"Brace Yourself (album version)" as written by and Jay/day Clifford....
Feels like my head is waking up,
Releasing from the bonds that locked me out.
I didn't realize that compromise would leave me in a rut.
It doesn't matter who's to blame
When all of the victims lose their names,
And all of our past mistakes
Are tattooed on the lives we claim.

Every time we face rejection enters in the same equation.
Add it up to find the sum of some unwanted wealth.

Brace yourself. I'm breaking out.
Too many years have come
And passed me by to keep the window shut.
So Brace yourself. I'm breaking out.
All of the days that couldn't keep me down
Are crumbling to the ground.

Maybe its already too late to tell if its luck or if its fate
Guiding the vehicle that couldn't keep
Our bodies heading straight.
Where are the answers that we need?
Why has it been so hard to see
That we had to lose ourselves
To find our whole lives waiting there?

Add it up to find the sum of some unwanted wealth.

Brace yourself. I'm breaking out.
Too many years have come
And passed me by to keep the window shut.
So Brace yourself. I'm breaking out.
All of the days that couldn't keep me down
Are crumbling to the ground.

So now we're writing the prologue to our story
Filling sections left from when we second
Guessed the chances that could get us here.
Take a fall and lose it all so we can see the atmosphere

So Brace yourself. I'm breaking out.
All of the days that couldn't keep me down
Are crumbling to the ground.
Go fuck yourself. I'm breaking out.
Too many years have come and passed me by
To keep the window shut.


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"Brace Yourself" as written by Jay Clifford Howie Day

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    General CommentHow am I the first to comment on this band? They kick so much ass that isn't even funny.

    Anyways, I think this song is kind of an "intro" to the album/band. Even though it isn't the first song on the album, it's still the title track. It's just saying "Brace yourself, because Dropping Daylight is here and we aren't leaving any time soon."
    Last Action Heroon June 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI saw these guys last night in detroit. They were pretty sweet although I had never heard of them so I picked up their cd and listened to it all the way through afterwards. they're pretty damn good
    atinsleyon October 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI have always thought this song was about people not believing in them and criticizing them (or maybe him--it could be just about Sebastion) saying basically "go fuck yourself," we're going to do our thing despite you.
    starsfinallyxplodeon October 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfirst of all amazing band and song.
    2nd. i think this song is meaning something along the lines of.. i was content at one point [[ or pretending to be]] keeping an image of the whole "i'm okay" then all the sudden from everything happening around you/them you finially are breaking out.. letting people know how you really feel.
    alexandriax33on March 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis band is fucking amazing. i saw them in august last year, and would gladly see them again in a heartbeat. this song also kicks ass. i think its about someone who is sick and tired of being rejected, and hearing "no" for an answer. they just dont care anymore and are gonna break out of their shell and do whatever they feel like doing.
    FickShut29on April 23, 2007   Link

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