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Brand New was conceived in a basement in Merrick,NY where
drummer, Brian Lane, and frontman, Jesse Lacey began their
first informal rehearsals. It didn't take long for them to
realize that they had some pretty solid songs between
themand that people needed to hear them.

The pair quickly recruited long time friend Garrett
Tierney, as well as Vin Accardi, to play bass and guitar,
respectively. The group was complete and soon set about
recording their first demo, a four-song CD that the band
recorded, produced and released by More...


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Simple Interpretation. | Reviewer: Legend
    ------ About the song The Archer's Bows Are Broken performed by Brand New

Who do you carry that torch for, my young man?
Do you believe in anything?
Do you carry it around just to burn things down?

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Who do you carry the light for, and do you believe in doing right with that light if you use it to destroy something instead of anything else?
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Meet me tonight on the turnpike, my darling
cause we believe in everything
If we sweat all these debts then we're sure to drown
so let's strap ourselves up to this engine now
With our God who we found laying under the back seat

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Asking to meet up in a strange place away from everyone, because they believe in something greater. They are not worried about what is owed, only how to move forward in repaying the debt. Their belief is not something popularized or written about, but something hidden and chanced upon.
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What did you learn tonight?
You're shouting so loud, you barely joyous, broken thing. (fix'd)
You're a voice that never sings, is what I say
You are freezing over hell
You are bringing on the end you do so well
You can only blame yourself, it's what I say

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A question posed for those unable to grasp the simple truth they found "in the backseat." This person claims to preach joy and love, but can only bring upon the end that they themselves are warning people about rather than take a stand against it, because they are wrapped up in a conflicted message. There is no joy in their song, only broken logic and fear.
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Oh, order your daughters to ignore me think that will sort me?
and sweep me under the rug
While you're beating with a book everyone that book tells you to love

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Spoken to the same person who cannot understand the truth found "in the backseat." Most likely spoken from a position of a hyper-religious parent using their faith to keep their daughter from the mind of a free thinker, whether that free thinker has a stronger grasp on the actual faith that God requires or not. It is not what they believe or how they believe, and therefore must be wrong - hence why they use examples from the Bible as a weapon rather than as a source of comfort. They beat him with the book that tells them to love their neighbor unconditionally.
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There is an ember in the heart of the kiln
And it's burning hot with love
Burning out my center till there's nothing but dust
rolling me with care into your cigarette
Cause the God I believe in never worked on a campaign trail

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There's a fire that this person cannot put out, for love is its source. They are determined to snuff it and burn him away like a cigarette, because the God he believes in is not the same God marketed by politicians and televangelists, two of the most hypocritical and ungodly groups of people imaginable.
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What did you learn tonight?
You're shouting so loud, you barely enjoyed this broken thing.
You're a voice that never sings, is what I say
You are freezing over hell
You are bringing on the end, you do so well
You can only blame yourself, it's what I say

Who do you carry that torch for, my young man?
Do you believe in anything?
Do you carry it around just to burn things to the ground?

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He asks the question again, and this time, with force
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What did you learn tonight?
You're shouting so loud, you barely enjoyed this broken thing.
You're a voice that never sings, is what I say
You are freezing over hell
You are bringing on the end, you do so well
You can only blame yourself, it's what I say

[Chorus continues in the background]
Feels like
we could escape
and I don't mind
throwing away
this filthy silver song
If you try
running a maze
of your lies
It's too hard to save
if you've thrown out everyone

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He is apologizing for how the truth he is delivering is uncomfortable, even painful to hear. He doesn't mind throwing this "song" away and saying "sorry" after the fact, but it is a truth that needed to be spoken, a truth spoken with wit and pointed directness - sung by a "silver" tongue.

He asks them to try running the maze of their core beliefs, and asking how they could possibly hope to save or guide anyone like their book asks them to, if they spend all of their time judging and chasing away all of those who may need them with their belief. This goes right back to the beginning of the song, where their faith is the torch and they are burning down the very thing they wish to save. At that point, who are they actually carrying that torch for? Would their God ask them to burn it all to ash? Or should they try to illuminate their surroundings to better understand how to help another, or use that light to warm and guide those lost in darkness instead of setting them on fire for not believing in the exact way that they do?
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It seemed to be very plain, as far as meaning goes.

Your favorite weapon. | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Daisy performed by Brand New

"Only sing about depressing morbid emotions"- while this is mostly true of anything déjà entendu and later, have you never heard "your favorite weapon"? While there are some less than 'happy' songs on there, I would hardly call it 'morbid and depressing'. Mostly this is just a heads up to the first commenter that if you haven't heard that album, ya need to. One of the things I love about brand new is that they have evolved with every album- favorite weapon is almost pop punk at times, then déjà entendu was almost entirely really heavy, and the devil and god is live ethereal dark space out music. These are obviously generalizations that have exceptions, but that's my 2 cents.

Short, yet powerful. | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Tautou performed by Brand New

I heard the song in a flash game "One Chance". The cut scene of a scientist entering his house, finding his wife dead in the bathtub, blood spilled all over the floor, and yet, he falls on both knees, ending it with a front yard burial.

