hear them saying that a lot is a lot
you think that's all that matters
you've done your math well
you checked the figures
you've done your math tell
who is the bigger
man can't explain it but you got a hunch
well, that's always something

climb up the ladder
step up a notch
climb up the ladder then
see what you got

but if you do it, do it good, Brutus
REAL GOOD!
like a little man SHOULD!

did your homework and you worked the mob
because it's all you can do
tried for a lot still you have a little
whatever happened mister you couldn't figure
out of the rut still you can't get it right
can't get a lot for a little?

you keep on trying you end up in the middle
had an enigma ended up with a riddle

but if you do it, do it good, Brutus
REAL GOOD!
like a little man SHOULD!

rewind and look at what you got
had ambition but you lost the plot
Judas Brutus Quisling time has come to do
what's expected of you


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    General CommentSong about traitors and backstabbers. Good song
    sabresfanwp7on November 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah Brutus was the guy that betrayed Caesar.. Clever song
    PunKinDrubliCon February 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah Brutus was the guy that betrayed Caesar.. Clever song
    PunKinDrubliCon February 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYes, Brutus betrayed Ceaser. He was also his best friend. He organized a killing because he felt Ceaser was letting power get to his head and it was for the good of the country to remove him.

    After this Marc Anthony led a revolution against Brutus and his counter-part (Cassius, i believe) and Brutus fled. As the toops were approacing, rather than become captive, he commanded his servant to hold out his sword as Brutus impaled himself upon it. I think this is what they mean at the end when they say "Time has come to do what's expected of you."
    chistov23on February 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMight also want to mention that the term Quisling after Vidkun Quisling, the pro-nazi head of Norway's government during the nazi occupation.
    Solarioon August 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is absolutely insane.
    I did look up Quisling to see if it fits with the whole Judas/Brutus thing... fits perfectly.
    From wikipedia:

    "In some European languages, the term 'Quisling' has become a synonym for traitor, particularly one who collaborates with invaders."
    the-granton August 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentokay, everybody that commented the above has got it basically right, but i have a different interpretation of Brutus' side of the story.

    (Marcus Junius) Brutus didn't really want to kill Caesar. Brutus and Caesar were BFFs basically, and it was Brutus' peers that were trying to convince him of Caesar's "evil". It was all propaganda. Brutus was pressured by the other senators, namely because of Brutus' famous ancestor, Lucius Junius Brutus. His ancestor, LJ Brutus, was very revered and famous for overthrowing the last King of Rome. everybody was told to believe that Caesar wanted to be the next king (although Caesar didnt even WANT to be king.), so everybody assumed Marcus Brutus to follow in his ancestor's footsteps and kill Caesar.

    that is what the last stanza means:

    "rewind and look at what you got
    had ambition but you lost the plot
    Judas/Brutus/Quisling,
    time has come to do what's expected of you"

    this is basically Brutus' situation. he was really eager to make himself a legend, but didn't want to betray his best friend Caesar, but people are telling him that it's time to live up to what everyone believes is his "fate". its expected of him to follow in his ancestor's footsteps.


    this ends another rant from a Latin student.
    THe_Atomic_Punkon February 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love the song, but I think that "Brutus" stands only to show how far the guy in question is ready to go in order to succeed in "climbing the ladder". I don't think it fits in the Caesar story otherwise. Hence the song is about a man who wants to become important in whatever he does, not by means of working, but by sweet talking to bosses and stepping over dead bodies (figuratively).
    soboton March 11, 2011   Link

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