"Brick Is Red" as written by and Charles/giles Stepney....
A fist is fast
And Jimmy's cast
Hang me

A white moon's hot
The other side's not
Hang me

It's not time for me to go
It's not time for me to go

My eyes have turned just the color of
Diamond
Just the color
The frayed color of ice
Diamond
Just the color
The frayed color of ice


Lyrics submitted by riffic, edited by BlackSantiago, nissin

"Brick Is Red" as written by Charles Thompson

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    General Comment"A fish is fast
    And Jimmy's cast
    Hang me"

    Black Francis is the fish. He think's he is fast, but Jimmy's, or a generic name for a fisherman, "cast", or him throwing his line out, "hangs" or catches the narratorfish.

    "A white moon's hot
    The other side's not
    Hang me"

    Night fishing. The fish, in the final seconds of life, would see the moon for the first time. Maybe there is a deeper metaphor here. But, alas, he is still being "hung".

    It's not time for me for me to go
    It's not time for me for me to go

    The fish is panicking- it does not want to die. Obviously.

    My eyes have turned
    Just the color of diamond
    Just the color
    The frayed color of ice

    His eyes go white, or back in his head, and he dies.
    president-of-whaton May 16, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"A white moon's hot
    The other side's not"...

    Black used the lines

    "When one side is hot
    The other side of the moon is not"

    in All Over The World on Bossanova, perhaps he was borrowing it from this song? Could just be a coincidence though.
    Dingbatson June 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA white moon's hot, the other side's not. (He says this again in All Over the World....any connection?)
    igotfakeidon June 12, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThere's got to be some sort of connection with this song and "All Over the World"....from what's already been said. And don't forget the line from All Over the World, "You can't even speak, fish, all of them speak."
    KrackedJarson June 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese lyrics are all messed up. It's a "Fish is fast."
    feinsteinon June 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd "The Pretty color of ice".
    SAWraithon August 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentif those are the right lyrics then i prefer the wrong ones.
    pumkinhedon December 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno, i prefer fast fish to fast fists. Woo go fish!
    super carroton March 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHaaaaaaaaaaang me
    personblahblahon August 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe meaning of the title still eludes me. Brick is red? What?
    zap_rowsdoweron April 17, 2008   Link

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