So the water's thickening
His collar's pulled, begin to be aware
It's on, that he needs to focus
Beyond that man, he brings a world of pain
Cause

The war is on, too weak to move
Call it off, sorry refused

So we bend the bracket
Shove it down anything to make it fit
It's on, and being foolish won't cover up
Exposing them as fakes

The war is on, too weak to move
Call it off, sorry refused

So boredom captured another fool
Shredding him to bit it's on
And the more we tense up, avoiding pain
You'll never learn a thing

The war is on, too weak to move
Call it off, sorry refused

The war is on, too weak to move
Call it off, sorry refused


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"Bend the Bracket" as written by Peter Loeffler Joseph Loeffler

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  • +3
    General CommentMost of you are wrong, some are right about the internal part. This song holds a completely internal meaning. It has nothing to do with Satan or God. You people are convinced almost every Chevelle song has to do with religion. They are not a christian band. This has been a debate for so long. I have been listening to Chvelle for years, and believe when I say I know so much about them it's scary. The song isn't political either. Chevelle does not talk about politics in their music. Pete writes to express HIS feelings and HIS internal suffering/struggles. He even said that with each album he becomes more and more honest with himself, meaning he becomes more aware of his emotions and how to get them down on paper.

    Anyways.

    Bend The Bracket.

    So the water's thickening
    His collar's pulled up, begin to be aware
    It's on, that he needs to focus
    Beyond that man, he brings us a world of pain

    This means that he is treading water, he is at a struggle with himself and the people around him, sort of trying to be like them, and he is beginning to be aware of his foolish actions.

    The war is on, too weak to move
    Call it off, sorry refused

    He is at a war with himself now. I think he is tyong to find out who he is and what he is all about.

    So we bend the bracket
    Shove it down, anything to make it fit
    It's on, and being foolish won't cover up
    Exposing them as fakes

    A bracket is supposed to support things. And now the[his] bracket is bending, and he is no longer able to struggle with himself. He is being foolish, acting like everyone around him, which is exposing him as a fake.

    So boredom captured another fool
    Shredding him to bits, it's on
    And the more we tense up, avoiding pain
    You'll never learn a thing

    Once again, he boredome of life and repetition has caught him. It is shredding him to bits, resulting in a struggle with himself. He is never going to learn anything because he tries to avoid all the pain, and ignores it.


    I hope this helped....
    xmiaaxon October 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree......"So boredom captured another fool" i think that means saddam.....more with the Government too
    rock567on October 02, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentChevelle is too real to talk about boring government. They're much deeper than that.
    squiggynpeppyon March 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery political theme here...a societal numbness/ignorance along with a mass media/PR feeding frenzy I think...anyone?
    forchette49on September 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentId say its basically about Bush and America[us] invading Iraq. but more generally it can mean a lot of things, just like every Chevelle song.
    whiteouton October 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWe gain truth and lose ignorance and become accountable. Then we must lie to ourselves to live without being crippled
    pinion7on January 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo, I don't think it's about Bush or the government. I think it's about what's rushing through his head when on stage. Like Redline03GT said, Chevelle wouldn't waste time on issues like that, they'd rather go for the deep things. Not war, but who fights the war(s). Soldiers aren't the only ones who fight.
    LevityIncon January 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThank you pinion7 and jollyradar. I think Mr. pinion's startin to grow on me, ive seen your opinions in other chevelle discussions, i like it. I'm glad neither of you see Chevelle as mainly political, because honestly, it would let me down. i like their deepness and Jesus vs. Satan music.

    my favorite lines are these:

    And the more we tense up, avoiding pain
    You'll never learn a thing

    its bound to mean something really important, i'm just bad and coming to a conclusion of my own in fear of getting it wrong (not a good habit i know).

    Im headed for more chevelle discussions, hoping to find more from pinion7.

    TO pinion7: se7en is my absolute favorite number, kind of an obsession for me. Hope it is for you too

    7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
    7bo7benn7on March 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentChevelle is too real to talk about boring government. They're much deeper than that.
    squiggynpeppyon March 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentChevelle is too real to talk about boring government. They're much deeper than that.
    squiggynpeppyon March 06, 2005   Link

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