"Camisado (Relax, Relapse)" as written by Brendon Boyd Urie, George Ryan Ross and Spencer James Smith....
The I.V. and your hospital bed
This was no accident
This was a therapeutic chain of events

This is the scent of dead skin on a linoleum floor
This is the scent of quarantine wings in a hospital
And it's not so pleasant and it's not so conventional
And it sure as hell ain't normal but we deal, we deal

The anesthetic never set in and I'm wondering where
The apathy and urgency is that I thought I phoned in
No it's not so pleasant and it's not so conventional
And it sure as hell ain't normal but we deal, we deal

Just sit back, just sit back, sit back, relax
Just sit back, just sit back, sit back, relapse again, again
Can't take the kid from the fight
Take the fight from the kid,
Sit back, relax, sit back, relapse again
Can't take the kid from the fight but
Take the fight from the kid,
Just sit back, just sit back

You're a regular decorated emergency
You're a regular decorated emergency

This is the scent of dead skin on a linoleum floor
This is the scent of quarantine wings in a hospital
And it's not so pleasant. And it's not so conventional
And it sure as hell ain't normal
But we deal, we deal

The anesthetic never set in and I'm wondering where
The apathy and urgency is that I thought I phoned in
No it's not so pleasant and it's not so conventional
And it sure as hell ain't normal but we deal, we deal

Can't take the kid from the fight
Take the fight from the kid
Sit back, relax, sit back, relapse again
Can't take the kid from the fight but
Take the fight from the kid
Just sit back, just sit back, sit back, sit back, relapse, relapse, sit back, sit back
You can take the kid out of the fight

You're a regular decorated emergency
The bruises and contusions will remind you what you did when you wake
You've earned a place atop the ICU's hall of fame
The camera caught you causing a commotion on the gurney again

You're a regular decorated emergency
The bruises and contusions will remind you what you did when you wake
You've earned a place atop the ICU's hall of fame
The camera caught you causing a commotion on the gurney again

Can't take the kid from the fight
Take the fight from the kid
Sit back, relax, sit back, relapse again
Can't take the kid from the fight
Take the fight from the kid
Just sit back, just sit back, sit back, sit back, relapse, relapse, sit back, sit back
You can take the kid out of the fight

The I.V. and your hospital bed
This was no accident
This was a therapeutic chain of events


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"Camisado" as written by Brent Wilson Brendon Urie

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    Song MeaningWhile there are many different ways to interpret this song, it was aid by one of the members (I can't remember which nor which interview) that it was about Ryan's dad, who was an abusive alcoholic, and the times he ended up in hospital.


    The lyric "The I.V. and your hospital bed
    This was no accident
    this was a therapeutic chain of events" is Ryan basically telling his father it was his own fault he ended up in that state.

    The references to the hospital Setting is what he remembers seeing when he was visiting him.
    "This is the scent of dead skin on a linoleum floor
    This is the scent of quarantine wings in a hospital"
    These lines really show the hostility he has towards being there.

    The lines "And it's not so pleasant and it's not so conventional
    And it sure as hell ain't normal but we deal, we deal" are about Ryan knowing that what was going on wasn't normal but he put up with it anyway which is common for children in abusive homes.

    "Just sit back, just sit back, sit back, relax
    Just sit back, just sit back, sit back, relapse again, again
    Can't take the kid from the fight
    Take the fight from the kid,
    Sit back, relax, sit back, relapse again
    Can't take the kid from the fight but
    Take the fight from the kid,
    Just sit back, just sit back"
    This part is all about his dad falling in and out of addictions, and how he takes out his struggles on Ryan.

    "You're a regular decorated emergency" This line in particular shows how much hatred and anger Ryan (quite understandably) feels towards his father over his alcoholism.

    "The bruises and contusions will remind you what you did when you wake"
    This line could either be talking about the bruises on Ryan or the ones his father caused himself when drunk. It serves to say that there is a constant reminder of what pain his father had caused him that is unescapable for either of them.

    "You've earned a place atop the ICU's hall of fame"
    In simple terms, its Ryan saying that his dad ending up in hospital is a regular occurrence. The sarcasm shows how fed up Ryan is with the whole ordeal.


    Part of the beauty of most of Panic!'s songs are you can interpret them in many different ways, especially the ones Ryan wrote. While this is technically the right one seeing as this was what it was written about, the lyrics were chosen carefully so they could mean different things to different people which is one of the many gret things about this band.
    Looalolon November 01, 2016   Link

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