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OFFICIAL THE LAST HERO - LYRICS THREAD

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Well they’re selling another messiah
Here tonight
But we’re all way too numb and divided to buy it

Singing
(no-oh oh-oh-oh) x3
We are all too divided this time
(no-oh oh-oh-oh) x3

Show me a leader that
Won’t compromise
Show me a leader so
Hope never dies

We need a hero this time
(no-oh oh-oh-oh) x3

Disillusioned and tired of waiting
For the one
Whose intentions are pure unpersuaded
We can trust

Singing
(no-oh oh-oh-oh) x3
Cause a promise is never enough
(no-oh oh-oh-oh) x3

Show me a leader that
Won’t compromise
Show me a leader so
Hope never dies

We need a hero this time
I know x2
I know if we’re to survive
We need to know
This is not the end
How will we ever get by?
It’s getting harder to fight out here on my own

Show me a leader that
Won’t compromise
Show me a leader so
Hope never dies

Show me a leader that knows what is right
Show me a leader that so hope can survive
We need a hero this time
(no-oh oh-oh-oh)
We need a hero this time
(no-oh oh-oh-oh)
Or we will never survive!
(no-oh oh-oh-oh)
We need a hero this time
(no-oh oh-oh-oh)
Or we will never survive!

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Don’t tell us this is normal
Don’t tell us there’s no change
So selfish and immoral
You’re to blame

Cause you’re the great disrupter
So crass and out of line
Now tell me who will suffer
For all your crimes
We are running out of time
Out of time

And the writing’s on the wall
That the end will begin
Still you do nothing at all
And keep denying the greatest sin

Ignore the truth and follow
Reap all that you sew
Spawn the future sorrow
We will know

Refusing every warning
Deny the rate of change
The ignorance is swarming
What a shame
And you know that you’re to blame
You’re to blame

And the writing’s on the wall
That the end will begin
Still you do nothing at all
Throwing lies to the wind
And the Writing’s on the wall
So I say it again
Still you do nothing at all
And keep denying the greatest sin

You’re the one to blame
For this rate of change

No tomorrow
When will you see?

And the writing’s on the wall
That the end will begin
Still you do nothing at all
Throwing lies to the wind
And the Writing’s on the wall
So I say it again
Still you do nothing at all
And keep denying the greatest sin
The greatest sin
Denied again
When will it end?


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Just step into the dark
It’s waiting
Take your vow
It’s time
Time for you to meet your maker
Playing God tonight

You’re insane
Have you gone too far?
Who’s to blame
For what you are?

If you believe yours is the only way
Then you’re the fool who lives to die
Will you deserve the Hell you’re gonna pay?
On The Other Side
Once you reach The Other Side
Once you reach The Other Side

Trigger warm, anticipating
The ritual’s begun
You think that Heaven’s gates are waiting
But only Hell will come

You’re insane
Have you gone too far?
Who’s to blame
For what you are?

If you believe yours is the only way
Then you’re the fool who lives to die
Will you deserve the Hell you’re gonna pay?
On The Other Side
On The Other Side
Once you reach The Other Side

Fade to black
You’ll see in time
You will only be denied.

Fools will only be denied!
There will be no paradise!
Fools will only be denied.
There will be no paradise! yeah

If you believe yours is the only way
Then you’re the fool who lives to die
Will you deserve the Hell you’re gonna pay?
On The Other Side
On The Other Side
Once you reach The Other Side
Once you reach The Other Side

There will be no paradise!
Once You reach The Other Side
There will be no paradise!
Yeah....