"Today, every living cell on Planet Earth will die.
"You had One Chance"

ALLUSIONS WOO | Reviewer: emma
    ------ About the song Play Crack The Sky performed by Brand New

"This story's old but it goes on and on until we disappear" is an allusion to 'Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me' within which, Morrissey says "This story's old, I know, but it goes on".
The more you know. (^:

Not quite right | Reviewer: J
    ------ About the song Okay I Believe You, But My Tommy Gun Don't performed by Brand New

The reviewer below would be right with his theory but Timebrwolves and Tell All Your Friends was released in 2002 and Okay I Don't Believe You and Deja Entendu was released in 2003, so they are wrong. Nice theory though.

another perspective | Reviewer: Judah
    ------ About the song Play Crack The Sky performed by Brand New

Perhaps from his soul to his physical body knowing that our physical body tends to lead us astray from what we know in our heart's as right. That's simply based on the fact that the Philadelphia project was believed to put many of the people involved through some highly traumatizing out of body style experiences. Just a bit of food for thought afterall laceys writing style tends to be a tad abstract and perceptual order that we can take what we want from it.

My thoughts.. | Reviewer: Neil
    ------ About the song Degausser performed by Brand New

Here's the thing about Brand New... This song reminds me a lot of "You Won't Know"... A big message, to me, on this album is the feeling that he's not good enough, or not sure if he's good enough. For "her", being a representative of females and love, and possibly even "Him" as in God, as referenced in songs like Jesus. He blends the two, almost making his insecurities about whether he'll be good enough about both at the same time, good enough for God, good enough for a woman... Good enough for love in general.

I feel like he blends them on purpose, and I feel like a lot of it is because of the way the church makes people FEEL unworthy as a way to make them buy into their religion as a way to make ammends.. I often get confused by the concept that if I don't practice their religion, God would just turn me away.. If God is as amazing and forgiving as we say he is, he should forgive us regardless of whether we believed or not.

Either way, the combination of the two is further pointed out to me like in Jesus where he refers to the first line "Jesus christ that's a pretty face, the kind you'd find on someone that could save"... I assume it's a girl, and maybe this girl can save him.. Salvage him. Maybe make him a good person.

This line's got a lot of that undertone to it... Referencing the "saint got the job of writing down my sins..." ... The same concept.. He's got too many sins to be loved. As in, he would taint the otherwise beauty of a young woman.

This whole album feels like a journey in his own mind, trying to rationalize a terrible breakup, or terrible shutdown, and deciding whether he's capable of truly being loved by a woman, or if he's not worthy, and he's possibly asking God the anwer throughout the album. It's one big question, and he's searching for one big answer...

That's just my vibe of it, though..

(I don't mean this as a religious debate as to whether God exists or not, believe whatever you want to it doesn't bother me, this is just what I get from the song/album as a whole)

Family Ties | Reviewer: Onnalee
    ------ About the song Guernica performed by Brand New

I listen to this and hear a grieving son, "ever since I was young, your word is the word that always won" Who but your own father or mother would you say this to? "If I could I would shrink myself and sink through your skin to your blood cells
and remove whatever makes you hurt but I am too weak to be your cure." With this line I really thing he is singing about illness that befalls a family member close to him.

Interpretaion | Reviewer: KC
    ------ About the song Limousine performed by Brand New

I think the first word he says is not "Okay", but, "Kate", referring to Katie Flynn, speaking from her mother's point of view, along with the rest of the verse. "It's your own day to wed" being that she is at her aunt's wedding and that's the only wedding she will have.

The next verse, beginning with "Beauty supreme", is written from the driver's perspective, and he sees "our sad Messiah" (Jesus), and he said, "I died for you one time, but never again." meaning that Jesus died for our sins, but wouldn't do it again.

"I love you so much, but do me a favor, baby, don't reply, cause I can dish it out, but I can't take it." This line goes back to the line, "And we will write". I think it's a letter to Katie, from her parents, telling her that they love her, but if she replies the pain will become too much to handle. And I think counting to seven is a way for her parents to re-live the seven years of her life. And he keeps repeating seven because she will forever be seven.

There is also a verse in the background at the end. Which sounds like this was written in Katie's perspective. "I'll never have to buy adjacent plots of earth. We'll never have to rot together underneath dirt. I'll never have to lose my baby in the crowd. I should be laughing right now." These lyrics are very powerful to me because she will never have a chance to experience life. She'll never get married, lose her baby in a crowd, and be buried next to her husband. "I should be laughing right now" is the most powerful to be because she should be alive and having fun, laughing, and being a child, but she can't.

This is such a sad story. This is one of my favorite Brand New songs. I recently found out that the song was based on this tragedy, and became more interested in the story and the lyrics. This is just my interpretation of the lyrics.

Working roulette system ? | Reviewer: Alvaro
    ------ About the song Guernica performed by Brand New

Do you know any good roulette system ? I found one system in google, but need advice from advanced gamblers, this system is so simple and should work i think. Please check it and let me know to my email, just search in google for platinum roulette system


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