Not The Sun
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Please don't be technology
So I can turn up your love like some cold machine
Don't feed me scraps from your bed
I won't be the stray coming back just to be fed

I'll be wait
Come and seal the fate, Marie
Just pretend that you want me
To be my babe
To be my babe
To be my babe
To be my babe
To be my babe
To be my babe
To be my babe
To be my babe
To be my

Well don't be that note I can't hold
Well don't be that joke that I told and told 'til it got old
Don't be that hand 'round my throat so I can't breath
Say you're my friend but why won't you be my family?

And if you break
Just don't tell me
To be my babe

To be my dream
Tell me you know what I mean
(Prove me wrong)
You set on me but, you are not the sun
You are not the sun
(How do they know where I am?)

(Burn it down)
Outside your cold lips again
You set on me but, you are not the sun
You are not the sun
You are not the sun

So let's pretend that you love me




And be my bait
To be my bait

Overall Meaning

The song "Not The Sun" by Brand New can be interpreted as a plea for genuine human connection and affection in the midst of a world that often feels cold and mechanical. The first verse addresses the idea of technology and coldness in relationships, with the singer begging their partner not to be distant like a "cold machine" and not to only give them scraps and small moments of affection. They want something more substantial and emotional. The chorus then repeats the phrase "to be my babe" multiple times, emphasizing the desire for closeness and intimacy.


The second verse dives deeper into the idea of relationships being mechanical and lacking in emotional depth. The singer doesn't want their partner to be a joke or a mere physical presence that suffocates them, but rather someone who understands and cares for their feelings. The bridge of the song brings in a sense of desperation as the singer begs their partner not to break and leave them, but to still pretend to love them and be with them. The repeated line "you are not the sun" emphasizes the idea that the partner is not the center of the singer's world, but they still want their love and affection.


Overall, "Not The Sun" is a powerful and emotional plea for real human connection and affection in a world that often feels cold and mechanical. The lyrics touch on themes of loneliness, longing, desperation, and the need for love and acceptance.


Line by Line Meaning

Please don't be technology
Don't be disconnected like a machine. I need your love to be real and not artificial.


So I can turn up your love like some cold machine
I don't want to be the one putting in all the effort. I need you to reciprocate my love.


Don't feed me scraps from your bed
I don't want to be the one you only come to when it's convenient for you. I need to feel valued and appreciated.


I won't be the stray coming back just to be fed
I won't put up with being used or taken for granted. I deserve better than that.


I'll be wait
I'll patiently wait for you to come around and give me the love and attention I deserve.


Come and seal the fate, Marie
Take control of this situation and make a decision about our relationship. Don't leave me hanging.


Just pretend that you want me
Make an effort to show me affection even if you don't feel it naturally. I need to feel wanted.


To be my babe
Commit to me and make me feel special. Be my partner and lover.


Well don't be that note I can't hold
Don't be something that's out of reach or difficult to hang onto. I need stability.


Well don't be that joke that I told and told 'til it got old
Don't be something that loses its appeal over time. I want something that is always fresh and exciting.


Don't be that hand 'round my throat so I can't breath
Don't try to control or suffocate me. I need space and independence.


Say you're my friend but why won't you be my family?
I need more than just a friend. I want a deeper, more meaningful relationship where we are committed to each other.


And if you break
If you hurt me or let me down, don't pretend like everything is okay. Face the reality and deal with it.


Just don't tell me
I don't want you to lie to me or try to make me feel better by hiding the truth. Be honest with me.


To be my babe
Despite any difficulties, I want us to be together and make our relationship work.


To be my dream
You are everything I've ever wanted, my ideal partner and lover.


Tell me you know what I mean
I need you to understand my feelings and desires. Communication is key to a successful relationship.


(Prove me wrong)
Despite my doubts and fears, show me that we can make this work. Prove me wrong about my reservations.


You set on me but, you are not the sun
You are important to me, but you are not the center of my world. I won't revolve around you.


(How do they know where I am?)
Feeling lost and confused, wondering if others can sense my emotional state.


(Burn it down)
Feeling frustrated with the situation and tempted to give up and walk away from everything.


Outside your cold lips again
Feeling shut out and disconnected from you. Your lack of affection is hurting me.


