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Science Fiction — Alles rund um das neue Album von Brand New

Lyrics: Brand New – Science Fiction

 Brand New – Lit me up(lyrics)

[Introduction] This tape recounts a dream which occurred close to the termination of approximately 400 hours of intensive, individual therapy. Now, the patient recounts her dream: I had this dream earlier this morning and I wrote it down. The dream is that I’m in some sort of a… and I’m in a hotel I’m at… I’m like at a convention or something. And I feel sort of almost like there’s too much going on. There are all different kinds of meetings going on. Stuff on experimental psych and therapy, chemical aspects. All of it

But, I’m… while I don’t mind having all this going on inside of me. It’s sort of… I think I’m going to be relived when it’s over. When I can sort of settle back down

[Verse 1] It’s where you live, but you don’t know how it’s been
If we’re just dust, then it doesn’t matter who you kill
Don’t cut me up and tell me that it’s ok
Just turn it off ‚cause I don’t care anyway

[Pre-Chorus] It lit me up
It lit me up
It lit me up
It lit me up

[Verse 2] Something’s stirring in a deep Atlantic trench
Doesn’t forget the thousand years before it slipped
It’s the beast, it’s my heart, it’s so brave
Dive down into its unit in its head

[Pre-Chorus] It lit me up
It lit me up
It lit me up
It lit me up

[Chorus] It lit me up like a torch on a pitch black night
Like the nimble little needles of a dried up pine
Lit me up and I burn from the inside out
Yeah, I burn like a witch in a Puritan town
It lit me
It lit me

[Verse 3] When I grow up I want to be a heretic
I want to climb over the walls, I’m not on the list
I want to put my hands to work until the work’s done
I want to open up my heart like the ocean

[Pre-Chorus] It lit me up
It lit me up
It lit me up
It lit me up

[Chorus] It lit me up like a rag soaked in gasoline
The neck of the bottle breaking right at my feet
It lit me up and I burned from the inside out
Yeah, I burned like a witch in a Puritan town
It lit me
It was a good dream

[Reversed Audio]

Brand New – Can’t Get It Out (lyrics)

[Verse 1] As we glide over whatever
We know to be over forever
I really hope the shame is less
For what we feel in times of stress

[Pre-Chorus] But, I guess that’s just depression
No sense in fighting it now
You had me caught me in your headlights
You were running me down

[Verse 2] We speak in tongues and start to teethe
Lift your voice and scrape your knees
Kids in love will plant a seed
Resurrect and start to breathe

[Pre-Chorus] I thought I was a creator
I’m here just hanging around
Got my messiah impression
I think I got it nailed down

[Chorus] I want to tell you we’re alright
Want to erase all your doubt
I got this thorn dug in deeply
Sometimes I can’t get it out
Sometimes I can’t get it out
Sometimes I can’t get it out
Sometimes I can’t get it out

[Verse 3] I’m strumming with a heavy wrist
Were you one of the cured kids?
My shins burn for the replica youth
I hope that we can eject soon

[Pre-Chorus] Because I don’t want to surrender
Or lose your face in the crowd
I finally found all my courage
It was buried under the house

[Chorus] I’m just a manic depressive
Toting around my own crown
I’ve got a positive message
Sometimes I can’t get it out
Sometimes I can’t get it out
Sometimes I can’t get it out
Sometimes I can’t get it out

Brand New – Waste (lyrics)

[Verse 1] You and I were stuck in the waste
Talking about our salad days
What a damn lie

But you and I are stuck like glue
And that’s the God damn truth
Baby, bye-bye

[Pre-Chorus] Well, you could turn to water and we’d all float on
Give up trying to be someone
Take your head apart
Free your own heart
You and I are stuck out of phase
Always begging for some grace when there’s no time
We get no reply

[Chorus] Every night you were tripping out
In the morning you were coming down
If it’s breaking your heart, if nothing is fun
Don’t lose hope, my son
This is the last one

[Verse 2] You and I repent of our sins
Yeah, we feel so American laying in the road
Was a shoe-in for the crash of the day
And we’re never going to walk away
Never going home

