"Be Brave" as written by and Isaac Brock....
From day to day, to day, today to today
From day to day, to day, today to today
We care, we care, we carry our own weight
From day to day, to day, today to today

As sharks in sheep's clothing, pumping with our hips
Filling every single corner with our soft little gifts of ourselves
Getting carried, so, so carried away

I am not afraid to be dead but it's scary for me to stay
From day to day, from day to day to today
Be brave, be brave, be brave, be brave, and be brave
Be brave, be brave, be brave, be brave, and be brave

At the Parthenon
Ants were climbing 'round
Every head of bronze
At the Parthenon

Another monster hiding inside of a cave
We go from day to day misbehaving in the most appropriate ways
The unicorns missing last call to get on Noah's ship
We don't quit, we won't quit, we can't quit, we just don't quit

Well the Earth doesn't care and we hardly even matter
We're just a bit more piss to push out its full bladder
And as our bodies float down onto all their rocky little bits
Piled up under mountains of dirt and silt
And still, the world, it don't give a shit

But be brave, be brave, be brave, be brave, be brave! (Be brave!)
Be brave, be brave, be brave, be brave, be brave! (Be brave!)
Be brave, be brave, be brave, be brave, be brave!

Ants were climbing 'round
All them heads of bronze
At the Parthenon
The ants are climbing on


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"Be Brave" as written by Jeremiah Green Isaac Brock

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    General CommentI honestly think this song is just comparing humans to ants. We are ants to the earth, and the earth obviously does not give one shit about us. To the earth, we are the ants crawling around the Parthenon.

    We continuously screw as much as we can and our corpses litter the earth, filling cracks and crevices, and despite everything we keep doing it over and over and over.

    Be brave because you will die, as ants do die and by the droves.
    NotYetThereon March 21, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me this is another song on the self destructive nature of humans. This time Isaac seems to point to the growing problem of overpopulation specifically.

    "As sharks in sheep's clothing, pumping with our hips
    Filling every single corner with our soft little gifts of ourselves
    Getting carried, so, so carried away"

    We as a species tend to view children as a wonderful gift, rather than a danger. We are unwittingly overpopulating the earth and filling every little nook and cranny with too many human beings.

    "I am not afraid to be dead but it's scary for me to stay
    From day to day, from day to day to today
    Be brave, be brave, be brave, be brave, and be brave
    Be brave, be brave, be brave, be brave, and be brave"

    To Isaac or the narrator dying today is not nearly as scary as the prospect of living in some unspecified future time when things have gotten really dicey. A time in which overpopulation has resulted in the depletion of resources, and perhaps lead to unspeakable wars over water, food, and land.

    "At the Parthenon
    Ants were climbing 'round
    Every head of bronze
    At the Parthenon"

    Comparing humans to ants covering everything....

    "Well the Earth doesn't care and we hardly even matter
    We're just a bit more piss to push out its full bladder
    And as our bodies float down onto all their rocky little bits
    Piled up under mountains of dirt and silt
    And still, the world, it don't give a shit"

    To hear some people describe it today humans are going to bring about the end of the world, but this could not be further from the truth. The earth will live on long after human beings have wiped ourselves out, or rendered the earth incapable of sustaining us. Can we bring about our own destruction? Absolutely. However, to think we will bring about the end of the world itself is perhaps thinking a bit too highly of ourselves.

    Love this song and the album theme in general. I'm a big fan of the HBO news show VICE, or as I like to call it "the most depressing half our on television". I'm also fairly pessimistic about our chance of survival as a species, so this really speaks to me.
    rabidshrewon August 23, 2015   Link

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