There was a rapture
So I can never see you anymore
Nightmare's believable
Walking into sweet oblivion

Not saying it's easy, no no
To feel it all or not at all
Somebody say, lay down your gun
And when you lay it down get ready to run

Situation dire
It's gone away, it's not goin' away
Since you're wasting time again, my friend
On Bonnie Brae, on Bonnie Brae, on Bonnie Brae

If she's your master
Then get down on your knees and beg for more
Not saying it's easier
To live your life like a little whore

'Cause when you play with fire
Take your fate, it's not going away
Situation dire
On Bonnie Brae, on Bonnie Brae, on Bonnie Brae

The soul, the screen, the smoke in between
The rise, the fall, the thrill of
The first, the last, the sins of the past
The burn, the fade, the skin that you flayed

Come see the sun kill everyone
But me, I'm free
And you'd better bleed again

There was a rapture
So I can never see you anymore
Not saying it's easier
Not saying it's easier

Lyrics submitted by tammynelson, edited by suedinInideus, drumblanket

"Bonnie Brae" as written by Gregory E Dulli


Lyrics powered by LyricFind

bonnie brae song meanings
Add your thoughts


sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a really great song!
    teemsleepon June 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeard this song on this weeks Rescue Me.. very good song.
    EightHitComboon June 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRumor is the song is about Mark Lanegan.
    DollarShorton July 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat was definitely my favorite season 3 episode of rescue me... This song was playing while Tommy was kicking the shit out of Johnny. What a fitting song
    vipergt196on August 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWish I knew what it was about. Sounds like something was really good so he's running off.

    Does anyone know how this relates to Mark Lanegan then?
    xdvron August 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSupposedly last year some time, Lanegan had a relapse of sorts, a nearly fatal one. Dulli, his best friend who has experienced a similar lifestyle, allegedly wrote this song as his reaction to Lanegan's struggles. The term itself, "Bonnie Brae," is a popular drug spot in LA. Taken in this light, it's not hard to see this song as a plea from one friend to another.
    DollarShorton September 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDulli has said he gets disturbed when he hears about people naming their kid Bonnie brae or using it as a love song (akin to every breath you take)
    bafflewiton May 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeard this as the background to a ytmnd (the one about the most depressing Garfield ever). Had never heard of them even though I'm from Ohio. Great, great song.
    zotquixon June 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's about being addicted to drugs, it makes sense if you read it.
    Allmarsh180on October 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was mesmerizing to me on the Rescue Me sound track. When I learned the meaning behind it, the song just touched me even more deeply. What a passionate plea to a friend. I love this song.
    Pookaliciouson May 04, 2009   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top