Coming Attractions: Brandi Carlile

By Mad Dog
Published: May 22, 2012

I’ve just heard the single from "Bear Creek," Brandi Carlile’s new CD. I think ….well, judge for yourself. (Okay, I’m cheating. I’m publishing the lyrics because I think they’re that amazing. But I’m not sure I grasp the meaning. If you can deconstruct, feel free to write and school me.) The CD isn’t out until June 5, but you can pre-order from Amazon here. And if you want/need to do your homework on Brandi, go here and here.

Hang on, just hang on for a minute.
I’ve got something to say.
I’m not asking you to move on or forget it,
But these are better days.
To be wrong all along and admit it is not amazing grace.
But to be loved like a song you remember
Even when you’ve changed.
Tell me…
Did I go on a tangent?
Did I lie through my teeth?
Did I cause you to stumble on your feet?
Did I bring shame on my family?
Did it show when I was weak?
Whatever you see, that wasn’t me.
That wasn’t me, that wasn’t me.
When you’re lost you will toss every lucky coin you’ll ever trust,
And you will hide from your god like he ever turns his back on us.
Then you’ll fall all the way to the bottom and land on your own knife,
And you’ll learn who you are even if it doesn’t take your life.
But I want you to know that you’ll never be alone…I wanna believe.
Do I make myself a blessing to everyone I meet?
When you fall I will get you on your feet.
Do I spend time with my family?
Did it show when I was weak?
When that’s what you see, that will be me.
That will be me, that will be me.
That will be me.