[verse 1]
Stop stalling. Make a name for yourself.
Boy you better put that pen to paper, 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 sensationalist”
Oh he’s slightly clever to just a certain extent.
If you talk you better walk you better keep your mouth shut
with more than good hooks, while you’re all under the gun.

(Panic: meet the press)
It’s time for us to take a chance,
It’s time for us to take a chance.
(Panic: meet the press)
It’s time for us to take a chance,
It’s ti-i-me for u-us...

[chorus]
Well we’re just a wet dream for the webzines
Make us ‘it’ make us ‘hip’ make us ‘scene’
Or. Shrug us off your shoulders.
Don’t approve a single word that we wrote.

Well we’re just a wet dream for the webzines
Make us ‘it’ make us ‘hip’ make us ‘scene’
Or. Shrug us off your shoulders,
Don’t approve a single word that we wrote.

[verse 2]
I’m burning and I’m blacking my lungs
Boy you know it feels good with fire back on your tongue
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 sensationalist”
Oh he’s slightly clever to just a certain extent.
Whoa, Keep Quiet! Let us sing like the doves,
Then decide if it’s done with a purpose or lack thereof.

OH and, just for the record,
The weather today is
Slightly sarcastic with a good chance of
A. Indifference or
B. Disinterest in what the critics say

It’s time for us to take a chance,
It’s ti-i-me for u-us...

Well we’re just a wet dream for the webzines
Make us ‘it’ make us ‘hip’ make us ‘scene’
Or. Shrug us off your shoulders.
Don’t approve a single word we wrote.

Well we’re just a wet dream for the webzines
Make us ‘it’ make us ‘hip’ make us ‘scene’
Or. Shrug us off your shoulders.
Don’t approve a single word that we wrote.

(booming, crashing noises and vocalization)

Ladadadadadada, Ladadada, Whoa whoa. ladadadadada ladadada

Just for the record,
The weather today is
Slightly sarcastic with a good chance of
A. Indifference or
B. Disinterest in what the critics say

Well we’re just a wet dream for the webzines
Make us ‘it’ make us ‘hip’ make us ‘scene’
Or. Shrug us off your shoulders.
Don’t approve a single word that we wrote.

Well we’re just a wet dream for the webzines
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 for the record,
The weather today is
Slightly sarcastic with a good chance of
A. Indifference and
B. Disinterest in what the critics say...


Lyrics submitted by ADimeADexter, edited by Ninjasauceman


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    General CommentJust for the record,
    The weather today is
    Slightly sarcastic with a good chance of
    A. Indifference or
    B. Disinterest in what the critics say


    My fave line...i scream it xP
    AFI4everzon July 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song. Kind of like FOB's "Our Lawyer Made Us Change The Name..." to me, but not so much about the fans. Maybe it's about making it as a band. They say "make a name for yourself" and about not caring about what critics say. Not too sure about the wet dreams webzines part. Have a couple ideas but would like to hear what other people think.
    SomeKid19on September 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think they got the Wet Dreams verse from fall out boy.
    ADimeADexteron September 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell pete was incredibly involved in the process of make this album, and he writes a majority of FOB's lyrics, so I wouldn't be surprised if P!ATD got a line or two from him...it happens with lots of bands (Taking Back Sunday most notably)
    Ryan913on September 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis reminded me more of black mamba by the academy is... both mention the scene and not caring about the critics. but i still adore the song.
    heart_beat_fasterron September 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*make us it, make us hip, make us scene*
    this is my song of the week
    ADimeADexter- i was gonna write the same thing. pete wrote that in his journal anyway.. heh
    janethepainon September 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMore Chuck P. references.

    In his book, "Diary", one of Chuck's conceits is "Just for the record, the weather today is...." followed by some kind of emotion. Good book, good song.
    MyLifeOfCrimeon September 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah, I definitely think this song is about the pressure put on them to make their first album, and make it a good one.
    When I think about the line "we're just a wet dream for the webzines" I decipher that as being just what people want to see, but that doesn't mean that that's what they want to be. Whatever..it's just a thought, I could be completely wrong.
    awsugarcomeonon September 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI definitly thought of black mamba as soon as I heard this song... so catchy though.
    flyingsealon September 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"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 sensationalist"
    Oh he's slightly clever to just a certain extent"

    The Killers have a song called "Under The Gun" that was unreleased in the U.S. until a few weeks ago. It's set in London. Anyone else think that this is about Brandon Flowers? In Pete's journal at fueled by raman there was an obvious "Fuck Flowers" thrown into one of his messages.
    Spike The Punchon October 01, 2005   Link

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