Panic! At The Disco: Intermission Meaning
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Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to continue our broadcast of dance music. We continue now with our piano interlude.
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Jul 27th 2006 report
The whole cd was written in two parts. The first half is all futuristic with synthesisers and stuff. The second half is all nostalgic with vaudvillian piano. The intermission, if you listen to what going on, they're playing tecnho music first and then we hear a radio sound and he says "due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to continue our broadcast of dance music. We continue now with our piano interlude". This brings us to a vaudevillian piano song. This acts as a change thingy for the whole cd.
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:anonymous Jul 29th 2006 report
My god people. Y'all are so over thinking this whole thing. It's called an intermission, so it seperates parts. And if you listen to what he says, then you know why it's there.
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:anonymous Aug 16th 2006 report
There is an intermission because according to fueled by ramen records Panic! At the Disco decided to have half the CD's songs technoish and the other half a little more old fashioned so as to seem different and so all the songs happen to not be the same and "intermission" is the seperation between the two clashing styles of music.
anonymous Mar 2nd 2021 report
So bare with me on this interpretation but I think this song is more of a metaphor. So Intermission is in the middle of the album right? Maybe Ryan Ross was trying to say something in his life was stopped or interfered with. It goes from techno to some piano. These are two very different things so something changed dramatically with little warning or he ignored the warnings. At first I thought it was put there for fun but it had to have more meaning then that.
anonymous Aug 1st 2013 report
I think that they are not just changing the type of music on the album but theig sound in general.
anonymous Jun 28th 2009 report
If you listen to what he is saying in the middle, it is a direct quote from the early radio show, "War of the Worlds". He is merely transitioning from one part to another, one that is more dramatic, hence the "Intermission".
anonymous Aug 6th 2008 report
Intermission means a break in the music where you go to the lobby and get snacks like hot dogs and a cola.
anonymous Apr 30th 2008 report
This 'song' is just an INTERMISSION! PATD put this in to ease the transfer from their more techno half of the record, to the more traditional and pianoesque type of music. The guy says "ladies and gentleman, due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to continue our broadcast of dance music. we shall continue with our piano interlude". I think that pretty much explains it, they are turning of the dance music and putting on some prettier music. :)
anonymous Jan 13th 2008 report
For those of you wondering why people are pondering the meaning of "intermission":
Intermissions are usually used for old movies where you could get up and go to the bathroom or whatever but this is a cd so why do they need it? and that is what people are trying to figure out.
anonymous Nov 26th 2007 report
The intermission on this album is dividing it into two halves. Thee band didn't want to write an album consisting entirely of the same songs, so they split it into 2 parts. The first is an electronic new age, synthesized, digitally enhanced version whereas the second half has old school piano, organs, banjo and other misc. Instruments which rarely occur in records nowadays. Panic! did this well.
anonymous Oct 20th 2007 report
All of the songs tell a different story and P!atd didn't write enough songs in time. It's common sense. Thats why they have one at the beginning of the CD and one in the middle.
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anonymous Jul 23rd 2007 report
It's obvious... The whole "introduction" and "intermission" thing is just a way to tie up the whole idea of the songs being connected
anonymous Apr 28th 2007 report
haha there are 11 interpretations here of an intermission.
and they're all the same! haha I think we get the message!
theres only so many ways you can say that an intermission is a break to separate the styles of music.
personally, I wouldn't waste anymore time interpreting something that has quite obviously already been interpreted...constantly.
its just a thought =]
anonymous Apr 17th 2007 report
The song is an intermission, that's all... It serves it's purpose to separate parts to the album. I've also read in their shows, they have an intermission so that they can change costumes...
anonymous Feb 12th 2007 report
The cd is like one play. The intermission plays along with that thought, it also changes the type of music being played.
anonymous Jan 1st 2007 report
Uhmmm hello? People are getting too stupid around here. Let me say it so that you can comprehend.
Are you following me here?
Hah. Wow. Pretty self explanatory here huh?
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