"Last Wave" as written by and John S Linnell John C Flansburgh....
Saw that in a movie
I just fixed up the cellar
Half of that is mine
Some of that was true

We die alone, we die afraid
We live in terror, we're naked and alone
And the grave is the loneliest place
We die alone, we die afraid
We live in terror we're naked and alone
And the grave is the loneliest place

We die alone we die afraid
Afraid to die
We're naked and alone
Naked and alone

We die alone we die afraid
We live in terror, we're naked and alone
Naked and alone

Last wave rolling by
Final wave don't ask why (I'm happy)
There goes a wave rolling by
Last wave

I'm so tired of the waiting
My heart is cold
The sky is dark
I'm curled up in the ashes

We die alone we die afraid
We live in terror, we're naked and alone
We die

If you want to make out with a biplane (No)
Perchance a dance with a carcass in space (No)
And now you got to buy me some antlers
Antlers are what I need you to buy (Why?)
To take me down to the postman (You do?)
Tell the postman to throw them to

Wave rolling by
Final wave, don't ask why
There goes a wave rolling by
Final wave, don't ask why


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"Last Wave" as written by John S Linnell John C Flansburgh

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    General CommentThe vimeo video I say helps make sense of some of these lyrics. The "Tyler" lyrics about the last wave seem to acknowledge his passing into irrelevance: he probably won't get another "wave" after this one.

    Meanwhile, I'll be humming TMBG's upbeat and catchy vocals about death and the grave for quite a while, I suspect.

    Maybe someone can fill me in on something: Is this a dub onto an existing DMC video? That's the only way I can make sense of Tyler's desire for antlers.
    briandashhansenon July 22, 2019   Link

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