Last Night
Duncan Laurence Lyrics


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Crystal clouds pouring rain
Wash away another day

Wipe the tears off my face
Honey, times are getting harder

I just get lost trying to figure you out
I just get mad when you′re pinning me down

Last night felt like torture, I swear
We cried over and over again
Sometimes I wish I could hold you
When there ain't nothing, there ain′t nothing to say

Empty chair, empty glass
Why'd you have to leave so fast

Oh, light another cigarette
Honey, days are getting longer

I just get stuck trying to figure you out
Used to get up now I'm laying down

Last night felt like torture, I swear
We cried over and over again
Sometimes I wish I could hold you
When there ain′t nothing, there ain′t nothing to say

Last night felt like torture, I swear
We cried over and over again
Sometimes I wish I could hold you
When there ain't nothing, there ain′t nothing to say

Oh, I'm not looking at me
Oh, and you′re not looking at you
Oh, I'm not looking at me

Last night felt like torture, I swear
We cried over and over again




Sometimes I wish I could hold you
When there ain′t nothing to say

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Duncan Laurence's song "Last Night" depict a relationship that is riddled with pain and struggle. The opening lines, "Crystal clouds pouring rain, wash away another day," can be seen as a metaphor for the emotional turmoil the singer is experiencing. The rain represents the tears or emotions that are constantly overwhelming them, and each day feels washed away without any resolution or improvement.


The following lines, "Wipe the tears off my face, honey, times are getting harder," suggest that the singer is trying to hide their vulnerability and put on a brave face despite the challenging circumstances they find themselves in. They express frustration in their attempt to understand and figure out their partner, feeling lost and confused. Additionally, there is a sense of being trapped or controlled with the line, "I just get mad when you're pinning me down."


As the song progresses, the singer reflects on the previous night, describing it as torture. They express the repetitive and exhausting nature of their arguments, crying over and over again. It's clear that communication has broken down, leaving them yearning for the ability to hold and comfort their partner, even when there are no words left to say. The emptiness and absence left by their partner's departure are symbolized by the empty chair and glass, emphasizing the feeling of loss and longing.


The repetition of the lines "Last night felt like torture, I swear, we cried over and over again, sometimes I wish I could hold you" further emphasizes the pain and despair that the singer feels. It's a plea for connection and understanding, highlighting the longing for resolution and closeness that seems to be slipping away.


Line by Line Meaning

Crystal clouds pouring rain
The emotional turmoil is intensifying, overwhelming like a downpour of tears.


Wash away another day
The pain and struggles of the day are being cleansed and forgotten.


Wipe the tears off my face
Trying to remove the evidence of sadness and vulnerability.


Honey, times are getting harder
The challenges and difficulties in the relationship are increasing.


I just get lost trying to figure you out
Feeling confused and overwhelmed trying to understand the other person.


I just get mad when you′re pinning me down
Becoming angry and frustrated when feeling trapped and controlled.


Last night felt like torture, I swear
The previous night was an incredibly painful and distressing experience.


We cried over and over again
The tears and emotions were constant and repetitive.


Sometimes I wish I could hold you
Longing for physical closeness and emotional connection.


When there ain't nothing, there ain′t nothing to say
In moments of emptiness and silence, words cannot express the depth of emotions.


Empty chair, empty glass
Symbolizing the absence and emptiness left behind by the departed.


Why'd you have to leave so fast
Questioning the sudden departure and longing for more time together.


Oh, light another cigarette
Seeking solace and distraction in unhealthy habits during lonely times.


Honey, days are getting longer
The passing of time feels slower and more arduous without the other person.


Used to get up now I'm laying down
The weight of the situation has made it difficult to find motivation and stand up.


Oh, I'm not looking at me
Losing sight of one's own identity and needs amidst the struggles.


Oh, and you′re not looking at you
The other person is also neglecting self-reflection and self-care.




Writer(s): Ashley Hicklin, Duncan De Moor, Mikolaj Maciej Trybulec, Jordan Matthew Garfield

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

MG

Crystal clouds, pouring rain
Wash away another day
Wipe the tears off my face
Honey, times are getting harder

I just get lost trying  figure you out
I just get mad when you're pinning me down


Last night felt like torture, I swear
We cried over and over again
Sometimes I wish I could hold you
When there ain't nothing
There ain't nothing to say

Empty chair, empty glass
Why'd you have to leave so fast?
Oh, light another cigarette
Honey, days are getting longer

I just get stuck trying figure you out
Used to get up now I'm laying down


Last night felt like torture, I swear
We cried over and over again
Sometimes I wish I could hold you
When there ain't nothing
There ain't nothing to say

Last night felt like torture, I swear
We cried over and over again
Sometimes I wish I could hold you
When there ain't nothing
There ain't nothing to say

Oh, I'm not looking at me

Oh, and you're not looking at you

Oh, I'm not looking at me

Last night felt like torture, I swear
We cried over and over again
Sometimes I wish I could hold you
When there ain't nothing to say



All comments from YouTube:

Duncan Laurence

Sometimes we have to look into ourselves to do what’s right for the people we love. It’s easy to point out someone else’s mistakes, but it takes courage to look inwards. 'Last Night' is my tribute to imperfect relationships, because vulnerability and imperfection are more beautiful than perfection.

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😍

Keyshlian Ruffat Rosario

Thank you for this

Андрей Коваленко

Hello Duncan👋 i am from Kyrgyzstan.
Good song !!!

Wilma van Rooij

🥰🙏🏻

Skylar

your voice is so beutiful

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PattyRV91

Words can't describe how much I love this man's music ❤️

Ralph Keeldar

Yes, me too, very nice !

Kanita Rahman

Sameeee 💜💜💜💜

Emma Stantcheva

Sameee🩷🩷

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