"At the Bottom" as written by and Jesse Lacey Vincent Accardi....
Wait
I watched you throw out your bouquet
Now I think about you everyday
I'm alone now in my bed

And there's a lake
And at the bottom you'll find all our friends
They don't swim cause they're all dead
We never are what we intend, or invent
'Cause I make little lies and then I pull them apart
Think something dark's living down in my heart

And if I wanted to die before I got old
I should've started some years ago digging that hole
Well I carry this box to the proper place
And when I lower it down
I let it you fade away
I hope that you would do this for me
I'd serve you drugs on a silver plate
If I thought it would help you get away
I hope that you would do this for me

A deer that a hunter shot in the heart
Some dogs that got hit by cars
All came to spill their guts

And we spoke
About the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
And which songs we had loved the most
And then we all turned to dirt
And dust
Some men die under the mountain just looking for gold
Some die looking for a hand to hold

Well I carry this box to its proper place
And when I lower it down
I let you fade away
I know that you would do this for me
I'd serve you drugs on a silver plate
If I thought it would help you get away
I hope that you would do this for me

I'm slowly bringing you down from the Heavenly gates
Now I'm drowning in the flood I made
Well explain myself to me on the other side
I'll watch from Heaven when I die

Well I carry this box to the proper place
And when I lower it down
I let you fade away
I know that you would do this for me
I'd serve you drugs on a silver plate
If I thought it would help you get away
I hope that you would do this for me


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"At the Bottom" as written by Jesse Lacey Vincent Accardi

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  • +7
    General CommentFor the crazy breakdown bit, the lyrics are definatley:

    "I stole bricks from the dam almost every day
    Now I'm drowning in the flood I made
    Explain myself to me on the other side
    I'm gonna want some answers when I die"

    As said in comments above, listen to the Daisy studio version on youtube, pretty clear
    superjuper27on May 04, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General Comment"I watched you throw out your bouquet
    Now i think about you everyday"

    ---Might be about a rejected marraige proposal,which didn't jesse have?
    Or simply an ex getting married,quickly. ---

    "And at the bottom you'll find all our friends
    They don't swim cause they're all dead
    We never are what we intend, or invent
    'Cause I make little lies and then I pull them apart
    Think something dark's living down in my heart"

    --Basically saying that his friends don't matter if he can't even trust the supposed love of his life,they might as well be dead to him,he's numb,the lies would be him hanging out with him and acting as though everything is fine---


    "Well I carry this box to the proper place
    And when I lower it down
    I let it you fade away
    I hope that you would do this for me
    I'd serve you drugs on a silver plate
    If I thought it would help you get away"

    --morning the death of a relationship..lowering it down..possibly meaning casket.
    he's saying he hopes she would respect what that had enough to do the same.
    As for feeding her drugs on a silver plate,he means if she was in this much pain (as he's in because of her) he'd do anything to take it away--

    "A deer that a hunter shot in the heart
    Some dogs that got hit by cars
    All came to spill their guts

    And we spoke
    About the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
    And which songs we had loved the most
    And then we all turned to dirt
    And dust
    Some men die under the mountain just looking for gold
    Some die looking for a hand to hold"


    --perhaps saying that animals have more compassion and honesty then some humans,and die with grace and sincerity--


    "I'm slowly bringing you down from the Heavenly gates
    Now I'm drowning in the flood I made
    Well explain myself to me on the other side
    I'll watch from Heaven when I die"

    I think this is implying his ex is going to hell "i'll watch from heaven when I die" he was nothing but honest,she wasnt so.
    neonskyy3on August 08, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentOkay one paragraph needs to be corrected, after listening to the live studio version of this song, I realized this paragraph:

    Well I try bringing you down almost every day
    Now I'm drowning in this flood I've made
    Well explain myself to me, from the other side
    I'll watch from Heaven when I die

    Needs to be changed to this:

    Well I stole bricks from the dam almost everyday
    Now I'm drowning in the flood I made
    Well explain myself to me on the other side
    I'm gonna want some answers when I die

    Dsims11on January 05, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI can't even begin to say how much this song appeals to me. Jesse has never stood still when it came to song production, he's constantly evolving, and even though his last two albums may be where I want them to stay (I loved Deja and Devil and God) but the fact that he's still bringing the same passion, and lyrical depth, even while changing sounds and moving forwards. Jesse Lacey is a true musician, and this song is incredible
    badwolf101on August 10, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFew things in response.

