"Daisy" as written by and Vincent Accardi Jesse Lacey....
And we sing this morning that wonderful and grand old message.
I don't know about you but I never get tired of it
Number 99, Just As I Am.

I'm a mountain that has been moved
I'm a river that is all dried up
I'm an ocean nothing floats on
I'm a sky that nothing wants to fly in
I'm a sun that doesn't burn hot
I'm a moon that never shows its face
I'm a mouth that doesn't smile
I'm a word that no one ever wants to say

I don't wanna be,
He wasn't finding anybody when he was on the shelf
I saw him in my dream

I'm a mountain that has been moved
I'm a fugitive that has no legs to run
I'm a preacher with no pulpit
Spewing a sermon that goes on and on

Well if we take all these things and we bury them fast
And we'll pray that they turn into seeds, to roots and then grass
It'd be all right, it's all right, it'd be easier that way
Or if the sky opened up and started pouring rain
Like he knew it was time to start things over again
It'd be all right, it's all right, it'd be easier that way

Well if we take all these things and we bury them fast
And we'll pray that they turn into seeds, to roots and then grass
It'd be all right, it's all right, it'd be easier that way
Or if the sky opened up and started pouring rain
Like he knew it was time to start things over again
It'd be all right, it's all right, it'd be easier that way


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"Daisy" as written by Vincent Accardi Jesse Lacey

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  • +4
    General Commenti'm a mountain that has been moved
    i'm a river that is all dried up
    i'm an ocean that nothing floats on
    i'm a sky that nothing wants to fly in
    i'm a sun that doesn't burn hot
    i'm a moon that never shows it's face
    i'm a mouth that doesn't smile
    i'm a word that no one ever wants to say

    i'm a moutain that has been moved
    i'm a fugitive that has no legs to run
    i'm a preacher with no pulpit
    spewing a sermon that goes on and on

    take all those things and i'll bury them fast
    and pray that they turn to seeds to roots and then grass
    and be alright, it's alright
    it'll be easier that way

    well then the sky opened up and started pouring rain
    like it knew it was time to start things over again
    and be alright, it's alright
    it'll be easier that way

    take all those things and i'll bury them fast
    and pray that they turn to seeds to roots and then grass
    and be alright, it's alright
    it'll be easier that way

    well then the sky opened up and started pouring rain
    like it knew it was time to start things over again
    and be alright, it's alright
    it'll be easier that way
    mike_ron August 30, 2009   Link
  • +3
    Song Meaningi think its another self loathing song. brand new has a lot of them and most of them are awesome.

    i read the hymn thats referenced in the beginning and it definitely gives a lot more perspective to the song. i highly advise reading it when your analyzing these lyrics.

    what did it for me was the little kid saying "i dont wanna be"

    that one liner has a lot of depth to it. just think about it. to be, to exist, not to just live and die but to not "be". kind of scary to think about.. thats just what i think though:)

    hollowedouton September 23, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis is what I'm getting for the backround vocals in the end...

    I don't know what to say
    but you don't make a sound
    We don't know our rights from our wrong, (This is the one I'm the least sure about)
    It's the greatest of love
    Don't say you won't be scared then leave
    Don't mention all the good there would be
    Don't say he's alone
    to increase the flow
    DVagnoni87on November 16, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAs much as I hate talking about lyrics more than meaning, I think the background lyrics are at least close to:

    You've done a lot to be saved (or "I don't know what to say")
    But you don't want to miss out (or "But you don't make a sound")
    We don't know our rights from our wrongs*
    To increase the flood
    Don't say you won't get scared, then leave
    Don't mention all the good there would be
    Don't say he's alone
    To increase the flow

    The starred one is the hardest to make out. I can't really even tell how many syllables there are, it fades into the music very heavily. I think it may be something about "rungs" and I think I hear "hearts" or something.
    "To increase the flood" down sounds very spot-on, to me, though the first line after it is a bit sketchy. The last line of each stanza doesn't seem to make too much sense, but that's really what it sounds like. It makese sense in context of the rain as used elsewhere in the song, but where it is in context of itself seems a bit strange. I don't know. I love this song, though.
    Arteron May 10, 2010   Link
  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionThe boy is saying: "Uh, by the will of thee, he wasn't finding anybody when he was on a shelf. I saw him in my dream"

    And the lyrics sang over the last chorus are: "You've done enough to be saved, but you're gonna miss out now you don't know your rights from your wrongs. It's the greatest of love. Now don't say you'll be there and then leave, or don't mention all the hurt that you've seen, or don't say he's in love. It's the greatest of love"
    Adimurtion November 21, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is about the realization of life and the realization that God and religion are not real. Most of the songs on daisy are about this concept, as per "in a jar."

