"She's a Handsome Woman" as written by Brendon Boyd Urie, Spencer James Smith, Jonathan Jacob Walker and George Ryan Ross....
Innocence.
Sunk the glow and drowned in covers,
Send for all your absent lovers things.

Sheepish wolves.
Looking lived in eating buttons,
Wink, just don't put your teeth on me.

Accidents.
Let the evening in the back-door,
Filled the room ceiling to the floor.

Beat backbones.
Grazed the poem and made it strange,
I wasn't born to be a skeleton.

[x2]
Go on,
Grab your hat and fetch a camera.
Go on, film the world before it happens.

Jealous orchard.
The sky is falling off the ceiling
While I'm tucking fibs into a cookie jar.

Reverie.
It's useless searching in the cupboards
When everything you have is on your back

[x3]
Go on,
Grab your hat and fetch a camera.
Go on, film the world before it happens.

[x3]
Film the world before it happens.


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"She's a Handsome Woman" as written by Brendon Boyd Urie, Spencer James Smith, Jonathan Jacob Walker, George Ryan Ross

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  • +2
    General CommentI think the whole celebrity-paparazzi idea works, but that still doesn't convince me or feel right for me. I think the skeleton is a metaphor for becoming a better and/or your own individual. (Beat backbones) This means abort the normal or what society would normally follow. (Grazed the poem and made it strange) You've grown more over time or that could simply mean over time you've developed your personality until it became unique. (I wasn't born to be a skeleton) The skeleton is the simple structure of the human body. I think that line refers to people that don't improve or dilate their mind are "skeletons" only pertaining the simple structure. He is trying to add some richness to his bones.

    I actually think the whole concept to Pretty. Odd. is finding oneself. After all Pretty Odd is Panic's age of exploration.
    zacksfansiteon April 02, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFrom Arthur Rimbaud's "Une Saison en Enfer/A Season in Hell":

    "I am a widow... - I was a widow... - ah yes, I was really serious once, and I was not born to be a skeleton!... - He was hardly more than a child. His mysterious delicacies had seduced me. I forgot all my duty to society, to follow him. What a life! Real life is absent. We are not in the world. I go where he goes, I have to. And often he flies into a rage at me, me, the poor soul. The Demon! He is a demon, you know, he is not a man."

    And a few passages later...:

    "He says: 'I do not like women: love must be reinvented, that's obvious. A secure position is all they're capable of desiring now..."

    It's obvious that they're paying homage to Rimbaud/Une Saison en Enfer. I think this really alters any interpretations of the song - you've got to look at Rimbaud and the way he lived his life, as well as the content of Une Saison. Etc, etc...
    Paris2004on February 07, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSo, aparently reverie means "day dream" or "trance"...so when it goes "Reverie. It's useless searching in the cupboards when everything you have is on your back." (ps: he doesn't say "bombed reverire," it's just "reverie" if you listen) I think it implies the song is about a dream...like, what he's dreaming or imagining. This song is definately a puzzle...
    mywordsareweaponson March 19, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI haven't really gotten in deep to thinking about the meaning on this one, but I have seen people interpreting the skeleton line as anorexia....I don't see it that way at all.

    Beat backbones.
    Grazed the poem and made it strange,
    I wasn't born to be a skeleton.

    ^ I feel like that entire bit is made to be understood together. Beat is a noun, not a verb, he's talking about how the poetry set with the music changes his meaning and makes it ready for the public...but the people only see the words and not his real meaning or personality. The songs are just the skeleton, but people think they know him because of it, but that's not all he is or was meant to be.

    I dunno, that's just how I saw it right at first...I just can't see Panic bringing up anorexia for some reason.
    mypersonalsunon May 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt seems im the only one that has thought of it this way, but the first sentence of each verse (innocence, sheepish wolves etc) is to do with Adam and Eve..

    Innocence.
    --
    Adam and Eve knew no bad, they were in paradise.
    Theres also a reference to lovers in the verse too.

    Sheepish Wolves.
    --
    The devil comes along, and convinces them to take the apple.. theyre sheepish about it.

