Brand New - At The Bottom Lyrics

I watched you throw out your bouquet
Now i think about you everyday
I'm alone now in my bed

And there's a lake
And at the bottom you'll find all my friends
They don't swim cause they're all dead
We never are what we intend, or invent

'Cause I make little lies and then I pull them apart
Think something dark's living down in my heart
And if I wanted to die before I got old
I should've started some years ago digging that hole

Well, I carry this box to the proper place
And when I lower it down I let you fade away
I hope that you would do this for me
Well, I'd serve you drugs on a silver plate
If I thought it would help you get away
I hope that you would do this for me

A deer that a hunter shot in the heart
Some dogs that got hit by cars
All came to spill their guts

And we spoke
About the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
And which psalms we had loved the most
And then we all turned to dirt and dust

Some men die under the mountain just looking for gold
Some die looking for a hand to hold

Well, I carry this box to its proper place
And when I lower it down I let you fade away
I hope that you would do this for me
Well, I'd serve you drugs on a silver plate
If I thought it would help you get away
I hope that you would do this for me

I stole bricks from the dam almost every day
Now I'm drowning in the flood I've made
Who'll explain myself to me on the other side
I'm gonna want some answers when I die.

Well, I carry this box to the proper place
And when I lower it down
I let you fade away
I hope that you would do this for me
Well, I'd serve you drugs on a silver plate
If I thought it would help you get away
I hope that you would do this for me

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Brand New At The Bottom Comments
  1. SlimyShellos

    Just heard this for the first time. I love it

  2. Ryan Oswald

    Jesse is such a great song writer

  3. ds harper

    Still an awesome song!

  4. W_A_B_B_I_T

    Heavy modest mouse vibes

  5. Brandon Fitzsimmons

    Who makes a dam outta bricks?

    "Think there's something dark living down in my heart." Now if that's not some refreshing humility for this self-righteous age of outrage...

  6. Lovely Zushi

    10 years and only 495k views? Wow, this song is so underated. It deserves better.

  7. jords

    "some die looking for a hand to hold" i really hate hearing this line, it triggers something bad in me that i dont even want to mention..

  8. Viola Nelli

    This song digs a hole in your heart

    Kris Frederick

    Please stop asking for dates. Of course this digs deep dear.

    Christian Baltaian

    2019 duh.

    Kris Frederick

    @Sara Smiles That was beautiful and passionate. I appreciate it, but I'm on your side. I just think some people say that to get "likes" and I feel that's silly. That's all, not taking anything away from anyone, take care

    Mason Patterson

    Thought I was the only one lol

  9. Aeden Morrell

    2019 anyone?

  10. Kyle D

    If you keep in mind everything that has come to light about Jesse Lacey with his personal struggles and past Behavior this song eerily begins to look like a confession and a cry for help and I'll explain why when he says we are not what we intend or invent because I make little lies and then I tear them apart I think something dark is living down in my heart and when he says a deer a hunter shot in the heart some dogs they got hit by cars come to spill their guts and we spoke about the father Son and Holy Ghost and which songs we love the most and watch them turn to dirt and dust seems to me he's talking about his struggles and his past Behavior and the second part where he talks about the animals in the Holy Ghost he's talking about spilling his guts and therapy in contemplating his spirituality and finding God or coming to terms with what he's done a lot of his songs could be looked at differently and have a deeper or double meaning I think he was struggling a lot more than I would have realized until I looked and listened and re-evaluated his lyrics

  11. Last Light

    These guys really were the shit

  12. Nevada Giles

    I hope that you would do this for me.

  13. Zinacious Z

    I'm still hooked on this song!

  14. Emre Tutsak

    from Radiotunes

  15. My Chemical Republican

    This is one of the greatest songs ever

  16. stoenchu122

    Old gold

  17. Casie Wojciak

    The guitar at the begining of this song gives me emotions lol

  18. emilyrl

    On January 24 2018 I learned that I have a brother.
    I don't want another brother.

