Sic Transit Gloria... Glory Fades

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"Sic Transit Gloria...Glory Fades"
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Single by Brand New
from the album Deja Entendu
Released February 2, 2004
Format CD, DVD, 7" vinyl
Recorded 2003
Genre Alternative rock, emo, post-hardcore
Length 3:06
Label Sore Point
Producer(s) Steven Haigler
Brand New singles chronology
"The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows"
"Sic Transit Gloria...Glory Fades"
"Sowing Season"
"The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows"
"Sic Transit Gloria... Glory Fades"
"Sowing Season"
Alternative cover
DVD cover
DVD cover
Music video
"Sic Transit Gloria... Glory Fades" on YouTube

"Sic Transit Gloria...Glory Fades" is a single by American rock band Brand New from their second album Deja Entendu. "Sic Transit Gloria... Glory Fades" was released to radio on November 18, 2003.[1]

The title itself comes from the 1998 film Rushmore, "Sic transit gloria... Glory fades" being one of main character Max Fischer's most memorable lines. The full latin phrase from which this is derived is Sic transit gloria mundi (Latin: "Thus passes the glory of the world"). This phrase has its origins in Ancient Rome, is used during Papal Coronations.

The video raises parallels to two videos by the band Yellowcard, the strongest of which is the appearance of a white lamb on the door to the bar that Jesse Lacey enters. The symbol is also present on the briefcase that Ryan Key carries through the videos for "Ocean Avenue" and "Rough Landing, Holly." This is because the videos were directed by Marc Webb,[2] who used the lamb in his videos as a signature of sorts.

It was rumored that the silhouette figure during the last shot in the video is Geoff Rickly, lead singer of the band Thursday (who are from nearby New Jersey), although it was actually Todd Weinstock, guitarist for Glassjaw.

The 7" was pressed on light pink vinyl and features a demo version of the song "Jaws Theme Swimming." This demo song was recorded and mixed by Mike Sapone.

In 2013, the song was covered by American pop punk band We Are the In Crowd.

Track listing[edit]

CD Single[3]
No. Title Length
1. "Sic Transit Gloria...Glory Fades" 3:09
2. "The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows" (Acoustic) 4:09
3. "Soco Amaretto Lime" (The Moleman Remix) 4:34
No. Title Length
1. "Sic Transit Gloria...Glory Fades" (Music Video) 3:09
2. "Jaws Theme Swimming" (Demo) 4:34
3. "Photo Gallery"  
7" Single
No. Title Length
1. "Sic Transit Gloria...Glory Fades"  
2. "Jaws Theme Swimming" (Demo)  


  1. ^ "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Retrieved October 30, 2016. 
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