What does The Last Night mean?

Skillet: The Last Night Meaning

Album cover for The Last Night album cover

Song Released: 2007

The Last Night Lyrics

You come to me with scars on your wrist
You tell me this will be the last night feeling like this
I just came to say goodbye
I didn't want you to see me cry, I'm fine
But I know it's a lie.

This is the last night you'll spend...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jul 14th 2008 !⃝

    I saw skillet in concert too, they're AMAZING. But yea the narrator is definitely God, the lead singer explained it. The girl wants to die because she thinks she's no good and everyone blames her for everything.

    She comes to God to say goodbye, that she won't be feeling like this anymore.
    Then God steps in and is with her. He looks her in the eyes and tells her that he's there. She doesn't have to be alone anymore. He's everything she needs. He saves her.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Mar 13th 2008 !⃝

    This song I really about some type of friend that is suicidal. The friend has obviously struggled with self injury ("You come to me with scars on your wrist"). The friend came by to say goodbye before he/she killed him or her self. The friend doesn't want help, but the narrator knows what is going on and won't let the friend go through with it. The narrator is willing to help out with anything the friend needs and refuses to let go of the friend. It's a really good song. Everyone needs a friend like that! : )


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Nov 21st 2009 !⃝

    I seen the band live and the lead singer told the history of why he wrote the song. you see, the lead singer is married to the guitarist/pianist and when they were teens, she was going through hard times with her parents and they looked down on her as if she was nothing. She turned to him for support when she wanted to kill herself and he told her how he loved her and ever since they've been together. Its a sad story with a good ending =) hope that cleared up the lyrics for you.

  4. anonymous
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    Dec 6th 2017 !⃝

    about the interpretation for this song at 2:09 am today , my bad.. wrong interpretation

  5. anonymous
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    Dec 6th 2017 !⃝

    can't believe i'm the first to post on this beautiful song! i think he is talking about a tough breakup. he was the one who got dumped and it took him a while to get over it because the girl was someone he truly loved. with time, he eventually is able to move on...but soon enough the girl is back in his life asking to get back together. he's torn about what he should do. he still loves her so much, but at the same time, he thinks it was unfair of her to leave him, break his heart, and then expect him to return. (song meanings from heybuddy)

  6. anonymous
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    Dec 6th 2017 !⃝

    John Cooper says before the song "I wrote this song about a girl that hates her life because she was told she was a loser since she was a kid never gonna amount to anything. Everything that goes wrong in her family is blamed on her by her parents, and she has had a secret life of cutting for years, and she finally decides she wants to kill herself, since there's not a single reason for her to live, and she comes to me she says she just wants to say 'Goodbye, my life stinks and there's no purpose for me to live anymore' and in this song I get a chance to tell her how special she is, that her life isn't a mistake, she was created for a reason. There is a God who loves her just as she is and if she gives Him one chance it will be the last night she ever spends alone." John Cooper has said that "I just started thinking about how these kids are hurting so badly and that maybe I could sing a song that they can relate to." Korey Cooper has stated that one of the most shocking things to the band as they were touring was the number of fans who admitted to them that they were cutters or suffered from depression and so they wrote the song to tell people that they were not alone in their struggles. wiki

  7. anonymous
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    Dec 5th 2017 !⃝

    I go through the same thing and can relate to the song. Sometimes you just need someone to say "I'm there for you" I have a few people I know truly care for me. My few friends, My crush, My boyfriend, and God.

  8. anonymous
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    Nov 11th 2017 !⃝

    I am a cutter and i have scars so my friend had me listen to this song and i thought to myself that I'm not alone that people do care and that i do have a reasion to live.

  9. abbyoleary466
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    May 19th 2015 !⃝

    This song is a girl who was suicidal. She had a secret life of cutting because ever since she was little her family told her she is worthless shes never gonna do anything right. So one day life got so bad at home that she wanted to commit suicide. So in the song John tells her that her life does matter and her life is not a mistake. In the song John is like God talking to the girl and Korey is like the girl talking to God.Basically its saying if you give God one chance it will be the last night you will ever spend alone.

