"The No Seatbelt Song" as written by Jesse Lacey and Brian Lane....
So it's sad this doesn't suit you now and me fresh out of rope
Please ignore the lisp, I never meant to sound like this
So take me and break me and make me strong like you
I'll be forever grateful to this and you

It's only you, beautiful or I don't want anyone
If I can choose, it's only you

Fix me to a chain around your neck, wear me like a nickel
Even new wine served in old skins cheapens the taste
I shot the pilot, I'm begging you to fly this for me
I'm here for you to use, broken and bruised, do you understand?

It's only you, beautiful or I don't want anyone
If I can choose, it's only you
How could I miscalculate, perfect eyes will have perfect aim
If I can choose, it's only you

We're wrecking and I'm dry like a drum
When you scream so fine, I'll leave
We're spending, take our time and trials measured in miles
We slave for days and weeks

It's only you, beautiful, or I don't want anyone
If I can choose, it's only you
How could I miscalculate, perfect lies from a perfect dame
If I could choose, it's only you


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"The No Seatbelt Song" as written by Jesse Lacey Brian Lane

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  • +4
    My InterpretationSo I was just watching the Daisy Session versions of a few songs, and it got me reminiscing with Brand New. They've always had amazing songs, and I've always loved them. I've been listening to songs super closely, and reading along with the lyrics in front of me and I realized something I never saw before. To me, it looks like the first two lines of the song were added sometime after the song was first written. It was a song that had been written about how he was ALMOST giving up, and wanted help not to. Then, the first two lines were added after he finally DID give up. He says "It's so sad, this doesn't suit you now, and me (I'm) fresh out of rope". As in "When I first wrote this, it fit, but I don't really mean it anymore". I don't know, maybe it's just me.
    LintzPCon January 20, 2011   Link
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    General Commenthe shouldn't be in this relationship because it means more to him than it does for her, he has his own problems to deal with, yet he's so enticed by her, he becomes completely selfless.
    snowfacedgirlon December 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is called "The No Seatbelt Song" because the girl that he sings about in this song is the only thing that can keep him together or safe, and being that he is without her, he is unstable or insecure. I think it just uses the metaphor of a seatbelt, because it is also something that is thought to protect you and keep you safe.
    FailureAtItsFineston June 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing, amazing, amazin, probably fits as one of the best songs around that not many people know about
    warrenwheelon August 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree....everyone i ask hasn't heard this song...im in love with this song though and its all mine, well i guess yours too cause you know about it...we can share..k?
    emopunkfanon August 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyes...great bn song...i love "So take me and break me
    and make me strong like you , I'll be forever grateful to this and you"...it's sad how things don't always work out, though you want them to more than anything...even though he was hurt so badly by her he'd do anything for her..
    njemogrl9on August 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLast night I went to a Brand New, Taking Back Sunday and Rufio show in downtown Seattle. I would like to just say that this song was amazing live. Incredibly emotional. Perhaps I am just an overly emotional fool, but it was really deep. You could tell it really meant something to him, it hit home. The No Seatbelt Song.. Seventy Times Seven.. simply amazing. Keep up the good work Brand New, you're amazing
    emo-a-kidon August 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhen i saw them here in san diego this played this song. and it seemed like everyone in the crowd just stopped moving and stared at jesse in awe. it was soo awesome, this i a powerful song also.
    pathetictonighton August 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:/ i was supposed to go see brand new tbs and rufio next week..i don't get to go now cause of school..i am so pissed..but anyways..this song is one of my favorites on the cd..my favorite line is 'i shot the pilot, i'm begging you to fly this for me..i'm here for you to use..broken and bruised..do you understand?' i can relate to that so well..i love brand new..they're so full of emotion in their songs..YAY! :)
    Xx54V3xM3x3ND3RxXon August 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song, Am I Wrong, and Jude Law and The Summer Abroad have made me such a fan. I love Rufio, and I heard of Brand New and heard Reason Why and didn't really like. This guys lyrical genius has changed my mind. Brand New, the silent Nirvana of this generation.
    seasonthedayon August 16, 2002   Link

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