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May this be your victory song
A song for you when I am gone
Reminding you of what you're meant to be
A gift to bring you clarity
To show you that your destiny
Is not defined by what you've failed to see
No

May this lift you up when you feel you'll fall again, you cannot win, no
Hope these words are enough for you to be strong my friend

Sometimes you fall before you rise
Sometimes you lose it all to find
You've gotta keep fighting
And get back up again
My Champion
Oh My Champion

You've lost so many times it hurts
But failures made are lessons learned
Cause in the end what you are will be much more than you were

May this lift you up when you feel you'll fall again, you cannot win, no
Hope these words are enough for you to be strong my friend

Sometimes you fall before you rise
Sometimes you lose it all to find
You've gotta keep fighting
And get back up again
My Champion

Don't ever run away
For every fear you face
You will survive and be much more than you were
Oh

Sometimes you fall before you rise
Sometimes you lose it all to find
You've gotta keep fighting
And get back up again oh
The world's gonna try and knock you out
Just pick yourself up when you go down
You've gotta keep fighting
And get back up again
My Champion
Oh My Champion
My Champion
My Champion
Oh

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How long will you cower down
Until you come to see
That courage is the higher ground
That change is destiny
That only those
Who dare to win
Let no fear have no remorse
The time has come to rise again
You were meant to be much more
Somehow
Somehow

It’s like poison in your veins
Oh it’s the beast you cannot tame
The way you let your fear burrow inside
Will chew you up and spit you out in time
Release the poison in your veins right now
Right now oh

Everything that could have been
Has only failed to be
Cause you wasted all your precious time
You were too afraid to dream
Well dammit all to Hell I say
Don’t waste another day
It’s time for you to own it now
The world is yours to take
Right now

It’s like poison in your veins
Oh it’s the beast you cannot tame
The way you let your fear burrow inside
Will chew you up and spit you out in time
So release the poison in your veins
Come on bleed it out it’s not too late
What you choose to see is falling short
It’s time for you to rise and be much more
Don’t waste another day
Don’t let it slip away
The world is all yours to take
If only you could change

It’s like poison in your veins
Oh it’s the beast you cannot tame
The way you let your fear burrow inside
Will chew you up and spit you out in time
So release the poison in your veins
Come on bleed it out it’s not too late
What you choose to see is falling short
It’s time for you to rise and be much more
Release the poison in your veins right now
Right now!
Right now!
Right now!

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Mother, tell me
I long to hear the stories
Just like long ago
All these memories
Start to fade before me
I cannot let them go
No I can’t let them go

From The Cradle To The Grave
It’s a fear I can’t escape
Who will be my hiding place
When you’re gone? oh
Oh

Father, stay here
Don’t leave me like the other
Know I need you so
All you gave me
Father, how you loved me
Treated like your own
Don’t ever let me go

From The Cradle To The Grave
It’s a fear I can’t escape
Who will be my hiding place
When you’re gone?

There’s no way to deny
The brevity of life
As time keeps marching on
All we have is lost
<Mark solo>
As time keeps marching on
All we have is lost
Nothing lasts forever
Nothing stays the same

From The Cradle To The Grave It’s a fear I can’t escape
Who will be my hiding place
When you’re gone?

From The Cradle To The Grave
It’s a fear I can’t escape
Who will be my hiding place
When you’re gone?
How am I to carry on?
How am I to carry on?
As time keeps marching on?
How am I to carry on?
All we have is lost
Nothing lasts forever
Nothing ever stays the same

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Sitting by the telephone
Waiting for what never comes
A chance to be the chosen one
Is all...But gone

Arise the tide within your heart
A longing for another start
Far beyond the wretched place that you’ve
Come to know

Are you finally Losing Patience?
May you rise your time has come
May you fight for what’s been taken
Find your strength when there is none
Oh

A message from so long ago
Reminding you that you let go
Why did you throw it all away?
It still... haunts you so

But now you see what’s come to pass
You’re screaming for a second chance
If life is what you make of it
Then make it you’re own

Are you finally Losing Patience?
May you rise your time has come
May you fight for what’s been taken
Find your strength when there is none
Know your life is still worth saving
Can’t you see how far you’ve come
If you find you’re losing patience
The just rise your time has come
Oh Your time has come

This may be the only way
You’ve got
A second chance to turn the page
Move on
If you choose to wallow in these sorrows
What will be the cost?
If you dare then follow
Your tomorrow
Find where you belong
Move On
Move On

Are you finally Losing Patience?
May you rise your time has come
May you fight for what’s been taken
Find your strength when there is none

Well your life is still worth saving
May you fight for what’s been taken
Oh Your time has come
If life is what you make of it
Then make..it your own

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This side of fate is blind
The choice has been made it’s time

For all that we’ve done
Will we ever choose to see?

