I've seen you in my face as I've aged.
You beautiful fuck up, so casually brave.
It made me less lonely, it helped me.
The conventions that broke your nose
I find quaint. I look for you in crowds now that I don't know where you are,
as I'm pilled to the gills,
prowling through bars.
You are missed, missed,
missed as the men of The Bismarck.
I hope you know that you are.

Let us now speak of brave men
who lived their lives just as they would have it.

I would give my last dollar away
just to hang out with you one more day.

We've got a country between us and our age.
We've got a different set of vices but all
the rage. It made me less lonely, and it
helped me when conventions that broke your nose hit me. Can't pretend to know
how you had it, the past's prejudices are just that.
I want you to know that it mattered
that you walked the walk and talked the talk. You talked the talk and fought the...

Let us now speak of brave men who lived their lives just as they would have it.
As you like it.



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Brother of the Mayor of Bridgewater song meanings
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    General Commentdance, drink, and dance. i can't wait to see them live april first. oh my god.
    boroaskituron February 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdance, drink, and dance. i can't wait to see them live april first. oh my god.
    boroaskituron February 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentone of the greatest songs out there
    i declared me and thsi lady-freinds theme song, and she dislikes it
    shes not free enough
    bugoffon November 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLet us noW speak of brave men...

    :D
    Shadoruneron February 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgoose bumbs every time
    SkaBoton May 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou beautiful fuck up, so casually brave.
    i love this band
    janeacaon September 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI feel like it would be almost inappropriate to actually interpret World/Inferno songs, ya know? Too much thinking. What this song means to me is that it was their first song that I memorized and they played it when i saw them and I flipped out.
    Idsaysgoon October 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a beautiful song, I don't know exactly who it was written about originally, but whenever I hear it I think about Hunter S. Thompson. "you beautiful fuckup, so casually brave" fits so perfectly.

    the great thing is how it can kinda fit for whoever anyone looks up to and considers unnaturally brave.
    iamtheroboton December 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think there's an error -- He doesn't say "less lonely and it helped me," He says " It made me less lonely and inhumane," Or at least that's how i heard it.
    Burningledon August 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think the opening line of the chorus may be a variant on Ecclesiasticus ("let us now praise famous men") but there's probably some other cultural reference there I don't get.
    John Johnstonon June 29, 2010   Link

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