He's dead drunk asleep on the side of the road (No one sees him)
Or passed out on pills in a stranger's room (She don't know him)
Don't tell his sweetheart, he's not coming home

Ladies And Gentlemen:
This Is My BLOOD! YEAH!

My brother's eyes are the same color as mine
Nobody knows if I see it when he says,

"brother, look at the shape I'm in. You gotta help me out"
When he says, "there's still time left to make amends. You're in my trust, you're in my blood, I just need a friend"

AND!

I need fifty bucks to pay off some old debts (You can spare it)
Or cover for me while I sort out some shit (Just this one time)

HE LIES WHEN HE OPENS HIS MOUTH
The truth never comes out
BUT I, believe it all when my brother says,

"oh have you seen the shape I'm in? It's all because of you"
When he says, "don't even try to make amends. You're in my thoughts, you're in my blood, EVEN IN MY dreams"

Sleeps through the night
Everything is alright
And his teeth are all white
And his face fits the type
Everything he says is true
His girlfriend, she loves him too
But his head starts to hurt
And his tie isn't straight
Goes to work early
But gets home so late
Lies down in his room
Go to bed, she'll be home soon
Wakes with a start
And she isn't in bed
So he flies down the stairs
Past the guy from that band
Was he wearing her perfume?
All because of you when the mirror says,

"just look at the shape that you're in. I offer you no forgiveness, not even IN DREAMS
And the mirror says, "it's far too late to make amends, you got nowhere left to run"

WHEN THE MIRROR BREAKS, I know which side you're on
I know which side you're on
I know which side you're on

I know which side you're on x3
SLEEPS THROUGH THE NIGHT(Everything is alright)
HIS TEETH ARE ALL WHITE(And his face fits the type)
EVERYTHING! (Everything)
EVERYTHING! (Everything)
YOU SAY IS TRUE
NOTHINGS REAL!

AM I?!
AM I?!
AM I?!
ON THE SAME SIDE?!


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Ladies And Gentlemen: My Brother, The Failure (with Tim Kasher) song meanings
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    General CommentWhere you listening to the same song?
    I fixed most of the lyrics. It isn't complete, I still can't figure out all of them...but mine make more sense....


    He's stationed to sleep on the side of the road (No one sees him)
    Or passed out on pills in a stranger's room (She don't know him)
    Don't tell his sweetheart, he's not coming home

    Ladies And Gentlemen:
    This Is My Brother!

    My brother's eyes are the same color as mine
    Nobody knows if I see it

    When he says, "brother, look at the shape I'm in, you gotta help me out"
    When he says, "there's no time left to make amends, you're in my trust, you're in my blood, I just need a friend"

    I need 15 bucks to sort out some debts. (You can spare it)
    Or cover for me while I sort out some shit (Just this one time)

    HE LIES WHEN HE OPENS HIS MOUTH
    The truth never comes out
    BUT I, believe it all...

    When my brother says, "oh have you seen the shape I'm in? It's all because of you"
    When he says, "don't even try to make amends, you're in my thoughts, you're in my blood, EVEN IN MY dreams"

    Sleeps through the night
    Everything is alright
    And his teeth are all white
    And his face fits the type
    Everything he says is true
    His girlfriend, she loves him too
    But his head starts to hurt
    And his tie isn't straight
    Goes to work early
    And gets home so late
    Lies down in his room
    Go to bed, she'll be home soon
    He wakes with a start
    And she isn't in bed
    So he flies down the stairs
    Its the guy from that band
    Is her wearing her perfume;
    All because of you?

    When the mirror says, "just look at the shape that you're in, ?_________you're a fucking mess? Not even_____________
    And the mirror says, "it's far too late to make amends, you got nowhere left to run"

    THEN THE MIRROR BREAKS

    I know which side you're on
    I know which side you're on
    I know which side you're on

    I know which side you're on x3
    ________________(Everything is alright)
    ________________(And his face fits the type)
    EVERYTHING! (Everything)
    EVERYTHING! (Everything)
    _________________
    _________________
    NOTHINGS REAL!

    AM I?!
    AM I?!
    AM I? ON THE SAME SIDE!
    overovermeon October 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThank you for correcting some lyrics...

    to be honest I gave it about 2 or 3 listens before I put it up here. As I went out today I heard a lot if not everything you had different but I couldn't change it. Now I did and you reassured me. Thanks.

