Panic! At The Disco: London Beckoned Songs about Money Written by Machines Meaning
London Beckoned Songs about Money Written by Machines Lyrics
Boy, you better put that pen to paper and charm your way out
If you talk, you better walk
You better back your shit up
With more than good hooks
While you're all under the gun
Start talking "a...
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Jul 15th 2007 report
Ryan Ross said that this was his preemptive response to the criticism he predicted that the band would receive once they released their album.
"Just for the record, the weather today is..." was taken from Chuck Palahniuk's book "Diary". Only the first part that I just wrote is a direct quote, the rest of it Ryan Ross made up himself to fit the song.
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:anonymous Jul 11th 2006 report
It's saying they are either gonna make it in the music industry or they are not. and while they are trying to be succussful and hip, they have no interest in what critics say...
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:anonymous May 3rd 2007 report
The song is about Panic! At The Disco themselves. It's about them saying that they'd keep doing what they're doing everyone disapproves of them (The weather today is slightly sarcastic with a good chance of A. Indifference and B. Disinterest in what the critics say)or they become a big hit (Make us it,hip,and scene)
anonymous Mar 4th report
So this is about how Ryan Ross doesn't want to be a sellout. "Make us it Make us hip Make us scene" Scene is life fake emo that does what it does for attention or for the style. "Or shrug us off your shoulder don't approve a single word that we wrote" People who sold out either can't write their own stuff or need someone to approve everything they write. The stanza "Just for the record the ..." Is about how Ryan Ross doesn't give a crap what people think of him and will write his own crap and sing his own crap not giving a crap. This is sad because Brendon Urie is a sellout. Ryan isn't a sellout yet. #LoveyouRyan
anonymous Aug 27th 2012 report
The interpretation of this song is quite straightforward.
The first few songs of the album is just Panic! At The Disco introducing themselves as a band. In this song specifically, the band encourages listeners to like their music, noted with the lines "Well we're just a wet dream for the webzine
Make us it
Make us hip
Make us scene"
However, the band also clearly states that if their music isn't liked then... "shrug us off your shoulders
Don't approve a single word that we wrote."
The song then concludes with Panic! At The Disco mentioning that at the end of the day, they don't care about the critic's opinions by singing "A. Indifference and
B. Disinterest in what the critics say."
anonymous Aug 27th 2012 report
It's about The Killers and how they criticized them, they use TK's song 'Under The Gun' in the lyrics. I am a fan of both and was devastated when I heard the meaning! :( I used UD to find that out btw! Hope this helped! :)
anonymous Dec 30th 2011 report
its obviously about the criticism they went through before someone actually said "hey, you guys have some good ideas." But it's also about how people were going to possibly change them to make them popular, but they really didnt care.
(Just for the record
The weather today is slightly sarcastic with a good chance of
A. Indifference and
B. Disinterest in what the critics say)
anonymous Jul 6th 2011 report
i think this song is definitely about Panic! At the Disco of course. But they're saying how they cant get by on looks and ideas. They need to be original, be themselves and not worry about what people think to make it in the music industry. Kind of a thing like, "Like us for who we are or dont like us at all,"
anonymous Jun 8th 2011 report
Actually, I did read somewhere that this song was about the 'Ryden/Rydon' conspiracy that as going on around the internet at the time. I mean, think about it; 'Oh, we're just a /wet dream/ for the /webzine(s)/, make us it, make us hip, make us scene, or shrug us off your shoulders, don't approve a single /word that we wrote/.' Just a theory, though, or lack thereof.
anonymous May 27th 2011 report
I think its about how they don't care what the media says about them and how the media could make them 'it', 'hip','scene' or they could criticise them and Panic! won't care.
I think that the meaning of the song is that the band is not yet very famous and they would like to become a big famous band such as people like Katy Perry, Lady GaGa, Bruno Mars, The Beatles, etc. The lines "Make us it, make us hip, make us scene or shrug us off your shoulders don't approve a single word that we wrote," means to make them a hip new big band that everyone will look up to and copy, or completely reject them and try your hardest to hate every word that they write/sing, for example, what people have done with Rebecca Black. They heard one bad song from her, and now everybody hates her as an artist and nobody gives her a chance. And exactly what I have said in this interpretation, is exactly what I think the song means. :)
"Blacking my lungs" isn't about smoking. It's about keeping quiet. Atleast that's what the extra lyrics "(this happens if you keep your mouth shut)" seem to convey.
And yeah, like everybody else said, it's about the critics:
Keep quiet! Let us sing like the doves, then decide if its done with purpose or lack thereof.
Yo! Shut up and judge us later! It's about the music, not the way we got famous.
Kayz, I'm done here.
anonymous Sep 23rd 2007 report
It's about Panic! at the Disco gaining popularity through MySpace (wet dream for the webzine). And how you can approve of them or ignore them (Shrug us of your shoulders don't approve a single word that we wrote).
How they don't care what the critics think (The weather today is...)
Something to do with smoking (Blacking my lungs fire on my tongues) and bands who are never going to make it and their songs are clever but don't mean anything
anonymous Aug 16th 2007 report
Criticism, and again, mass media as a topic. Basically, they are stating they don't give a shit about what the critics say (oh, the tough kids).
This is a pretty simple one, It's about the band's belief that it matters more that they stay true to their music, not change themselves to become more popular or sell more albums. They're just saying that this is them and they really don't give a shit whether we like it or not.
anonymous Jul 6th 2006 report
The line (or the concept for it) "Just for the record, the weather today.." is from Chuck Palahniuk's book, "Diary."
"Well we're just a wet dream for the webzine,
Make us it, make us hip, make us scene" - This talks about the fact that Panic! made it so quickly, after their plea for recognition in "The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide is Press Coverage".
The band became such a media sensation, like a "wet dream for the webzine" and after any band breaks into the music scene, they can become "hip" or "scene".
Panic! look at the flip side of the coin and see that they could also go un-noticed, "Or shrug us off your shoulders,
Don't approve a single word that we wrote"
"I'm burning and I'm blacking my lungs, Boy you know it feels good with fire back on your tongue" - This means that they love what they do, even though its difficult.
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