"Brand New Love" as written by and Louis Knox Barlow....
Restless eyes close, maybe it'll go away
Please rest tomorrow, bring a satisfying day
The restless urge of love that's worth the burning for
Surely it's that one consuming love to give you more
Any thought could be the beginning of the brand new tangled web you're spinning
Anyone could be a brand new love
Any tithe that holds can be broken, tear your bitter world to the open
Anyone could be a brand new love
You won't be the first, your twisted change is normal
Gossan dirt, whispered to the nodding head
Thrilled you fell apart, instead of them
But they will
Any hope for love can be killed
If you need a different face, it's definite time to destroy this place
Any thought could be the beginning of the brand new tangled web you're spinning
Anyone could be a brand new love
Follow what you feel, you alone decide what's real
Anyone can be a brand new love


Lyrics submitted by ruben, edited by hedwigix

"Brand New Love" as written by Louis Knox Barlow

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    General CommentEither a hopeful or a sadly reflective song about a lost love. Great stuff for any lovestruck teen. THe acoustic version on Weed Forstin has that fragile atmosphere that makes it a pretty and sad song.
    btaagon December 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentCould be that Lou is talking to a his newly ditch girlfiend, trying to sooth her.
    Roky_Eon October 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI've always felt that this song was very hopeful, but at the same time I could understand if somebody felt the opposite way. Lou kind of equates love with suffering here, so I guess any optimism is dampened by that.
    Quonseton April 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is gorgeous. I've never thought of it as uplifting or positive. It sounds to me like he's singing it to an ex he feels pity or disdain for. Someone who's searching for love to replace one they had.

    Regardless, try Death Cab For Cutie's cover of it on the John Byrd EP. It's not as good as the original, but they do a great job with it.
    Northstaron May 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI like to think this song has a hopeful message, though the more i listen to it, the more sad I think it is...
    milk_and_honeyon November 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't think sad is the right word to describe it. "Bitter" would be better.
    jeglikerkukenon June 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI believe it's "GOSSIP dirt..."
    RogerRyanon December 01, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti swear i feel like i hear crickets in the background.. which sort of ads to the intimacy of the song, a guy, a guitar, and a 4-track recorder in a living room.
    yoladuon April 10, 2011   Link
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    General CommentYeah I think it's "gossip dirt," not "gossan dirt," and "any tie that holds," not "any tithe."
    Aquarius121on June 16, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI relate it to a broken relationship that meant a lot to the writer. She moved on to somebody else right away and he is left to deal with and except it. He knows that somebody else is going to come along but is jaded and almost dreading his next relationship because of what he has experianced in the prior relationship. But is anxious to start it to get her out of his head.
    matt134898on March 08, 2017   Link

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