Brand New - 1996 Lyrics




She was just seventeen
Pious and pretty with a deadly disease
And the weight of the world on her prosthetic shoulder
And by the summer of '96
Her body was cracked like porcelain
Just like some Precious Moments collectible
In a hospital gown and a big, bright golden halo

And so three cheers for my morose and grieving pals
And now let's hear it for the tears that I've welled up
We've come too far to have to give it all up now
We live lives that are rich and blessed
And we'll burn for how we transgress

Now I've mastered the art
Of the open-casket prayer and the singing guitar
And I've found the rewards weren't half what I'd hoped for
And meanwhile we all feigned hope and mirth
As her parents went on and lied to her
All about the success of the surgeries
And how my ex-girlfriend was now sleeping with her fiancé

And so three cheers for my morose and grieving pals
And now let's hear it for the tears that I've welled up
We've come too far to have to give it all up now
We live lives that are rich and blessed
And we'll burn for how we transgress

If there's any justice in heaven
Then God won't let me in
He'll lock the gates and take my weekend pass away
With a sympathetic wave they'll see me off
Reserve my golden crown while I am cursed to walk the earth for millennia
I know I deserve worse but it terrifies me and I can't take it anymore

And so three cheers for my morose and grieving pals
And now let's hear it for the tears that I've welled up
We've come too far to have to give it all up now
We live lives that are rich and blessed
And we'll burn for how we transgress





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  1. wasteland baby

    this where the real fans be. youre all in my gang now

  2. some random girl on the internet

    1996

    Brand New

    She was just seventeen, pious and pretty with a deadly disease
    And the weight of the world on a prosthetic shoulder
    And by the summer of '96 her body was cracked like porcelain
    Just like some precious moments collectible
    In a hospital gown and a big bright golden halo
    And so three cheers for my morose and grieving pals
    And now let's hear it for the tears that I've welled up
    We've come too far to have to give it all up now
    We live lives that are rich and blessed
    And we burn for how we transgress
    Now I've mastered the art
    Of the open casket prayer and the song for heart
    but I found the rewards weren't half what I'd hoped for
    And meanwhile, we all feigned hope and mirth
    As her parents went on and lied to her
    All about the success of the surgery
    And how my ex-girlfriend would never sleep with her fiancé
    And so three cheers for my morose and grieving pals
    And now let's hear it for the tears that I've welled up
    We've come too far to have to give it all up now
    We live lives that are rich and blessed
    And we burn for how we transgress
    If there's any justice in heaven, then God won't let me in
    He'll lock the gates and take my weekend pass away
    With a sympathetic wave, they'll see me off, return my golden crown
    While I am cursed to walk the earth for a millennia
    I know I deserve worse but it terrifies me and I can't take it anymore
    And so three cheers for my morose and grieving pals
    And now let's hear it for the tears that I've welled up
    We've come too far to have to give it all up now
    We live lives that are rich and blessed
    And we burn for how we transgress

  3. ROCCOTHEGREAT

    i like the demo way more, or maybe i'm just used to listening to that one lol

  4. billy trevey

    What a chorus!

  5. Marcos Vinicius

    i was born in 1996

  6. Nathan Stroud

    The 2x speed version of this is called 3992.

  7. Kristoff Violent

    LOL IN B4

  8. brianna smith

    this song still makes me so happy .

  9. Gamecube 1985

    Morrissey who?

  10. Slothy 1M3th0d

    Nostalgia hits when I hear their songs and it feels good. Don't stop pls.

  11. David McConnell

    Seen them 6 or 7 times, and every time they get better. I can't wait to see them in San Bernardino or San Jose state, hopefully both.

  12. Billy Cherokee Prepuber

    If it is from 1996 then it is not brand new, lol
    Kill me

  13. Gregory Frowendown

    i love this song but i prefer the previous demo version this sounds like it was recorded underwater by a potato fish

  14. Dillon Wilkins

    has anyone tabbed this out for bass?

  15. Andrew Evrist

    Original version of this is much better and definitely tied for my favorite with jesus

  16. ToshBox

    this is the song I wanted to hear a more refined version from y e s

  17. Justin Salinas

    morrissey written all over it

  18. Liam Ball

    I prefer his vox in the demo, the music is much crisper and much tighter though. loving the synthetic tones in the chorus too!

  19. Matthew Davies

    What?! this is the same song as on that demos cassette tape!

