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Brand New Limousine Lyrics

Last updated: 01/16/2013 06:40:20 AM

Kate, here's your ride,
Get your petals out and lay them in the aisle,
Pretend you are a god and grow,
And that it's your own day to wed.

We have found your man,
He is drinking up,
He's all-American, and he'll drive,
He's volunteered with grace to end your life.

We'll tidy up,
It's sad to hold, but leave your shell to us,
You explode, you firefly, you tiny boat with oars,
Feather oars.

The world tilts back and poison pours,
And so, you satellite, you tidal wave,
You’re a big surprise,
And I've one more night to be your mother.

This signal interrupts my baby's frequency,
Not strong enough remains,
My hands and smile,
We will miss you, but in time you'll get settled,
And we will write.

Beauty supreme,
Yeah, you were right about me,
But can I get myself out from underneath,
This guilt that will crush me.

In the choir, I saw our sad Messiah,
He was bored and tired of my laments,
He said, "I died for you one time, but never again."
Never again [repeated to the end]

Well, 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
Well, 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

One will 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
Two will 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

Three will 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
Four will 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

Five will 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
Six will 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

(I'll never have to buy adjacent plots of earth)
Seven loves you so much
(We'll never have to rot together underneath dirt)
But do me a favor, baby, don't reply
(I'll never have to lose my baby in the crowd)
Cause I can dish it out
(I should be laughing right now)
But I can't take it [x4]

Thanks to KC for submitting Limousine Lyrics.

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Interpretaion | Reviewer: KC | 1/13/13

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.

Religious Stuff People Are Discussing | Reviewer: AnonymousBrandNewLover | 2/2/12

There could be numerous reasons he wrote the lines he did about the tragedy. I don't think all of them are religious though. He was writing in a perspective of someone that is not himself in every verse, and as any writer, whether it's a story or a song, knows to put themselves into the other character's shoes. Perhaps it was the driver that was religious, which explains him seeing the Messiah. But I think the bridge is more an explanation, what happened before the accident. Maybe Jesse was singing about the driver being heartbroken, or something like this and trying to drown his sorrows in alcohol, which set it off.Like when it says, "One will love you so much" it could mean, just take one little drink, it won't hurt, and you'll feel better, and that number increases as he becomes intoxicated. Maybe he had an unrequited lover, which explains "I love you so much, but do me a favor baby don't reply" because he knew her only answer would be she couldn't love him, and that was driving him crazy. I think he picked this to write about because he had lost so many people to drinking and driving in his own life.
A note about Sowing Season, originally, the first two verses were from Rupert Kipling's If, but in the final version it's only the second verse. I think he wrote the song before he lost his friends, and rewrote the beginning after it happened, which is why the whole song seems to be about more than just that. When he says "I am on the mend/At least now I can say that I am trying" he may be referring to his own alcohol dependency. In their first album, Your Favorite Weapon, let's face it, the way he solved everything was by drinking, and I've heard rumors about them being horribly drunk and all that at concerts. Perhaps losing his friends put things into perspective for him.
Also, they're not breaking up. If they stop performing, than so be it, sad as that is, but they wouldn't break off and go separate ways after decades of being best friends and bandmates. That might just be a rumor, I don't think any band member could do what they do without the other members joining them.

Can't wait till Saturday! | Reviewer: Rob | 4/27/11

I'm seeing this guys Saturday...I can't wait. I hear they're breaking up and they scheduled a random 4 date tour so I think it's the finale...And Saturday is the very last show...I can't wait...I'm really hoping to hear this

Such a sad and powerful song | Reviewer: kirby | 4/26/11

This is my favorite song off of Devil and God. Once I knew what this song was really about and the meaning behind it I loved it. So sad what happened to her but my God the way he can write lyrics is just amazing.I love this band and is one of my top favorites. they were amazing live and cant wait to see them again.

he wrote it about katie flynn.. | Reviewer: Sarah | 5/24/10

This song is about the death of 7-year old Katie Flynn. Hours before her death, Katie was the flower girl at her aunt's wedding, spreading petals down the aisle. As they left the wedding, they all got into a limousine and headed home. Martin Heidgen, 25, had had at least 14 drinks that night and his blood alcohol content (0.28) was more than three times the legal limit in New York (0.08). He drove more than two miles north in the southbound lane containing the Flynn family. Both the driver of the limousine, Stanley Rabinowitz, and Katie were killed instantly. Katie was decapitated and her mother held her head as rescue workers helped the rest of the family out of the vehicle.

