"When the Day Met the Night" as written by Brendon Boyd Urie, Spencer James Smith, Jonathan Jacob Walker and George Ryan Ross....
When the moon fell in love with the sun
All was golden in the sky
All was golden when the day met the night

When the sun found the moon
She was drinking tea in a garden
Under the green umbrella trees
In the middle of summer

When the moon found the sun
He looked like he was barely hanging on
But her eyes saved his life
In the middle of summer (summer)

In the middle of summer
All was golden in the sky
All was golden when the day met the night
Summer (summer)
All was golden in the sky
All was golden when the day met the night
Summer, summer, summer, summer
All was golden when the day met the night

So he said, "Would it be all right
If we just sat and talked for a little while
If in exchange for your time
I give you this smile?"

So she said, "That's OK
As long as you can make a promise
Not to break my little heart
Or leave me all alone in the summer."

Well he was just hanging around
Then he fell in love
And he didn't know how
But he couldn't get out
Just hanging around
Then he fell in love

In the middle of summer
All was golden in the sky
All was golden when the day met the night
Summer (summer)
All was golden in the sky
All was golden when the day met the night
Summer, summer, summer, summer
All was golden when the day met the night

Summer, summer, summer, summer
In the middle of summer,summer,summer, summer
The middle of summer, summer, summer, summer
The middle of summer, summer, summer, summer
In the middle of


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"When the Day Met the Night" as written by George Ross Brendon Urie

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  • +3
    General CommentNo metaphors guys - although it makes a nice story.
    The guys say that the song was written as a "fairy tale" in their backyard in summer as the sun was setting. They thought it would be fun to write a song about the sun and moon falling in love (really).
    The moon is always in the sky, so the sun will eventually leave her alone - even in the middle of summer.
    Is is nice allegory anyway and it makes a cute love song :)
    This is my favourite song on the album!!!
    Band has said they used Alice in Wonderland (obviously) and other fairy tales as their inspiration.
    beckleson April 15, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentin my opinion..
    i think the moon is metaphorical to a sad guy. or someone who's been unlucky in love.
    and the sun is supposed to be someone who shined as bright as the sun.

    because if you think about it any other way, the song doesn't make any sense really.

    i can't wait until thier new cd comes out. it's taking way too long and it better be as good as this song. ;)
    icefairyxon November 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMetaphorically speaking, the moon and the sun is used in a lot of their new songs. Really different to their old songs, still alright.
    RockImproviseron March 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love how in Nine In The Afternoon it goes, "your eyes are the size of the moon" and then in this song the moon represents a girl "the sun" falls in love with. Clearly the moon = his girlfriend...at least IMO. And from this song, it seems that she saved him. PATD's older songs were definately not this happy sounding before, or love songs for that matter. Obv "the moon" changed his outlook on life maybe, or at least the way Ryan writes songs.

    Also, another moon reference is in Northern Downpour..."Hey moon, please forget to fall down. Hey moon, don't you go down." That reminds me of how you don't want the night to end, therefore you don't want the moon to fall down (and the sun to rise). Or if the moon is a metaphor for the girl he loves it could be that he doesn't want her to leave.
    mywordsareweaponson March 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song so much. I love the new maturity in Brendon's voice and the direction that Ryan's lyrics have taken.
    banerkblueon March 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is straight up awesome. Fucking amazing. Love the new CD, so much more mature and varied in sound, even though it's the same ol' Panic doing what they do best—crafting pop hooks like no other.
    harukion March 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJust one point of confusion:
    Who is the boy and who is the girl?

    This is a pretty song--one of the best off the new CD. I like their new sound a lot. It sounds less like Fall Out Boy and more like Panic at the Disco.
    virago_15on March 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm surprised there's no more elaborated posts about this juicy song :D

    I know I bashed a bit on other post but this CD is actually growing on me just because things have changed for me , and now I kinda get it ;-)

    Ok back to the song, it's one of the most sweet cute metaphors I've heard in a long time, to me it truly symbolizes a relationship many of you might have been into, I've experienced that recently, I was barely hanging on when I saw "the moon" drinking tea (btw this is all best viewed from a first person angle), I just wanted to talk and enjoy her company but then I fell in love and I didn't know how . That's when my heart starts to melt.

    See? Be more inspired people lol.

    I wish they could make a really nice fitting video for it, keeping the sun and moon as the characters.
    dag_102on July 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationUm, guys, am I the only one that thinks from the song that the moon represents the girl and sun represents the guy?

    "When the sun found the moon
    *SHE* was drinking tea in a garden"


    "When the moon found the sun
    *HE* looked like he was barely hanging on
    But *HER* eyes saved his life"

    anaelion November 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentUgh.

    Learn English, guys.
    The Moon is the girl; the Sun is the guy.

    "When the sun found the moon
    She was drinking tea in a garden"
    The second person would usually be referred to with a pronoun.

    And plus, I don't think the sun would be walking around in her garden drinking tea, looking for people.

    Likewise for the below part about when the moon found the sun.
    Polygraphon June 04, 2010   Link

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