  20. Dayland247

    I think I prefer the original recording for this but this is still great. Maybe it'll grow on me.

  21. Bill Yates

    I think this is better than the old demo version. The guitars around the 2.50 mark sound insane

  22. Sabrina Scutt

    hi im sabrina and i love rock and roll!

  23. Tyler Carr

    Nails that morrissey impression. This is my new favorite.

  24. AllWordsAreDust

    I'm so used to this just being called "Unititled 02", it's weird having a real name for it.

  25. Bruhama

    I can't stop listening to this.

  26. Chables

    Mixed feelings.
    The production is nice.
    But after the demos being released in 320kbps I just kinda feel like why not just listen to those? I mean, we've all been listening to them for 10 years already, I'm not gonna stop now.
    We shoulda gotten Cleanser reworked if anything.

  27. cityisill

    the fact that I'm listening to new music by brand new... it makes me so god damn happy

  28. Albert Garcia

    how can anyone dislike this song...?

  29. CCONX

    People keep talking about Morrissey, but that was actually the songs original demo name (Untitled 2) off of Fight Off Your Demons.

    Hellsing

    CCONX hey you didn't post lyrics here

  30. JorgéCorona91

    It's ironic how when this song was Untitled 02 i had downloaded it saved it and titled it Brand New-1996. and never thought that it would be come the songs permenant name.

    Daily Scratchers

    That's scary

    JorgéCorona91

    Very scary. i went as far as recreating a music video and short film about this song it's taking me awhile right now to get it onto youtube because im trying to get permission from brand new before i go any further with the projects.

    lil sleepy

    very dumb

  31. Krill igram

    this band just has tact. great . since day 1

  32. sad alien

    cant wait to see them

  33. John Galt

    We kiss with one eye on our TV set, and the more I give the less I get. Needing fairground rides just to spark a smile ... there's little here to miss, bring back 1996.

  34. James Monroe

    I guess this was an accidental birthday present for me

  35. Diego Gonzalez

    You can really hear The Smith's influence on Jesse here. Good song.

  36. Scott J

    I wish they would remake Untitled 05 also!!!

  37. KayleighMorganMusic

    Adored the original of this, this one sounds eerier.

    Daily Scratchers

    listen to both together at same time

    KayleighMorganMusic

    @Daily Scratcher Ooo good idea, I'll try that

  38. david entendu

    finally these were rerecorded. (:

    Flara K

    I think they just mixed and edited the original demos!!

    david entendu

    nah, quite certain they re-recorded them actually.

    Flara K

    Hmm.. maybe, a lot sounds like the original.. maybe it's a bit of both.

    david entendu

    i can tell it's different for sure, like yeah it is the same song but they re-recorded it.

  39. Sam.

    The bass is sick in this!

  40. Tom Pickren

    Who knew this song could get even better..

  41. Start A Riot

    She was just 17. Pious and pretty, with a deadly disease...

  42. Terry Rode

    Love the drums. Love the band. Can't wait for a new album!! I hope they rework Nobody Moves. Best song on that demos cd.

    Clark Betty

    They already did. It's on the cassette.

    Terry Rode

    +Clark Betty you mean in the 2006 demos?? Yeah I know that. I was hoping for this kind of treatment for that song though.

    Clark Betty

    They did. The version on the cassette is a new reworked recording.

    Konyak0

    It is this kind of treatment. It was reworked, just like these three songs.

  43. McCormick

    I just listened to this with the 1996 Demo playing in the background at the exact same moment and it might be the most incredible thing I've ever heard.

    Nyolate dlm

    scared to try

    Boxianracer

    it was amazing

    Daily Scratchers

    Fuck time to try

    McCormick

    @Nyolate try it. plz.

  44. SureShotMushroom

    I'm so glad I ordered the vinyls before I listened; definitely worth the purchase for sure. You guys have been all I've listened to for a solid three years, and I've noticed some changes in the lyrics and intonation and I love it. Keep up with this fantastic art for the two years we have left of you. You have changed my life, and I'm sure many others too. Thank you for everything you've given us. Ps; where is the post of out of range? ;) I've always loved it, and flipped out when I saw its vinyl release. Thank you
    -a very appreciative fanboy

    Alexa Rayne

    they changed/saved my life too :) saw them this month and again in September but I'm looking forward to their next project release and final tour. I wish they'd stay together forever haha. :)

  45. Oakwood Recordings

    That's the year I was born!