    I just want my brother back.

  19. We Remotely Low

    I like this album a lot more than The Devil and God, honestly.

    Brandon Fitzsimmons

    That's high praise

  20. Aislinn Kerr

    Story time:
    Okay so I don't know many Brand New songs, but I absolutely love the hook to Sowing Seasons.
    Anyway, I saw some graffiti last time I was in Bristol that says "Some die looking for a hand to hold" and it struck deep and stayed with me. I decided to google it randomly just now whilst listening to Sowing Seasons on a playlist.

    Ty Godfrey

    Thats awesome

    Last Light

    Story time is so cringe

  21. louis malinak

    Some men die under the mountain just lookin for gold, some die lookin for hand to hold....

    Christian Baltaian

    So true though

  22. deretla

    1 of 2 bands that I will actually go buy every album that comes out

  23. Andrew Martin

    Like Brand New?
    Make sure to check out La Dispute

    Jesse Lopez

    Andrew Martin La Dispute is amazing as well but they make me wanna kill myself lmao

  24. Daniel Cuadra

    wat is the meaning of this song?

  25. Shanebagel


  26. TransgenderAceWithTheGayestOfGrace

    Just ughhhh this song is beautifullll

  27. Kris Gibson

    When this is the last song you chose to listen to before you get on the bus headed to basic training

    Daniel Daniels

    I remember listening to this on my cellphone in the St John's airport bathroom, no headphones


    @black spring do your research. Communism has killed 150milllion + over the years. Not saying I support the army(in any country not just America) but also keep in mind that most of the people joining are just poor and want security for themselves and their family. The ones who join to be killers should be drowned in a pool of piss but don't generalize because that's the root of a lot of problems in our day and age.

    black spring

    @seven im not a communist. Im an anarchist.

    William Meakins

    When you question your terrible life choices you mean?

  28. Scott Goulet

    Great song. I love this band. #IndieRaps

  29. Gio

    Something about the melody at the start of the song reminds me of Pearl Jam, dunno why

    Snar Snarf

    Straight up Modest Mouse tho.


    me and my sister LOVE THIS SONG

  31. John Gillenwalters

    Brand New and Tool = my dark music


    wonderful choices. although for me, they each provide a distinct, yet perfect blend of dark and light<33

    Aislinn Kerr

    Tbh only just getting into Brand New even though I've known a song or two for years,but Tool?
    You just gave me incentive to continue listening.


    Arguably my two favorite bands. Brand New is definitely darker, for better or worse. Tool has the same raw, visceral pain but supplements it with a spirituality.

    Jennifer Cutler

    HOLY FUCK, you're, like, my musical soulmate...

  32. GetBusyLivin' 88'

    What a good jam

  33. tannerin

    Emo Modest Mouse?

    Drew Janes

    early modest mouse was pretty emo sounding- but i definitely hear what you're saying

  34. Kristan Dagley

    I hope that someone would do these things for me...

  35. Mason Steward

    Truly the only band that actually gets better with time. So awesome

    The HeadBanger

    They aren’t the only band that gets better with time haven’t you ever heard of august burns red?


    R A D I O H E A D

    Last Light

    The only band he says

  36. BonoLightier

    I also love Brand New, little fox! Good to know.


    @Christopher Ogden Thank you!

  37. Todd Parkinson

    What is good about Brand New is they got better with every album. Bands like Fallout Boy had an original sound at first and then produced trendy mainstream crap. Brand New started kind of Poppy and then transitioned into a unique/amazing/dark, but in a good way band. Love Brand New!

    Myotic Tesseract

    Like Radiohead~

    Sarah Rachel

    I totally agree man, I had a serious fall out boy phase back in the from under the Cork tree days and their bside albums is one of my favorite albums of all time. I swear brand new has never had ONE bad song. and I can't say that about any other band.

  38. velliebellie


  39. Jacob

    Thanks for the HD upload.

