"Dino Damage" as written by and Charlie Brand....
You gotta let go when they get that old
You gotta let 'em go
If you hold on, they'll puncture your lungs
And separate your spine from your skull
You gotta let 'em go

You gotta let go when they get that old
You gotta let 'em go
If you hold on, they'll bite your fingers off
And tear you limb from limb
It's second nature to them

You gotta let go when they get that old
You gotta let 'em go
If you hold on they'll tear your stomach open
And rip your guts out with their teeth
You gotta just release


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"Dino Damage" as written by Charlie Brand

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    General CommentI've always interpreted this song as talking about regrets, grudges, bad relationships, hurt, anger, fear, and anything negative or constricting in a person's life. We have to let go of them because if we hold on they will destroy us eventually.
    chelseazon February 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song made me think of parents, and their children.
    If parents try to hold on too long, it's bad for both them and their kids.
    It's like harboring wild animals, really.

    It's quite the metaphor. It can be applied to everything you guys have said, too.
    Gotta let go of old problems, hatred, grudges, relationships, etc.
    markikon April 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAfter I heard this song, I immediately became hooked on Miniature Tigers.
    iLL Ronaldon July 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just want to add that when he says, "You gotta let go when they get that old, you gotta let 'em go" that holding onto for instance, a grudge for years and years until it has become old will do nothing but grow and hurt you. It grows to consume a person's life and stops them from living life to the fullest, so you have to "let them go" when you've simply held onto something so unhealthy for so long.
    chelseazon February 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is totally about releasing animals back into the wild when they get to be. Miniature tigers, if you will. "It's second nature to them"-it's second nature for animals to attack because they're wild. The song makes complete sense with this theory.
    YeahsodoIon September 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentliterally, I imagine baby t-rexes going on a flesh-eating rampage, but I equate the song to referring to letting go of the past and moving on so that little things that can't be changed don't destroy you.
    muammaron October 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about having to let a relationship go because its gone on for too long and the other person is vicious and can hurt you so easily but youre very attached so it is hard for you
    karmapoliceaftermeon November 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMuammar is right IMO. I think these guys are ridiculously whimsical. They might have a deeper meaning, but I think initially that's what you're supposed to think.
    skamandoon December 05, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthe first time i heard this my brother was like "okay so imagine you are raising a bunch of little dinosaurs and this song is my warning to you to let them go" and on the surface thats exactly what it is but its about not holding on to anything for too long in my opinion
    AppleOfYourEye9on June 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe first time I listened to this, I also fell in love with the band, and since then, I haven't been able to picture anything else besides the band trying to raise a family of baby dinos. It's adorable and scary all at the same time.
    Christa426on October 09, 2010   Link

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