    This song is amazing.
    infmoeon October 14, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Even in my dreams"

    (well now, this line seems a bit familiar to:

    "Even in our dreams we're so afraid of the way we'll offset who we are"
    -thursday's song For The Workforce, Drowning

    that line from FTW,D seemingly refers to our "type" and how we go through life so "sure" of who we are, also using the imagery of a typeface [font] being offset...which leads to the echo in this line:

    "face fits the type"

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    laurelinwyntreon October 15, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"There's no time left to make amends"


    "There's no room left to make amends"
    -thursday's song Steps Ascending




    "Am I on the same side?"


    "When the curtain falls and you're caught on the other side"
    -thursday's song M. Shepard
    laurelinwyntreon October 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis seems to have a some parallels to the film:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

    the film was based on a novel of the same title:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    by Charles R. Jackson about a writer who drinks heavily out of frustration over the accusation that he had an affair with one of his buddies while in college . The reference to the gay affair is removed in the film, and the main character's descent into an alcoholic binge is blamed on writer's block.


    The lush also has a brother who is trying to help them abstain from alcohol, also lying and giving excuse for their alcoholic habit.
    laurelinwyntreon October 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGreat Song Thursday!
    Sounds like when someone has a problem(drugs, drinking, etc) and is hitting bottom. When you get that feeling that no one cares or even notices you. People with addiction problems begin to lie to get by and it's so easy to believe them because you never had any reason to doubt them in the past.
    I like the interlude part of the song where everything is a dream and the exact opposite of this reality.
    Dixie_Normason October 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentStill some mistakes in these lyrics - There is no F-bomb, as has been confirmed now. The word that sort of sounds like "fucking" is actually "forgiveness". Just letting everyone know.

    Is there a way to edit the posted lyrics? Well...
    Here's the correct lyrics so far. I don't hear any mistakes at all, but you never know until it comes out with the official lyrics:



    He's dead drunk asleep on the side of the road(no one sees him) or passed out on phills in a strangers room(she dont know him) dont tell his sweetheart he's not coming home. ladies and gentlemen, this is my blood. yeah, my brthers eyes are the same color as mine. nobody knows if i see it when he says"brother look at the shape i'm in, you've got to help me out..." or when he says "theres still time left to make amends: you're in my trust, you're in my blood. i just need a friend...and i need fifty bucks to pay off some old debts (you can spare it)" or, "cover for me while i sort out some shit(just this one time)" he lies. when he opens his mouth, the truth never comes out but i believe it all when my brother says "oh have you seenthe shape im in? its all because of you." and he says "dont even try to make amends you're in my thoughts, you're in my blood even in my dreams: he sleeps though the night, everything is alright and his teeth are allwhite and his face fits the type. everything he says is true. his girlfriend, she loves him too..but his head starts to hurt and his tie isnt straight..he goes to work early and gets homeso late, lies down in his room ("go to bed she'll be home soon") but he wakes with a start and she isnt in bed, so he flies down the stairs past the guy from that band ("was he wearing her perfume?") its all because of you when the mirror says, "just look at the shape that you're in, i offer you no forgiveness not even in dreams" and the mirror says "its far to late to make amends. you've got nowhere left to run" when the mirror breaks. i know which side you're on: you sleep through the night, everything is alright and your teeth are all white and your face fits the type. everything you say is true. nothings real i know which side you're on. am i on the same side?
    jonneh_on October 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentP.S: a couple typo's in there (as in "phills" = "pills"), sorry.
    jonneh_on October 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThanks jonneh! I took most of what you said I hear minor differences but I think it's right for the most part. We'll wait 5 more days for the booklet. I did the best I could 2 weeks ago when I first got the album and haven't changed it since. Anyways, I'm posting 'Panic On The Streets Of Health Care City'. You're more than welcome to post any edits you think of that song next. Anyone, obviously.

    As far as what this song means to me. It's obviously about drinking and what pill goes best with alcohol? Painkillers. ::sigh:: This song means so much to me. It's hard to see who's trying to help you and then when you reach rock bottom and you look at yourself in the mirror you kind of have a realization of how wrong you've been BUT being an alcoholic makes you have split personality in a way and you lose sight of person you really are. Sober or drunk.
    infmoeon October 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHey no problem! Glad I could help out :D
    Yeah, I think we've pretty much got it down pat now, but we won't know for sure until the 30th. Only about 4 more days now! I'm so excited :D
    jonneh_on October 26, 2007   Link

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