The fault of our own
This fate we must receive

We must receive

This side of fate is blind
The choice has been made it is time

We had a dream
Now it’s gone

A future revealed
We were all so very wrong

We were all so wrong

This side of fate is blind
The choice has been made it is time

What have we done?
There’s nowhere to run
Is this hopeless?

We were so wrong
Now we know it

We can’t go on
Until we own it

Don’t say it’s over
Don’t let us down
Don’t turn away we need you now
oh, oh

This side of fate it is blind
The choice has been made it is time

For all that we’ve done will we ever choose to see
The fault of our own
This fate we must receive

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I wrote these words to tell you
All the things I should have said
So long ago
So long ago

Know that I am grateful
I will not or let your memory go
No I wont
I’ve waited way too long
Way too long

I know this life’s a mystery
We lose the things we never can replace
No
So many things we keep inside
Are never said until it’s much too late
So I’m giving you this song

For the one’s who sacrificed it all
We will sing
Who stood so we could never fall
We will sing
You will always be a hero
And we will sing

So you will be remembered
You will be remembered

I know you suffer way too much
I know you gave your all for us to be
I will see
I know how much you sacrifice
And all of this you did so selflessly
Oh

So I’m giving you this song
I’m giving you this song

For the one’s who sacrificed it all
We will sing
Who stood so we could never fall
We will sing
You will always be a hero
And we will sing

You’ll be remembered
You’re still alive
Your memory will survive
And in the end
All you sacrificed
It made a difference this time
Oh

So I’m giving you this song
And I’m giving you this song

For the one’s who sacrificed it all
We will sing
Who stood so we could never fall
We will sing
You will always be a hero
And we will sing
So you will be remembered
So you will be remembered


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If you wanna step into the light
Well I’d warn that you be wise
Nothing goes unnoticed
If you wanna lead or be a star
Then expose all that you are
Are you sure you want this now?
They will only drag you down

Cause they’re waiting just like
Crows On A Wire
They pry and conspire
That’s all they do
Baiting to consume and devour
The glory and power
They gave to you

If you wanna step into the ring
Well you can’t hide a goddamn thing
In the end they’ll find it
If you gotta secret deep inside
Nothing sacred or divine
They will always bleed you out
They will always bleed you out

Cause they’re waiting just like Crows On A Wire
They pry and conspire
That’s all they do
Baiting to consume and devour
The glory and power
They gave to you

There will come a time
When all they give they will steal
They have you think you were fine
Know that none of it’s real

Waiting just like
Crows On A Wire
They pry and conspire
That’s all they do
Baiting to consume and devour
The glory and power
They gave to you

Let this serve you as a reminder
Know they’ll never tire
They’ll come for you
Cause they’re still baiting to consume and devour
The glory and power
So sad but true
You know it’s true
You know it’s true
You know it’s true

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The world has gone mad
The future is so unclear
Where do we stand
It feels like the end is near
I remember all the things you said
And what would come to be
A prophet of the future now
That future is reality

Twilight
Where do we go?
Time is running out
We can’t find
Hope for a future worth saving now
One things for sure
We must accept and change
All we endure we just have ourselves to blame

Divided by differences
Now everything is torn apart
Tomorrow is contingent
On the tolerance of every heart

Twilight
Where do we go?
Time is running out
We can’t find
Hope for a future worth saving now
Will you show us the way we should go?

I look to the sky
Praying for time
Hoping for what hasn’t come
The dream’s still alive
But the nightmare just won’t come undone
The tyrants will rage
There’s no time to waste
There’s no telling what we’ll become
If we don’t sustain some hope for tomorrow with love <mark solo>

Twilight
Where do we go?
Time is running out
We can’t find
Hope for a future worth saving now
Twilight
Where will we go
When it all comes down?
We can’t find
Hope for a future worth saving now
Will you show us the way we should go?

