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Mad as Rabbits by Panic! at the Disco

Album: Pretty. OddReleased: 2008
  • Guitarist Ryan Ross recalled to VH1: "We wrote it one night and it was a lot slower and on acoustic guitar. I wrote some lyrics and showed [producer] Rob [Mathes]. He wasn't that excited about it and I think that just made me want to make it better. Then we sped it up and we played it for the band. Our keyboard player, a guy who tours with us named Eric, sat in on a session with us, and it just got this vibe going. I think it feels the most like the band at this point. Me and Brendon [frontman Brendon Urie].sing back and forth, everyone is doing backup vocals on it - it was definitely the most group sounding. In the last refrain the 'reinvent love' thing kind of just summed up the whole process."
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i thought this song was about a man who has it all and wants to get richer as an entrepreneur (And now he walks down miles in America, briefcase in hand)
he thought it would be easy (He took the days for pageant) which could mean he thought everything would be easy and have a beautiful turn out
he gets mad when it doesn't work out (became as mad as rabbits, with bushells of bad habbits) but he already has everything else a man could want except for money( who could ask for any more, who could have more)
Then he tries other jobs, which don't work out and he stays angry. The line "we must reinvent love" is saying he needs to stop being obsessed with money and find what true love is.
Phillip - Batesville, Ar
Ollie, I don't understand how it's degrading... I mean it's about a girl cheating on a dude, it makes sense the lyrics wouldn't be great, but I'm assuming Ryan didn't mean it to apply to the gender :D

Love this song! I heard it on FOE earlier, and when I heard Ryan's voice, it made me fall in love with Pretty. Odd. again!
Jessica - Fairfax, Va
Ellen... oh, it's you again!
Ellen, what do you mean? many of the songs on Pretty Odd are upbeat... I love this album. I was not a fan of their other albums. Especially "Lying is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have without Taking Her Clothes Off"... I'm not a feminist but this is SO degrading to women.
Ollie - Point Place, Wi
"Reinvent Love" is such a glorious lineOllie - Point Place, Wi
It didn't make sences when i first heard it buy now it does, its an awesome song that i finally get [lolz], but i love panic at the disco's music, its mad, rockin, rad and everything awesome [lolz] but it waz here in the ville [lolz... ...again]Brittany - Townsville, Australia
"Parliaments" are a brand of cigarettes.Elicia - Zanesville, Oh
the harmonies in this song are rediculous, this is probably my favorite song on pretty. odd.Alex - Pompton Plains, Nj
I'm not really a big fan of Pretty.Odd, but i think this is the best song on the album, i was glad to hear something at least a little up-beat...Ellen - Sydney, Australia
I've always felt that this song was about an insane, eccentric person who tried to make a lot of money in businesses that weren't very successful. His father was a chimeny sweep, and he eventually became part of an awful crowd.

~~Ta~~
Z - Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Wa
ryan ross said he wanted to write a song about a man who was in teh calender buisness and business was not very goodRobin - Oakville, On
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