"brand new game" as written by and Erik Hans/farm Ohlsson....
Do you remember Fazil's friend?
He used to live in the House of blend
He told a story of his life, about a fork and knife

He said when he was 22, he was mostly feeling blue
I wonder what he's up to now, if he's changed somehow
Did he ever find his way to the greener side?
Or did he get his dreams tonight?

I'm not the same, years have past
It kind of scares me how it went so fast
It's a brand new game, life has past
And all I wanted was to make it last

Do you remember Fazil's friend?
He said you'd be friends 'til the end
In a soft world, do you trust a guy who's losin' must?

I think he's got his fingers crossed
That he got it all across
I hope you found the missing link
Did he ever stop to think?

I'm not the same, years have past
It kind of scares me how it went so fast
It's a brand new game, life has past
And all I wanted was to make it last

It's a brand new game and not quite what I thought
I can remain the same but still achieve a lot
It's a brand new game and how our lives will pass
With one foot stuck in the past, in the past
Oh can I ever make it last? (make it last)
It's all I wanted
I wanted it to last, (wanted it to last)

I'm not the same, years have past
It kind of scares me how it went so fast
It's a brand new game, life has past
And all I wanted was to make it last, to make it last
It's all I wanted
Yeah I wanted it to last
Wanted it to last


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"Brand New Game" as written by Fredrik Olof Larzon Erik Hans Ohlsson

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., MOTHERSHIP MUSIC PUBLISHING

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    General CommentOf Course! The song is filled with references to their other songs... Here's what i got so far.

    Do you remember Fazil's friend? (Fazil's Friend - Same Old Tunes)
    He used to live in the House of blend (House Of Blend - Same Old tunes
    He told a story of his life, about a fork and knife (Story Of My Life - Life On A Plate)

    He said when he was 22, he was mostly feeling blue (Twenty Two - For Monkeys)
    I wonder what he's up to now, if he's changed somehow
    Did he ever find his way to the greener side? Greener Grass - Home From Home)
    Or did he get his dreams tonight?

    I'm not the same, years have past
    It kind of scares me how it went so fast
    It's a brand new game, life has past
    And all I wanted was to make it last

    Do you remember Fazil's friend? (Fazil's Friend - Same Old Tunes)
    He said you'd be friends 'til the end (Friends 'Til the End - Life On A Plate)
    In a soft world, do you trust a guy who's lozin' must? (Lozin' Must - For Monkeys)

    I think he's got his fingers crossed (Fingers Crossed - Home From Home)
    That he got it all across
    I hope you found the missing link
    Did he ever stop to think? (Stop To Think - Pennybridge Pioneers)

    I'm not the same, years have past
    It kind of scares me how it went so fast
    It's a brand new game, life has past
    And all I wanted was to make it last

    It's a brand new game and not quite what I thought
    I can remain the same but still achieve a lot
    It's a brand new game and how our lives will pass
    With one foot stuck in the past, in the past
    Oh can I ever make it last?
    It's all I wanted
    I wanted it to last

    I'm not the same, years have past
    It kind of scares me how it went so fast
    It's a brand new game, life has past
    And all I wanted was to make it last, to make it last
    It's all I wanted
    Yeah I wanted it to last
    Wanted it to last
    XTJon March 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentXJT you forgot to reference Softworld!! Still, that's why I love this song so much, all the references to all the old good Millencolin :D
    bloodred16on March 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNobody has bothered to comment on what this song is about so I will.

    I think he is just taking a little walk down memory lane through his memories of Millencolin. With all the references to old Millencolin songs and the rhetorical questions, he is sorta looking back and analysing the path that the band has taken. Maybe also highlights for him personally. He is brining up the questions some of those songs asked about himself as a person, and he seems to be rephrasing those questions for himself, to see if he has figured anything out since. once again assessing his growth as a person, along with the band.

    That's what i think anyway.
    Was anybody at the concert that played like two weeks ago at the Roundhouse, UNSW?
    That was the best damn concert ever!!!!!
    They played a variety of new and old songs. The energy was amazing!!!! No Cigar, Penguins and Polarbears, Cash or Clash, Bullion, Detox, Machine 15, and a few others that aren't coming to mind at the moment. lol
    duff3don April 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song! The new album looks really promising.
    And these lyrics... gets me nostalgic...
    AAAABCon January 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love their new song :) makes me wanna listen to all their old stuff.
    btw it seems to me like he is singing "i'm not the same the years have past" instead of "i'm not gonna sing"
    but i may be wrong :/
    HollyHomicideon January 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah I'm not sure these are the correct lyrics, I just listened to the song a few times and wrote down what I thought the lyrics were.

    and "I'm not the same." sounds better tbh.
    tho then I think the other part would be "the years have passed"
    bambiiion January 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBrand New Game
    Millencolin
    Machine 15 (Burning Heart/2008)
    [3:27]

    = = = = = = = = =

    Do you remember Fazil's friend?
    He used to live in the house of blend
    He told a story of his life
    About a fork and knife

    He said when he was 22
    He was mostly feeling blue
    I wonder what he's up to now
    If he's changed some how

    Did he ever find his way to the greener side?
    Or did he get his dreams denied?

    I'm not the same
    The years have passed
    It kind of scares me how it went so fast
    This brand new game
    Our lives have passed
    When all I wanted was to make it last

    Do you remember Fazil's friend?
    You said you'd be friends 'til the end
    In a sophmore do you trust
    A guy whose lozin' must
    I think he's got his fingers crossed
    And that he got it all across

    I hope he found the missing link
    Or did he ever stop to think?

    I'm not the same
    The years have passed
    It kind of scares me how it went so fast
    This brand new game
    Our lives have passed
    When all I wanted was to make it last

    It's a brand new game
    And not quite what I thought
    I can't remain the same and still achieve a lot
    It's a brand new game
    And now our lives have passed
    With one foot stuck in the past (in the past)
    Or can I ever make it last?

    To Make it last
    That's all I wanted
    I wanted it to last
    Wanted it to last

    I'm not the same
    The years have passed
    It kind of scares me how it went so fast
    This brand new game
    Our lives have passed
    When all I wanted was to make it last

    To make it last
    That's all I wanted
    I wanted it to last
    Wanted it to last
    bateman.cardson January 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^ The above lyrics are what I got from the song, I increased the volume on the voices and turned down the volume of the instruments, and then listened to it at half speed. I'm pretty sure they are incredibly accurate.
    bateman.cardson January 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne difference in the lyrics...
    its NOT "In a SOPHMORE" do you trust

    but "in a SOFTWORLD do you trust"

    softworld is a an older song of thiers and fits better then sophmore seeing how theres many old references to older songs
    millenon January 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah those lyrics seem more correct bateman.cards
    the stuff I posted was what I thougth after listening to the song 2 or 3 times a few minutes after it got online at millencolin.com =P
    hope some dude will change it soon =)

    millencolin
    bambiiion January 27, 2008   Link

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