  40. PotatoPivot

    so fucking good

    Reuben Newman

    Rise Against profile picture?FUCK YEAH


    +Venomous Watermelon
    Generic grinning watermelon profile picture!
    Hells yes!

  41. Reed Lobbestael

    it says "I'm slowly bringing you down from the Heavenly gates. Now I'm drowning in the flood I've made. Well explain myself to me on the other side. I'll watch from Heaven when I die."
    Is actually CORRECT LYRICS:
    "I stole bricks from the dam almost every day,
    Now I'm drowning in the flood I've made.
    Well explain myself to me on the other side,
    Cause I'll want some answers when I die."

    Joseph F

    +Reed Lobbestael Thank god those are the right lyrics, the OP's lyrics blow

  42. Pagan Baby

    I stole bricks from the dam almost every day, now im drowning in the flood ive made

  43. MalinaZwm Zwm

    Powiem ze Super Nutka ;)

  44. AaronWebbWillBeRich696969

    It's "lives" not lies. Listen to it acoustic.


    Also "psalms" not songs.

  45. Marcell Demeter

    5 people don't appreciate Brand New.

    Robert Goldman

    Marcell Demeter 40


    Always criticizing the smiths

    Sean Kennedy

    And one of them is always the mixtape chick

  46. Bill Waggoner

    i use to shot heroin and nood off to this song. goodtimes...

    Joshua Hawkins



    +Bill Waggoner . same. 3 years clean now, song sounds a lot better

    Christian Baltaian

    same bro same

    d rodriguez

    I was beyond that already, but i cant get ahold of what i need to move forward

  47. John Gallione

    Your Favorite Weapon is completely a pop punk record.

    My Chemical Republican

    It's great though

    Dan Oratio

    yeah that was the thing at the time. seems weird with their current discography but in high school it was the shit

  48. Josh Meakin

    musically theyre hugely inspired by hardcore music. They started off musical careers in hardcore bands before Brand New. I hear a lot of hardcore elements in their music.. maybe not this song so much but still...

  49. The Real Realist

    This is so fucking good.. ._.

  50. Ryan Paul

    Modest Mouse + Radiohead(ish)

  51. steve Y

    can some people help me out here, does anyone know the meaning to all the lyrics to this song? like a pretty accurate one'

  52. TinyFriedEggs

    TDAGARIM and Daisy are my favorite albums from Brand New they are so good

  53. Agpgtetetgp

    If you don't know you think this is a Blue October song

  54. Hindsight

    How in anyway is brand new an emo band? or in anyway related to hardcore? None of there songs sound even remotely like hardcore.

  55. Biffy Callbutt

    Everyone needs to stop arguing, get over themselves and appreciate perfection.

    Chris Robbins

    true that

  56. Hindsight

    Please do not compare this band to the emo genre. Different things, emo fashion and music deserves to disappear into obscurity with all the other lame fads.

  57. Twig Inthewind

    Yet another great band I've missed in my life.;) Very impressive.

  58. Rob Campbell

    I don't understand the hate this album gets. I think it's brilliant. It's essentially TDAGARIM continued, but more like "The Devil Is Winning," which makes it sound really bad ass. I love the way Jesse screams throughout the album.

  59. Shannon Wolfe

    I seriously overlooked this whole album when I bought it years ago. I thought it was good but I was all about The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me... anyways I found Daisy in my cd collection and I've had it playing in my car stereo for 3 months now! Actually obsessed. and this song is perfection.

  60. Contrariwise37

    Wow, it really is impossible for them to write a bad song

  61. LetsGetHighOnMorris

    No, you go fuck yourself.

    nah just kiddin' man, no hostility here. but seriously, they are emo. not the kind like asking alexandria, which is probably what you're thinking of.

