"Brother" as written by Pontus Johan Winnberg, Niomi Arleen Daley, Christian Karlsson and Henrik Jonback....
Here we go
They're back again
Look alive , warn your friends
We are warm and we are safe
Enjoy it while you can before
Things change

We have got to take cover,
Brother
We have got to take cover,
Brother

Lie down in a field if you can
Look at the night sky
Oh, where does it end?
Sometimes it hurts when you
Care about me
But it's going to hurt more when
They take you away from me
We have go to take cover, brother
We have got to take cover, brother

Here we go again
Oh midnight knocks!
Oh explosions!
Maybe it's all made up in our heads
This happens to me when I'm bored
Or depressed

Here is the best part of the song
Where I admit that I might be wrong
Because if they are good and if
They are right
Then they'll have their rapture one
Of these nights
But if they are wrong


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"Brother" as written by Olivier Lambin

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    General CommentThis is my current favourite song. That intro, the
    rhytm! It knocks you out! Well, I think the song
    questions the possibility of forbidden love and
    its consequences : brother can have a reference
    to any object of affection not part of society's norms, such as a homosexual love. Their love bring great
    joym, but also sorrow and uncertainty. The singer
    cannot decide whether to love that which exists
    totally objectively or whether she yearns for both.
    The singer is confused whether it is real or just
    fantasy (made up in our heads...) The song ends
    with the possibility of the continuation of emotion...
    just always, despite what others think. He/She realises that their love means more than ostracization or hatred. And "night sky, where does it end?" can refer to their relationship, people's hatred, their uncertainty, or a single act or emotion. Anyway, please respond guys!
    Edion March 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about bigotry and persecution by fundamentalist christians. She begins by warning that just because the current political situation is fairly tolerant, that doesn't mean it'll stay that way forever. She forsees being on the run and struggling against an intolerant state. The "Brother" part is interesting. It could, as others have suggested, be a deliberately non-sexual/romantic term meaning "brother in arms", e.g. her allies in this political struggle, or it could be a reference to "big brother", e.g. the oppressive state which is persecuting her. "Midnight knocks!" brings to mind secret police, knocking on people's doors in the middle of the night and making them "disappear", and "explosions!" as people resist them.

    She then admits that maybe this is all just a bleak fantasy that occupies her more pessimistic moments. She says that perhaps instead the Christians are right and the "Rapture" will occur. This is a reference to the belief amongst some Christians that at some point God will take up all the truly faithful into Heaven, leaving only non-Christians left on the Earth. However, if it doesn't happen, she fears that her dark daydream will come true...
    JonRon April 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI adore this song. ..So much.
    belleautumnon January 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentme too!
    thestrokes_chika227on July 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentshit I cant believe the organ is on here.
    mcscumbagon December 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentme neither! I LOVE them.
    brother is one of my favourites, I don`t understand the meaning but the song is amazing!
    sinking_hearton February 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so good.
    precipitateon February 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbut oh, I think it's "No midnight knocks/ or explosions"

    (at least that's what it sounds like to me)
    precipitateon February 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI heard this song on the L Word a year ago and I love it so much
    heckledon March 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAcrisius is right. This song is about a soldier.

    here we go into the fight
    they’re back again the enemy
    look alive, watch out or actually look like you're alive, so people can help you

    brother could refer to a brother at arms, a fellow soldier, or a real brother. Taking cover is done when you're in danger i.e. under fire

    lie down in a field if you can they're on a field op
    look at the night sky searching for planes
    oh, where does it end?
    sometimes it hurts when you
    care about me saying he shouldn't care about the narrator because...
    but it’s going to hurt more when
    they take you away from me they're going to die.

    I think that's enough evidence. Although the beauty of songs is that they can be interpreted in any way. I quite like the idea of a forbidden love.
    Moontouchedon April 06, 2006   Link

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