Red was always a golden friend to Brown
She held a common thread
"I need you more than them," Brown sighed
"I drank the life I lead"

Visions of her darkest past
Stretched into present tense
A great new loss
Unveiled to Red
Was Brown's broken line of defense

Open the hope chest
Get three wishes
For drama, attention and love
Mountains of each are bound forever
"I must be Red's only one"

She sings differently than anyone
But the melodies aren't hers
She sings differently than anyone
Hides behind her stolen verse

Brown spoke, yet with Red's voice
She finally found someone to be!
Goodbye to the memories, bones and lies
That had tarnished her history

This loss, this hope, isn't good enough for sorrow or inspiration
There's no color to haunt or hide
It was taken for free
Has no meaning to me

The Brown and Red Divide
The Brown and Red Divide

She sings differently than anyone
But the melodies aren't hers
She sings differently than anyone
Hides behind her stolen verse


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    Song MeaningI'm puzzled as to what specifically this is referring to, or if it is something specific at all (could be a more generic, poetic rendering of the flow of changing emotions thru time ??)

    What I gather, in short (very short) is that Red is a weirdo and insecure about being so; Brown is a friend (or was?).

    There's a sense (literally from the words) that whatever issues (if there is one) is not resolved, or not resolved pleasantly. This contrasts with how the music makes me feel--namely that "things will be okay" or "things aren't that bad" or "even though change is tough you'll make it thru."

    I hope I'm not totally missing the point or something really obvious. I've been fascinated with this song since I first heard it in Fall 2007. It was a sorta bad time for me and this song always "lifted my spirits" if only for a short bit and/or for just a little bit. "She sings differently than anyone" sspecifically speaks to me, as I've been referred to as "weird" thru-out my life, with negative, neutral, and emphatically positive remarks by numerous others. The real point I guess is that I, myself, feel weird compared to other people...

    Yeah, but if anyone has anything about this song, it's meaning, their take on it, I'm very curious, and I'd love to discuss it.
    songmeaningadon August 07, 2011   Link

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