[Pre-Chorus] I’m hoping that in time, you can lay down
All this weight you’ve been carrying around and maybe one day
You’ll find your way
To climb on up out of your grave
With the bits of you you managed to save
And for the last time
Yeah, you say good-bye

[Chorus] Every night you were tripping out
In the morning you were coming down
If it’s breaking your heart, if nothing is fun
Don’t lose hope, my son
This is the last one

‚Cause every night had you laid low
It’s going to feel so good to let it go
It’s all in your head, your race is run
Don’t give up, my son, this is the last one
This is the last one

[Bridge] And he said, „You are not alone
You are not alone“

And he said, „You are not alone
You are not alone“

[Chorus] Every night you were tripping out
In the morning you were coming down
If it’s breaking your heart, if nothing is fun
Don’t lose hope, my son
This is the last one

Every night had you laid low
It’s going to feel so good to let it go
It’s all in your head, your race is run
Don’t give up, my son, this is the last one
This is the last one

Brand New – Could Never Be Heaven (lyrics)

[Verse 1] Do you know the words that make the hidden door open?
Can you speak my secret name and fix me?
I have no heart, I have no brain
Lord I have no courage
Can you get me home again?

[Refrain] Could never be heaven without you
Could never be heaven without you
Never be heaven without you

[Verse 2] I was drowning in the lake dammed
Over a dead mining town
The cars and the homes lay still in the water
The deeper I sank, the less I died
The trees swayed, slower the the tide
There were people I love below me singing

[Refrain] And all of the songs were about you
And all of the songs were about you
And all of the songs were about you

Winds will be heard
Swimming circles in the church
A cardinal fair says “God is dead”
Well said
Get out of my head
Get out of my head
Get out of my head

You are not alone
We are not separate
My daughter’s shoulders are my shoulders
My son’s hands my hands
My wife’s heart my own heart
I’ve heard the outer darkness is really nice this time of year

[Refrain] Could never be heaven without you
Never be heaven without you
Never be heaven without
Could never be heaven without you
Never be heaven without you
Never be heaven without you

Brand New – Same Logic/Teeth (lyrics)

[Verse 1] It’s hard to walk through all the places that your life used to be in
So you thought you’d shed a layer, maybe try on some new skin
Your friends are all imaginary, your shrink stopped answering her phone
So you decide to make incisions at your home while you’re alone, all alone

But you’re no tailor, you’re no surgeon, none of your cuts go very straight
Every new layer you uncover reveals something else you hate
And then you cracked your head, and broke some bones
And when you glued them back together you found out you did it wrong

[Chorus] Well this is the same logic that got us into trouble the first time
(When we discovered we could use)
The same logic to get us out of trouble
And shake off all the people we abuse

I don’t need to know where you come from
If you don’t know where you belong
So how’s it feel to walk around, like you’re some sort of freak
You’re just an actor, ain’t no doctor
Ashamed of what you used to be

[Verse 2] And you’ve got your kind of brand new face on, where all the skin’s pulled thin and taut
And every kid you see starts crying so you stop going out for walks
Well I guess nothing can be perfect, so here’s a comforting thought
At the bottom of the ocean fish won’t judge you by your faults
(Judge you by your faults)

[Chorus] Well this is the same logic that got us into trouble the first time
(When we discovered we could use)
The same logic to get us out of trouble
And shake off all the people we abuse

Don’t need to know where you come from
If you don’t know where you belong
So how’s it feel to walk around, like you’re some sort of freak
You’re just an actor, but now they caught you
Ashamed of what you used to be

[Verse 3] Goddamnit you look so lovely, but you sound, you sound, you sound so ugly
Goddamnit you look so lovely, but you sound, you sound, you sound so ugly
Well Goddamnit, you look so lovely, but you sound, you sound, you sound so ugly
Well Goddamnit, you look so lovely, but you sound, you sound, you sound so ugly

Boy, we gave you every opportunity
Boy we gave our hands to get you off your knees
Boy sat at our table and ate everything
You say that you’re still hungry, then bite the plates and break your teeth

(Guitar outro)

We started with psychodrama…

Brand New – 137 (lyrics)

[Verse 1] Under the ocean
Next to a boiling vent
He’s none the wiser
Earth’s only resident

