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Last Resort Lyrics

Cut my life into pieces
This is my last resort
No breathing
Don't give a fuck if I cut my arm bleeding

This is my last resort

Cut my life into pieces
I've reached my last resort
No breathing
Don't give a fuck...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Mar 22nd 2007 report

    This is about how he feels his life is falling apart, and he's all alone and contemplating suicide. Intense, awesome, song.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Mar 27th 2009 report

    No one has truly hit the nail on the head with this song meaning
    so ill try as best I can::
    The singer is abviously extremely depressed
    all he wants is someone to be there for him::
    "wish someone would tell me I'm fine"

    and how his life is so fucked up that hios last resort is, well, suicide::
    "suffocation, no breathing, don't give a fuck if I cut my arm bleeding. This is my last resort.
    i can't go on living this way"

    and that absolutely nothing is going right::
    "nothing's alright, nothing is fine, I'm runnin and I'm crying"

    his depression has been eating at him for so long::
    downward spiral, where do I begin? it all started when I lost my mother.
    its saying I've been going through all this for so long, why should io have to deal with it any longer. (trust me, Jacoby, I feel your pain!)

    this song truly has powerful and meaningful lyrics.
    like it's definitely one of my favorite songs.

  3. anonymous
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    Jan 9th 2019 report

    It's about sucide. This song helped me when i was a depressed sucidal teen. I used to blast full and miffed off my parents (who was religious). They hated me for doing it but i was a angry teen (not all like that). It still helps me now get through, I have very severe depression still so if miffed off or depressed listen to this as it will help you.

  4. anonymous
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    May 2nd 2013 report

    What i was told this song is about is that the lead singer used to self harm and that this song is about him or just about self harm in general.

  5. anonymous
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    May 28th 2012 report

    I think this song is a cry for help. Many peple who self-harm are looking for someone to help them, but seeings as they don't come out and say "Help me" no one notices. 'Cuz I'm losing my sight
    Losing my mind
    Wish somebody would tell me I'm fine
    Losing my sight
    Losing my mind
    Wish somebody would tell me I'm fine' This section of the song is saying that he's not sure sbout whether its worth taking his own life and he just wants someone to hold out their hand and listen and hopefully help.

  6. anonymous
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    May 8th 2012 report

    Last Resort is about suicide and how he feels how his life is horrible.

    Overrated song but good.

  7. anonymous
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    Sep 15th 2010 report

    The song is about a friend of his that at one point contemplated suicide. He was pretty far out there at one point. Although this person was an extreemly talented artist, that tended to do drawings that were a bit on the darker side of things. This person has since got their life on track, and suicide wouldn't be an option now. In no way this is about Jacoby's life. Jacoby has always been a vibrant and creative individual. Throughout high school he was very outgoing to say the least.

    I am from Vacaville, CA
    Papa Roach is from Vacaville, CA

    I know this due to being close to the band in their early days.

  8. anonymous
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    Jul 26th 2010 report

    This song is about suicide and Jacoby wrote this song after his friend committed suicide.

  9. anonymous
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    Jun 6th 2010 report

    I believe the song is about trying to deal with emotions.
    It speaks of self mutilation 'don't give a f*** if I cut my arm bleeding' and 'mutilation out of sight', which is often seen as a 'Last Resort'.
    It seems that the narrator is just looking for some sort of justification for what they are feeling 'wish someone would tell me that i'm fine'.
    Emotions can become overwhelming and cause anxiety 'coz i'm losing my sight, losing my mind', possibly spiralling into depression.
    I think that most people can relate to this song at some point in their lives (maybe not to the extreme depicted), but there are always times when 'Nothing's alright, nothing is fine'.
    I think the ending of the song can be taken in two ways:

    I can't go on living this way
    Can't go on
    Living this way
    Nothing's alright

    Either that they feel so terrible that they feel like taking their own life, or that they've decided to seek help.
    I personally prefer the second option.

  10. coby
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    Apr 13th 2010 report

    from the music video i guess that the music is not strongly about sucide. i think its about the moments that people are alone angry of something or someone with being lonly and depressed and feeling down.when you have this kind of situation then you would like to insult and talk about sucide when you dont really mean it.but there is part that lyrics is talking about mothers true love when its saying searching for a love but i found the questions and devil when he lost hes mother.actually i think this song is more about feeling alone than being alone i mean when there is lots of peaple around you but they dont care about you.

  11. anonymous
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    Nov 19th 2009 report

    im thinking that he's just tired of all the ups and downs of his emotions, mainly downs, he knows there's people there but doesn't feel them there, or doesn't feel that they truely understand..pushing him to cutting. and thinking about committing suicide just to stop feeling all the pain..he doesn't care..he's lost and cant find his way back..

  12. jmnrohlfs
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    Oct 16th 2009 report

    Cut my life into pieces,
    This is my last resort,
    No breathing,
    Don't give a fuck if I cut my arm bleeding.
    Would it be wrong?
    Would it be right?
    If I took my life tonight,
    Chances are that I might.
    Mutilation out of sight,
    And I'm contemplating suicide.

    im thinking that this is enough to tell you it's about suicide.. He's right too

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  13. ChiOokami
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    Aug 24th 2009 report

    last resort i think is saying when you reach a point in life when everything is falling apart you tend to get to the last resort where you don't care if you cut and your not sure if anyone cares if you die or not. a point in life where you start to contemplate suicide. saying in the last resort stage you lose sight of whats right and if anyone really cares.

  14. danniboi
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    Dec 18th 2008 report

    It actually said on the Papa Roach site that this song was about the writers (possibly the lead singers) friend who was contemplating commiting suicide, and so this song was born.

  15. deadcalm
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    Jan 1st 2008 report

    The song is about suicide as the title suggests, as the last resort when everything's not working out anymore and you're hurt inside and you just want it to stop and at the same time pleading for help if anybody even cares.

  16. rockerchick
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    Dec 30th 2007 report

    Sorry guys this song really about teenagers and suicide about how many of teen kill themselves in a year.

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  17. anonymous
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    Dec 27th 2007 report

    This actually used to be my anthem....

    It's about feeling alone and giving everything you have to get noticed and you don't have anyone there and you just want to scream and cry so then you give up and kill your self.

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