"Bracelets" as written by and Nicholas Edward Thomas....
I found fountains of imagery
That are passing through me like a knife
From a group of friends that prefer
To attack from the back
I'm trying to grasp concepts of your dimensions
While my universe is laced around your wrist
I am the bracelet you sport
I am everything that you have ever missed,
And more

I was hoping I could tell you this
With two feet on the ground
But I don't think I can talk,
Because I'm not very stable right now

In this dream that I had...
"You can't kill heroes"
That's what we said to them
"You can't kill us"
With our instruments broken before us
And the boys in the line
They begin to count to five
And the trigger pulls
The bullets pepper the brick wall behind our heads
And the smoke, it fills the air
The captain yells to cease fire
And the squad begins to wait and stare
As the dust clears the air,
And we're still standing
With smiles on both our faces
We spit their faulty ammo to the ground
And remind them once again
With smiles on both our faces
We spit their faulty ammo to the ground
And remind them once again
That you can't kill heroes

I was hoping I could tell you this
With two feet on the ground
But I don't think I can talk,
Because I'm not very stable right now
No, I'm not very stable right now
No, I'm not very stable right now


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"Bracelets" as written by Nicholas Edward Thomas Nicholas Thomas

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    General CommentI'm probably wrong.. But I'm thinking this..


    "From a group of friends that prefer to attack from the back
    I'm trying to grasp concepts of your dimensions
    While my universe is laced around your wrist
    I am the bracelet you sport
    I am everything (everything)
    that you have ever missed, and more "

    so there's this girl. The guy really likes her, but his friends don't seem to like her. and when he's with the girl, he wants to talk to his friends but they completely ignore him and basically betray the friendship. (that's the whole 'friends attack from the back' bit). so he's losing his friends, while his girlfriend is dragging him further in. he's like her bracelet, he's attached to her and he's her everything. she can't let him him go, and he knows that his universe is now attached to her.


    'I was hoping I could tell you this with two feet on the ground
    But I don't think I can talk,
    because I'm not very stable right now'


    and he wants to tell her about his friends, how they've hurt him, but that he won't let her go because she means too much. but he's not stable enough to tell her, because he could be falling in love?


    'In this dream that I had....
    "You can't kill heroes"- that's what we said to them
    "You can't kill us" '

    and then he has the dream. which relates to what's happening. they're the heroes (him and the girl) because they're going to stand up against the enemy (his friends that stabbed him in the back) and not lose, they can't be killed. heroes don't die. despite the fact they have no weapons, their love is enough



    'and the boys in the line they begin to count to five

    And the trigger pulls
    The bullets pepper (pepper) the brick wall behind our heads
    and the smoke, it fills the air (smoke, it fills the air)
    The captain yells to cease fire
    and the squad begins to wait and stare
    as the dust clears the air, and we're still standing
    With smiles on both our faces
    we spit their faulty ammo to the ground
    and remind them once again
    With smiles on both our faces
    we spit their faulty ammo to the ground
    and remind them once again
    that you can't kill heroes '

    so they're standing there, those boys that he thought were his friends ready to fire. and they throw everything that have at the two 'heroes'. the leader (captain) yells for cease fire, and they wait to see what's happened. but instead of the couple falling apart like expected, they're just standing there smiling, because they're the heroes. and no one can kill the heroes. so all the ammo (which i believe were words and threats), was worthless against love.


    Finally at the end, the repeating of wanting to tell her something, but not being stable.. It's probably because he's still to afraid to tell her he's fallen in love.

    Even though they've won the battle.
    eXeonon April 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentas much as i'd like to think this song is about a girl or war, I feel as though it is a big screw you to any doubters, be it record labels or friends "with our instruments broken before us" is like somebody is trying to silence them, but "with smiles on both our faces we spit their faulty ammo to the ground" could be the verbal assaults they received from friends, other bands, and record labels. Also giving me the thought of this is the second line of the song.
    spud12789on August 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was hoping I could tell you this with two feet on the ground but I'm not very stable right now.

    Good line. I'm not all that sure what this song is about though. He's comparing war to love, maybe?
    purplethunderon November 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti really like this song.

