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06:33 PM on 10/21/13 
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CluckyB
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Just never clicked with me

The originally version was so much better. Instead of the "and all your heroes" bit after the chorus it had a third verse that went something along the lines of:

I ain't seen my home for half a year, I miss my mother and my friends
You tell Rita that I've been praying for her troubles to finally end
And with this whole thing is over and we land in Asbury's Arms
When the bands all quite down and its just you and me in the dark
I won't say nothing cause that's how I know your heart
I won't say nothing cause that's how I know your heart

Honestly one of my favorite bits of writing Brian has ever done and its regulated to youtube clips =( I love the whole song from the "Try it on for size my darling" to the "who else can say that about you baby". But the bridge just feels so much weaker than that third verse that I still get disappointed every time I listen to it.
08:04 AM on 10/22/13 
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Deathco_019
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I think "Blue Dahlia" works great as a post-script after "National Anthem." Would still cut "Too Much Blood."

Too Much Blood was the only other song that never sat well with me on the album (the other being Desire).
09:51 AM on 10/22/13 
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CellarGhosts
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gotta agree that having a that third verse in the final cut of the song would've been nice but I still love the song regardless.
10:16 AM on 10/22/13 
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Lyrically I like that third verse but if I had to choose between it and the breakdown I'd choose breakdown every time. I think it serves the song well.
10:25 AM on 10/22/13 
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CellarGhosts
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It definitely does but it couldn't hurt to have kept the third verse in as well imo.
11:17 AM on 10/22/13 
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AP_Punk
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The '59 Scone
03:07 PM on 10/22/13 
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Haha, not bad, Trader Joe's...
08:56 AM on 10/23/13 
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AP_Punk
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Brian's Tony Sly cover track is so good. Sigh
04:07 AM on 11/29/13 
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I was actually at the show they're releasing on DVD in London, even with that I'm not sure I can be bothered to buy it. They weren't exactly firing on all cylinders that night plus 10 songs seems a bit of a rip off. They must have recorded the whole of both nights there, I don't see why it needs to be shortened.
10:19 AM on 11/30/13 
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The originally version was so much better. Instead of the "and all your heroes" bit after the chorus it had a third verse that went something along the lines of:

I ain't seen my home for half a year, I miss my mother and my friends
You tell Rita that I've been praying for her troubles to finally end
And with this whole thing is over and we land in Asbury's Arms
When the bands all quite down and its just you and me in the dark
I won't say nothing cause that's how I know your heart
I won't say nothing cause that's how I know your heart

Honestly one of my favorite bits of writing Brian has ever done and its regulated to youtube clips =( I love the whole song from the "Try it on for size my darling" to the "who else can say that about you baby". But the bridge just feels so much weaker than that third verse that I still get disappointed every time I listen to it.


Hey, would you happen to have a decent live version of Biloxi with that verse in it?
11:15 AM on 11/30/13 
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S/T
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Hey, would you happen to have a decent live version of Biloxi with that verse in it?

03:16 PM on 12/02/13 
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prefix-core
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Did a live video of Brian doing "Night on Earth" ever pop-up?
09:25 PM on 12/17/13 
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S/T
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http://www.redbullsoundselect.com/po...t-anthem-songs

Can somebody tell me if there's an actual song streaming here? I can't access it because I don't have facebook, thanks RedBull!

Edit - Nevermind, nothing new, but for those interested there are acoustic versions of Handwritten, Shes Loves You, and 45.
08:26 AM on 12/18/13 
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Circa1628
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Originally Posted by prefix-core;127515961[B
]I forgot that "Blue Dahlia" was a b-side/bonus cut for a while there, so for half of the time I owned the record? I thought it was the closer. Hah. So while I understand "National Anthem" as a closer...[/b]

I think "Blue Dahlia" works great as an ender. Shrug.


I think that National Anthem is a better closer, however the fact that Blue Dahlia didn't make the album is crazy. Brian has questioned that himself, at shows and interviews.
11:37 AM on 12/29/13 
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Brian's latest band: Molly and the Zombies






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