The lyrics in this song draw many parallels to this tragedy. The first verse is seemingly from the mother's perspective, telling Katie to spread the petals and mentioning that she had one more night to be her mother. The second verse is arguably from Heidgen's perspective, referring to Katie as "My beauty supreme," and lamenting the guilt that crushes him. Four lines are sung towards the very end of the song and are nearly inaudible against the refrain. These lines seem to be from Katie's perspective and mention how she will never have to deal with loss herself, and therefore "should be the one laughing."

Ok | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/29/10

Lacey wrote it cause he had list a few friends to drink driving himself which I think sowing season is about... Either way he wrote this and you won't know about marie because it is horrific. Though I didn't pick up on the religius annotations in it, that is interesting.

we will miss you, but in time you'll get settled | Reviewer: Elisa | 12/15/09

jesse lacey, is probably the most talented lyricist on the planet. he is absolutly amazing, this song is amazing, vocals, lyrics, guitar, everything. its so beautiful. first time i heard this song i didn't like it.. but it definatly grew on me.. i love it absolutly. the story is tragic, very terrible... :(, but beautiful song.

Numbers | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/2/09

"The number represents the essential number of a man. The number 6 falls one short of God's perfect number, 7, and thus points to human imperfection. Antichrist, the most powerful human the world will ever know, will still be a man - a 6. The ultimate in human and demonic power is a 6, not perfect, as God is."

There are 7 virtues, sins, joys of the virgin, etc...

3 means eternity. Hence 666 means imperfect forever and 777 would mean perfect forever.

If taken into consideration, the song might be indicating that she was the perfect 7 year old.

Seven | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/31/08

The number seven symbolizes many things in this song. The astonishingly sad story of Katie and Stan, but it is also a religious meaning. Seven is the holy number among Christianity, Seven deadly sins, seven commandments ect,. But as said it also means the age or young Katie, and the number of people in the Limousine.

possible meaning | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/3/08

The song was written about a 7 year old flower girl who was killed when a drunk driver struck head on the limo that she was in, as they left a wedding. Heres the video for it

Info on the song | Reviewer: Mary | 11/3/08

jacob o,
the story is in fact about a 7 year old girl named Katie Flynn. on july 2nd 2005, she was on the way home from her aunt's wedding where she was a flower girl with her 5 year old sister. she was in a limousine with her mother jen, father neil, her sister grace, 5, and jen's parents, denise and chris tangney. they were driving home on the meadowbrook parkway on Long Island and were hit head on by a drunk driver. Katie was decapitated. The limo driver, Stanley Rabinowtiz was intantly killed. Jesse lacey is from long island and had heard of the story and so he wrote this beautiful song. 7 symbolizes kate's age and the number of people in the limousine. i am a family friend of the flynn's and am directly and deeply touched by this story. to learn more about this story, please watch "for katie and stan" on youtube. we want to get the message across about the horrors of drunk driving. thank you

Seven loves you so much | Reviewer: jacob o | 10/29/08

I was reading past comments on the song and somebody said that it was a reference to the 7 people who died in a girl named katies car crash. This could be true. I always thought it was also a reference to Jesus. 6 is the devils number and 7 is divine ie 7 deadly sins, 7 sacraments, the 7 kindoms of heaven in budism (i think). I also think that 7 is repeated 3 times because of the numerious '3's' that are found in religion, such as the father, son, holy spirit or Jesus rising on the 3rd day. Then number 7 is a holy number in many religons, and so is the repition thrice. Ether way, I love this song, its an epic. Its my 2nd fav. off the album after luca

horrible (in regards to the story that inspired this amazing song) | Reviewer: Patrick | 10/20/08

i looked up the lyrics to this song and discovered this whole story behind it... possibly one of the saddest things i've ever heard. I'm wondering, though, did jesse just hear about it and write a song, or did he personally know the family?
either way, amazing song, brand new rocks.
my heart goes out to that family

Jesus Christ & Limousine. | Reviewer: Caroline | 7/11/08

The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me has a lot of religious references. It's not all about dying. Jesus Christ isn't even really about dying. It's about life after death and how he's afraid of what he'll find. You have to look beyond the words and try and understand what they're say.
In fact, Jesse only wrote this song because he was touched by the story.

Reply to Erin | Reviewer: Dom | 5/28/08

The entire album is about questioning what you believe, hence the title which they got from a crazy man who repeated "the devil and god are raging inside me" (which is asking yourself whether you are good, or bad).