"Drop Out - The So Unknown" as written by and Andrew Mcmahon....
I have become increasingly
Overwhelmed but not discouraged
And soon I'll leave the infirmary
Feeling well
But lacking courage
Courage
And now the rockets fly above
Passing over
Cape Canaveral
There's the woman with the drugs
In the cafe
By the launch pad
By the launch pad

And she is gonna
Ring me up
On my Cellular Phone
So I know I'm not alone
In a world full of vampires
Come on darling
Talk me down
On that Cellular Phone
Because I can't get home
I'm a slave to the wires

I've done this before
I will do it more
I have become increasingly
Overwhelmed when
I'm in public
I'm not so patient when they stare
There's a fighter
Somewhere underneath this skin and bones
And do you know what I mean?
What I mean when I say that this girl
Has got a thing for my machine

And she is gonna
Ring me up
On my Cellular Phone
So I know I'm not a lone
In a world full of Vampires
Come on darling
Talk me down
On that cellular phone
Because I can't get home
I'm a slave to the wires
I've done this before

I've done this before
But I have given everything and more
Sometimes convinced I have the world to carry
Every day is war
And rockets fly from dusk till dawn
I won't be shaken
If ever there's a time
Where I am gone just know I'm waiting
For you to ring
For you to ring

Me up on my Cellular Phone
So I know I'm not alone
In a world full of vampires
Come on darling
Talk me down
On that Cellular Phone
Because I can't get home


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"Drop Out - The So Unknown" as written by Andrew Ross Mcmahon

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    General CommentBefore I say anything, this is the most awesome song in the album =D

    First, I think this song is about a heavy and fast relationship between a boy and girl who've fallen in love for the first time at a young age. It is sung in a boy's perspective.

    "And your eyes were lined with questions
    With the blood rushing to waste"
    - This tells us that this is her first relationship because of the many questions in her eyes. She's never experienced love before and so she must be asking a lot of questions.

    To take this feeling with us to our graves
    To our graves
    - Face it, being in love is like a drug. Falling in love and falling so fast at such a young age for the first time has got to be the most spectacular, natural, one-of-a-kind feelings a human can ever have in his or her lifetime. It's so great that it cannot be explained, hence taking it to the grave.

    "And we won't wake up on Sunday
    So I'm building us a church
    Where we can sleep in
    With the gods at work"
    - These two are obviously in love, and so they abandon all daily as well as weekly routines to be with each other. In this case, they are abandoning church and sleeping in, possibly from having sex all night. (It's what couples do when they're in love =])

    "And our friends will write us letters
    They'll never understand why we don't call
    - The friends of this couple are trying to see how they're doing, but end up being rejected because of their profound love.

    We're hiding out until the empire falls
    Let it fall."
    - The empire line is where it gets a little complex for me. I think the word "empire" is used as another meaning for "young love." They're deep in love so therefore that love is express as a structure. This structure, like many of the "great" structures of the world have collapsed. Both are so blind by their love that they do not see something like this happening. And so they are "hiding" in it, not being able to see it from outside like anyone else can.

    And lastly, the chorus. The center of the pie.

    I get the feeling we're so misdirected
    I get the feeling we have lost control
    - Falling in love so hard and moving so fast has got to be a helluva ride and so it feels misdirected. Like there are no blueprints or plans for it. It also feels as though all control is lost. Those emotions and impulses are controlling your every move.

    Til then I'll turn you to the new religion
    We're dropping out into the so unknown
    - The boy is, by all means, making that girl his whole life. She's his everything; every waking second is about her just like how religion is for some people. And both, as I've mentioned before are falling in "love," which is another word for unknown. The reason why I say this is because love is hard to explain. (Have you ever once heard of a good explanation of love other than "It feels great". Its just like a euphoria. Feelings of euphoria are awesome, but pretty damn hard to describe.

    This is my take on the song. I hope everybody enjoys it as much I do =]
    viktinatoron October 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAmazing...
    Kristall888on August 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Dropping out into the so unknown".. lsd?
    nasty_napkinon August 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think "the so unknown" is marriage, and this song is about leaving an old life behind and starting over with his wife. it's about becoming someone's life, their everything.

    "And we won't wake up on Sunday
    So I'm building us a church
    Where we can sleep in
    With the gods at work

    And our friends will write us letters
    They'll never understand why we don't call
    We're hiding out until the empire falls"

    they don't need to go to church or believe in anything else because they have found each other, and all they want to do is be together away from the rest of the world.
    boxingwithstarson August 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me a bit of the ballad of john and yoko

    And we won't wake up on Sunday
    So I'm building us a church
    Where we can sleep in
    With the gods at work

    And our friends will write us letters
    They'll never understand why we don't call
    We're hiding out until the empire falls

    totally and completely, this song is about entering into marriage-the so unknown.
    megslyanneon September 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIMO this is the best song on the album
    ahn TMon October 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is ama
    Dub2on October 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with ahn_TM. I think this is my favorite song off of the base album. If you include B-sides, I'll give the nod to "Doris Day" but I think DO-TSU is an amazing song.
    bgosz20on November 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAnd I love the way he ends the verses. They are so emotionally charged. The way he says "to our graves" and "let it fall" is just so powerful. Also, "your eyes were lined with questions" is a great lyric and that whole verse,

    And your eyes were lined with questions
    With the blood rushing the waves
    To take this feeling with us to our graves
    To our graves

    is just genious. I love how that verse sounds and the lyricism. It's amazing.
    bgosz20on November 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commentloveee this song

    this is my favorite off TGP

    an dyeah i definitely agree that its about marriage, and i think hes saying that its scary being he doesnt know what he doing or what hes getting himself into, but hes excited and happy and kind of scared in a good way
    trsjmsocoon December 27, 2008   Link

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