    With smiles on both our faces
    we spit their faulty ammo to the ground
    and remind them once again
    that you can't kill heroes

    i love the lyrics here as well as the lil dramatic pause right b4 that you can't kill heroes
    kitkat114on January 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think he's talking about how a chick hurt him emotionally (im not very stable right now..) but the lines "but you can't kill heroes.." is saying that even though she did that he's not completely broken and will get over it. great song, has a good tempo.
    band-aid04on January 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about friends who put down the relationship he has with this girl, the whole narative is describing how no matter what they say or do they can not break their relationship.
    dbsurge8on February 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song can actually have a number of meanings to different people. For example, the "love conquers all" theme, a soldier, or a person who is dealing with a physical sickness.

    The love thing was already explained..so I'll just explain why I think it could seem like a soldier's anthem to some one.


    "And the trigger pulls
    The bullets pepper (pepper) the brick wall behind our heads
    and the smoke, it fills the air (smoke, it fills the air)
    The captain yells to cease fire
    and the squad begins to wait and stare
    as the dust clears the air, and we're still standing
    With smiles on both our faces
    we spit their faulty ammo to the ground
    and remind them once again
    With smiles on both our faces
    we spit their faulty ammo to the ground
    and remind them once again
    that you can't kill heroes"

    Those lines could be the soldier remeniscing (sp) about his days in war. And how it felt when they finally succeeded in their cause, and they could put "smiles on both" their "faces
    and "spit" the enemies' "faulty ammo to the ground
    and remind them once again
    that you can't kill heroes"
    And while they were enjoying the fruits of their victory, they made sure that they would remind their enemy that their comrads who fell in battle are heroes, and will not be forgotten. So, in a sense they nevre really were killed, because they will always be in their thoughts.



    The lines:

    "I am the bracelet you sport
    I am everything (everything)
    that you have ever missed, and more

    I was hoping I could tell you this with two feet on the ground
    But I don't think I can talk,
    because I'm not very stable right now
    Yeah (yeah)

    In this dream that I had....
    "You can't kill heroes"- that's what we said to them
    "You can't kill us"
    With our instruments broken before us
    and the boys in the line they begin to count to five"

    Make me think of some one who is physically sick, like with a cancer or another life threatening disease. Many people are aware of the "livestrong" bracelets, right? Well, when you think about it..those bracelets we "sport" are in a sense those people. Because they were originally made to support the people who are fighting a life threatening disease. "I'm not very stable right now." Shows how they are being treated for their condition, but until the pocedure is completed, they are unstable, and unable to "talk" and let other people know that things will be alright. They dream of when they will be well again. Most people who defeat cancer are considered heroes to many, because it's almost an impossible disease to over come, and I'm sure that anyone that is diagnosed with it dreams that "You can't kill heroes." And even though their "instruments (or their bodies) are broken before us" they believe that they will become a hero, and achieve their dream.


    Anyway..I decided to throw down a few more ideas that we can all pick apart. I don't know if anyone will agree, but hey, i think it's a pretty good arguement.

    xsimpledesignxon June 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo me, and I could be totally wrong..but to me it seems like this guy is in love with this girl. And the shooting and killing heroes and all that deals with him being rejected by her, or her rejected by him because he's scared to face up and deal with what could quite possibly happen. He's hoping to tell her that he loves her but he's scared.
    xravissanton June 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI found fountains of imagery that are passing
    through me like a knife
    From a group of friends that prefer to attack from the back
    I'm trying to grasp concepts of your dimensions
    While my universe is laced around your wrist
    I am the bracelet you sport
    I am everything (everything)
    that you have ever missed, and more


    thats sayin he had some friends and they did something that probably didnt want him with the girl, the one who has him wrapped around her [pinky? no.] wrist. as a bracelet and him and the girl have gone thru so much together so they are like heroes and nothing can stop them now, you cant kill heroes
    Lcbskyhawks0708on October 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't even know what I think about this song sometimes... it can really take several different meanings, and some of them completely different.

    Most of the time I think of it as some sort of romantic situation from the different verses.

    + the singer is in love with someone that does not realize it, or will not be with him
    + the singer believes that their (potential) love could overcome any hardship that comes their way, but he's too afraid of getting hurt to tell her this

    ...Mmhm.
    penologyon February 20, 2006   Link

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