    Accidents.
    --
    They eat the apple. Mistake.

    Let the evening in the backdoor,
    filled the room ceiling to the floor.
    --
    Theyve unleashed all the guilt, embarresment etc that they never had before.

    Beat backbones.
    --
    Getting punished and banished from the Garden.

    Go on,
    grab your hat and fetch a camera.
    Go on, film the world before it happens.
    ---
    Well, Adam and Eve was before the world happened, right? So it makes sense..

    Jealous orchard.
    The sky is falling off the ceiling
    while I'm tucking fibs into a cookie jar.
    --
    Theyre all on their own and pretty helpless, wishing they were in the orchard, jelous of how they were living. (For the sky is falling off the ceiling, its that their world as they knew it is falling down and no longer exists)

    Reverie.
    It's useless searching in the cupboards
    when everything you have is on your back.
    ---
    They want forgiveness, but theyre pretty stuck, theres no point, all you have is the clothes on your back (They never wore clothes before they ate the apple, now thats all they have)
    isitstillmex3on June 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about a failed relationship or kind of person (maneater)....heres how:

    Innocence.
    Sunk the glow and drowned in covers,
    send for all your absent lovers things.

    Innocence disappears in covers (as in the person loses innocence once she/he is in bed)
    This person isn't around (or is incredibly distant)

    Sheepish Wolves.
    Looking lived in eating buttons,
    Wink, just don't put your teeth on me.

    Sheepish wolves can mean 2 things...
    1. The person wants a lot but isn't willing to commit for it (wants sex but no relationship)
    2. or refers to the saying "a wolf in sheeps clothing" meaning the person acts innocent but really isn't
    the next lines mean the person is happy with living the way they do even if it isn't the whole anchilada or orthidox. It's okay for that person to be like that but I (the singer/brendon) won't take part in it (again).

    Accidents.
    Let the evening in the backdoor,
    filled the room ceiling to the floor.

    heres where it gets personal to the singer:
    Part of truth somehow slipped (accidently I suppose)
    and then the rest of the truth was told.

    Beat backbones.
    Grazed the poem and made it strange,
    I wasn't born to be a skeleton.

    the person wa didn't want to say anything about it or let the cheating end the relationship (lack of a backbone/being weak or soft)
    but what was a beautiful relationship (poem-like) was scratched out and now the relationship is uncomfortable and akward
    the singer wasn't born to be left in a corner and ignored the way he was.

    Go on,
    grab your hat and fetch a camera.
    Go on, film the world before it happens.

    take something out of this story and see this for yourself if you and make sure not to let what happened to me (as in the singer) happen to you

    Jealous orchard.
    The sky is falling off the ceiling
    while I'm tucking fibs into a cookie jar.

    The singer is now paranoid and jealous all the time (a very large amount judging the size of an orchard)
    it feels as if this persons world is ending because of how he constantly feels about it. but he won't tell anyone about it aand he lies to the cheater because he still doesn't want things to end.

    (Bombed) reverie.
    It's useless searching in the cupboards
    when everything you have is on your back.

    bombed reverie means is basically a shattered daydream so what this person thought was a great relationship ended up being a disaster
    and no matter how hard you try you can't change what happened or look for any alternate siyuations that could've happened when you already know the whole story.

    I basically peiced this together by myself (and im incredibly proud...) I'm only fourteen and I actually got to make sense of lyrics by someone like ryan ross!! (he is a litereray genius!!) ^-^

    and if you don't think this is what the song means the heres something I found on song facts: The song title is a quote from the band's producer Rob Mathes, when he was explaining to them about a pretty girl.
    amberrocks96on April 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has kinda grown on me. :)
    applehxcsauceon March 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have never heard this song before can you tell me where i can listen to it. Please :)
    Thesuson March 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazon.com/Pretty-Odd/dp/B0015T7Q98/…

    You can stream clips of the upcoming album.
    brknon March 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti've heard a clip of this song, and i already love it. it seems like each word or phrase is being described by the next couple of lines. i can't really think of an exact meaning, but it's great.
    whoacassieon March 13, 2008   Link

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