Finally close the door
You'd left open wide
Locked it for me inside
Lay me down
Count me out

Watch out it's on you
There's worse ways to see it baby
Set a fire and watch it burnin'
Come here sit next to me
I'll tell you about a dream

I'm looking out on the world
I see it through your eyes
Burn you down
Bury you

I tried to see it plain
There's worse ways of getting here
You don't hear me complainin'
I'll tell you of every dream
I'm holding for you and me

Look out now it's all new
Those colors are fading
Outside the wind is howlin'
Stop talkin', listen to me
I'll tell you of every dream

Lyrics submitted by bkat004

"Brandy Alexander" as written by Matthew Frederick Barrick James Hamilton Leithauser

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentI love the rhythm of this song...Caribbean maybe? A great tune to drink to at a backyard BBQ. It's one of those tunes that you hear in between sips as you wiggle your shoulders back and forth. You pause and ask whoever's nearby, 'Hey, what song is this? Nice groove, huh.' And just as quickly as you asked, you're back to engaging in the festivities...shoulders still slightly wiggling, but your mind is now elsewhere.

    So...Brandy Alexander can be many things. But, for me, the interpretation of this song is about the writer's affair with 'Brandy Alexander', the alcoholic drink...the indifferent, slightly deceptive, confidant.

    As I listen to this song, I can imagine the character sitting back and enjoying his somber decline as the liquor overtakes him. Alcohol is a depressant that is widely known for potentially taking us on a twisted journey. Dark thoughts, that we generally suppress when we are sober, slowly rise to the surface. Ironically, this comforts him for no reason other than the fact that it just feels good...the alcohol, that is. The whole second stanza nails this whole concept for me. Especially as he makes references to burning and fire, which are sensations that are felt when drinking hard liquor. Also, when he says, "I see it through your eyes...There's worse ways of getting here. You don't hear me complaining."

    But all 'good' things come to an end when Brandy snatches the upper hand, the 'harmonious' relationship abruptly ends ...and yada yada wake up on the bathroom room floor wondering how you got there. ;)
    ophelia219on June 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBrandy Alexander is a character from the book Invisible Monsters. In the beginning of the book, she is burnt and dying, asking the main character to tell the her the story of what happened and how they got there as the house burns around them.
    totallypasseon December 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAm BrandyAlexander!!!
    BrandyAlexanderon December 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou win
    shmortisborgon May 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWonderfully used in the film In Bruges. I love the rhythm of this song as well; it has a very memorable quality to it; potentially because of the fact I love how it is incorporated into the film.
    A_Raging_Bullon December 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti agree with ophelia's take on it. great song. the highlight of this album imo.
    bhugheson June 22, 2009   Link

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