  62. stuff8390

    standout song from my first listen through

  63. tommy thomasberg

    goosebumps and feels, goosebumps and feels

  64. Kyle Arson

    It's only like that in the demo version

  65. Marc D

    i think he means bands like bon jovi, def leppard, etc., which are considered hair metal, not metallica or iron maiden, etc., which id consider heavy metal

  66. mark melnick

    I'm slowly bringing you down from the Heavenly gates < should be... well i stole bricks from the damn almost every day

  67. Sarah Padrick

    'Some die looking for a hand to hold' <3

  68. nonpoint666rocks

    Respect things man, metal hasn't done anything to you, not in the 80s nor now, its just some type of music way better than pop, rythm and blues or reggeaton because at least its composed by the people who play it and they can actually play instruments, and in many cases with huge skills. So if you don't like it great for you but that doesn't make it crap.

  69. CoCaFanboy

    This the first song i've ever heard from these and i like this pretty much! I just have to ask if you really think these guys are musically "more than gods"? It maybe i haven't listened these guys or you and i have different picture about being "musically gods". For instance i think The Mars Volta are musically gods. If you haven't listened to their music, i recommend a song called "Tetragrammaton".

  70. Violetsmilexo

    Nice job, Dad!!

  71. crunchNASTY0024

    this song is every mistake you cant get away from. it's hard to put that kind of feeling in music.

  72. LetsGetHighOnMorris

    Brand New and Modest Mouse are my favorite bands.

    william prichard

    LetsGetHighOnMorris I saw them live together in 2016

  73. Hero&Jelly

    He doesn't want to be recognized, not arguing with you just tell you he said it himself also plus it is better this way only unique people get to here music of a band that hasn't sold out :)

  74. The Greenestboi

    what does this song mean?

  75. hipstersarereal

    "No faith in my generation" sob story. This band is huge. In the scope of things, no...but in the world of alternative, emo, and pop-punk. They are huge. Also each generation listens to crap. In the '80s it was hair metal, etc.

  76. reeves carbone

    Crap! Listen to Kelly Clarkson she's talented! Buy Kelly Clarkson - Greatest Hits: Chapter 1

  77. Amber Haberl

    I want to know how you can dislike this song. The best band around. Period.

  78. Toga Master

    awesome, haven't seen good music in a while got caught up in the popularity of rap, its hard for teenagers to find good music,

  79. Chene Scott

    I keep repeating this song over and over. it just became my favorite Brand New song at the moment. I love this band.

  80. Setting Sunrise

    actually Jesse stated looking back he's not into daisy so much. And that if they put out another record it will be the evolution after deja.

  81. Mike Hintz

    Lol, I agree with your comment.

  82. I Love Your Nipples

    i found them thanks to tumblr, someone posted there 'in a jar'. now i'm in love with this band

    Brandon Fitzsimmons

    Wow. They won you over with their worst song. Now that's a damn fine band.

  83. LetsGetHighOnMorris

    Some men die under the mountain just looking for gold
    Some die looking for a hand to hold

  84. Adrianna Meyer

    Could not have said it any better.
    And Jesse's voice...

  85. gnpv

    Heres one, just delete the spaces. extre men onch alance .com / pos t/ 29055 8 27 33 4 /brandnewinterview

  86. gnpv

    Listen to his recent interviews. He didnt write the full album. Vin wrote most of the album. Jesse just did vocals. I dont know about playing the songs live but he said doesnt like hearing the songs cause they are exhausting

  87. infearandfaiith

    They said it's an album that they enjoy playing live, and Jesse wrote a lot of Daisy

  88. gnpv

    He didn't exactly say he didn't like it. He said listening to it is "Exhausting"

  89. Sarah Robinson

    word?????????? lol

  90. aburnxingexample14

    Best band of my generation.

  91. evan yancey

    Ahhh, that beginning.

  92. Real Daily Media

    yeah man if you listen to all their albums they really progress from like pop punk to folky and its all good too

  93. Sarah Robinson

    I come to this song time and time again when Im feeling low. Reminds me of last year when I would stare at the Tay and think of those that just gave up. Real Music Makes You Think Feel

  94. GogoYubari

    THIS... this is the best