Shake Shake
Won't you come and dance with me?
Wild and free and now we're on the street
Young blood
Come around to make a name
Shoot for the kill and kill for the fame
Hey hey
They got you on a little roll
flying by, you're running through the tolls
Short trip now the top is blown off
long fall once yourself's been lost
Bright lights shining on the other side
Blind yourself just to live the life
Young blood, show them what they wanna see
Now I'm you and you're me





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    General CommentThe singer Jamey is the brother of Jesse from Brand New and this song is about not following in his brother's footsteps to feed off his fame.
    The title references the fact that he's the younger sibling. The lyrics focus on how he wants to make a name for himself on his own.

    "Hey hey, they got you on a little roll. Flying by, you're running through the tolls. Short trip, now the top is blowing off. Long fall once yourself's been lost."

    Coasta has a fast-track to recognition. Jamey could easily use his brother's reputation to get attention, sell music and grab some of the Brand New fanbase, but he wants to do things his own way and have his own identity.

    "Bright lights shining on the other side, blind yourself just to live the life. Young blood, show them what they wanna see. Now I'm you and you're me."

    There's temptation to walk in his brother's footprints, because he sees all the success and riches Jesse has. Knowing that he can have all that, too, by dropping the Lacey name and conforming to a Brand New type sound can distract him from his own visions, but he knows that if he does that and gives people Brand New part two, he will lose himself. He'll be indistinguishable from his brother and people won't be able to tell he and Jesse apart, because artistically, they'd be the same people.
    Reasonlesson April 04, 2013   Link

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