Okay I Believe You But My Tommy Gun Don't
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I am heaven sent
Don't you dare forget
I am all you've ever wanted
What all the other boys all promised
Sorry I told
I just needed you to know
I think in decimals and dollars
I am the cause to all your problems
Shelter from cold
We are never alone
Coordinate brain and mouth
Then ask me what it's like to have myself so figured out
Wish I knew

I hope this song starts a craze
The kind of song that ignites the airwaves
The kind of song that makes people glad
To be where they are
With whoever they're there with
This is war
Every line is about who I don't want to write about anymore
Hope you come down with something they can't diagnose
Don't have the cure for
You're holding on to your grudge
Oh, it's so hard to have someone to love
And keeping quiet is hard
Cause' you can't keep a secret
If it never was a secret to start
At least pretend you didn't want to get caught

We're concentrated on falling apart
We were contenders
Now we're throwing the fight
I just want to believe
I just want to believe
I just want to believe, in us

We're so controversial
We are entirely smooth
We admit to the truth
We are the best at what we do
And these are the words you wish you wrote down
This is the way you wish your voice sounds
Handsome and smart
Oh, my tongue's the only muscle in my body that works harder than my heart
And it's all from watching tv
And from speeding up my breathing
Wouldn't stop if I could
Oh, it hurts to be this good
You're holding on to your grudge
Oh, it hurts to always have be honest with the one you love
Oh, so let it go

We're concentrated on falling apart
We were contenders
Now we're throwing the fight
I just want to believe
I just want to believe
I just want to believe, in us

We're concentrated on falling apart
We were contenders
Now we're throwing the fight
I just want to believe
I just want to believe
I just want to believe, in us

This is the grace only we can bestow
This is the price you pay for loss of control
This is the break in the bend
This is the closest of calls
This is the reason you're alone
This is the rise and the fall

We're concentrated on falling apart
We were contenders
Now we're throwing the fight
I just want to believe




I just want to believe
I just want to believe...in us

Overall Meaning

Brand New's song "Okay I Believe You But My Tommy Gun Don't" is a catchy rock song with a title inspired by a quote from the film "Bugsy Malone." The main theme of the song is contradictory emotions: the lyrics are a mixture of arrogance ("I am heaven sent") and vulnerability ("it's so hard to have someone to love," "Oh, it hurts to be this good"). The song also touches on the difficulties of communication in relationships - with lines such as "keeping quiet is hard 'cause you can't keep a secret if it never was a secret to start" speaking to the challenges of honesty and trust in a relationship. The song's chorus repeats the lines "We're concentrated on falling apart/We were contenders/Now we're throwing the fight," reflecting on the turmoil and confusion that can come with a relationship's end.


Line by Line Meaning

I am heaven sent
I am special and chosen


Don't you dare forget
Remember and recognize my importance


I am all you've ever wanted
I am the ultimate desire


What all the other boys all promised
I am the fulfillment of all previous promises made by others


Sorry I told
I regret sharing my feelings


I just needed you to know
I had a personal need to express myself


I think in decimals and dollars
I have a calculating and materialistic mindset


I am the cause to all your problems
I am responsible for all issues in this relationship


Shelter from cold
I offer comfort and safety


We are never alone
We always have each other


Coordinate brain and mouth
I need to align my thoughts and words


Then ask me what it's like to have myself so figured out
Challenge me to explain how confident I am


Wish I knew
I am unsure of my own feelings


I hope this song starts a craze
I desire this song to become extremely popular


The kind of song that ignites the airwaves
A song that generates widespread interest and excitement


The kind of song that makes people glad
A song that brings joy to those who listen


To be where they are
To appreciate their current situation


With whoever they're there with
To enjoy the company of whomever they are with


This is war
This relationship is a battle


Every line is about who I don't want to write about anymore
This song is about the person I need to forget


Hope you come down with something they can't diagnose
I wish you would experience unexplainable pain


