good luck exploring the infinite abyss (nickichole) wrote in here_is_a_story,
good luck exploring the infinite abyss
nickichole
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Last Straw

Last Straw

I heard that you went out last night
You looked beautiful just like a bat
Beneath the moonlight I stayed home
Took a Vicodin.. sometimes its all that I can do
when I think about the president..
How did he become the president?
And I stayed awake for a day or two
I thought about the world..
Drank gin and watched the news
And there are some things I'll never understand
Why the country needs a God
And a woman needs a man

And you never write me letters
And you never sent my sweaters
So I could stay warm when I was without you
Without you I don't sleep
Just dream

And I scratch these words into a black notebook
I wrote your name on top and knew you'd never look
And I tried my best to fight the atmosphere
To think the happy thoughts
That leave the phone lines clear
I see Arizona stars from here
But Peter Pan is miles away

And you never write me letters
And you never sent my sweaters
So I could stay warm when I was without you
Without you I don't have
A place that's safe from all the monsters
That hide in my head and sing me to sleep (sleep)
This is the last straw
This is the last straw.. she said
And I won't wait for you forever
While you run around like JFK
You watched that poor girl
Waste the best years of her life
And I'll be damned if I am going out
I will not go out that way

And you never write me letters
And you never sent my sweaters
So you could stay warm when I was gone
Without you I don't have
A place that's safe from all the monsters
That hide in my head and keep me 'til dawn
And I think this is the last straw.


So do you guys think that this song was written from "Arin's perspective"? I've heard that numerous times but I don't know where the original source came from. I'm pretty sure it makes sense to say that this part is Arin speaking about Kelly: "And I won't wait for you forever, While you run around like JFK, You watched that poor girl, Waste the best years of her life, And I'll be damned if I am going out, I will not go out that way".

So for the rest of the song, is this Andrew re-iterating what Arin is thinking and feeling... like for example, "I heard that you went out last night, You looked beautiful just like a bat"... And then there's the views on God and the president. I wonder if it's a mix of Andrew + Arin's views or it's supposed to be a song from Arin's perspective only.
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