Untitled
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Who do you carry the torch for my young man?
Do you believe in anything?
Do you carry it around just to burn things down?

Meet me tonight on the turnpike, my darling
Cause we believe in everything,
If we sweat all these debts then we're sure to drown
So we'll strap ourselves up to this engine now,
With a God that we found laying under the backseat.

What did you learn tonight?
Shouting so loud you barely see,
You're this broken thing,
You're a voice that never sings, that's what I say.
You were freezing over hell,
You were bringing on the end you do so well
You can only blame yourself, that's what I say

All that you've taught is to ignore the things I was showing
And sweep me under the rug,
You're beating with a book everyone that book tells you to love,
There is an ember in the heart of the kiln and its burning hot with love,
Burning out my center till there's nothing but dust,
Rolling me with care into your cigarette,
Cause the God I believe in never worked on a campaign trail.

What did you learn tonight?
Shouting so loud you barely see,
You're this broken thing,
You're a voice that never sings, that's what I say.
You were freezing over hell,
You were bringing on the end, you do so well
You can only blame yourself, that's what I say

Who do you carry that torch for my young man?
Do you believe in anything?
Do you carry it around just to burn things to the ground?

What did you learn tonight?
Shouting so loud you barely see,
(feels like we could escape, I don't mind throwing away the filthy silver song.)
You're this broken thing,
You're a voice that never sings, that's what I say.
(if you try running the maze of your lies it's too hard to save,
If you've thrown out everyone.)
You were freezing over hell,




You were bringing on the end, you do so well
You can only blame yourself, that's what I say

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Brand New's song "Untitled" express a certain unrestrained attitude towards life, suggesting a carefree, reckless existence. The opening lines ask the listener who they carry a torch for, raising the question of what they believe in. The song seems to suggest that the singer believes in nothing except the thrill of destruction, as they ask if the listener carries the torch just to burn things down. The rest of the song continues to express a disdain for conventionality and society, as the singer calls out their brokenness and lack of voice, suggesting that they are different from the masses who mindlessly follow. They meet someone on the turnpike, and together they believe in everything, but they recognize that if they don't escape the debts and responsibilities that come with conformity, they will surely drown.


The repeated line "What did you learn tonight?" suggests a sense of clarity that comes from living without inhibition. The song mentions a “God” that they found under the backseat of a vehicle, perhaps a reference to an unconventional belief system that allows them to reject societal norms. The line “You were bringing on the end you do so well, you can only blame yourself” suggests an acknowledgement of the destructive tendencies that come from living recklessly, but the singer still seems to celebrate this way of life. The closing lines repeat the questions from the beginning of the song, asking who the listener carries the torch for and whether they believe in anything, once again questioning the purpose of existence.


Line by Line Meaning

Who do you carry the torch for my young man?
Who do you have as a symbol of hope and inspiration and strive to live up to, my dear boy?


Do you believe in anything?
Do you have faith or conviction in any guiding principles?


Do you carry it around just to burn things down?
Or, do you carry those beliefs just to cause destruction and harm?


Meet me tonight on the turnpike, my darling
Let's have a rendezvous tonight on the highway, my beloved.


Cause we believe in everything
Because we are full of passion and ideals about everything.


If we sweat all these debts then we're sure to drown
If we let our struggles and debts overwhelm us, we'll surely fail.


So we'll strap ourselves up to this engine now
So we'll put ourselves behind this powerful force right now.


With a God that we found laying under the backseat.
We have found a deity that we keep hidden away in the trunk of our car.


What did you learn tonight?
What lessons did you gather from tonight's experiences?


Shouting so loud you barely see,
Screaming so much you can hardly perceive things clearly,


You're this broken thing,
You're a fragmented, damaged being,


You're a voice that never sings, that's what I say.
You're someone who never reaches their full potential, that's what I think.


You were freezing over hell,
You were isolated in a catastrophic, doomed scenario,


You were bringing on the end you do so well
You were causing your own destruction effortlessly and efficiently, as you've done before.


You can only blame yourself, that's what I say
Only you can be held responsible for your actions, that's my opinion.


All that you've taught is to ignore the things I was showing
All you've done is convince me not to pay attention to the important things I wanted to show you,


And sweep me under the rug,
And disregard me,


You're beating with a book everyone that book tells you to love,
You're endorsing a book that dictates your love for everyone, by the letter.


There is an ember in the heart of the kiln and its burning hot with love,
There is a passion in my heart that glows with intensity, fueled by love,


Burning out my center till there's nothing but dust,
Burning away my core until nothing remains but dust,


Rolling me with care into your cigarette,
Treating me delicately, like wrapping tobacco into a cigarette,


Cause the God I believe in never worked on a campaign trail.
Because the deity I have faith in is not a politician or campaigner.


Feels like we could escape, I don't mind throwing away the filthy silver song.
It seems like we could break free, I don't mind discarding the corrupt, meaningless tune.


If you try running the maze of your lies it's too hard to save,
If you attempt to navigate the labyrinth of your falsehoods, it will be impossible to save you,


If you've thrown out everyone.
If you've pushed away everyone around you.




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: VINCENT ACCARDI

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@trucolour3662

There's a vision of an altar now
Me and at once i'm passing on and out

It wasn't something that I thought about
But knew that you were absolute in doubt

Try to find the time when I had changed
Something tells me that you thought it out
Had me thinking about when I became
Jesse Lacey in Mercedes now

There's a vision of an altar now
Me and at once i'm passing on and out



@Hiatchhhx

and everything hurts when getting you're sober.
& my narcissistic mind feels like it's getting older.
& the weight of the world is on my shoulders.
& i did try to change her, well i was trying to help mould her.
& i really did try my best, like i was the go-getter.
& me being thoughtful is not making me feel any better.
& i don't wanna read my books anymore, fuck The Settlers.
& i fell in love with her, the first night i met her.
& when i bought her some drugs, she said she didn't wanna any downers.
& does feel like i'm drowning anymore? i'm not dry, but wetter.
& i wanted to kiss her, but if i did. it'll feel like i'm in debt to her.
& when it feels like that, my heart is getting colder.
& i know said i wanted to go away, but i ended up saying never.
and i'm sorry for everything Ana. with that i do forgive her.
....... i just wanna be high and drunk with you..... forever.
-written by me.



@joanrichards6510

Salt in my wounds
Just to hurt me
I bet it smells like sulfur burning
Taste this blood if your words concern me
Every time your drunk and purging
Every dollar your body earns you
Every bed you toss and turn in
On your wedding day may you break both of your hips
You cant have a wedding in a church empty as his
Your mascera running as quick as it did
Just as quick as the groom when you start having kids
May spider webs cover the empty places you live
I hope both of you are widows by the time you get bit
Such a shame you wont look like you did
Your gray cant wash away the dirty things that you did
When your bath is always filled up with blood from your wrist
When your hot water runs out
Hope you do too bitch..



All comments from YouTube:

@xbipolarbearsx

sometimes I can't even listen to this song because of how powerful it is, and i don't know why. it's so simple but it carries so much.

@Ryan-ry7oq

No title could convey the feeling that this song holds. 

@cdquintin3635

Tautou 2 with more pinch harmonics kinda conveys it for me

@fodolocraigo8426

what is he saying?

@proliferatingprofligate7032

@fodolo craigo "I could never lose it"

@Sixsoul

@Colin Quintin its Tautwo!

@hollyf6869

This song tears me the fuck apart, and I don't know why.

@xbipolarbearsx

Same here.

@MehDaniDreamcatcher

Me too.

@Ryan-ry7oq

hells ya

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