Behind the Sea

Album: Pretty. Odd (2008)
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  • Guitarist Ryan Ross recalled to VH1: "That was really cool. I walked in one day and these guys were talking about the song and they said, 'Why don't you try to sing this?' I sang it because it was me and Jon's (bassist Jon Walker) song, (so) I knew the song well. We did it and everyone thought it was cool. It's still one of the coolest songs on the album.

Comments: 7

  • Jon from Clinton,, IaI think that Ryan Ross wrote and sang about the people, culture and religion of Atlantis.
  • Chase from Knoxville, Swedeni don't understand his quote up there, it's like he didn't know the song and they just wanted him to sing it.
  • Clb from A Place, VaRyan Ross has one of the most amazing and unique voices I've ever heard.
  • Jamal from Cleveland, OhSo what is this song actually about?
  • Cdawg from Philadelpha, PaPANIC AT THE DISCO IS THE BEST BAND IN THE WORLD! This song is so awesome. ryan rss is soo good. its a shame he didnt get to sing in a fever you cant sweat out.
  • Jenna from Nova Scotia, CanadaI love it,me and my friend KC like the ending 'cause its really hard to sing and we end up messing up and laughing our heads off
  • Leah from Florissant, Moryan ross's voice is amazing.
    this is my favorite song on the album.
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