K., here's your ride
Get your petals out and lay them in the aisle
Pretend you are God, and grow
And that it's your day to wed
We have found your man
He is drinking up
He's all-American, and he'll drive
He has volunteered with grace to end your life
We'll tidy up
It's sad to hold, but leave your shell to us
You explode, you firefly, you tiny boat with oars
Feather oars
The world tilts back and pours and pours
And so, you satellite
You're a tidal wave
You're a big surprise
And I've one more night to be your mother

The signal interrupted
My baby's frequency not strong enough
Remain in my hands and smile

We will miss you but in time you'll get set up
And we will write

Hey, you beauty supreme
Yeah, you were right about me
But can I get myself out from underneath
This guilt that will crush me
In the choir, I saw our sad Messiah
He was bored and tired of my laments
He said, "I died for you one time, but never again"

Never again . . .

Well I love you so much
But do me a favor, baby, don't reply
Because I can dish it out
But I can't take it

(Repeat: 1234567)

Background:
(We'll never have to buy adjacent plots of earth
We'll never have to rot together under the dirt
I'll never have to lose my baby in the crowd
I should be laughing right now)



Lyrics submitted by bnjared, edited by robbeh118, fob0403, nikkiixc, Mellow_Harsher


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  • +11
    General Comment:Who the hell edited these lyrics? They were spot on before, now they are wrong in several places and written in terrible english.

    Correct lyrics: (from old BN website, and lyric sheet that came with the vinyl)

    'K', here's your ride
    Get your petals out and lay them in the aisle
    Pretend you are God, and grow
    And that it's your day to wed
    We have found your man
    He is drinking up
    He's all-American, and he'll drive
    He has volunteered with grace to end your life
    We'll tidy up
    It's sad to hold, but leave your shell to us
    You explode, you firefly, you tiny boat with oars
    Feather oars
    The world tilts back and pours and pours
    And so, you satellite
    You're a tidal wave
    You’re a big surprise
    And I've one more night to be your mother"

    The signal interrupted
    My baby's frequency not strong enough
    Remain in my hands and smile

    We will miss you but in time you'll get set up
    And we will write

    Hey, you beauty supreme
    Yeah, you were right about me
    But can I get myself out from underneath
    This guilt that will crush me
    In the choir, I saw our sad Messiah
    He was bored and tired of my laments
    He said, "I died for you one time, but never again"

    Never again...

    Well I love you so much
    But do me a favor baby and don’t reply
    Cause I can dish it out
    But I can't take it

    (repeat: 1234567)

    background:
    (We'll never have to buy adjacent plots of earth
    We'll never have to rot together under the dirt
    I'll never have to lose my baby in the crowd
    I should be laughing right now)
    superjuper27on February 12, 2012   Link
  • +10
    General Comment:in the words of jesse lacey...

    "there was a 6 year old girl who was returning from a wedding on a road on long island which is about a mile away from my house. and uh, it was late that night and there were two limousines following each other and the younger girl was in the front limousine, and her mother and family were in the rear limousine. some kid, some long island over-privilaged white kid had a fight with his girlfriend and decided he would tie one on. so he got in his car and got on the exit ramp of a highway, and was speeding down the wrong way of the highway. he didn't even see this limousine coming at him, didn't hit the breaks, he just hit the limousine head on. the little girl katie flynn was decapitated, the limo driver was killed instantly. the limousine that was behind stopped, the mother got out and ran to see whether she could find her daughter and she found her daughter's head laying in the middle of the highway. so she picked it up and she sat on the side of the curb with her daughters head on her lap while the rescue workers cut her daughters body out of the limo. she went on tv a day later and explained this story in detail to the public, and it just brought my life to a hault."

    this is the true and exact story/meaning to the song
    littleredboatson March 06, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General Comment:I actually learnt what this song meant yesterday.
    Its about this little girl who was a flower girl at her aunties wedding.
    And after the family was riding in a limo, and they were hit by a drunk driver.
    And out of the 3 kids, mom and dad, the little girl got decapitated in the accident.
    The mother found her daughters head..and hugged it for an hour while waiting for the ambulance to come..the rest of the family had minor injuries, and she was the only one to pass away.
    Sad story ;/// But its true. And these guys wrote this song because they grew up in the same hometown as the family.
    karlaaaanon July 10, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General Comment:This song is 100% centered around the death of seven year old Katie Flynn but I think the intent is to rope the listener in to how death affects both the family of the deceased and those (who are or who feel) at fault.

