"Brainiac" as written by and Peter/loeffler Loeffler....
Time holds us for the minute,
It drives the risks like penicillin
Each of these men holds a pentagram
So recent all the surge
They're pushing off the chest

We know we miss one cell
Should've combine to save brains.
How 'bout I teach you to crawl.
Lift up the head so proud.
Imagine this one cell.

He's gotten through the past
So he can blame few
Stop the chainsaw buzz
This passing eye-sore
These are the longest days
Sits like a razor
How many found?

We know we miss one cell
Should've combine to save brains.
How 'bout I teach you to crawl.
Lift up the head so proud.
Imagine this one cell.

This defines him
So useless these rules
Tempting timing
I should use the same tools

We know we miss one cell
Should've combine to save brains.
How 'bout I teach you to crawl.
Lift up the head so proud.
Imagine this one cell.

Should've combine to save brains.
How 'bout I teach you to crawl.
Lift up the head so proud.
Imagine this one cell.

Imagine this
Imagine this
Imagine this, one.


Lyrics submitted by Screamline, edited by Kris015

"Brainiac" as written by Samuel Loeffler Peter Loeffler

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    General CommentSo, ya. It may be about this guy, One Cell, but what does it say about him?
    I think it might be a semi-inspirational song about proving all those who doubt you wrong by doing the "impossible."

    All these tests of Character?

    "He's gotten through the piss" = beating people's expectations

    "So he can blame few" = Calling out people for under-estamating him

    "Slept off the chainsaw buzz" = Ignoring the constant doubts

    "This passing eye-sore" = It'll be over soon and these people will be proven wrong

    "Lift up the head so proud." = He did it and has proven himself

    "Imagine this one cell." = People are starting to realize this guy is'nt just "One Cell" anymore but a Brainiac.

    "Time holds us for the minute," = They're stunned by "One Cell."

    "So recent all the surge, They're pushing off the chart." = He's starting to "do something."

    But that's my interpretation, be it a little late haha. I love this song and this band. This is the reason too, so great to interepert.
    Connorh33on May 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionTime hold us for a minute,
    It dries the wrists like penicillin
    Each of these men holds a pentagram
    So ease up on the slurs
    They're pushing off the charts

    We know him as one cell
    Should've combined to save brains.
    How 'bout I teach him to crawl.
    Lift up the head so proud.
    Imagine this one cell.

    He's gotten through the piss
    So he can blame few
    Slept off the chainsaw buzz
    This passing eye-sore
    These are the longest days
    Sits like a razor
    How many found?

    We know we miss one cell
    Should've combined to save brains.
    How 'bout I teach him to crawl.
    Lift up the head so proud.
    Imagine this one cell.

    This defines him
    So useless these rules
    Tempting timing
    I should use the same tools

    We know we miss one cell
    Should've combined to save brains.
    How 'bout I teach him to crawl.
    Lift up the head so proud.
    Imagine this one cell.

    Should've combined to save brains.
    How 'bout I teach him to crawl.
    Lift up the head so proud.
    Imagine this one cell.

    Imagine this
    Imagine this
    Imagine this
    One.

    please fix the lyrics, thank you...
    BonZai101on January 20, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song, its a perfect mix between the new material of the cd and this type of thinking

    i have a belief about what this could mean, i may be wrong so dont criticize, but

    i think its about joe leaving the band... i mean like the fisrt verse (to me) is saying that the producers and everyone said that they didnt need joe, then pete and sam went along with it

    then the chorus is saying that there missing a part of the band (one cell) and that they shouldve tried harder to keep him in the band

    then its kinda like ok joes gotten over being out of the band and they've gotten over him not being in the band and they dont blame anyone for ehat has happened

    then the bridge is saying that this song defines what happened... and the usless there rules part refers to how when in a band u HAVE to tour is what u do, and joe didnt wanna do the traveling so the "rules" were useless... so in the end he's imagining if the split between the band and joe never happened (my opinion)
    Screamlineon April 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics are completely off. But I don't think it has anything to do with Joe leaving the band. Seems to be another attack of our western Psychiatry methods. By "brainiac" he's referring to psychiatrists using their "pill will cure everything" methods instead of teaching constructive methods or 'tools' to get out of neurosis or whatever their situation.

    I'm starting to think Pete is a supporter of Skinner and Pavlov.
    Droopon April 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfirst of all whoever did these lyrics wasn't listening very closely.
    it's clearly 'dries the wrist like penicillin'
    i love chevelle so much.
    samanthastfuon April 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI wish that the chorus of this song held the more catchy guitar riff found in the beginning of the song. Like right after he finishes a line on the chorus and there is a slight pause I think it would be enhanced greatly to hear that opening riff / the riff that plays after the chorus. Does anyone else agree? Great song though.
    systemnateon April 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI wish that the chorus of this song held the more catchy guitar riff found in the beginning of the song. Like right after he finishes a line on the chorus and there is a slight pause I think it would be enhanced greatly to hear that opening riff / the riff that plays after the chorus. Does anyone else agree? Great song though.
    systemnateon April 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwe heard you the first time!, just kidding, oh and is anyone else diggin this new sound more than the previous chevelle sound? I am.

    Bless,
    The Happiness Salesman
    elevatorfaceon April 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow! best song on the album, and best chevelle song of all time!!!! i love this song and the guitars in it
    tombradyownson May 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI understand the lyrics to be "We know him as one cell" and not "We know we miss one cell." If that is the case, I think the song may be about the moral dilemma of stem cells. "Should've combined to save brains / How 'bout I teach him to crawl," seems to be talking about a life being created to save another persons life, and that the new life created should have a life of his own.
    SteelerFan87on June 05, 2007   Link

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