Behind the Sea

Album: Pretty. Odd (2008)
  • A daydream spills from my corked head
    Breaks free of my wooden neck
    Left a nod over sleeping waves
    Like bobbing bait for bathing cod
    Floating flocks of candled swans
    Slowly drift across wax ponds

    The men all played along
    To marching drums
    And boy did they have fun
    Behind the sea
    They sang (hey!)
    So our matching legs
    Are marching clocks
    And we're all too small
    To talk to God
    Yes, we're all too smart
    To talk to God

    Toast the fine folks casting silver crumbs
    To us from the dock
    Jinxed things ringing as they leak
    Through tiny cracks in the boardwalk
    Scarecrow, now it's time to hatch
    Sprouting suns and ageless daughters

    Don't you know
    Don't you know
    That those watermelon smiles
    Just can't ripen underwater
    Just can't ripen underwater

    The men all played along
    To marching drums
    And boy did they have fun
    Behind the sea
    They sang (hey!)
    So our matching legs
    Are marching clocks
    And we're all too small
    To talk to God
    Yes, we're all too smart
    To talk to God

    Oh

    Legs of wood waves, waves of wooden legs
    Waves of wooden legs
    Legs of wood waves, waves of wooden legs
    Waves of wooden legs
    Legs of wood waves, waves of wooden legs
    Waves of wooden legs
    Legs of wood waves, waves of wooden legs
    Waves of wooden legs

    OhWriter/s: BRENDON URIE, GEORGE ROSS, JONATHAN WALKER, SPENCER SMITH
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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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