"bonnie brae" as written by and Gregory E Dulli....
There was a rapture So I can never see you anymore Nightmare's believable Walking into sweet oblivion not saying it's easy, no no To feel it all or not at all Somebody say, "lay down your gun" And when you lay it down get ready to run situation dire It's gone away, it's not goin' away Since you're wasting time again, my friend On bonnie brae, on bonnie brae, on bonnie brae if she's your master Then get down on your knees and beg for more Not saying it's easier To live your life like a little whore 'cause when you play with fire Take your fate, it's not going away Situation dire On bonnie brae, on bonnie brae, on bonnie brae the soul, the screen, the smoke in between The rise, the fall, the thrill of The first, the last, the sins of the past The burn, the fade, the skin that you flayed come see the sun kill everyone But me, I'm free And you'd better bleed again(?) there was a rapture So I can never see you anymore Not saying it's easier Not saying it's easier

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"Bonnie Brae" as written by Gregory E Dulli


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    General CommentThis is a really great song!
    teemsleepon June 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHeard this song on this weeks Rescue Me.. very good song.
    EightHitComboon June 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRumor is the song is about Mark Lanegan.
    DollarShorton July 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThat was definitely my favorite season 3 episode of rescue me... This song was playing while Tommy was kicking the shit out of Johnny. What a fitting song
    vipergt196on August 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWish I knew what it was about. Sounds like something was really good so he's running off.

    Does anyone know how this relates to Mark Lanegan then?
    xdvron August 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSupposedly last year some time, Lanegan had a relapse of sorts, a nearly fatal one. Dulli, his best friend who has experienced a similar lifestyle, allegedly wrote this song as his reaction to Lanegan's struggles. The term itself, "Bonnie Brae," is a popular drug spot in LA. Taken in this light, it's not hard to see this song as a plea from one friend to another.
    DollarShorton September 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDulli has said he gets disturbed when he hears about people naming their kid Bonnie brae or using it as a love song (akin to every breath you take)
    bafflewiton May 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHeard this as the background to a ytmnd (the one about the most depressing Garfield ever). Had never heard of them even though I'm from Ohio. Great, great song.
    zotquixon June 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit's about being addicted to drugs, it makes sense if you read it.
    Allmarsh180on October 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song was mesmerizing to me on the Rescue Me sound track. When I learned the meaning behind it, the song just touched me even more deeply. What a passionate plea to a friend. I love this song.
    Pookaliciouson May 04, 2009   Link

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