Brand New-Picasso 
Pablo Picasso 'Guernica' 1937 (3,49 x 7,76)

Guernica

Brand New

Ever since I was young
your word is the word that always won.
Worry and wake the ones you love.
A phone call I'd rather not receive.
Please use my body while I sleep.
My lungs are fresh and yours to keep,
Kept clean and they will let you breathe.

Is this the way a toy feels when its batteries run dry?
I am the watch you always wear but you forget to wind.

Nobody plans to be half a world away at times like these,
So I sat alone and waited out the night.
The best part of what has happened was
the part I must have missed.
So I'm asking you to shine it on and stick around.
I'm not writing my goodbyes.

I submit no excuse.
If this is what I have to do
I owe you every day I wake.
If I could I would shrink myself
Sink through your skin to your blood cells
remove whatever makes you hurt
but I am too weak to be your cure.

Is this the way a toy feels when its batteries run dry?
I am the watch you always wear but you forget to wind.

Nobody plans to be half a world away at times like these,
so I sat alone and waited out the night.
The best part of what has happened was
the part I must have missed.
So I'm asking you to shine it on and stick around.
I'm not writing my goodbyes.

I'm not letting you check out.
You will beat this starting now
And you will always be around.
I'm there to monitor your breathing
I will watch you while you're sleeping.
I will keep you safe and sound.

Does anybody remember back when you were very young.
Did you ever think that you would be this blessed?

Nobody plans to be half a world away at times like these,
so I sat alone and waited out the night.
The best part of what has happened was
the part I must have missed.
So I'm asking you to shine it on and stick around.
I'm not writing my goodbyes.

The Stone Roses, Brand New en Manic Street Preachers, hebben alle drie een song opgenomen met de titel Guernica. Hoewel dit uit de tekst niet altijd even duidelijk blijkt moeten zij hierbij m.i. toch het kunstwerk van Picasso in gedachten gehad hebben. Wat mij betreft in ieder geval een aanwijzing om nog eens verder te zoeken naar songteksten n.a.v. beeldende kunst.

Brand New:
Brand New is an American rock band from Long Island, New York.  Formed in 2000, the band currently consists of vocalist/guitarist/lyricist Jesse Lacey, guitarist/vocalist/lyricist Vincent Accardi, bassist Garrett Tierney, drummer Brian Lane, and guitarist/keyboardist Derrick Sherman.
In the late 1990s, Jesse Lacey, Garrett Tierney, and Brian Lane were all members of the band The Rookie Lot. They eventually split off from the other members of the group, and in 2000 formed Brand New in Merrick, New York. The band signed to Triple Crown Records and in 2001 released their debut studio album, Your Favorite Weapon. Their second album, Deja Entendu, was released in 2003 and marked a stylistic change for the band. The album's first two singles, "The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows" and "Sic Transit Gloria... Glory Fades", both received airplay on MTV2 and Fuse TV, entering the top 40 on the United Kingdom Singles Chart. Deja Entendu was eventually certified gold in the United States.
Brand New moved to Interscope Records and released The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me in 2006. "Jesus Christ" became their highest charting single in the US, peaking at number 30 on the Alternative Songs chart. In March 2008, the band started their own record label, named Procrastinate! Music Traitors. Their fourth album, Daisy, was released in 2009 and became their highest charting album in the US, reaching number six on the Billboard 200.
Brand New are most often described as alternative rock, indie, and emo, having began as a punk band before developing their sound. The band share a strong interest in a wide variety of bands, from classic rock such as The Beach Boys, Squeeze and The Cars, to more contemporary acts such as Lifetime, Foo Fighters, Sunny Day Real Estate, Neutral Milk Hotel and Radiohead. Frontman Jesse Lacey is also known for his fondness of The Smiths and Morrissey.