London Beckoned Songs About Money Written By Machines

Album: A Fever You Can't Sweat Out (2005)


  • The lyrics: "Just for the record, the weather today is slightly sarcastic with a good chance of:
    A. Indifference or
    B. Disinterest in what the critics say"
    is a quote from the book by Chuck Palahniuk Diary. Its one of the returning themes he uses during the book, when the main character discovers things or is at a poignant point in the story. It seems as though Panic At The Disco use a lot of Palahniuk ideas ("Time To Dance"). This is another case of them using his books for inspiration, only this particular book is much less popular. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Chris - Philadelphia, PA
  • The title is a quote from the Douglas Coupland book Shampoo Planet: "Extremely torrid tunage from London beckoned songs about money written by machines." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    nidhi - Mumbai, India
  • The song deals with the band's struggle for acceptance. The lyrics, "Or shrug us off your shoulders, don't approve a single word that we wrote" portrays to how if they weren't good enough they would be forgotten and they wouldn't have had an album at all. Despite their quick success, the band had to work hard for it. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Sydney - Cincinnati, OH

Comments: 12

  • Ahwa from Glasgow, United KingdomNowadays, everything is based on image so hardly anybody cares about the meanings of songs anymore and music as a whole is losing its original purpose.

    "Well we're just a wet dream from a webzine. Make us hip, make us it, make us scene"
    ~ They won't be regarded as 'popular' if they don't have the right image or style, but Panic! don't care because it also says "it's time for us to take a chance" so it's time for them to be different no matter what the critics say.
  • Justin from Covina, Ca@John: Because it's AWESOME. :P
  • Maddie from Albuquerque, Nmwow i totally love this song it iso beyond amazing
  • Ali from Wine, Cawell...wet dreams dont really mean anything about looks.
  • Katy from Austin, TxChorus:

    "Panic! meet the press!
    It's time for us to take a chance
    It's time for us to take a chance

    Panic! meet the press!
    It's time for us to take a chance
    It's time for us!

    Well we're just a wet dream for the webzine,
    Make us it, make us hip, make us scene
    Or shrug us off your shoulders
    Don't approve a single word that we wrote"

    [I think it's saying something about their publicity. 'Panic! meet the press' is like saying interviews, concert talkshows etc etc. 'It's time for us to take a chance' meets they should just go and "take a chance". "Wet dream through the webzine" I think they're saying something like about their looks in the media or something. "Make us it, make us hip, make us scene" i think it means asking the media to spread their popularity. And I think the rest is saying if you don't like us then just leave us alone or something like that...well kind of confusing but i can't explain things well so yeah...]
  • Sammy from Leicester, Englandi really love the crazy frog its the best!
  • John from Mountain Lakes, Njwhat's up with all of P!@TD's extremely long song names?
  • Raquel from Harlem, NyI agree with Chris, I've noticed that P!@TD quotes Chuck Palaniuk religiously in their songs.
    ("Time To Dance" is practically based on the first chapter of his book, Invisible Monsters. Also, "The Only Difference Between Suicide and Martyrdom Is Press Coverage" is a quote from Palaniuk's book, Survivor.) They're hella good books, and hella good songs.
  • K from Las Vegas, NvLooks like London got the songs written by machines part they wanted...

    so mechanical and robotic...
  • Tyna from La Crescenta, CaThe lyrics "stop stalling, make a name for yourself, boy you better put that pen to paper, charm your way out. If you talk you better walk, you better back your **** up with more than good hooks while you're all under the gun"
    Are actually directed towards Brandon Flowers of The Killers, who has an ongoing dislike...thing... with Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, and if it wasn't for Pete, we'd probably not know of Panic! at the Disco right now. Connection forming in your mind?
  • Vicky from Cincinnati, OhJust to remind the critics who gave them bad reviews that they don't give a sh*t . . .
  • Melissa from Toledo, OhI love this song. Panic! is amaizing and has really great and fun songs.
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