  10. anonymous
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    Jul 17th 2013 !⃝

    John Cooper has said that the song is about a person who hates her life and wants to die, and they come to him saying goodbye. He talks her out of it and she finds God and she isn't alone anymore.

  11. anonymous
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    Aug 30th 2012 !⃝

    Since the moment I heard it I started to identify it with myself. My mother threats me very bad, she is always blaming me and blaming everyone around, even my father.
    There's a boy far far away that would be like he would have sent to me this song. He's like my bf, the reason why we arent is cause we havent meet yet in real life. But he told me seriously to go with him.
    Sometimes because of my mother I've had suicidal thoughts, but I think that will be better leaving her alone, as she always wanted. I wont waste my only life in someone that hates me, so, to me, this song is not very suicidal xD im just annoyed and tired of this lifestyle where my mother is the dark dictator...
    I never interpreted this song related with god, maybe coz I dun even know if I believe on him, and I dont even care about it, but could bbe other interpretation.
    Good luck all and if someone is thinking on suicide, dont do! There are other scapes ;) believe me, im gonna scape!!

  12. anonymous
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    Jun 15th 2012 !⃝

    I recently saw Skillet live back in January 2012. John Cooper (the lead singer of Skillet) explained just what this song was about. It's about a young teenage girl he met at a concert one night. He couldn't help but notice the scars on her wrists from cutting herself. She confessed to him that she was suicidal, yet after hearing their music, she gave her life to Christ instead of death. John later wrote this song for her, and others in the world who feel alone, suicidal and such.

  13. anonymous
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    Apr 6th 2012 !⃝

    In concert John Cooper made it clear that he wrote this song for a girl he new who was struggling with suicide.

  14. anonymous
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    Apr 3rd 2012 !⃝

    when i first heard it i really didnt know that they were a christian band and i dont think its about god because when he says ur parents say everything is ur fault but they dont know u like i kno u they dont know you at all. ok well it could be talking about god but to me it sounds like it was between a guy and his girlfriend. actually this was me and my exs song. so it could be either way

  15. anonymous
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    Feb 22nd 2012 !⃝

    This song means song much to me cuz im really like the girl in the song i have tried to commit suicide but i never did cuz i found christ and relized that he loves me and is everything in need him to be and is here for me.

  16. anonymous
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    Sep 16th 2011 !⃝

    I think this song can have 2 meanings. One meaning is that a suicidal person is going to their friends to say goodbye. The friend doesnt want her to go. The friend refuses to let go of her. He tells her that he cares and he is there for her and is holding her.

    The second meaning would be a suicidal person saying oh god. Saying she is sorry but has to go now. God is telling her suicide isnt the answer. God actually appears either from another person or event. But God is there no matter how difficult the situation may be. You can rely on God in a difficult situation that he will be there 24/7. He will hold you. He wants you to believe in Him. Embrace Him and become a believer.

  17. anonymous
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    Jun 25th 2011 !⃝

    This song means a lot to me because I used to cut myself. The reason why? My mom is so harsh on me, she treats me horribly, she thinks that allowing me to go places and buying my love is better than real love. She's blamed me for all her failures (with men cuz my parents arent together, with work cuz she got moved around a lot) everything. One night when I was ready to end it all my boyfriend showed me this song. I cry everytime I hear it because it's so similar to my situation. She even hates my boyfriend; the only reason I'm still alive. Sometimes he hasnt been the greatest but hes been there for me more than she ever has. She told me if I think its normal to be with someone who treats you bad and puts you down? I said idk and shes like since you have no self-respect the answer is No; its not normal. I sat there thinking but I take all of it from you. That's why I run straight into the arms of ANYONE who will care about me or even pretend because thats always been better than nothing

  18. anonymous
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    Jun 7th 2011 !⃝

    This song is a about a girl with a desperate plea for help. She has spent so much time in depression and she finally decides that she's going to kill herself. The song is God telling her that He's there, perhaps in the form of a friend who wants nothing more than for her to understand and feel love.

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