    1. These lyrics are great. I'm not sure if Jesse or Vinnie wrote them though. I don't really think it matters (I'll tell you why in a second, see 4)

    2. I don't think Jesse sounds like Isaac Brock of modest mouse. I think that different singing style that people are hearing, if influenced by anyone, is a distinct mark of his time on tour with Andy Hull (manchester orchestra) and kevin devine.

    3. Of course there's a Nirvana influence in there too. Manchester Orchestra's latest album (which is great) also has some songs that sound like Nirvana or even Black Sabbath. I usually chock up Andy's strange singing sound to his southern background, but Jesse's not from the south, so I don't know what's going on. Regardless, I like the sound. (I don't so much like Isaac Brock's singing though)

    4. I would be hesitant to interpret these lyrics in regards to specific failed relationships in Jesse's past. First of all they are a band, and Jesse isn't the only one whose life gets written about. Vinnie does a lot of writing too, and in fact wrote most of the songs on this record. I heard Jesse saying that when Vinnie came to him with new songs they fit in perfectly because they were so much like something he (Jesse) would have written himself, and it's a testament to how long they've been friends. I don't try to interpret the songs in terms of any of the guys' lives though. Even if a song was inspired by a romantic rejection, the song is still about rejection in general.

    I like Brand New (the last two albums especially) because I think they touch on a deeper spiritual struggle with the current generation. The juxtaposition between regret and the darkness within is confessional, to say the least. The speaker of these songs doesn't try to ever justify himself. He rages in bitter distrust against past relationships, but still makes petitions to friends, family, G-d, himself, to love him. It's an acknowledgment of loneliness and fear that results in rage, that's where you get the soft parts followed by explosive choruses. That's how the guys wrote of course because that's how they feel, but I think everyone under 30, whether they have direction or not, is growing increasingly aware of the absence of something. Something that wasn't passed on to this generation, even if it's something as simple as truth, whatever that may be.

    Everyone doesn't like Brand New, but I expect the sentiments expressed in this album to pertain to just about everyone.
    SinginSilenceon August 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's "lives" Not "lies."
    "I made little LIVES and then I pulled them apart."
    It makes a lot more sense and there's a distinct V sound.
    BryanMacon August 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti absolutely love the part about the lake. and the father son and holy ghost paragraph. if the other songs are like this i am pumped for the new album
    DejaEntendu13on August 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits almost like a response to luca.
    i enjoy the song.
    JoeyMcChipmunkon August 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment@ savannajoycole Yeah, I'm hearing that too.
    VitaminDon August 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think it's about a guy who watched a girl get married that he once loved/still loves
    he still wonders about her and what could have been
    and then he talks about how his friends are dead which means they're living boring lives and they aren't doing anything
    the next part "We never are what we intend, or invent" shows that these people who are living boring lives obviously never wanted that
    next it seems like maybe the person has the intentions of hurting someone, but i could be totally off by that
    "And if I wanted to die before I got old" suggests that someone isn't doing anything with their life (going back to how the person's life is boring) and that if you sit around and do nothing it's the equivalent to being dead
    "I'd serve you drugs on a silver plate" could possibly mean that it'd make someone more exciting and make them forget about things
    whoever the person is talking knows that the person who died, is in the box etc, is going to not be remembered. they had a short lived life and didn't do much in it
    then it talks about how some people don't deserve to die and how people will always look for things in life and never get to them

    asdfasdfASDFASDF123on August 08, 2009   Link

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