"Brand New Love (Sebadoh cover)" as written by and Benjamin Gibbard....
Restless eyes close, maybe it'll go away
Please rest tomorrow, bring a satisfying day
The restless urge of love that's worth the burning for
Surely it's that one consuming love to give you more
Any thought could be the beginning
Of the brand new tangled web you're spinning
Anyone could be a brand new love
Any tithe that holds can be broken
Tear your bitter world to the open
Anyone could be a brand new love
You won't be the first, your twisted change is normal
Gossan dirt, whispered to the nodding head
Thrilled you fell apart, instead of them
But they will
Any hope for love can be killed
If you need a different face
It's definite time to destroy this place
Any thought could be the beginning
Of the brand new tangled web you're spinning
Anyone could be a brand new love
Follow what you feel, you alone decide what's real
Anyone can be a brand new love


Lyrics submitted by laxgyrl21

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    General CommentThis cover is amazing.
    Get The John Byrd EP by Death Cab For Cutie
    sokhangpanon March 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIm pretty sure this is originally a new order song, that was cover dy deadsy also. If the lyrics aren't exact though i know they have songs that sound the same and have the same meanings. Great song about how no matter how much u love someone you can find someone to love just as much. In away the song almost says that love is just a word, but you alone decide if its true love or not.
    l0ki86on April 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlou barlow of sabadoh/dinosaur jr. wrote this song. maybe you are thinking of a song that sounds similar.:)
    laxgyrl21on May 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentpeople probably think they made this song.
    sebadoh is a 5495843594385908490896043859043 times better.
    shit soupon July 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this is a Sebadoh song, originally. The original sounds much different. Death Cab's interpretation is pretty wonderful, though. Anyway, without really sitting and analyzing the lyrics, I've always thought this song was about a person who wants to love the person they are singing about, but the person they are singing about is so innocent and naive and vulnerable when it comes to love. And that person can't understand why they always hurt. Something like that.
    myopinionisafacton April 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about someone who was just dumped by someone they loved, and they're desperately looking for someone else. They're spinning webs around other people looking for a new relationship.
    pinkomanifestoon October 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell i ahve two interpretations for this song... the first one is the way it relates to what i'm going through and then the second is the more accurate one (i htink)

    1) i think this song is about someone you love so much but you're starting to find out that they really dont care about you and how much it hurts, while your trying to be ok with it. the line "Restless eyes close, maybe it'll go away" give light to the inner pain he might be going through and the lines "Surely it's that one consuming love to give you more" might say how he believed that the person he was with was supposed to be the one. "Any ties that hold can be broken" could be a way of him learning that no matter how much you love someone you cant force them to love you back. The part about any thought could be the beginning of a brnad new tangled web, a brand new love may be his bitter accept to the facts of the person he cares about most doesnt love him, and his trying to move on. The reference to the tangled web could say how he feel sorry for the next to get involved. and its also about how he's lost his ability to tell whats real and whats not. i think the last few lines are sarcasm.

    oh wait. thats ME. my bad. haha.

    Interpretation numbah TWO!

    The probably more accurate descrition for this song, and which also somewhat applies to me, is that quite simply its about someone who cant move on, and he's trying to ocnvince himself that it doesnt take much to start over "Anyone could be your brand new love" but he isnt convinced. its like an internal struggle that has to do with moving on.

    thats my best.
    shawkinslon November 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI know Superchunk did it too, which I think made Ben want to cover it.
    iquitmysceneon May 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI know Superchunk did it too, which I think made Ben want to cover it.
    iquitmysceneon May 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think its about someone talking to themselves, considering dumping his significant other. Weighing the Pros/Cons... "Restless Eyes close, maybe it'll go away" meaning hes trying hard not to notice other women, "You won't be the first..." trying to convince himself it's ok, "Thrilled you fell apart, instead of them" relieved that he's not the one getting dumped, "It's definite time to destroy this place" he's deciding to go through with it, "Follow what you feel, you alone decide what's real" trying desperately to justify his feelings.

    My $.02
    TheFooton August 07, 2008   Link

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