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Shatter the illusions of world that you believed long ago
You can’t let go
Nothing scared can survive
You’ve reached the end
On borrowed time
But you must try

Just save yourself!
There is nothing to hide but the truth
There is no one else here beside you
Please save yourself
Because you don't have a moment to lose
In time we’ll tell if you're meant to survive on your own!

Crying for redemption it’s a mystery that only broke your heart
And left you scarred
The time is now
There’s no recourse
There’s only what you see and what you are
And though it’s hard

Just save yourself!
There is nothing to hide but the truth
There is no one else here beside you
Please save yourself
Because you don't have a moment to lose
In time we’ll tell if you're meant to survive on your own!
On your own

When will you see
The promise of what life should be?
Your destiny
You must believe
That courage is all that you need
That’s all you need
All you need

Save yourself!
There is nothing to hide but the truth
No one else Here beside you
Save yourself
Though you’re lost on this Island of Fools
Time will tell If you’re meant to survive on your own

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Can you hear the marching?
Beating of the drums?
Once again the dogs are out for blood

Words and accusations
History revised
But time is gonna tell that you were right

Oh how you tried
I know that you tried
To save us

Save us

I remember dreaming
Not so long ago
That change was going to come
I still had hope

How long must I keep waiting?
Feeling so ignored
Is anything worth saving anymore?
I just don’t know

But need you so

Don’t let us fall again
We can’t fight this on our own
Who’ll save us in the end?
Have we lost our last hero?

Tyrants overtaking
Intoxicate with lies
There is no escaping
Not this time

The simple man receiving
Defending every crime
Somehow still believing
They’re alright

So hypnotized

Don’t let us fall again
We can’t fight this on our own
Who’ll save us in the end?
Have we lost our last hero?

Tell me where are the heroes?
Tell me where are the heroes?
Have we lost all the heroes?

How could it be?
We couldn’t see
Now we are left here to fight this on our own

Build them up to tear them down
What we’ve done I’m far from proud
Chew them up
Spit ‘em out
In the end
Who’ll save us now?

Can you hear the marching?
Beating of the drums?
Once again the dogs are out for blood

Words and accusations
History revised
But time is gonna tell that you were right

Don’t let us fall again
We can’t fight this on our own
Who’ll save us in the end?
Have we lost our last hero?

Have we reached the end?
Are we lost to know?
Have we sealed our fate?
Nowhere left to go

Though it’s much too late
This I hope to see
There is still a chance
Left for you and me
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Re: OFFICIAL THE LAST HERO - LYRICS THREAD

Postby TABN Admin » Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:14 am

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SYMPHONY OF AGONY (LAST OF OUR KIND)
There’s something
Creeping just beyond the door
And it’s waiting
Like we’ve never seen before

Oh Oh
Annihilate
Eradicate
We’ll be erased
We cannot run
We only crawl
Obliterate
There’s no escape
We must remain
Or there’ll be nothing left at all (nothing left at all)

CHORUS:
The symphony of agony plays on
We paid the price
The last in line to fall
as the symphony plays on

Suffering
Are we lost in genocide?
Though we’re aching
Won’t give up without a fight

Oh oh
But the pain
It never fades
It overtakes
Won’t beg for mercy
Though we could
It’s not too late
We’ll find a way
Beyond this fate
And we will fight forevermore (fight forevermore)

CHORUS:
The symphony of agony plays on
We paid the price
The last in line to fall
as the symphony plays on

There can be no compromise
When you know it’s wrong
Cause in the end the sacrifice
Was worthless all along

CHORUS:
The symphony of agony plays on
We paid the price
The last in line to fall

<Mark solo>

BREATHE
You were hungry for life
Then you took mine
Left me so hollow

And I was eager to please
I gave you all of me
For what? I will never know

But I'll rest my eyes
And I'll let the earth breathe
And I'll bide my time
I’ll let the earth breathe

