"Brother Bleed Brother (Album Version)" as written by Marc Edwin Allen, Nathan Barcalow, Derek Doherty, Alejandro M. Linares and Randy Strohmeyer....
Hasten not the sinner,
A mold of ugliness thrown into the fire.
Brother bleed brother,
What have you done my son with your desire?

I'll hold my breath, until the end.
A prayer for us to make it through.
I'll hold my breath

Miles of conviction to carry the weight of all your own mistakes.
Open your eyes,
In the end of everything, everything dies.
And I die for you, and I die.
And I die for you, and I die.

Sifting seasons through the sand. (Time moves so slowly)
Spitting treason in your hand. (You won't hear me)
Sifting seasons through the sand. (Time moves so slowly)
Spitting treason in your hand. (Ah... You won't hear me)

I'll hold my breath, until the end
A prayer for us to make it through.
I'll hold my breath, I'll hold my breath,
I'll hold my breath


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"Brother Bleed Brother" as written by Alejandro Martinez Linares Alejandro M. Linares

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    General CommentIn an interview, Nate says " It's about an incident with somebody who was not too happy with me. I thought it was so ugly that a human being would get so mad at another for something so small they'd want to hurt you over it. That's just not how I think and that song pays homage to respectable humanism; you are supposed to love your enemies and never take arms against your brothers. Human beings are brothers and sisters and violence and aggression is never the answer between two people."
    metalpirateon December 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI commented on the other version, but anyway, I figured I'd comment here too.

    I'm not sure, but to me this seems to tell the story of two close friends (or maybe literal brothers), and one of them has messed up, and he's talking about how it affects him as well.

    Obviously the line "What have you done, my son, with your desire? ", seems to suggest this.

    "I'll pray for us to make it through " seems to be referring to them making it through this situation, until it's blown over.

    I'm probably wrong.
    the little red manon April 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCAN NOT WAIT FOR THE NEW CD-- if the rest of the album is like this Finch will take over modern rock radio in 2005

    now to the song... i hate to use religous conotations, because i think people usually add them in where they dont apply, but i am curious about this song

    "And I die for you and I die" - Jesus' death on the cross

    i also see a conection with betrayal (judas)... i believe that it is more likely that it is just a song generally about being betrayed by a good friend- someone close enough to be called a brother
    Krwlng_n_mie_sknon April 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentone more thing i just noticed on the religion theme-

    "What have you done, my son, with your desire?" - Desire represents Humanity's Original Sin, and Humankind is represented as the son of god

    "bleed brother bleed" - Jesus, as the son of God, is the brother of Humanity, and he had to pay the price for the son's sins on the cross

    "I die for you and I die" saying he dies twice, once as Jesus and once as God, but in the same line as Jesus and God are seperate but the same enitity as 2 parts of the Holy Trinity.

    i've never noticed any other Finch song's with Christian themes before, so this probably isn't the real exlpanation, but it fits for me.
    Krwlng_n_mie_sknon April 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsounds right to me,
    its right along the lines of Jesus and Judas.
    -B-on July 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSorry to bring this up, but the first line of the song is actually not "Hate send out the signal." It is actually "Hate sin, not the sinner."
    AkeJay02on January 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've seen many different lyrics for this song in various places so i'm not sure that all of these are right...but i also think this refers either to jesus and judas but that may be overanalyzing, it could simply just be about the betrayal of two close friends
    Must_be_loveon March 16, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"a mold of ugliness thrown into the fire" could be referring to our creation and how ugly we really are.

    "brother bleed brother" could say how we're constantly hurting each other.

    "what have you done, my son, with your desire?" could be saying that we're letting our own selfishness stand in the way of doing the right thing.

    "I'll hold my breath until the end.
    I'll pray for us to make it through
    I'll hold my breath." ever heard that saying 'don't hold your breath'? he could be using this as sarcasm saying that we're not going to change, we'll be our end.

    "love of conviction to cope with the weight of all your own mistakes" is referring to how we point out others flaws to make ourselves feel better.

    "and I die for you, I die" could be saying how he bends over backwards trying to show them the way, he's killing himself to help them

    "sifting seasons through the sand" obviously refers to time going on

    "spitting treason in your hand" to spit on someone is usually an insult, treason isn't too pleasant, so I think this is saying that treason is being used as an insult.
    Songwriterwinsagainon January 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commentby putting the two lines together (sifting seasons through the sand, spitting treason in you hand) and repeating them I think theyre referring to the cycle of human behavior, betraying each other over and over again.
    Songwriterwinsagainon January 09, 2008   Link

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