    NobodySomebody

    you are making me feel old

    Daniel Henry

    NobodySomebody same year as mine, will be allowed to buy a beer in a few months.

  46. Sara Palmitessa

    wondering if they're gonna break up or something

    Creative

    They announced that they would be 'done' no 2018 a while ago

    Sara Palmitessa

    +Creative im about to cry

    MayonnaiseOreo

    I read that they're going to just be a studio band like the Beatles became after 1965. So there's a good chance they'll still make music but they probably won't tour.

  47. Untitled Untitled

    Definitely buying the vinyl. Jesus Christ I can't get enough of you guys

  48. Rj Torres

    lyric change...
    Original Leaks- How my ex girlfriend is now sleeping with her fiance...
    Reworked Demo- How my ex girlfriend would never sleep with her fiance...

    Oleg Ustimenko

    i assume they got divorced?

    Ryan Kennedy

    @Oleh Ustimenko or he wrote the lyrics about something he presumed at the time, but was wrong?

    Rye Bread

    +Ryan Kennedy its because they are lying to her. the success of the surgeries and how my ex would never! lol like the lyric change as it makes more sense but like the original's sound more.

    Daniel Gray

    Yeah thats a good catch -- theyre lying by saying the ex gf would never sleep with her fiance while shes in the hospital -- good change by Jesse, IMO

    Bang !

    Doesn't matter, we know exactly what that the lyric means... life imitating his goddamned art again.. Ill tell you, this song is fucking genius and is a punch in the gut that doesnt let me forget

  49. Mathew Richwalski

    insert millstone-replacement on 'the devil and god are raging inside me'

    Rashotcake

    I like every song from devil and God and from the leaked demos so you could literally remix and combine them in anyway possible and I would still really love the album

    Mathew Richwalski

    the beauty of interchangable parts working as a whole, although certain meaning and allegory would cease, come through more defined depending upon combinations - angst to aggression, teens to twenties

    nolan sage

    literally just meshed the two into a playlist and called it "TDAG Plus"

  50. sarah !

    shiT IM BOUTTA NUT I MISSED YOU SO MUCH BRAND NEW

    ImKs_Stamina_

    I know right no

    Daily Scratchers

    sarah is sarcastic pop the nut do itttt

    cd_rom

    *sigh*.. comments like these make me feel sad.

  51. Creative

    Yes one of my favorites off of the demos! Sounds great!

  52. Ben Marriott

    So nice to hear all the words

  53. Perrin Seelye

    These reworked demos are really fucking solid,I'm getting all the nostalgia feels now

  54. tdagarim10

    Untitled 2 :D fuck yes.

  55. Matthew Alvis

    Hearing finished versions of these songs makes you wonder if this would have been considered Brand New's best album.

    thehewguy

    Matt A dont think anything by anyone will come close to the devil and god
    hands down thee best album i have had the pleasure of getting lost in

    Nyolate

    if the demos weren't leaked in 05, we'd not have devil and god album most likely.

    TCS Gaming

    I would definitely agree and take the demo over anything they've done

    dielawn

    Idk I think Devil and God is better overall. The demo's are kind of all over the place. They work in a b-sides compilation type way but I don't think they work as a cohesive piece the way Devil and God does.

    Tyler Miller-Poet

    no sir, the devil and god still rules the entire genre

  56. Erika

    ugh this is soooo good.

  57. Vincent Smith

    I'm so glad they decided not to scrap these amazing songs.

  58. IMACKS31

    A Morrissey vibe to the new record would be the bestest.

  59. Cole Pearson

    Just picked up my 10" and ordered the 7" Mene single from PMT!

  60. goldstarrock4evr

    amazing

  61. Cory P

    morrissey jr

  62. bink h

    RELEASE THE NEW FUCKING ALBUM ALREADY!!!!

  63. adelph

    mORRISSEY

    Kara Bartley

    and thats when I found out what it was actually called

    Daily Scratchers

    They have so much better songs then this one

    Truth Virus Records

    Where have you found all this awesome Brand New trivia? I'd love to be in the know on this info!

    Andrew Maxwell

    Snobby answer lol

    Konformation07

    Andrew Maxwell Wasn't this Untitled number 2 on that unnamed collection that this album is based on?

  64. jameson jacobs

    beautiful!!!!!!