(F--- A) Silver Lining

Album: Pray For the Wicked (2018)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • This upbeat, horn-blasted jam is a love letter to ambition. Frontman Brendon Urie told Q magazine: "That song, for me, it's about nothing ever been good enough, never been able to be content. I like to stay hungry. It keeps it exciting."
  • The beginning of this song ("To the old, and to the new, we rededicate this song to you") is a sample of "Oh What A Nite," a 1956 hit for the vocal group The Dells.
  • "(F--- A) Silver Lining" is the opening track on the sixth Panic! At The Disco album, Pray For The Wicked, by this time, the band was a Brendon Urie solo project, so he got a lot of help from outside writers and producers. Morgan Kibby, who records as White Sea, wrote this one with Urie along with the track's producers, Scott Chesak and Jake Sinclair. Johnny Funches and Marvin Junior of The Dells, who wrote "Oh What A Nite," are also credited as writers.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Women Who Rock

Women Who RockSong Writing

Evelyn McDonnell, editor of the book Women Who Rock, on why the Supremes are just as important as Bob Dylan.

Dave Mason

Dave MasonSongwriter Interviews

Dave reveals the inspiration for "Feelin' Alright" and explains how the first song he ever wrote became the biggest hit for his band Traffic.

Timothy B. Schmit

Timothy B. SchmitSongwriter Interviews

The longtime Eagle talks about soaring back to his solo career, and what he learned about songwriting in the group.

Martyn Ware of Heaven 17

Martyn Ware of Heaven 17Songwriter Interviews

Martyn talks about producing Tina Turner, some Heaven 17 hits, and his work with the British Electric Foundation.

Jello Biafra

Jello BiafraSongwriter Interviews

The former Dead Kennedys frontman on the past, present and future of the band, what music makes us "pliant and stupid," and what he learned from Alice Cooper.

Laura Nyro

Laura NyroSongwriting Legends In Their Own Words

Laura Nyro talks about her complex, emotionally rich songwriting and how she supports women's culture through her art.