"Last Stop This Town" as written by Mark O. Everett and Michael S. Simpson....
You're dead but the world keeps spinning
Take a spin through the world you left
It's getting dark a little too early
Are you missing the dearly bereft?

Taking flight and you could be
Here tomorrow
Taking flight, well, you could get
Here tonight

I'm gonna fly on down for the
Last stop to this town
I'm gonna fly on down then fly away
Well, alright

Taking a spin through the neighborhood
The neighbors scream
What ya talkin' bout?
'Cause they don't know how to
Let you in
And I can't let you out

What if I was not your only friend
In this world
Can you take me where you're going
If you're never coming back

I'm gonna fly on down for the
Last stop to this town
I'm gonna fly on down
Then fly away on my way

Why don't we take a ride
Away up high
Through the neighborhood
Up over the billboards and the factories
And smoke

I'm gonna fly on down for the
Last stop to this town
I'm gonna fly on down
Then fly away on my way
Fly away

Lyrics submitted by Don Jerone

"Last Stop: This Town" as written by Michael S. Simpson Mark O. Everett

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI can understand how this was E's way of letting out his emotions on his sisters' death...I have never experienced a death of someone that close, and cannot relate in that way, though. My own personal interpretation is that this song is about someone who leaves your life, whether through death, moving or some other fashion, and sadly, for other people things just seem to go on the same without them, as though they made no difference. For me however, my world would be turning a bit more slowly, and if it was someone as close as a select few of my best friends, it would be hard for me to go on without them as usual. I can relate to this very well right now, my girlfriend (as most people would call her, we personally dont like the label) recently moved to South Carolina, and while we are staying together, its been difficult getting along without her. And, although it doesn't have to do with this song, I really wish I could look at the postings for one song and have them not be people arguing over stupid stuff. And yes, I do have to agree with Deckard on this, the box I am typing in now says "What does this song mean to you?", not "what was the artist thinking when they wrote this song?"
    nimrod18037on August 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsebharper - You might be onto something. Maybe it's coincidence. To me, a ghost of someone flying over the town looking at life without them seems like a well-known theme in art and music. So I dunno. But it's cool that you can make those connections. This song seems really personal to him, so I doubt that he did it intentionally. If he wanted the listener to relate to that, wouldn't he have more stuff from the play? So I dunno. You really could be right. He could have been inspired by the play.

    I like how this song captures the feeling of flying. I don't know why, but it just does. I think it's the running electronic or whatever line in the background, like it's flowing like the two of them or just his sister flying over the town. By the way, the music video for this song's really weird. I think it has a carrot singing the words.
    suclid003on February 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentE is slowly dealing with the death of a family member here, most probably his sister. You can tell that he is feeling a bit more comfortable at the end when he exclaims "yeah!"
    zeeboion January 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about E's sister after her death. after she died someone who lived with/near E said they felt or saw a ghost. E thought it was his sister coming to say goodbye. In this song they fly over their town one last time before she goes to heaven. I think the front cover of electro shock blues refers to this song
    dalai Lamaon January 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYou need to make a little bit more of an effort not to be retarded enough to disrespect the artist's intention, deckard.

    MetaLunaon July 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti feel bad for you nimrod, cos i live in south carolina, and it SUCKS
    battaryacidon March 16, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyeah it says 'what does this song mean to you' but seriously who wants to hear about strangers girlfriends and boyfriends having this as 'their song' and the likes, when you could get a total genius and the most wonderful man on the planet whole reason for writing it and what the true meaning is. so the song means to me what E wrote it to mean.
    SuZaNnEaBeThon September 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti most often visit this site when i want to find out what the artist wrote the song about (i think this is a beautiful song with a beautiful meaning, flying over his town with his sister before she goes to heaven) and if that isnt available here, to hear other peoples interpretations of [i]the song's[/i] meaning, whether it is actually what it was written about or how someone interprets it. because that can also be interesting to read.
    lily(myoneandonly)on November 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwhat's funny is how closely this song parallels the story of the play "our town" by thornton wilder. emily, the protagonist basically dies and in the third act has to watch the lives of everyone going on without her.

    & the title is "last stop: this town" which makes me think it might be intentional.

    sebharperon April 28, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Can you take me where you 're going if you 're never coming back?"

    He doesn't want to leave her, he wants to go with her but can't, and despairs at this.
    pengyon June 08, 2005   Link

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