You set on me but, you are not the sun
You may be important to me, but I won't let you control my life or emotions.


You are not the sun
You are not the center of my universe or the force that drives my life. I have my own identity and agency.


So let's pretend that you love me
Even if your feelings for me aren't strong, pretend that they are for the sake of our relationship. Show me love and affection.


And be my bait
Lure me in and keep me hooked. Make me feel wanted and appreciated.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: JESSE LACEY, VINCENT ACCARDI

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@natpython.8256

Please don't be technology
So I can turn off your love like some cold machine
Don't feed me scraps from your bed
I won't be the stray comin' back just to be fed

Don't be waves, come and seal my fate marine
Just pretend that you want me

And be my babe, be my babe
Be my babe, be my babe
Be my babe, be my babe
Be my babe, be my babe
Be my—

Well, don't be that note I can't hold
Well, don't be that joke that I told and told till it got old
Don't be that hand 'round my throat so I can't breathe
Say you're my friend but why won't you be my family?

And if you breed, just don't tell me

And be my babe, be my babe
Be my babe, be my babe
Be my babe, be my babe
Be my babe, be my babe
Be my babe, be my babe
Be my babe, be my babe
Be my babe, be my babe
Be my babe, be my babe 

We will celebrate, but we’ve gone faster we’ll have our harmonies, wanting quick slaughter and would you want me? For the millionth time I’ve said it time and time again

Be my serene
Tell me you know what I mean
You've set on me
But you are not the sun
You are not the sun

Outside, I'm growin' roots again
You set on me
But you are not the sun
You are not the sun
You are not the sun 

Prove me wrong

How do they know
What I am?
Burn it down
Come around
So let's pretend that you love me

And be my babe, be my babe
Be my babe, be my babe
Be my babe, be my babe
Be my babe, be my babe
Be my—



@robhyer7244

Please don't be technology
So I can turn up your love like some cold machine
Don't feed me scraps from your bed
I won't be the stray coming back just to be fed

I'll be wait
Come and seal the fate, Marie
Just pretend that you want me
To be my babe
To be my babe
To be my babe
To be my babe
To be my babe
To be my babe
To be my babe
To be my babe
To be my

Well don't be that note I can't hold
Well don't be that joke that I told and told 'til it got old
Don't be that hand 'round my throat so I can't breath
Say you're my friend but why won't you be my family?

And if you break
Just don't tell me
To be my babe

To be my dream
Tell me you know what I mean
(Prove me wrong)
You set on me but, you are not the sun
You are not the sun
(How do they know where I am?)

Outside your cold lips again
You set on me but, you are not the sun
You are not the sun
You are not the sun

So let's pretend that you love me
And be my bait
To be my bait



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All comments from YouTube:

@shiggityshake

I think this is my favorite Brand New song. I don't think it's their best but I can never get enough of it.

@kristynleefinocchiaro

Mine too!!!!!

@TomKeinert

I had a ritual for many years to play this very loudly before every job interview. Started the first time by accident, and I carried on the tradition for quite a while. It is great no-nonsense song, I believe the kids these days call it a "banger and mash".

@mEcroboss

the bridge part is one of the best lines i ever heard

@michaellauro7272

This embodies every thing about music I love... Brand new is the best band of all time. Post 95.. so much depth. So much substance..amazing

@jakewilkes8392

2:04, possibly one of the best transitions I've ever heard

@Tribumfear

Jake Wilkes oh it is fucking fantastic. makes the song for me

@kalebcastaneda3077

Fuck. Yes.

@marne5051

It is one of the best transitions ever in a Brand New song, you are correct; however, in the song description the lyrics are not quite right... Which, of course, is blasphemy. Jesse says "be my Serene" not "be my dream".... Among a couple/few other errors. It just physically pains me to read Brand New lyrics that are incorrect, bcz every word of every song has meaning and if you don't know it right you could lose the meaning of the lyrics... Ok rant over. Brand New fa LIFE.
OH yeah, like when he says "would you be my Baaabe, would you be my Babe"... I'm pretty positive it's not "bait".... Ok just want to help everyone understand love you Brand New freaks with all my heart ❤😍😈😈😈

@zuuded7529

@@marne5051 just started getting into this album a few weeks ago and it’s easily my favorite of all time

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