Pretend You Are God


This isn’t just lyrics, read the meaning of the song, and perhaps you’ll really comprehend how sad it is.

Brand New – Limousine

“K, here’s your ride.
Get your petals out and lay them in the aisle
Pretend you are God, and grow,
And that it’s your own day to wed
We have found your man.
He is drinking up.
He’s all-American, and he’ll drive
He has volunteered with grace to end your life.
We’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 pours and pours
And so, you satellite, you tidal wave,
You’re a big surprise
And I have one more night to be your mother”

Her signal was interrupted.
My baby’s frequency not strong enough
Her head in my hands and smiling.

K, we will miss you but in time you’ll get set up,
And we will write”


Hey, you beauty supreme.
Yeah, you were right about me.
But can I get myself out from underneath
This guilt that will crush me
In the choir, I saw our sad Messiah.
He was bored and tired of my laments.
He said, “I died for you one time, but never again”

Well I love you so much, but do me a favor baby and don’t reply.
Cause I can dish it out, but I can’t take it.

I’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

“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 was more than three times the legal limit in New York. He drove more than two miles north in the southbound lanes of the highway before colliding with the limousine containing the Flynn family. Both the driver of the limousine, Stan Rabinowitz, and Katie were killed instantly. Katie was decapitated and her mother held her remains as rescue workers helped the rest of the family out of the vehicle.
The lyrics in this song draw many parallels to this tragedy. The first verse is seemingly from the mother’s perspective, telling Katie to spread the petals and mentioning that she had one more night to be her mother. Some of the theories concerning the lyrics counting to seven include that seven was how old Katie was, there are seven sins, and seven is a number found throughout the Bible.”

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Misty Blue June 8, 2008 at 11:41 am

Oh my God 😐
That is the most horrible story of a drunk driving accident I have heard so far.
“Her mother held her remains”
Possibly the most terrible thing I’ve ever read/pictured…
Imagining holding my decapitated childs body.. Ahhh ugh.

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