"If I could, I would shrink myself, sink through your skin to your blood cells, remove whatever makes you hurt, but I am too weak to be your cure."
"If it makes you less sad, I'll move out of the state, you can keep to yourself, I'll keep out of your way. If it makes you less sad, I'll take your pictures all down. Every picture you paint, I will paint myself out. It's cold as a tomb, and its dark in your room, when I sneak to your bed to pour salt in your wounds."
Jesse Lacey (singer dude) sings in such a powerful way on some tracks that you get the message and it stirs some emotions in you, and on others he sings so quietly and in such a heartfelt way that it touches you. He really goes for it and his voice gets really husky and cracked with the feeling he pours into the songs. If the emotion of the song calls for a scream he can deliver it.
The music itself is cleverly done and yet with a specific ‘Brand New’ style, with key chords and patterns, but each song is pretty much unique with the kinda feel it gives.
To be honest with you, I’m not going to go on about how I ‘totally relate to the guys in the band’ because I don’t know them and to say that is sad, but I think this band is good, as their music is the kinda thing I feel sometimes and with I could say.
Some lyrics from Seventy Times 7 (written about the guy from taking back sunday, jesse's ex best friend):
You're as subtle as the brick in the small of my back
So let's end this call
And end this conversation
Is that ehat you call a getaway?
Tell me what you got away with
Coz you left the frays on the ties you severed
When you say best friends it means friends forever
Is that what you call a getaway?
Tell what you got away with
Coz I've seen more spine on jellyfish
I've seen more guts on 11 year old kids
Have another drink and drive yourself home
I hope there's ice on all the roads
And you can think of me when you forget your seatbelt
And again when your head goes through the windshield