When Jesse wrote songs for the Killswitch Engage album, Alive or Just Breathing, the songs had deep meanings behind them. The following meanings are quoted from his interviews:
"My Last Serenade" has a lot of meanings for me. It's really about burning bridges. There comes a time when you have to leave people behind and just let them know that you care and there's only so much love you can give somebody until they drag you down with them.