They fixed your brain when you were young.
They fixed your brain when you were young.
They fixed your brain, they fixed it...before you knew the difference.

And if the Good Lord's good sheep do their jobs, you would never see they were wolves underneath.
But Good Lord have you ever seen so many teeth marks?
That's right, those containers of light come with a kiss.
But they got quite a bite.

They fixed your brain when you were young.
They fixed your brain when you were young.
Fixed your brain, they fixed it...before you knew the difference.
(Ohhhhh)
They fixed your brain, they fixed it...before you knew the difference.

Come on!

We got our sidewalks.
We got all of our safely lit streets.
We got all of our light tested beliefs.
But when I find love so bright in the alleyway, they throw her overboard, I watch her get lost in the wake.

They fixed your brain when you were young.
They fixed your brain when you were young.
They fixed your brain, they fixed it...before you knew the difference.
(WOAH!!)
They fixed your brain when you were young.
They fixed your brain when you were young.
They fixed your brain, they fixed it...before you knew it.
OH!


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    General Commentits obvious this song is about most of the time, kids being fixed in their ways because of their parents.

    But when I find love so bright in the alleyway, they throw her overboard, I watch her get lost in the wake.

    i think this verse really explains the song.
    love doesn't have to be found in a church.
    Jesus picked the lowest people in status. blind beggers, fishermen, prostitutes.
    an alley is not the main road.
    wereshipon April 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood job on the second verse, it's a hard part to distinguish. I guess we'll know when the album comes out.
    thefiresgravityon April 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI've got some corrections for my own post. haha

    "That's right, those containers of light come with a kiss"
    "We got our sidewalks, we got all of our safely lit streets, we got all of our light tested beliefs. But when I find love so bright in the alleyway, they throw her overboard, I watch her get lost in the wake."
    (I was WAY off. ha)
    HAHBASSISTon April 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI really hope this song is against organized religion. It's how I feel about it. My parents fixed my brain when I was young before I knew the difference by forcing me to go to church and be told how to live my life by a simple man (pastor) who is no closer to being Jesus Christ than I am. But of course I grew up and grew a mind of my own.
    HAHBASSISTon April 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentCould the '84 in the title a reference to the novel 1984? Which has themes of child indoctrination, just not into a religion.
    PR1ZEFIGHTERon April 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe title is definitely a Dumb and Dumber reference. Its one of Cody's favorite movies and they play quotes from it at all of their shows.
    jroowizzleon April 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIf you rewind past the beginning of this song (on the physical copy, obviously) there's a hidden track. Anyone have the lyrics for that?
    georgioon April 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaybe he was born in 84?
    missadrianaon June 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about a guy who had brain surgery when he was little.
    rob1on March 12, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song could be about the brainwashing of religion to government. When they state young I think well we always believe what we're told when we're young in religion and usually in government.
    Withouteyes777on April 24, 2010   Link

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