
Three days and maybe longer won't even know I've left
Under your tongue...I'm like a tab...
I will give you're not supposed to have...
Under my breath...I swear by sin...
For better or for worse...a best we began...
Let the sun climb, oh, burn away my mask
Three days, and maybe longer, shed my skin at last...shed...shed...
Let the sun shine, burn away my mask
Three days, and maybe longer, won't ever find me here
Let the ocean dissolve away my past
Four days, and not much longer...
Let my spirit pass...
This is, this is...(3x)
My...last exit

Lyrics submitted by Jack

"Last Exit" as written by Eddie Vedder David Abbruzzese

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentlast exit = death
    qubeon January 17, 2002   Link
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    grungeisdead9921on February 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe that no one has made the connection between this song and Kurt Cobain. Think about it, Kurt was dead for THREE DAYS before his body was discovered. Now I know that this song was written before He died but don't you think it is possible he changed some of the lyrics after Kurt killed himself? Seriously think about it, the whole song seems to represent confusion and stress, Kurt was obviously a very confused and stressed out person. This is held up through out the song, reaching a pitch at the very end where everything quickly ends at Eddie almost whispering the words "Last Exit". This song burns out so quickly, it has the abrupt end that seems to be almost as sudden as suicide.

    Any thoughts?
    N0 C0DE 79on April 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe only reason this song isnt about kurts suicide is because he was murdered, so it couldnt be about his suicide because it never happened
    RedIce08on March 25, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is about how fame open lives and ruins them by turning them into marketing. Fame can be fleeting & after a little time, no one will remember your existence. During the song, lots of metaphores lead to the understanding of running away and letting natural things destroy what's left of the person, just like the sun and the oceans (references vocalist Eddie Vedders surf passion). Closing the song, Eddie insists that his existence remains now under a strong decision of being depersonalized because, out of desperation, this is his last exit for survival.
    EternalTearsOfSorrowon October 13, 2019   Link
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    General CommentThis album's pretty grim, but I think he means music. A great song to listen to if you're waiting for something..
    Nasuson June 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentPerhaps this song is about moving forward and not living in the past anymore and not dwelling on memories that you cannot change.
    PearlJamRVMon February 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think its about dying. "Shed my skin at last" "let my spirit pass" I suppose its his way dealing with death.

    SinisterEon April 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah i deffinately see the kurt relation "3 days and maybe longer" he was found 3 dys after he died good thinking no code
    PJamfan90on December 29, 2005   Link
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    Tim Doggon February 27, 2006   Link

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