Don't have the cure for
No solution or remedy exists


You're holding on to your grudge
You are still angry and resentful


Oh, it's so hard to have someone to love
Loving someone is difficult


And keeping quiet is hard
It is challenging to keep feelings hidden


Cause' you can't keep a secret
It's impossible to keep something unknown


If it never was a secret to start
If it was something evident from the beginning


At least pretend you didn't want to get caught
Act as though you didn't intentionally reveal yourself


We're concentrated on falling apart
Our relationship is focused on breaking apart


We were contenders
We were once in the running for success


Now we're throwing the fight
Now we are not trying to succeed


I just want to believe, in us
I still have faith in our relationship


This is the grace only we can bestow
Only we can offer this kind of forgiveness and acceptance


This is the price you pay for loss of control
You will suffer the consequences of losing power in this relationship


This is the break in the bend
This marks a significant turning point


This is the closest of calls
This is the most critical moment


This is the reason you're alone
This is why you are unsuccessful in love


This is the rise and the fall
This is the pattern of our relationship


Handsome and smart
I am good-looking and intelligent


Oh, my tongue's the only muscle in my body that works harder than my heart
I use my words to express myself more than any other part of me


And it's all from watching tv
I learned how to communicate from television


And from speeding up my breathing
I increase my heart rate to improve my performance


Wouldn't stop if I could
I am addicted to this behavior


Oh, it hurts to be this good
It is painful how good I am


Oh, so let it go
Release your anger and frustration




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: JESSE LACEY

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lyrics
I am heaven sent, don't you dare forget
I am all you've ever wanted
What all the other boys all promised
Sorry I told, I just needed you to know
I think in decimals and dollars
I am the cause to all your problems
Shelter from cold, we're never alone
Coordinate brain and mouth
Then ask me what its like to have myself so figured out
I wish I knew


I hope this song starts a craze
The kind of song that ignites the airways
The kind of song that makes people glad to be where they are
With whoever they're there with
This is war
Every line is about who I don't want to write about anymore
Hope you come down with something they can't diagnose
Don't have the cure for
Holding on to your grudge
Oh it's so hard to have someone to love
And keeping quiet is hard
'Cause you can't keep a secret if it was never was a secret to start
At least pretend you didn't want to get caught

We're concentrating on falling apart
We were contenders, now we're throwing the fight
I just want to believe
I just want to believe
I just want to believe (in us)

Oh we're so c-c-c-c-c-controversial
We are entirely smooth
We admit to the truth, we are the best at what we do
And these are the words you wish you wrote down
This is the way you wish your voice sounds
Handsome and smart
Oh my tongue's the only muscle on my body that works harder than my heart
And it's all from watching TV
And from speeding up my breathing
I wouldn't stop if I could, oh it hurts to be this good
Holding on to your grudge
Oh it hurts to always have to be honest with the one that you love
Oh so let it go

We're concentrating on falling apart
We were contenders, now we're throwing the fight
I just want to believe
I just want to believe
I just want to believe

We're concentrating on falling apart
We were contenders, now we're throwing the fight
I just want to believe
I just want to believe
I just want to believe (in us)

(This is intolerable)
This is the grace only we can bestow
This is the price you pay for loss of control
This is the break in the bend
This is the closest of calls
This is the reason you're alone
This is the rise and the fall

We're concentrating on falling apart
We were contenders, now we're throwing the fight
I just want to believe
I just want to believe
I just want to believe
We're concentrating on falling apart
We were contenders, now we're throwing the fight
I just want to believe
I just want to believe
I just want to believe (in us)



All comments from YouTube:

@Lacideshae

33 year old me still loves them as much as 15 year old me

@78kasper78

35 / 17 for me lol

@sportsbetking9147

34 years old and I just came across this again wow memories

@duncanifyable

Cancelled cause he's a peado tho😢

@marleyzxv1787

38 years ago.. still one of my top bands!

@Skurwysyna

I’m 33 and you must be my age I went to this concert in 2008 and cried my thizzing eyes out lol

@Esteb86

I remember first hearing this song on their myspace page like 4 years ago. I was hooked ever since.

@Yametay

yeas

@slipinslider

Sup og

@swamlurk

yoooo

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