Northern Downpour

Album: Pretty. Odd (2008)

Songfacts®:

  • Guitarist Ryan Ross told VH1: This is definitely the most stripped down song in the sense that we want it to be all about the lyric and the melody. Jon (bassist Jon Walker) wrote the melody for the verse and I loved it, Spence (drummer Spencer Smith) loved it also, and (Jon) kept wanting to change it so I wrote the lyrics really quickly so he couldn't change it."
  • Ross said to Rolling Stone, April 3, 2008: "It was about touring and girlfriends and love and everything that's been important to us in the past few years. There's a line in the song that goes, 'I know the world's a broken bone, but melt your headaches, call it home.' I told Brendon (Urie, lead singer) to pay special attention to that line."

Comments: 10

  • Roisin from Somerset, England*"Behind The Sea"
    I'm not even sure what happened there :/
  • Roisin from Somerset, EnglandThe second voice that come in on this track is Ryan Ross; it starts out as unison, then Brendon switches to the higher harmony while Ryan takes the low notes. He also sings on "Mad As Rabbits" and takes lead on the track "Behind Us" - both of which are awesome. This song is one of my favourites by Panic fullstop, and definitely my favourite on Pretty. Odd.
  • Aj from Trenton, Nj"northern downpour sends it's love" love that line
  • Martha from New York, NyLove this song. It's the only song that can put me to sleap at night
  • Carrie from Timaru, New ZealandThe other voice at 2:30 is Ryan Ross.
  • Matt from Michigan City, InQuick question, at about 2:30 into the song there seems to be a change in the voice of the singer which I'm assuming is a guest vocal...To me this sounds nearly identical to Anthony Raneri of Bayside, any ideas if this is the case???
  • Celine from K. Belait, Brunei DarussalamI love this song and the video clip. Totally awesome!!
  • Brittany from Townsville, AustraliaI love this song so much that I'm learnin how to play it on guitar. Its an awsome song, its so awsome that i had this song stuck in my mind for like 1 to 2 week(s)!!!
  • Z from Somewhere Over The Rainbow, WaIt's a great song. It is a very cute little love song with a sort-of 'Wizard of Oz' reference (You clicked your heels and wished for me).
  • Alex from Pompton Plains, Njthis is my favorite song on pretty. odd., along with mad as rabbits. but this one is so different from their past work, and it just shows what a great band they are to make this transition.
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