"Bring It On" as written by and Brian Fallon....
My queen of the Bronx
Blue eyes and spitfire
I saw you walking back and forth about another boy
Thinking that you may want to leave

So give me the fevers that just won't break
And give me the children you don't want to raise
And tell me about the Cool, he sings to you in those songs
If it's better than my love, then bring it on

And take it back out to the streets where you know you used to be
For the Romeos uptown, if I bring you down
And you're tired of those vows
And you're really walking out

So give me the fevers that just won't break
And give me the children you don't want to raise
And tell me about the Cool, he sings to you in those songs
If it's better than my love, baby, bring it on
Oh, bring it on

Stop clicking your red heels and wishing for home
I'm hearing that he tells you he can read your palms
Is he better than my love? (better than my love?)
Is he better than my love? (better than my love?)

So I found the letters with the reasons to things
You've been feeling that he says they'll never know
And you say the night just got too cold

Well, everybody's cold
Who's gonna keep my baby warm
When everybody goes?

So give me the fevers that just won't break
And give me the children you don't want to raise
And tell me about the Cool, he sings to you in those songs
If it's better than my love

Well, then wait a minute, wait a minute
(Wasn't I good to you?)
Wait a minute, wait a minute
(Wasn't I good to you?)
Wait a minute, wait a minute
(You don't know what's good for you)

So give me the fevers that just won't break
And give me the children you don't want to raise
And tell me about the Cool, he sings to you in those songs
You've been my baby for so long, come on, bring it on
Oh, bring it on

Stop clicking your red heels and wishing for home
I'm hearing that he tells you he can read your palms
If he's better than my love
If he's better than my love, then go on, take it all


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"Bring It On" as written by Brian Fallon

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    General CommentPlease do yourselves a favor and take a minute or two to listen to the acoustic version Brian recently did.

    youtube.com/…

    It cuts me to ribbons. <3
    xheartbreakerxon March 08, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThere's no concrete evidence to support my point, so I can't call it a theory, but one of the first impressions I had when I heard this song was that it's a prequel to "Great Expectations" with the same character narrating and singing about the "first wife" he dreams about in "Great Expectations."
    zynka17on June 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song indeed. I do believe it's "you found the bandages inside the band" though.
    johnnycanuckon April 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRated 0 Indeed a fantastic song.

    Seems very personal to me. Split with my finacee a year ago and she's with someone new now. She has my two young kids, I's love to "take the children you don't want to raise"

    What is "the cool". Seems to be referenced in a lot of GA songs.
    Dee4Life1893on April 29, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionFor this part:

    "Well then wait a minute, wait a minute
    Was he not good to you"

    I believe it actually should say "Wasn't I good to you".
    rhysthuryn2003on May 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"the cool" that they often refer to is Miles Davis (and his cool jazz). Not sure how it relates to this song, though.

    bee_6on May 14, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about being confident when the person you are with is thinking about leaving. hes confident that even though some guy trying to be romantic is trying to win her he doesn't care. even if she leaves he wont care because that's her loss.
    a1ckdavison July 10, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis song hits too close to home. i cry everytime i hear it.
    xAshleyViciouson August 11, 2010   Link
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    General Commentanyone notice the "wait a minute, wait a minute" part sounds a lot like the song, "please mr. postman"? i'm mostly familiar with the beatles cover, but i know it was originally by the marvelettes.
    c179640on December 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first heard this song, I thought it was from the point of view of the other man trying to convince her to leave. After seeing the official video and reading the lyrics more closely, it's obviously the man she's married to. But sometimes I can still see it from both POVs.

    With the married man, it's really, really sad, especially the acoustic version. I love it cause it feels brutal and honest, and confident that she won't leave but at the same time second-guessing himself near the end.

    With the other man, it's more yearning. It also sounds confident in that cocky way that people get when they think they can take someone away. He's probably been her best friend for a while and gets to hear her complaints about the marriage, "tired of those vows." He wants to "take it back out on the streets where you know you used to be," because maybe she's changed ever since marrying the guy, and he wants to remind her who she is and that she should be with him. Maybe they've been together before. "Stop clicking your red heels and wishing for home," could be that she's doubting herself and realizing she doesn't want to cheat.

    I don't which interpretation I like better.
    Aquarius121on May 20, 2011   Link

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