What does The End mean?

Kings of Leon: The End Meaning

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The End Lyrics

Running with the street lights
Laughing at the grave
He swears he's gonna give it up
It's never gonna be enough
I just wanna be there
When you're all alone
Thinking bout a better day
When ya had it in ya bones

This could be...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jan 12th 2011 !⃝

    Two people separated. Yet guessing each others feelings all the time. Not worried. Not falling out of love. Just having to be apart.

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    Jun 23rd 2020 !⃝

    Drunk driving all the time. The lead had a drinking problem. Hes on his throne. But he still loves his girl.

  3. anonymous
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    May 29th 2020 !⃝

    I take the whole of this song as the end of suffering, the end of pain. Two lost people, one a bit stronger than the other, extending hope. Hope for a better life. Having the courage to voice love and overcome those demons whatever they may be. A song of hope and freedom. So good and honest. Freedom from addiction, tragedy, loss, pain, heartache.. hope. Lyrically one of the best bands.

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    Oct 28th 2018 !⃝

    “They broke in my house and stole all my shit. I knew I was going to have to move because people knew who I was, That night we had a show, and we got onstage for soundcheck, and I just started playing, ‘This could be the end. I ain’t got a home. I’ll forever roam.'”
    Caleb Followill (113)

  5. anonymous
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    Jun 26th 2017 !⃝

    I would say definitely about a heroin addict struggling with his addiction and knows that one more hit can be the end... death. One is never enough. 1 is too many 1,000 is never enough...

  6. anonymous
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    Aug 16th 2015 !⃝

    to me its about desolation its complete surrender to the shit that is happening to them no more fighting its a resolution to the big problem it could be the end very well written both lyric and riff wise. its a difficult realization to come to and it can take years of fucked up heartache and pain and suffering but when you get there who knows maybe its easier maybe its just as hard props to those four kings live up

  7. anonymous
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    Jun 17th 2014 !⃝

    He's in love with an addict...

  8. anonymous
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    Mar 26th 2011 !⃝

    This character is addicted to drugs and seems willing to give everything up for them. Love, a home, happiness, etc. They want to give them up but won't and know the next time could be the last time for love and even for living

  9. anonymous
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    Jan 18th 2011 !⃝

    He loves her, but her love is dead, he wishes she still loved him. Its the end of love.

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