Story Behind The Song

Though not purely autobiographical, lyricist Meyer compares the narrator's plight to "the worst in all of my relationships amalgamated into one train wreck."

Song Description

This song is sung from point of view of one under the thumb of their significant other. The relationship is fueled by codependency. It's sung from the moment of self-realization that the cycle needs to be broken. The strong visual imagery of a cattle branding serves as a potent euphemism for the emotional scarring that's taken place. Stylisitcally, the music harkens back to new romantic heroes like Talk Talk, Roxy Music, Duran, New Order, etc.; as well as the latest wave of the movement's alt-rock incarnation like The Killers, The Bravery, She Wants Revenge, Ladytron, VHS or Beta, etc.

Song Length 4:15 Genre Rock - New Wave, Rock - Alternative
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Troubled, Disturbed Subject Dysfunctional Relations, Frustration
Similar Artists A-Ha, Flock Of Seagulls Language English
Era 2000 and later


You wore a painted smile
I knew then
You?d take me for a ride

You made me walk a mile
behind you
only to be denied

Frustrated, and weighted
by all your velvet chains
My broken, unspoken infatuation

Your eyes leave a pained expression (Branded into my mind)
Your lips whisper cold confessions (Branded into my mind) Your touch leaves a bold impression (Branded into my mind) 3x

You burn your cold commands
into me
Into my flesh and pride

In shame I wear the brand
you gave me
A scar I cannot hide

addiction, this friction
It draws me closer in
Disease me then please me
to keep me wanting-

CH2 sic.

I can?t ignore
from here on the floor
what you adore

I heed your call
I beg and I crawl
set for a fall

CH 3 sic.

Lyrics Brent Meyer Music Brent Meyer/Chris Willshire
Producer Brent Meyer/Chris Willshire Publisher TBA
Performance FOLIO Label TBA


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