Wiped the smile from my face
A saving grace
A lasting passion
And with a knife in my soul
We will erase
We will not feel it
Well I’ll rest my eyes
I’ll let the earth breathe
And I’ll bide my time
I’ll let the earth breathe

Well it’s all I have
And it makes me feel at home
And I must be mad
And I must not care at all
Well I wipe my eyes
And I feel it taking hold
Well you left me here
And you left me all alone

But I’ll rest my eyes
I’ll let the earth breathe
And I’ll bide my time
I’ll let the earth breathe
Well I’ll rest my eyes
I’ll let the earth breathe
And I’ll bide my time
I’ll let the earth breathe

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Re: OFFICIAL THE LAST HERO - LYRICS THREAD

Postby TABN Admin » Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:16 am

The majority of these lyrics were taken from The Last Hero album artwork. If you think you've found an incorrect lyric, comment below!

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Re: OFFICIAL THE LAST HERO - LYRICS THREAD

Postby Sugar Blade » Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:18 am

You can't deny that there are a lot of "deny" in The Writing on the Wall.

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Postby AB23 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:26 am

aww mawdz i see what u did there. I luv happy endings
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Postby AB4Lyfe » Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:33 am

Yep, agreed with Monty. Nicely done!
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Postby Kreuger33 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:44 am

Somebody please reformat this and get rid of the bad capitalization.

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Re: OFFICIAL THE LAST HERO - LYRICS THREAD

Postby hackingislife » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:47 am

For Symphony of Agony, I feel like the lyric is:

There’s something
Creeping just beyond the door
And it’s raging
Like we’ve never seen before

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Postby PRS10Top » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:43 pm

There can be no compromise when you know it's wrong
'Cause in the end the sacrifice was worthless all along

what does Myles mean here? I think I get the gist and meaning of the song and how it ties into the album overall, but I'm not 100% sure about this part.

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Postby AB23 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:59 pm

holy shit. After looking at TSOF lyrics, that shit is really repetitive man.
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Re: OFFICIAL THE LAST HERO - LYRICS THREAD

Postby Andy92 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:15 pm

PRS10Top wrote:There can be no compromise when you know it's wrong
'Cause in the end the sacrifice was worthless all along

what does Myles mean here? I think I get the gist and meaning of the song and how it ties into the album overall, but I'm not 100% sure about this part.

My assumption...if you know you're fighting against injustice, don't compromise in your defense. He mentions genocide in that song. So if you think along those lines, you don't want to compromise when it comes to defending human lives.

I haven't looked too closely at those lyrics before. But that's my first thought about those lines.
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Postby MuffinMcFluffin » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:26 pm

PRS10Top wrote:There can be no compromise when you know it's wrong
'Cause in the end the sacrifice was worthless all along

what does Myles mean here? I think I get the gist and meaning of the song and how it ties into the album overall, but I'm not 100% sure about this part.

I don't want to put it in terms of the song, because I think it's pretty straightforward there.

Say you and your friend order a pizza and you are SUPER hungry. You are a vegetarian, but your friend really wants meat on the pizza. So when he suggests to you going half-and-half where one side is all veggie, you agree to it, but are a bit dismayed that you are not only eating a pizza that is getting sausage and pepperoni grease on the veggie side of the pizza, but that you'll have no chance of being able to eat more than half of it because of your diet.

You know it's wrong for you to land on such a compromise even though it's the only way you're going to be able to get any pizza, and the sacrifice that you are making not being able to eat as much pizza as you so wished will be a lost cause in your mind.

Well, I tried. :headscratch

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Postby cheesedip1 » Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:44 am

What is each song about?

