"Noro" as written by and Vincent Accardi....
Little light, lead us through the night
And if we die, burn down the forest
Chariots, carry us
Distances we don't care to walk

I'm on my way to hell

Why doesn't anyone I know sleep?
Are they all just scared of their dreams?
When they lay their heads down at night
What are they haunted by?

Why won't anyone just close their eyes?
Could it hurt them to rest for a while?
Do they need their friends to be a lover?
Or a lover to be a friend?

Because I'm on my way to hell
Well, I've tried
God knows that I've tried
I'm on my way to hell
One time, two times
Three times again

Sitting duck, running out of luck
Our car's stuck on the train crossing

How am I ever gonna know peace?
How will I ever see your light through the trees?
I want to burn down everything we've begun
I want to kill and eat my young

Because I'm on my way to hell
Well, I've tried
God knows that I've tried
I'm on my way to hell
One time, two time
Three time again

I'm on my way to hell


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"Noro" as written by Vincent Accardi

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  • +5
    General CommentI'm surprised that no one's said this, maybe Brand New isn't typically seen as this kind of band, but I'm going to go ahead and say it and see what you guys think. I see Noro being pretty much a microcosm to the global society, and how everyone is so blinded by the media and all the bs in the world today. This can be seen closely correlated to the allegory of the cave, or even pink floyd's wall. I think Jesse's wall/cave is the forest, which he relates to ALOT in this album. No one in 'Noro' can just appreciate life or rest just for a second, they are always trying to satisfy and do what others tell them is right. They are scared to follow their aspirations because of possible consequences due to todays society (are they all just scared of their dreams?/what are they haunted by?). The song begins with the light guiding him and then ends with Jesse stating that its getting darker and the hope of leaving the forest is diminishing, probably because society crushes those who try to reach the knowledge outside the forest. The biggest thing that makes me think he is going for this angle is when he screams "im on my way to hell" repeatedly, and "i want to kill and eat my young". Quotes like that in a song just show that they are done with how society is run now, and they dont care if it even leads them the wrong way in life or afterwards, as long as they get out of the forest/wall/cave or however you perceive it. This is all bunched up and a little disorganized, but I think i kind of got the jist in there, so hopefully some of you read it and help me piece it together and tell me what you think, because I think i got something going with this.
    anycolouryoumikeon September 09, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General Comment102% positive he just alternates between the two
    AllChokedUpon August 31, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment100% positive it's "I'm on my way to hell"
    Indagateon August 31, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI don't think you're too far off. However, I don't get the impression that it's talking about the media. I was thinking it probably had more to do with abuse of organized religion.
    Also, the end doesn't give me the impression that he's losing the light... more like it's the album coming full circle. "How will I ever see the light, through the trees?"
    The line is one of the last references to the forest on the album. It's strewn throughout, and a lot of the time, it speaks of burning it. "If we die, burn down the forest."
    To me, it sort of implies that he'd like to burn it down himself. I see the forest as a sort of "veil" blocking people from seeing the light, which can be interpreted as the truth, as the true God, or something else enitrely. The forest can also be easily equated with the jar from In A Jar. I think the line "if we die, burn down the forest," is kind of a way of saying that if we, as humankind, fail; burn down the forest. Remove the veil, let the truth be known. Which, I guess, is a sort of reference to the apocalypse; it's kind of why the whole Revelation thing is supposed to go down.
    Arteron September 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSitting duck makes more sense for the rhyme structure, and also for the meaning of the phrases.

    "I'm on my way to Hell" makes more sense thematically, and two hard syllables at the end there.

    Pedantic, but there aren't s's on time and it's just try.

    Noro

    Little light, lead us through the night,
    and if we die, burn down the forest.
    Chariots, carry us,
    distances we don't care to walk.

    I'm on my way to Hell

    Why doesn't anyone I know sleep?
    Are they all just scared of their dreams?
    When they lay their heads down at night
    what are they haunted by?

    Why won't anyone just close their eyes?
    Could it hurt them to rest for a while?
    Do they need their friends to be a lover?
    or a lover to be a friend?

    Because
    I'm on my way to Hell.
    Well, I try,
    God knows that I try.
    I'm on my way to Hell.
    One time, Two time,
    Three time, again.

    Sitting duck, running out of luck
    and our car's stuck on the train crossing.
    How am I ever gonna know peace?
    how will I ever see the light through the trees?

    I want to burn down everything we've begun,
    I want to kill and eat my young.

    Because
    I'm on my way to Hell.
    Well, I try,
    God knows that I try.
    I'm on my way to Hell.
    One time, Two time,
    Three time, again.

    I'm on my way to Hell.
    Well, I try,
    God knows that I try.
    I'm on my way to Hell.
    One time, Two time,
    Three time, again.

    I'm on my way to Hell.
    I'm on my way to Hell.
    I'm on my way to Hell.
    I'm on my way to Hell.

    "All times cloudy is the rain,
    but today then back comes me
    Out my wandering heart is lord

    On some [by- something] far from thee
    Father when my footsteps stray,
    guide me back into the way.
    [?!?!]
    On life's way, God's with me."

    ...
    meatisticon September 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentanybody else hearing marilyn manson?
    "Well I've tried, God knows that I've tried."

    I'm also hearing "do they need their friend to be a lover" instead of do they need their friends to be loved...i think it makes more sense.

    Either way this is a badass song.
    littlelighton September 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI honestly can't tell if it's "Why doesn't anyone in Noro sleep" or "Why doesn't anyone I know sleep."
    The first I think makes the song more cool, and fits the title.
    Noro is a town in the Solomon Islands. Solomon was a major character in the Bible, known for his widsom. Solomon ends up marrying women from other countries, who get Solomon to believe in other gods. As punishment, God tears his kingdom in half.
    From what I've heard, "Noro" is also the world for "pig" in... some language. But I haven't found anything to back that up, yet.
    Arteron September 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is immense, one of the best from Daisy
    I hear 'do they need their friend to be a lover, or a lover to be a friend?'
    Bekah.on September 02, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't know if you guys have seen this, but:

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

    Noro is a town in the Solomon Islands. Read that top bio and the World war II and Independence thing, and tell me everything that that says isn't a reference to the song. Arter, I see what you did with Solomon from the Bible, but I really think it's a reference to this stuff.

    I came to this song.
    jacobjtlon September 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song wants to make me kill and eat my young too.

    It's good shit...!
    mattisyourheroon September 09, 2009   Link

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