Nine In The Afternoon

Album: Pretty. Odd. (2008)
Charted: 13 51
  • Back to the street where we began
    Feeling as good as lovers can, you know
    Yeah we're feeling so good
    Picking up things we shouldn't read
    Looks like the end of history as we know
    It's just the end of the world
    Back to the street where we began
    Feeling as good as love, you could, you can

    Into a place where thoughts can bloom
    Into a room where it's nine in the afternoon
    And we know that it could be
    And we know that it should
    And you know that you feel it to

    'Cause it's nine in the afternoon
    And your eyes are the size of the moon
    You could 'cause you can so you do
    We're feeling so good, just the way that we do
    When it's nine in the afternoon
    Your eyes are the size of the moon
    You could 'cause you can so you do
    We're feeling so good

    Back to the street, down to our feet

    Losing the feeling of feeling unique
    Do you know what I mean?
    Back to the place where we used to say,
    "Man it feels good to feel this way"
    Now I know what I mean

    Back to the street, back to the place
    Back to the room where it all began
    Back to the room where it all began

    'Cause it's nine in the afternoon
    And your eyes are the size of the moon
    You could 'cause you can so you do
    We're feeling so good, just the way that we do
    When it's nine in the afternoon
    Your eyes are the size of the moon
    You could 'cause you can so you do
    We're feeling so good

    Just the way that we do
    When it's nine in the afternoon
    Your eyes are the size of the moon
    You could 'cause you can so you do
    We're feeling so good, just the way that we do
    When it's nine in the afternoon Writer/s: BRENDON URIE, GEORGE ROSS, JONATHAN WALKER, SPENCER SMITH
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 23

  • Nick from Las VegasUhh this song is about being high on mushrooms in the cabin they wrote this album in... I know this because at the same time my best friends band the cab were writing their album up in mt Charleston as well... everyone was at the age you start experimenting with the stronger stuff you know... every night both bands would meet at one or the others cabins and...... listen to the lyrics people...it’s Nine in the afternoon .. and your eyes are the size of the moon, “pupil dilation, and a time you’d only say if you were tripping balls because it doesn’t exists.” You’re welcome
  • Andy from Little RockDoes anyone else hear a Jeff Lynne/ELO type influence in this song? I noticed Beatle like comments, and that's purposeful by Panic, but I hear an edgier Jeff Lynne type song influence.
  • Aj from Trenton, NjI always had a feeling that they were high when they wrote this song but oh well great song!!
  • Hikaru from Ewa Beach, HiNine In The Afternoon is my favorite song when i first heard iT I was like HOLY CRAP THIS IS LIKE THE BEATLES! i love the Beatles and i think i was epic of Panic At The Disco to try and do what the Beatles did like adding classical instruments to their songs like the trumpet and violin and they did it awesome and pulled it off. but they did steal a Beatles idea. in part of the Nine In The Afternoon music video when there playin the instruments they have huge animal heads they took that idea from the I Am The Walrus by the Beatles. but its still awesome
  • Liz from Hollywood/clermont , FlOh and to the people who are saying PATD copied the Beatles. I see whatcha mean. The first time I listend to Pretty.Odd I was like "holy crap its the Beatles reincarnate. But there are a lot of differences. And I like A Fever You Can't Sweat Out btter anyway ;). U like the beatles then go for Ryros new band The Young Veins. I heard they'll have the Beatles-esque sound. Now P!ATD (as Bdon urie sed) will go back to how they were before a bit...I think
  • Liz from Hollywood/clermont , FlI jump around when I hear this song. :D makes me hyper!!!
  • Elziabeth Lela from Tukemterrie, IdThis song is about how in the first album {A Fever You Can't Sweat Out} they were concerned about being nonconformists, and now they are just being where they were, just more naturally. {Not to diss on noconformists, I'm the only vegetarian soccer player I've ever heard of}
  • Ryan from Anahola, HiThis song is on Rock Band 2 and is the only Panic at the Disco song in either Guitar Hero or Rock Band.
  • Jessica from Brookings, SdThis song is exactly like Penny Lane by The Beatles. I'm so glad someone else hears the Beatles in their music. "Back to the streets where we began" vs Penny Lane where Paul and John would meet? The trumpets are almost identical. But really, who isn't influenced by the Beatles? They could have hid it a little better on this song.
  • Casey from Lincolnton, AfghanistanThe song is about them being in a band, and their passion for music. "back to the streets were we began" means their writing a song about home, and when they first started out. Feeling as good as lovers can" DUH! lovers of music! "into a place were thoughts can bloom" get the wax out of your ears! that means their writing a song.
  • Gabanti from Your Mum, United Kingdomthis is about drugs.. think about it.. your eyes are the size of the moon and its good coz you can so you do and the fact its 9 in the afternoon which is obviously a made up place that you can go to when you are on drugs.. (:
  • James from Chicago, IlSmoke up and then listen to this song, you'll get it.

