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Brand New - Limousine

This song is about the death of 7-year old Katie Flynn. Hours before her death, Katie was the flower girl at her aunt’s wedding, spreading petals down the aisle. As they left the wedding, they all got into a limousine and headed home. Martin Heidgen, 25, had had at least 14 drinks that night and his blood alcohol content (0.28) was more than three times the legal limit in New York (0.08). He drove more than two miles north in the southbound lane containing the Flynn family. Both the driver of the limousine, Stanley Rabinowitz, and Katie were killed instantly. Katie was decapitated and her mother held her head as rescue workers helped the rest of the family out of the vehicle.

The first verse is the perspective of Katie’s mother Jennifer, which echoes the memories of Katie loving that day in July as if it were her own wedding and referring to Heidgen as the man who has volunteered to end Katie’s life:

K, it’s your ride.

Get your petals out and lay them in the aisle

Pretend your garden grows and it’s your day to wed

We found your man, he’s drinking up, he’s all-american

And he’ll drive

He’s volunteered with grace to end your life

He’ll tidy up

It’s sad to hold, but leave your shell to us

You explode

You firefly, you tiny boat with oars

Feather oars. the world tilts back and poison pours

And so, you satellite

You’re a tidal wave, you’re a big surprise

And I’ve one more night to be your mother

The signal interrupted

My baby’s frequency not strong enough

Remain in my hands and smile

We will miss you but in time you’ll get set up

And we will write

The second verse was written in the perspective of the  drunk driver as feeling guilty and useless. One of my favorite lines in this verse is when he says that he sees Jesus in the choir who tells him that he already died for his sins and refuses to do it again. Jesse Lacey (the songwriter/front man of the band) nails the feeling of guilt, forgiveness and regret perfectly in that verse. Jesus represents a betrayed forgiveness:  going out your way to defend someone or give them a second chance and they end up using that opportunity to let you down instead. You become too tired of the many chances given and you refuse to give anymore. The guilt in the verse is obvious, I mean what hurts more than realizing that you have no one left in your corner not even your own “God” would want to be bothered with you. Regret is on both sides, the driver for what he’s done and Jesus for whatever he forgave.

A beauty supreme, yeah you were right about me,
But can I get myself out from underneath this guilt that will crush me,
And in the choir I saw a sad messiah,
He was bored and tired of my laments,
Said, “I died for you one time but never again.”

(never again)

The lyrics count up to seven, the age Katie was when she was killed. These lines, delivered from the point of view of Katie’s mother, are all about grief. If Katie could “reply”, it would only augment the pain of her mother’s loss. 


[2x]
Well I love you so much, but do me a favor baby, don’t reply.
Because I can dish it out, but I can’t take it.

(never again)
One’ll love you so much, but do me a favor baby, don’t reply.
Because I can dish it out, but I can’t take it.

(never again)
Two’ll love you so much, but do me a favor baby, don’t reply.
Because I can dish it out, but I can’t take it.

(never again)
Three’ll love you so much, but do me a favor, baby don’t reply.
Because I can dish it out, but I can’t take it.

(never again)
Four’ll love you so much, but do me a favor, baby don’t reply.
Because I can dish it out, but I can’t take it.

(never again)
Five’ll will love you so much, but do me a favor, baby don’t reply,
Because I can dish it out, but I can’t take it.

(never again)
Six’ll love you so much, but do me a favor, baby don’t reply.
Because I can dish it out, but I can’t take it.

(never again)
Seven loves you so much, but do me a favor, baby don’t reply.
Because I can dish it out, but I can’t take it.

(never again)
I said loved you so much, but do me a favor, baby don’t reply.
Because I can dish it out, but I can’t take it.

Towards the end of the song, is the voice of Katie, who Jesse portrayed as being the one who should be happy not having to deal with the loss of anyone she loves or having to actually get married and be with someone til death do them part:

[In background:]

We’ll never have to buy adjacent plots of earth
We’ll never have to rot together underneath dirt
I’ll never have to lose my baby in the crowd
I should be laughing right now

brutalgeneration:

The TFH Vault™ || Even more from the vault. It’s fun going through old shots and all but I haven’t mentioned this yet… I’ve actually upgraded from my iPhone 4S to an iPhone 5 and haven’t gotten a chance to get out to play with it! Soon… (by tylerforesthauser)

brutalgeneration:

Stick To Your Guns (by Marion Mirou-Sirot)

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zaininomega:

I fucking loved this show.

True facts: Jim Henson studios used Dinosaurs as a platform on which they presented real world issues like sexual harassment and homophobia, which at the time (early 90’s) wasn’t really done on TV. They were challenged about it multiple times, but always got away with it by playing dumb with the censors by saying “it doesn’t mean anything, they’re dinosaurs” when it totally meant everything.

Also: that dinosaur at one point is featured in an episode where she and her friends decided to watch football and see why their husbands liked it so much and they decided to keep watching it for the butts.

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magicalnaturetour:

(via 500px / Relaxation by Zoran Milutinovic) ~ Sweet Dreams beautiful friends ♥

serpentines-fires:

Photography By Arkadiy Kozlovskiy.

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