"Little Brother" as written by Christopher Robert Bear, Daniel Raphael Rossen, Christopher M. Taylor and Edward Droste....
Wide eyed and up in arms, my little brother was a solemn one
He always had his quiet corner
Pride of my countrymen, my little brother will be born again
Just give us back our quiet corner
Now go back to the other side of my bed
I'll go back to the place where you get started
And I'll sleep, just put the pillows under my head

Lyrics submitted by north dakota

"Little Brother" as written by Duffton Taylor

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    General CommentWow. I hear something totally different from everyone else. The little brother is "up in arms" - a soldier, no doubt, who is "pride of my countrymen". References to the little brother are all past tense, so he's evidently killed, will be born again (a hope that they'll see each other again?? Next life, perhaps?) and the singer wishes for things to go back to where they were, "quiet", and crawls into bed to escape the grief.
    namedujouron March 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is a gem of a song, I'm a bit cloudy of its meaning, which is ok, but little bro is just dying to speak their mind but is so introverted that they need their older brother to get things rolling, but the older brother needs help with what the younger can provide.
    savingupspendon May 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think what he's saying that his little brother was really one of the prevalent minds of the country, but was quite reclusive. Now the older brother, who was the more gregarious and social, now wants the quiet and solitude which the little brother had all along.
    Acidmotheron May 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about Little Bother being baptized. Big Brother wishes the countrymen would stop with the nonsense and let him and his little brother go back to sleep.

    In other words, the song is against baptism and the such.
    theOcutlon June 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdoes any one have the lyrics for the "electric" version or the daytrotter version. I think the lines "my God thats not the way" and toward the end,"...coming out of the water" shed some light on the baptism theme
    Yelirroscoon September 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentstupid....any of you ever seen the movie "City of Lost Children"? this completely outlines the theme of the central story.
    accrazeon September 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI had no idea a reworked version of the original Little Brother could ever sound so beautiful and unreal, as Little Brother (Electric) does.

    I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss the baptism idea.. it seems quite plausible. .
    circle_won December 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe (electric) Daytrotter version might clarify a bit on the baptism issue. The first lines, in that other version, differ from those listed above: "My God, that's not the way, My God, that's not the way, My God, that's not the way, My God, that's not the way'....
    wheresthedamnCAPO?on March 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI see it way more like namedujour.
    Even with the baptism themes, I don't think it directly has anything to do with the traditional meaning concept of baptism.
    whatchamacallmeon May 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI always felt like the song was about the return of totalitarianism. With big brother asking for less scrutiny and oversight, anticipating the return of a time when people kept quiet and didn't question their big brother.
    Carrera911xcon July 24, 2008   Link

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