SMAL- Trump etc

Writing Wall- Global warming (tho I thought it was about Trump at first)

You Will Be Remembered- military folks (Obviously THIS SONG isnt about Trump)

Poison in Your Veins- Dont let fear get to you, face your fears I think

Crade to the grave- death? idk

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Re: OFFICIAL THE LAST HERO - LYRICS THREAD

Postby Andy92 » Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:49 am

Cradle to the Grave is about living your life with the fear of losing the ones you love. Could be loss from death, could be loss from someone walking out on you.

I think Crows On A Wire is referring to how the media creates and destroys people. "Baiting to consume and devour the glory and power they gave to you." The same people the media give power to through nonstop coverage will eventually be crushed when the secrets of their past are unveiled. You see that going on with not just presidential candidates, but lots of other celebrities. They'll praise you until they find your flaws, then they'll "consume and devour."
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Postby cheesedip1 » Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:23 pm

The Other Side- sounds like it's about religous intolerance, where a certain religion might( in a bad way) , look down upon those who dont follow the same religion

Crows- My first thought was that this song was about gossipy people who like to put others down

My Champ- speaks for itself

Cradle- 2nd verse almost seems like Myles is talking about his dad who left at a young age

Losing Patience- similar in meaning to Poison; it's about taking advantage of opprotunites when they present themselves, being proactive,

Side of Fate- idk

Island Fools- sounds like it's about pulling yourself up by your bootstraps out of a bad situation, such as abuse or something, taking responsibility for your life, something like that

Last Hero- wanting a hero to save yourself/society

Last of our kind- idk

Breathe- idk, maybe it was about Stapp back in the day

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Postby slasherbridge » Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:13 am

I feel like This Side Of Fate is about the consequences of your actions.
"This side of fate is blind. The choice has been made, now it's time." Fate doesn't see the reasoning behind a choice you make. And whatever the consequences are will occur regardless of whether the choice was right or wrong.
But I also think it's about not being discouraged if a choice you make ends up going badly. "Don't say it's over. Don't let us down. Don't turn away we need you now."


They are incredibly ambiguous though.
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Re: OFFICIAL THE LAST HERO - LYRICS THREAD

Postby CallumC94 » Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:08 pm

In YWBR, I hear "Who took a stand so we would never fall" instead of "Who stood so we could never fall"

I'm surprised how different peoples interpretations of the songs are, and even more surprised when people can't find the meaning of a song.

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Re: OFFICIAL THE LAST HERO - LYRICS THREAD

Postby chtimixeur » Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:07 am

The Other Side : terrorists
The Last Hero : I was convinced it was about Obama up until the very last line.
Symphony of Agony : Myles said himself it was about carpet bugs that were exterminated in his house.

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Re: OFFICIAL THE LAST HERO - LYRICS THREAD

Postby gbruin » Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:34 pm

cheesedip1 wrote:
Cradle- 2nd verse almost seems like Myles is talking about his dad who left at a young age


Myles has talked about the inspiration for this song in some recent interviews. Myles' biological father passed away when he was 4. His mom remarried and Myles' step-father legally adopted him and became a very important figure in his life. It was also written while right around when Selena's mom passed away, and he said she still can't really listen to this song. The song is a tribute to those who played crucial roles in bringing us up.
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Re: OFFICIAL THE LAST HERO - LYRICS THREAD

Postby Fish Tacos » Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:45 pm

gbruin wrote:
cheesedip1 wrote:
Cradle- 2nd verse almost seems like Myles is talking about his dad who left at a young age


Myles has talked about the inspiration for this song in some recent interviews. Myles' biological father passed away when he was 4. His mom remarried and Myles' step-father legally adopted him and became a very important figure in his life. It was also written while right around when Selena's mom passed away, and he said she still can't really listen to this song. The song is a tribute to those who played crucial roles in bringing us up.


That's interesting, thanks for that backstory, it definitely fits with the verse about his father. The rest of the song like the chorus seems a little more universal though about the inevitability and fear of losing your parents.

I might be the only one but I feel like Crows is for the most part directed towards TABN. Part of me feels like Myles gets tired of reading about being called nasally and hearing about his Slash-sound, etc. I'm the sure the rest of the guys have similar gripes here and there.
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