First to finish, last to start by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
rain falls - you know it's got to rain.
the sky lifts it up and lets it down again.
and it's alright - you must accept your part,
being the first to finish or the last to start.
and when you meet me on the ledge,
we'll all be singing out again.
and if you must, then jump away.
i'm not afraid - we'll meet another day.
flame burns - it burns its fuel away.
it lights up the dark night and warms the cold cold day.
but if you burn too strong you might expend your heart,
being the first to finish and the last to start.