Sat back and I light a cigaretter
These pictures of you in my head
I feel like shit and my eyes are burning
But still, I just cant go to bed

Whiskey nights and missed mornings
Still these pictures of you in my head
I drown myself ten feet deep tonight
Remembering things we said

Moments get stuck in my brain
In my blue skies and my rain
You are so beautiful to me
I can't wait to see you again


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Bryan's Lament song meanings
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    General Commentaww...this song makes me happy. Bouncing Souls don't have very many....'love' songs or whatever and I really like this one
    no_seatbelt_girlon March 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commentand why are there no more comments on this?? this has to be one of my favorite songs. the lyrics are just so perfect at describing the feeling and don't end up getting overly flowery and cliche. love this song
    illusionofsafetyon June 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI have no idea. this song is so good. I used to listen to it back when the anti-flag/ BS split came out. Loved it. Bored of it now. ... sucks... i wish i knew had never heard it .
    gumpdyon July 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI have no idea. this song is so good. I used to listen to it back when the anti-flag/ BS split came out. Loved it. Bored of it now. ... sucks... i wish i knew had never heard it .
    gumpdyon July 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDamn, this is such a good song, one of those that will always stay in your head and will never get old.

    I actually have a hard time deciding whether this is a love song or breakup song. In my opinion, I think it could be either one, and of course I would rather have it be on the positive aspect of feelings toward someone. The lyrics are debatable, and the only thing that suggests that it's about a breakup is the name "Bryan's LAMENT", which by definition would be an expression of grief or regret.

    On the other side of things, I'd say he's explaining how he's just constantly thinking about this girl, she's stuck in his head. Regardless of what he does, he just can't get her out of his head. Then the chorus, that this girl is so beautiful, and regardless of the situation, she cheers him up when he's feeling down, either by thoughts or physically, and that each moment without her is a moment he wishes she was by his side.
    "I drown myself ten feet deep tonight
    Remembering things we said"
    Probably the only debatable line in the song in my opinion (minus the talking at the end). Keeping it positive, basically they've said so much that he could "drown himself" in all of their exchanged words, or it could be feelings I guess.

    To keep this short, I'm not going to go into the other aspect of what this could be, but just think about it and you'll see (if you don't already).

    So anyways... this song is totally awesome and it got a lot of my friends hooked on the Bouncing Souls as well. Just one of those songs that makes you think about a special someone and you immediately develop a liking to the song/band.
    StrungOutPunk906on February 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've never taken this as a love song. I've always taken it as he's speaking to a friend. Perhaps one that passed away, and he's telling the person that he looks forward to seeing them after death. Try and look at it that way, I think it's more fitting than talking about some girl.
    BrokenRepublicon March 09, 2006   Link

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