    When I obsess with a Brand New song, I dig down and I find the meaning. Usually it's subjective, but in this case it seems indisputably about this realization that, wow, I've been raised a catholic or a christian, but maybe, just maybe, that world may be wrong.

    When I get sick, like really sick, I have these night terrors that make me feel anxious. They're not something I can really explain. It's just this feeling that everything that is normal in life, everything you've come to understand -- it's all wrong.

    That's what I thought of during this song. "I'm a mountain that has been moved" -- how can that be? Like turning a world upside down. Realizing that this religious world you have lived in is shattered. This can be seen in every line in the first verse. "I'm a sun that doesn't burn hot" -- the sun burns hot, again, it's something we've come to understand, something we know is indisputable, but now the band is saying imagine all these things we know 100% are turned around.

    "If we take all these things and we bury them fast
    And we *PRAY* that they turn to seeds, roots and then grass
    It'll be all right, it's all right, it's easier that way."

    Forget that there is scientific evidence to prove religion wrong. Forget that it's ridiculous to believe God exists in this giant thing we call the universe. Forget it all. Forget the hopelessness. Forget the fact that the universe currently is expanding at the speed of light, that we are born into a corrupt world. Forget it all, and believe in god. "Pray" that god will help you grow, like seeds, roots, then into grass. Not because you actually believe it. But because it's easier that way. It's easier to think there is some kind of saviour to save us. It's better than having that anxious realization in which everything you've been led to believe in false.

    This is exactly how religion works for most believers. Living a life in which you believe to avoid a life of realization and FEAR.
    brandnewdcon March 24, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Commentone of the best songs on the album

    " [And we sing this morning that wonderful and grand old message. I don't know about you but I never get tired of it. Number 99: Just As I Am.]

    I'm a mountain that has been moved.
    I'm a river that is all dried up.
    I'm an ocean nothing floats on.
    I'm a sky that nothing wants to fly in.
    I'm a sun that doesn't burn hot.
    I'm a moon that never shows it's face.
    I'm a mouth that doesn't smile.
    I'm a word that no one ever wants to say.

    I'm a mountain that has been moved.
    I'm a fugitive that has no legs to run.
    I'm a preacher with no pulpit,
    spewing a sermon that goes on and on.

    Take all those things and I'll bury them fast.
    And pray that they turn to seeds to roots and then grass.
    And be alright, it's alright.
    It'll be easier that way.

    Well then the sky opened up and started pouring rain,
    Like it knew it was time to start things over again.
    And be alright, it's alright.
    It'll be easier that way."



    i wish i knew what the little kid was saying though
    TheBurningInfernoon August 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell it seems as though its meaning to me is entirely different than anything I've seen thus far.

    "i'm a mountain that has been moved
    i'm a river that is all dried up
    i'm an ocean that nothing floats on
    i'm a sky that nothing wants to fly in
    i'm a sun that doesn't burn hot
    i'm a moon that never shows it's face
    i'm a mouth that doesn't smile
    i'm a word that no one ever wants to say"

    This song certainly seems to have religious connotations, but at the same time there is something very existential about the lyrics. He is having to define himself. I closely relate to the experience he's describing. Having to introvert into yourself in attempt to find meaning for your life. Any of you who are familiar with Albert Camus, absurdism, or existentialism, might share a view similar to mine. Having read a bit of the Myth of Sisyphus and his other works, Camus shows that there are three things you can do once you discover the absurdity of life; suicide, faith, or recognition. Camus goes on to declare recognition as the only feasible option.

    "Well if we take all these things and we bury them fast
    And we'll pray that they turn into seeds, to roots and then grass
    It'd be all right, it's all right, it'd be easier that way
    Or if the sky opened up and started pouring rain
    Like he knew it was time to start things over again
    It'd be all right, it's all right, it'd be easier that way"

    I don't think the first half of the verse is correct, but I'm not sure what it is either. Regardless, it's still relevant to my point.

    I relate this to the failure to see faith as an option, but an admittance that if he was wrong, it would be alright. He would accept the existence of a higher power. It would be easier than the expected "nothingness" after death. It would have given his life the meaning he had been searching for.

    Scrambled ideas, but not out of the realm of possibility.
    karissadeyaon March 27, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDie.
    Arteron August 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese lyrics, as are all posted by timexbrandnew, are fake.

    Proof: a recent interview revealed that "Daisy" is a song written by Vinnie, not Jesse.

    timexbrandnew, you're not funny. Just stop it.
    Arteron August 18, 2009   Link

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