Fourteen years have passed since that day
Your stories are the same but the ends have all changed
You carried on like you were some type of god
Some things will never change
We went home to see our folks
We laughed and we told jokes
It was like we were young again
On that deathbed our mother lay
How long she's got they still can't say
It took all this to get us back together again
How long is this going to last?
You can't keep reliving your past
Screwing over the ones that you love
In the name of some new drug
So, brother, raise another pint
Rev up the engine and drive off in the night
See you somewhere, someplace, sometime
I know there's better brothers
But you're the only one that's mine
The bondsman came to my door early the next day
He said, "I come for your brother
You don't know what kind of trouble he's in"
How long is this going to last?
You can't keep reliving your past
Johnny Law keeps a-pounding at my door
Because you screwed up some new score
So he's standing in the doorway like he owns the place
With a look of smug satisfaction on his face
I'm going to give you up of that he's sure as hell
But I take one look at him and I know I'll never tell
I'll still look out for you, no matter what you heard
They can knock all of my doors down but I won't say a word


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    General CommentThis song reminds me of me and my brother and how i'd never give him up to cops no matter what he's done. That blood brother connection is real damn strong.
    floydeyeon May 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of me and my brother and how i'd never give him up to cops no matter what he's done. That blood brother connection is real damn strong.
    floydeyeon May 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti hear that. and that's exactly what it's about. despite the brother's predicaments, the "good" brother won't give him up. good song.
    the_dude_202on May 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhen they performed live on woxy.com, adam said this before playing this song "this next song, is about loyalty....and brothers. all that good stuff. it's a family affair, right?"
    check it out here!!! -> woxy.com/music/loungeacts/…
    genociaon May 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song really, really reminds me of The Godfather Part II.
    ghoststorieson May 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti just watched the video for this song, and i gotta say, while i love the song, it wasn' t my favorite, but after the video, it's definitely number 2.....i'd give it number 1, but i just fucking love The Big Sleep to much
    otis115on October 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFrom the site:

    "Brother is pretty straight forward. Its a song about two brothers who are very different but respect and love each other nonetheless. One of them is constantly in trouble with the law and the other feels an obligation towards respecting his brothers choice of his life. The lyrics really say it all, with the crux of the song being the line 'i know there's better brothers but you're the only one that's mine'. A bondsman comes looking for the troublesome hermano and thinks that the narrator is going to give in and tell him his location, but the narrator instead decides to stay true to his family rather than the law. the lyrics go 'so he's [the bondsman] standin' in the doorway like he owns the place with a look of smug satisfaction on his face... im gonna give you up, of that he's sure as hell, but i take one look at him and i know i'll never tell.'"
    prayingmantis84on November 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song tends to make me think about the way me and my brother interact - He doesn't much care for my lifestyle, still has grudges from our past, and generally doesn't want to deal with me most of the time, but, when it comes down to it, I'm his brother and he wouldn't willingly let harm come to me. At least, I hope that's the way he's thinking... I might have gotten it up to the last part. Brothers, sheesh.
    ComradeJeffon November 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me think of my best friend so much. no, we aren't blood related, and it'd be more like sisters than brothers, but no matter what, neither of us would ever turn each other in.

    amazing song. i love them so much.
    eat_more_oreoson April 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of the bonds we have with our friends and how even though we arent related by blood, we are "brothers"
    Silveoron October 27, 2008   Link

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