    Honestly, I can't see how people don't immediately realize this song is about being stoned out of your head. The lines don't even cleverly hide the message: "When it's nine in the afternoon, your eyes are the size of the moon," "Into a place where thoughts can bloom, into a room where it's nine in the afternoon...you know you can feel it to," and "back to the street, down to our feet, losing the feeling..."

    This crap isn't clever, it's typical stoner lyrics. They were probably in a room one afternoon, smoking and watching Dazed and Confused, and the clock on the VCR was flashing 9 because nobody bothered to set it when they came up with this song
  • Clb from A Place, VaI love how this album is so peaceful and happy! and for all the people saying that P!ATD is not uniqe and is copying the beatles, is everyone who sings peaceful music copying the beatles? come on, guys. and also, just because they're not like every band doesnt mean they're bad. Everyone accused them of being "emo and whiny" before this album, and now you're accusing them of copying another band? come on, GET A LIFE. If you dont like this band, then go comment on a band you like and do us all a favor
  • Christy from Palm Springs, Calisten to the Beatles and you will see how unoriginal these guys are although I admit this song and the album are interesting and catchy but if you know the Beatles well you can pretty much find something in every Pretty Odd song that was ripped off of them. Don't get all mad at me, and I still like Panic, and they're a hellofa lot better than most bands around today, but they nor anyone will quite match up to the masters ; )
  • Cdawg from Philadelpha, Palosing the feeling of feeling unique is my fave too. its true. but i like the emo-ish and the new one. i liked the ! but its kol with out one too. their two styles are both so different but but so great. ican listen to either album and love it.
  • James from Bedford, NsI thought that this song was about the feeling of home...
    and that uplifting feeling after getting high really fits into place with this.
  • Alex from Pompton Plains, NjI agree with Randi, "losing the feeling of feeling unique" is my favorite line of the whole song, and also right after when they sing, "do you know what i mean" and their harmonies are so tight it's awesome.
  • Hannah from Summerville, Arrly? i miss the punkier, emo p!atd
    and y the hell did they ditch the "!" ????!!!!! it was like, their little trademark :( oh well... i'll take the "!" oh, and being normal is for nerds, posers, and other profligate ppl. that being said...







    yes, i do bite! any other offending questions you'd like to ask?
  • Randi from Culpeper Killed Superman, VaI agree with Aldy. My favorite line is "Losing the feeling of feeling unique" it always makes me feel better like im not alone in feeling normal I guess? lol
  • Hailey from Madison Heights, Vai love thier new album!! i love how P@TD was able to make the transition from a sorta gloomy like band to a positive/ happier band
  • Angela from Cartersville, Gai love this song its alsome :)
  • Sunny from Pittsburgh, PaThis song, is the one that can brighten up my day when I'm feeling horrible. It just really helps to know that no matter what happens I can go home and just listen to this song over, and over, and over again and never get bored of it.

    It's an excellent song, and you can really tell that they (Panic at the Disco) are a lot happier than they were when they were younger. With this song they might have lost fans that only listened to them because they were 'hot emo boys, with angsty creative lyrics' but the lyrics are still creative a witty they are just now more light-hearted and I really appreciate it.
  • Aldy from Posadas, ArgentinaI REALLY LIKE THE SONG IT'S HAPPY BUT I'M NOT SURE I NOW WHAT EVERY LINE MEANS
see more comments

Editor's Picks

John ParrSongwriter Interviews

John tells the "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" story and explains why he disappeared for so long.

Amanda PalmerSongwriter Interviews

Call us crazy, but we like it when an artist comes around who doesn't mesh with the status quo.

Randy NewmanSongwriting Legends In Their Own Words

Newman makes it look easy these days, but in this 1974 interview, he reveals the paranoia and pressures that made him yearn for his old 9-5 job.

Five Rockers Who Rolled With The DevilSong Writing

Just how much did these monsters of rock dabble in the occult?

Lip-Synch RebelsSong Writing

What happens when Kurt Cobain, Iron Maiden and Johnny Lydon are told to lip-synch? Some hilarious "performances."

Tom Johnston from The Doobie BrothersSongwriter Interviews

The Doobies guitarist and lead singer, Tom wrote the classics "Listen To The Music," "Long Train Runnin'" and "China Grove."