It piled up
Man, it was wall to wall
Blink of an eye
And all the problems solved

[Chorus] Let’s all go play Nagasaki
We can all get vaporised
Hold my hand, let’s turn to ash
I’ll see you on the other side

[Verse 2] Before the garden
When you were all alone
You made the atom
Was that some inside joke

Open the gates
And then conceal the path
Let’s load the gun
And see how long they last

[Chorus] Let’s go ring and run the bunkers
Baby won’t you come outside?
Across the sea the birds are free
Let’s watch them scream across the sky

Let’s all go and meet our maker
They don’t care whose side you’re on
We’re so afraid, I prayed and prayed
Before I learned to love the bomb

[Chorus] Let’s all go play Nagasaki
What a lovely way to die
To finally show where we all go
So no one has to say goodbye

Lets all go and meet our maker
Won’t matter whose side you’re on
We’re so afraid, I prayed and prayed
When God told me to love the bomb

Brand New – Out Of Mana (lyrics)

[Verse 1] First write down all of your fears
Then sweep the feathers you’ve preened
Next you should dominate
All the quests everyone said were too hard
Unless you go back to sleep

[Chorus] Don’t run out of mana
Or we’ll back down
I want you to know
If you feel ready to go
I can read the rest to myself
Hell is digital
You’ve smashed to smithereens

[Verse 2] We’ve filled out all of the forms
Translated all of our dreams
Free love and perfected every inch
Weeknights down at the gym
Took every thing that we pleased

[Chorus] Don’t crack up
Don’t lose touch
I want you to know
If you feel ready to go
I can read the rest to myself
Hell is digital
You’ll pray to pieces

[Bridge] I’ll break and create life
Oh praise player one
Infinite lives, the time will come up

Did we build Babel together
Jibber jabber, changing colors
Aliens talking to airplanes
Every time the place is the same
Hope we can do this forever

Don’t black out
Or we’ll back down
I want you to know
If you feel ready to go
I can read the rest to myself
Hell is digital
I’m burnt to little bits
I’m psycho
Can you know this?

[Interlude: wind chimes] [Acoustic Interlude song] I have to go
I want to say I’m in love with you
And I’m more than the skin of my teeth
I digress
I am a mess, I’m in love with you
I will go without water or sleep
I’m a ghost
I can’t say I know that I’m even here
Or is this some eternal test
Hold me close
I’ll never know if it’s more or less
No reset

Brand New – In The Water (lyrics)

[Verse 1] In the water, they sort it out
They were waist to neck in December somehow
In the water, they twist and shout
They were born again, so they can start living now
In the water, they saw the face
Of the man who was haunted, chained and disgraced
In the water, they asked them both
„How did you get the gold without digging any holes?“

[Chorus] Never had it any other way
Drowning in the grace
Never had a chance to break apart our heart for them to see
It’s really a disgrace

[Verse 2] „Hide your daughters“, the old men say
You were young once before, you know how we get our way
Feel the horror with no delay
We all see what once was beautiful has turned and old and grey

[Chorus] Never had it any other way
Drowning in the grace
Never had a chance to break apart our heart for them to see
It’s really a disgrace

[Bridge] I can’t fake it enough
Can’t say it enough
Can’t do it enough
I can’t make it enough
Can’t fake it enough
I don’t want it enough
So everyone’ll wait

[Chorus] Never had it any other way
Drowning in the grace
Never had a chance to break apart our heart for them to see
It’s really a disgrace

[Outro] I can’t say it enough
Can’t sing it enough
So I’ll find another way

And we sing this morning that wonderful and grand ol‘ message
And I don’t know about you but I never get tired of it
Seven years (x7)

Brand New – Desert (lyrics)

[Verse 1] Last night I heard a voice that said this is the end
All my nerves have been worn to the threads
I only honestly have one or two left
I got my faith, I got my family
I got a wire fence around my whole stake
If I believe only half what I read
I got a reason to be dug in deep

[Chorus] It’s revelation saying
Don’t come running to me
When they’re coming for you

[Verse 2] I seen those boys kissing boys
With their mouth in the street
But I raised my son to be a righteous man
I made it clear to him what fear of God means

I’d hold him down on the Tompkins Lake
Before I ever let him go to the wolves
The path we walk is only narrow and straight
No son of mine will wander astray
Abomination

