"The Shower Scene" as written by Jesse Lacey, Brian Lane, Garrett Tierney and Vincent Accardi....
It's funny how your worst enemies always seem to
turn out to be all of your
best friend's best friends
But I folded and I told
These aren't things I saved to sing you
but I folded, I told
So draw or throw and I will explode

It's time for you to choose
the bullet or the chapstick
And you are far too cute or whatever he said

Every time I hear it I am wishing I was great
I wish her... past tense my best friend
But I folded and I told
These aren't things I say to save me
But I folded, I told
I hope she's caught in the explosion

It's time for you to choose
the bullet or the chapstick
And you are far too cute or whatever he said

It's time for you to choose
It's time for you to choose
the bullet or the chapstick
This is me in his room
This is me in his room
This is me in his room

Red, gold, I told
We don't play fair
Red, gold, I told
We never stand too close

So I update this almost every single day for you
I begin to hate you for your face and not just the things you do
Go tell him how my wrist is sore
from pulling at your insides all night
Nothing that you do is new to anything or anyone but you


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"The Shower Scene" as written by Garrett Tierney Brian Lane

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  • +3
    General Commenti think the bullet/chapstick line is saying...given the situation these two guys were in, like...jesse was saying something to the effect of "you can hurt me in one of two ways" - something done directly to him (bullet), or something fucked up like getting with his girl (lips, chapstick, etc).
    fallenstarhaloon September 11, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYou know what's weird? There was a news story about a guy who dodged a bullet by bending over to pick up his Chapstick. I was convinced that was what the reference was, but this song came out three years before the news story.

    Brand New are prophets, no?
    susannajbon June 09, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMost of you are completely wrong. John Nolan ex singer of TBS/ now back in TBS and Jesse Lacey were best friends. Jesse caught John sleeping with his girlfriend. They hated each other. Then they forgave each other, and are now best friends again. Pretty much the majority of songs on this album are about John or the girl. 70 times 7 is obviously written about John and how much Jesse hates him. Theres no 'I' in team is Johns version of accounts. Both bands sing a line from each song. In TBS They sing ' Is that what you call tact? Your as subtle as a brick in the small of my back so lets end this call and end this conversation. And as for 'It's time for you to choose, the bullet or the chapstick.' That could be aimed at the girl or John.
    TheVintageVixenon July 06, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentdo you guys have anything better to do with your time than argue about what the bands are doing besides the music... 70 times 7 is a biblical quote about how many times jesus says you should forgive someone AND to add a crucial point... they are on tour because they are friends... maybe if you read the lyrics to either song you'd realize that neither is about hatred of the other member of the band.. it's about being pissed off at them but forgiving in the end.... thank you.. and goodnite
    kickstarton August 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can't believe after this past tour no one is talking about this song! it's fucking awesome and brand new kicks ass!
    SoyFarraon August 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBrand New is cool. I caught the tour in portland and 1/2 the crowd left after TAKING BACK SUNDAY played their set. Pretty Funny.
    BigSexyDoon August 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha thats funny that half the crowd left after taking back sunday. i saw the tour in fresno(everyone was there to see rufio) and brand new could only play one fucking song, cuz the power went out, but it was this song(their shortest song also). But hey this songs awesome. I don't really understand it though.
    yellowcard_rockson August 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song kicks so much ass. the lyrics are so great. brand new is one of the best bands i've heard in awhile. when i heard the controversy between TBS and Brand New i decided to listen to a few Brand New songs and i'm glad i did. Brand New kick so much ass. { AND SO DOES TAKING BACK SUNDAY }
    literate_and_stylishon August 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhats the controversy?
    seasonthedayon August 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like these lyrics, I am currently downloadin this bad boy ;)
    JessicaLynnon August 21, 2002   Link

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