"Brother" as written by and Matt Corby....
Ooh ooh ooh oh
Ooh ooh ooh

Sleep now under my skin
Make sure you’ll try to
Conjure the wind
And ease my mind

Ooh ooh ooh oh
Ooh ooh ooh

Somebody call out to your brother
He’s calling out your name
Oh oh oh
Hiding under the covers
With no one else to blame
Oh oh oh
You couldn’t help out your own neighbor
You couldn’t tell it to his face
You were fucked up by the blame

You cower in the corner
Confide in your father
Let it out and say
Let it pass away

Sleep now under my skin
Make sure you try to
Conjure the wind
And ease my mind

And I said
Ooh ooh ooh oh
Ooh ooh ooh

Somebody call out to your brother
He’s calling out your name
Oh oh oh
Hiding under the covers
With no one else to blame
Oh oh oh
You couldn’t help out your own neighbor
You couldn’t tell it to his face
You were fucked up by the blame

You cower in the corner
Confide in your father
Let it out and say

You cower in the corner
Confide in your father
Let it break your day
Let it out and say

Wait there
Pull yourself out of this state dear
Acknowledge you were a fake here
From there on you might just grow
Oh oh oh

Somebody call out to your brother
He’s calling out your name
Oh oh oh
Hiding under the covers
With no one else to blame
Oh oh oh
Oh, you couldn’t help out your own neighbor
You couldn’t tell it to his face
You were fucked up by the blame


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"Brother" as written by Matt Corby

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  • +2
    General Commenti have direct sources of what happened but i know the people involed.... it's really just a laugh because they are all superficial people

    Matt Corby slept with hhis mate ex girl Sammy rugg. People from Hills city campus were talking bout it because some of that crew saw them together on the night it happened.................Neil Hipwell ( Matt Corby's 'Brother'/ Ex mate) even said that the song what about them, he still goes to Hills city campus...Matt Corby
    music86hilon August 23, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about him sleeping with his best friends girlfriend, in his triple j interview he says "it came from a little sort of quarrel I had with a really close friend this year, its a pretty dark time for me, I think I really just wasn't being myself, me and one of my really good mates fell out, and it was because of something really stupid I did, but um its kinda silly though that i wrote a song about it and its like I'm capitalising someone else's pain .... I think lyrically it's ambiguous enough to not realise its about a particular person" it is still "un resolved". If you listen to the lyrics again, it makes sense. Though I could be completely wrong...
    aprillouisaon January 30, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMatt's dad even had to break up the fist fight between Matt Corby
    music86hilon August 23, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentArh! I'm struggling to figure out the lyrics to this song. It's beautifully written but I would appreciate the song more if I knew what the lyrics meant or the story behind the lyrics.

    Help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks <3
    Panda94on January 07, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI used to think that the lyrics were "somebody call out to your brother", but the more I listen to it, I actually think that it is "somebody caught up to your brother". In my interpretation of the song it makes more sense...the person Corby is singing about has messed up somehow (involving their brother??), and is too gutless to face up to it... I came on here to see if I was on the right track - would love to know other people's interpretations...
    ChordBeeon January 07, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentabc.net.au/triplej/live/lav/sessions/… this might help guys. He explained in his own words and you can get the jist of what has happened. Then he goes on to perform a haunting acoustic rendition. enjoy :)
    whoisit12569on January 19, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbsolutely in agreement with whoisit12569, that was absolutely incredible. I was going to work, and i just sat in my car to listen to the rest, it gave me goosebumps. So much Raw Emotion!
    EvieLiv1987on January 19, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about how he slept with one of his best friends girlfriends, "hiding under the covers with no one else to blame" The person he is singing about in the song is actually himself.
    tzyon April 10, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentactually i think it is

    "you cowered in the corner
    couldn't fight any further"

    fighting like denying the truth - refusing to accept the pain etc.
    makes more sense to me according to his statement that it's about "someone else's pain".
    thebrandnewlifeon May 23, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think the song is singing to himself. Essentially you = I and the "brother" could be the friend like that close of a friendship that it felt like they were siblings.
    And something happened to his friend that was his fault (caught up = friend found out about what he did wrong) but instead of helping his friend he hid away and pretended like it didn't happen hoping it would blow over
    So something happened presumably from the other comment he slept with a mates girlfriend or so and was too ashamed to admit it and just made things worse.
    flowso21on July 02, 2012   Link

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