    Here's a link to an article describing the incident:
    nytimes.com/2005/07/05/nyregion/…

    So now, we know Katie was a flower girl at the wedding she had attended. Odd that they say he's volunteered with grace to end your life. Though they do likely mean to use grace as a word, grace was the other flower child at the weddings name, she survived the crash. The first half of the song (and many of the songs on this album) appear to be told from the mothers perspective. As though observing a court trial, most of these songs take you through the emotional journey that Katies mother is going through, as well the journey that her murderer Martin Heidgen is going through after drunkenly killing her.

    Here's some of her moms perspective.

    "K, here's your ride.
    Get your petals out and lay them in the aisle
    Pretend you garden grows,
    And it's your own day to wed
    We've found your man.
    He's drinking up. He's all-American, and he'll drive.
    He's volunteered with grace to end your life"

    And then we have Martins, it sounds almost like he's contemplating suicide.

    "Hey, you beauty supreme
    Yeah, you were right about me
    But can I get myself out from underneath
    This guilt that will crush me
    In the choir, I saw our sad Messiah
    He was bored and tired of my laments
    He said, "I died for you one time, but never again""

    In the end I think that it's either Katies mom saying that Katie is in a safe place or that it's showing how this death has changed Martins view of life love and death (telling someone not to love him because he doesn't deserve it, stating that he'll never be loved or have children and never have to suffer a loss like Katies mother did).

    "Well I love you so much, but do me a favor baby and don't reply
    Cause I can dish it out, but I can't take it
    I'll never have to buy adjacent plots of earth
    We'll never have to rot together underneath dirt
    I'll never have to lose my baby in the crowd
    I should be laughing right now"
    kathleenannexon July 26, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Get your petals out, lay them in the isle


    They signal to interrupt

    We will write (breathe in)
    So breathe
    Yeah, you were right about me

    _______

    Just some spelling fixes...

    I was almost sure the end said 'I should be locked up right now'...but I do hear it as laughing, which is surely right.
    I thought it was better when I heard 'locked up'. :/
    overovermeon November 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Hobbyy I disagree with you completely... And It's a different sound just as YFW and Deja were tremendously different but both amazing. You haven't even heard the entire new CD so maybe you should wait to judge it until you've actually heard it? just a thought...
    JesseLaceyIsGodon November 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I think the seven's at the end are something different. notice that its said four times, but really theres only 3 seven related verses (the first one is said to times). three 7's....777...is the number of god. The devil and GOD are raging inside me.
    TheMasqueradeon November 25, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:after reading the story of kate's death and watching the limo crash video, this is my perspective on

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    7 loved you so much, but do me a favor baby don't reply

    it has to be from the point of view of the devil. he's talking to the seven deadly sins, which he obviously loves. however, after kate's tragic death he actually feels remorse. that is why he says he can dish it out, but can't take it.

    look at the underlines at the end:
    the devil never "has to be down to earth" (actually feel the feelings he inflicts)

    never "has to live together on this piece of dirt" (live on the earth with the sins he invokes)

    doesn't have to "find his baby in the crowd" (search for his decapitated daughter's head)

    and the devil "should be laughing right now", but instead he feels remorse for the unrightful death.

    just a thought
    brandnewentenduon December 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Just FYI for any more posts to come, the song is based on an awfully sad and true story about the death of a 7 year old girl (and the limousine driver) by a drunk driver whilst she was inside the limousine, as flower girl for a wedding.
    Hence all the references to the number 7 etc.
    It makes sense when you know the story. Look it up.
    Clouseauon June 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Okay, I wanted to let all of you know the real meaning of this really sad song.

    It is about a 7 year old girl named Katie Flynn.

    She was the flower girl in her aunts wedding and was killed on their way home after the wedding, July 1, 2005. A drunk driver crashed head on into their limo after driving two miles the wrong way on the Meadowbrook Parkway. The limo driver Stan Rabinowitz was also killed.

    Stan was killed on impact, Katie was decapitated. Katie’s mother sat on the side of the high way cradling her daughters severed head.

    If you don’t see how this song was a tribute to Katie and her family and a poster against drunk driving, I don’t know what to tell you. Brand New is from Long Island, NY and clearly as a local band was affected and moved by their story.

    Listen to this song with this story in mind and I hope you’ll understand.
    collkellon June 22, 2009   Link

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