[Chorus] Don’t come running to me when they’re coming for you
(Don’t come running to me when they’re coming for you) (x2)

[Verse 3] Last night I heard a voice that said, “Don’t give up your gun”
They keep washing right up on those shores
Man they’re gathering their numbers up
Those bleeding hearts come marching down my road
Well I’ll be waiting right here at my door
It’s a lie to say it wouldn’t be fun
If you’re joining them then I got one
Well don’t _____

[Chorus] Don’t come running to me when they’re coming for you
(Don’t come running to me when they’re coming for you) (x2)

Don’t come running to me when they come gunning for you
(Don’t come running to me when they come gunning for you)

Don’t come running to me when they’re coming for you
(Don’t come running to me when they’re coming for you)

God is love

Brand New -No Control (lyrics)

[Verse 1] In the end, we weren’t much
With the hollow space
Shrank down inside of all of us
For the good
Of all man
Hold me down
Underwater and don’t let me up again

[Chorus] No control
No control
No control
No control

[Verse 2] Be for someone else
Love is in your actions
I got a job
So let me find 10 million distractions
Some get sick
Some don’t get cured
That’s how it goes
But the worst is over
Chum and throw me overboard

[Chorus] No control (I thought I knew the way out but then)
No control (It started over again)
No control (I hear your voice coming through the grate)
No control (?)

[Bridge] Holding the mic to this pillar of salt
She won’t see anything at all
Kiss me once on each eyelid
So I can see how I dreamed it

[Chorus] No control
No control
No control
No control
No control (I thought I knew the way out but then)
No control (It started over again)
No control (I hear your voice coming through the grate)
No control (?)

[Outro]

Brand New – 451 (lyrics)

[Verse 1] I’m awake, there’s no part to play
Drinking Drano, smoking grass, one under the pass
What we saw in the woods today, repeat 60 cycle delay (hey)
My TV says it’s all in your head so shake it out and share your bread
We’re not separate, waste your thoughts and waste your time
I live in yours and you in mine
(Swallow the pitch that flows from the Earth)

[Chorus] Soft spot, lightning rod, the paint is peeling
A million suns won’t fill you up
If you can’t see the wine flowing over your cup
Last thread, dancing dead, one more time with feeling
Pass the plate and you sit back down
And go back to your hole in the woods on the ground
(Wait, wait, wait a second)

[Verse 2] The clock ticks but you just sit and wish you had someone to wrestle with
It’s small tooth touch comes around and rings your bell
Shows you how you thought you felt
Slowly floss your holy molars
Deader than a Donner daughter
I start the car with my mind
Fired up my fear machine, can’t help what they drove into me
(Swallow the pitch that flows from the earth)

[Chorus] Soft spot, lightning rod, the paint is peeling
A million suns won’t fill you up
If you can’t see the wine flowing over your cup
Last thread, dancing dead, one more time with feeling
Pass the plate and you sit back down
And go back to your hole in the woods on the ground

[Instrumental Bridge] [Chorus] Soft spot, lightning rod, the paint is peeling
A million suns won’t fill you up
If you can’t see the wine flowing over your cup
Last thread, dancing dead, one more time with feeling
Pass the plate and you sit back down
And go back to your hole in the woods on the ground

Brand New – Batter Up (lyrics)

In the valley of your slowly-fading memory
All the pastures, bathed in sun and sunlight where you won’t graze
Paths you won’t take?

Spin around now
Can you hear me?
Am I still buzzing in my sleep?
What does it feel like to shine between everything?

It’s never going to stop
Batter up
Give me your best shot
Batter up

I saw something in the night sky over Camden
Turned around and drove the opposite direction ‚cause I feel them
Now when will they come?

You were all I see
You were everything
Cast about you, turning up your gravity and pull me in
Or under

It’s never going to stop
Batter up
Give me your best shot
Batter up
And even though the road died in your throat (?)
The lines get blurred
Lose whoever you once were
Died and returned to the earth
Found ourselves back
In love

It’s never going to stop
Batter up
Give me your best shot
Batter up
Never gets forgot
Batter up
Don’t get what you want
Batter up
Batter up
Batter up

[Instrumental Outro]