"Last of My Kind" as written by and William B. Duvall Jerry Cantrell....
So young, so braise and so unholy
I come to you in painted skies
You're broken, taint your ancient story
The living challenge you their lies

Trapped in the cold outside
There ain't no shelter
And they want to force my hand
Until I take what I wanted
And break all their lies
And defeat the fucking liars
Smash all the temples
And crawl through the rubble
And cry to the fallen

I'm the last of my kind still standing
I'm the last of my kind still standing on the wall

Oh, from out upon the hillside
I am but what they've thrown away
I go to sleep behind the eight ball
I live to fight for one more day

I'm trapped in the cold outside
There ain't no shelter
And they want to force my hand
Until I take what I wanted
And break all their lies
And defeat the fucking liars
Smash all the temples
And crawl through the rubble
And cry to the fallen

Take what I wanted
And break all the lies
And defeat the fucking liars
Smash all the temples
And crawl through the rubble
And cry to the fallen

I'm the last of my kind still standing
I'm the last of my kind still standing on the wall

I'm the last of my kind still standing
I'm the last of my kind still standing on the wall

The last of my kind still standing
The last of my kind still standing


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"Last of My Kind" as written by William B. Duvall Jerry Cantrell

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  • +3
    General CommentTo me this song is about being an old school grunge rocker from Seattle. There aren't many left since most have passed away (mainly thinking about Kurt and Layne here).

    Rebphoenixon October 05, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is a sting at religion for how the church ostracizes anyone who isn't amongst their ranks, while ignoring that we are poor, starving, and in pain, yet preaching that giving a helping hand to people in those circumstances is the right thing to do...i guess they leave that up to Jesus eh?
    jerrylovesrock666on August 10, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAgree, probably about being rejected by the church and feeling like an outcast.
    ILUVLAYNEon September 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt vaguely reminds me of Communist Russia back when they would exile those who oppose the government to Siberia. The government acted like they were holy, closing down churches-- they were the sole power and faith in them was the only option. From writings the ones who opposed felt as if they were all alone, spread out over the vast country. It seems almost as if the man knows they're wrong and he knows they know about him but he's exiled in Siberia (the cold) and he metaphoricly compares the government with religion and how he wants to destroy it.

    Yeah, i know its 99.9% wrong but its how i saw it. Hope you enjoy my interpretation
    SouthernPunk777on January 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDoes the chorus remind anyone else of Rob Zombies "Dragula"?

    Either way, great song.
    mattjames2010on June 21, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIf they ever have the balls to make another "Highlander" movie this should be the title track. Couldn't you picture Connor MacLeod in the final fight scene chopping off the last immortal's head off while yelling, "There can be only one!" with this song in the background? Totally kick ass.

    I saw the new AIC with Will. They opened with "Them Bones!" You couldn't pick a better opener if you tried. This band can still rock your face and kick your ass. Don't be fooled by their age or new frontman.
    jcooltrane83on March 02, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIt seems to be about the elders and the temples of love.
    He's the last man standing while some fell into heaven and some into hell.
    He's alone because he's not one of 'them' nor is he really living but he's not in the matrix of the unconscious.
    He has no one to shelter him from himself or the world so he goes back to sleep and fights through another day.
    But the time has come where he's been called on to take what he relly wanted (i think this is probably to be enjoying his life with the living) but then to deliver his message and to destroy the temples of love (dogma/blind faith/guilt/coverteousness etc) and the little white lies. He doesnt really want to because he understands the consequences however he isnt jesus, he's just another man nailed to the cross so he will be forced to because he has no choice.
    Good song...about shame and pride...in my 'umble opinion.
    madtommymcmadmanon April 09, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about seeing life through the eyes of a dog and seeking a good owner.
    funeraldanceron September 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBut "I'm the last of my kind still standing" doesnt make sense
    Phil778on September 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think "last of my kind" in this song is referring to someone who will stand up to a group or individual who is wrong, deceitful, "evil", or any combination of the three. The person is ostracized by the "liars" but he burns his bridges, crush those who harm him, and proves that there is truth and life outside of their shallow views and outlooks, meanwhile "cry[ing] to the fallen", or showing remorse for anyone hurt in the way. "Last of my kind," or lone wolf.
    undeceived15on October 01, 2009   Link

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