okay so you're feeling all alone
i heard it on the radio
in a broadcast from the sky

someday i'm gonna rock the boat
and i'm gonna wanna know
why it's a great day to be outside

keep me up with your emotions at night
then you can shoot me down over the ocean and sigh

certain death
haven't had the heart to yet
maybe by the time we meet
you can recognize a change in me
baby, certain death
haven't had the chance to yet
maybe by the time we meet
you can recognize a change in me

i could count the times that it crossed my mind
sick in bed and dying
from something i don't have
and will never have

and your best friends won't be your friends anymore
won't pretend anymore to let you down or try

keep me up with your emotions at night
then you can
shoot me down over the ocean and sigh

certain death
haven't had the heart to yet
maybe by the time we meet
you can recognize a change in me
baby, certain death
haven't had the chance to yet
maybe by the time we meet
you can recognize a change in me


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    My InterpretationIt's about getting so depressed after a break up, you get so down, you contemplate suicide. But he can't do it, and instead wants his ex to recognize a change in him, for the best I'd assume.
    Numb420on May 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love Brad Sucks. Out of It is incredible. I mean, it sounds like a 1 man band with no fans - Brad is just a normal guy. He takes a lot of shit in life. And he keeps going, like a lot of us do, even though it drags him down. But I don't think he's looking for, or even considering a rainbow on the horizon. In his world, disappointment, manipulation, and melancholy are the standard.

    Certain Death is just an amazing song. He's so down, he's contemplating suicide... but he can't do it. Not because he has some epiphany, or realizes that there's so much for him in life. It's because he's hopelessly waiting for something to pick him up and make him "happy". Though his music projects his present state of mind, it seems as if he'll never be happy. He just can't do it.
    Azacabon March 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is not about committing suicide. I thought it was at first, but it is about the doubting of God. "okay so you're feeling all alone i heard it on the radio in a broadcast from the sky" is an analogy for God, he feels all alone and God tries to reach out to him. He says some day he will question why it's worth living. "keep me up with your emotions at night then you can shoot me down over the ocean and sigh" is God reaching out to the narrator, but God gets frustrated and decides to let the narrator come to him. "certain Death" implies there is no after life because it is certain, there is nothing more than death. "haven't had the heart to yet" is the narrator not being able to gain faith in God yet. The narrator then questions himself "maybe by the time we meet, you can recognize a change in me" meaning by the time the narrator diees he hopes that when he dies he will have found faith in God, and God can accept him into heaven."i could count the times that it crossed my mind" is the narrator wondering if God exists. "sick in bed and dying from something i don't have, and will never have" is the narrator saying he knows why he is in poor health, lack of faith, and he says that he will never have faith even so. "and your best friends won't be your friends anymore, won't pretend anymore to let you down or try"
    Means that the narrator will not make it into the after life and all his friends will no longer be his friends because he did not have faith.

    PS: I may have read into this A LOT, so i could have TOTALLY misinterpreted this.




    ProfessorFarnsworthon March 21, 2011   Link

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