"Every Breath Is a Bomb" as written by and Mark Gajadhar Morgan Henderson....
(Fake fake flowers) (fake funeral)
This room is a fluorescent tomb:
It's brazen bulbs mimic death's hyena croon.
He pulls on her wires, she jerks to attention,

She's animated again, she's talking to a hypodermic reflection.
We've watched it all from the window ledge...
The nurses offer their condolences...
Tougnes flapping I can't make out your tone,

Out hearts beat in slow motion.
If we make it to the final scene...(fake flowers!)
Show me the sapphire pit (fake tomb)
Peel the candy crust off my body (fake flowers)

Throw in the brittle skeleton...(fake tomb)
Can you inject love's tender touch back into the gang bang?
Can you knit the stiletto back to the bloodstain?
Can you put the bite back the the beast you've broken, tied and tamed?

Can you crease the wrinkles back into the cracked and open brain?
So doctor won't you pull the fucking plug?
Won't you cut the cord?
Because you can't put the life back into this hospital ward.

She's gonna make it out ok...
But she's shaking like a revolution...
And she stares at the fire all day...
Mumbling to herself..."

Every hole has a snake in it...
Every crotch is a siamese gun,
Every ray of sunshine hides a cancerous chime,
Every breath is a bomb."

I'd like to wrap my arms around you like a flesh canopy.
I'd like to take your head,
Place it somewhere between my shoulders and neck,
But I'm afraid your brittle bones would break.

We can hear the black orchestra singing...
Can you inject love's tender touch back into the gang bang?
Can you knit the stiletto back to the bloodstain?
Can you put the bite back in the beast you've broken tied and tamed?

Can you crease the wrinkles back into the cracked and open brain?
So won't you pull the fucking plug, doctor?
Won't you cut the cord?
Because you can't put the life back into this hospital ward.


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"Everybreath Is a Bomb" as written by Jordan Blilie Cody Votolato

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    General CommentThis is my favorite Blood Brothers song... :)
    l3lood l3rotherson July 01, 2003   Link
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    General Comment::add your comments::
    What does this song mean to you?



    your mom
    xperiwinklexmothxon July 01, 2003   Link
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    General Commentpersonally i think it's about dying. about being on the verge of death and everyone sugar coating it. i.e. "candy crust."
    a gang bang by definition is generally devoid of love, so by trying to add hope to this situation it's like adding love to a gang band or undoing a knife wound, etc. etc.
    so basically it's kind of a, "don't lie to me, i know she's dying"
    every breath is a bomb = i.e. with every breath she comes closer to death. imo.
    matteyeson June 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commentjohnny said this in an interview: 'Every Breath is a Bomb' is about Jordan's grandma's death, and kind of deals with modern medicine's fetish with keeping human beings alive after they are vegetables, or so fucked up that they aren't really living.”
    femmesofrussiaon November 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe kinverted waltz format... wow... and I kind of hoped this song would have a deeper meaning... ah well.
    ROCKSTAR NAILBOMB!on December 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love the piano in this song, it adds a sort of old-black-and-white scarey movie thing. But it's obvious in the song that it is about a male loosing a female. In this case, Jordan loosing his grandma 'I'd like to take your head, place it somewhere between my shoulders and neck, but I'm afraid your brittle bones would break.' Brittle meaning as in old. My grandparents refer to their bowns being brittle a lot.
    PaperHeartson December 26, 2004   Link
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    General Commentre-reading the lyrics after hearing the meaning, it makes a lot more sense and makes the song a lot better to me.
    jessayon February 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentoh, it's so personal. that makes me appreciate it even more.
    sowhatifyoucatchmeon February 27, 2005   Link
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    General Comment'she stares at the fire all day...mumbling to herself..." every hole has a snake in it...Every crotch is a siamese gun, every ray of sunshine hides a cancerous chime, every breath is a bomb." ' That makes me think she's afraid of the world.
    1-Armed_Scissoron July 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAn old person/vegetable on their deathbed, wondering what's the point in staying in the hospital if they're just going to die anyway, if they can't enjoy life anymore.
    looshkinon December 16, 2005   Link

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