"Nearly Witches (Ever Since We Met...)" as written by Spencer James Smith, Brendon Boyd Urie, Butch Walker and George Ryan Ross....
My wing tips waltz across naive wood floors.
They creak innocently down the stairs.

Drag melody.
My percussive feet serve cobweb headaches.
As a matching set of marching clocks.
The slumbering apparitions,
That they've come to wake up.

Here I am, composing a burlesque,
Out of where they rest their necks.
Sunken in their splintered cradles,
And ramshackle heads.
They ask for it.

As a girl, you have set your heart on
Haunting me forever from the start.
It's never silent.

Ever since we met,
I only shoot up with your perfume.
It's the only thing that makes me feel as good as you do.
Ever since we met,
I've got just one regret to live through.
And that one regret is you.

How does a heart love
If no one has noticed its presence?
And where does it go?
Trembling hands play my heart like a drum,
But the beat's gotten lost in the show.

You have set your heart on
Haunting me forever from the start.
It's never silent.

Ever since we met,
I only shoot up with your perfume.
It's the only thing that makes me feel as good as you do.
Ever since we met,
I've got just one regret to live through.
And I regret never letting you know!

Ever since we met,
I only shoot up with your perfume.
It's the only thing that makes me feel as good as you do.
Ever since we met,
I've got just one regret to live through.
And that one regret is you.

Mona Lisa
Pleased to please ya
Mona Lisa
Pleased to please ya
Mona Lisa
Pleased to please ya


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"Nearly Witches (Ever Since We Met...)" as written by Butch Walker Brendon Urie

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  • +5
    Lyric CorrectionThe french part is :

    Dès le premier jour
    Ton parfum enivra mon amour
    Et dans ces instants
    J’aimerais être comme toi par moment
    Mais depuis ce jour
    Je n’ai qu’un seul et unique regret

    Which, in English, roughly gives :

    Since the first day
    Your perfume intoxicated my love
    And during these instants
    I would love to be like you at moments
    But since this day
    I have one and only regret

    So it’s basically the translation of the chorus (Ever since we met... one regret to live through).
    =)

    I love the French part a lot. It’s very poetic. And I plain love the accent.
    JudyTon March 15, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWell, they released it under the name of "The Paul Reveere Juimpsuit Apparatus" so I don't really think it's going to be on their next album, but was on the album they discarded, the cabin album...

    And as far as the meaning goes, I'll say is part of the story they were creating for the second album, it was a love story of sorts, or as they said "A fairy-tale for adults"

    The first verse sounds like an introduction from the narrators "Composing a burlesque, out of where they rest they necks" A burlesque is a theatrical story, commonly a parody. So he is making this story out of other peoples hearts (out of where they rest their necks, necks "rest" in the chest, related to feelings and hearts)

    Still working on the rest...
    bittersweet_girlon September 07, 2008   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationBittersweet_girl got teh first part, right.
    But I think it's about them, comparing their fame to 'witches'

    "Here I am, composing of burlesque,
    Out of where they rest their necks,
    Sunken in the splintered cradles"

    They could be paparazzi, and the cradles they rest their necks in patd's "dramatic burlesque show"

    "And ramshackle ants,
    They ask for it, as a boy,
    I eat my wishes on golden toothpicks
    and digested them with wolf intestines"

    Ramshackle means unrepairably beaten, so they're saying they've gone like so far
    in the last two lines they're saying they get their "wishes on golden toothpicks" like the seemingly good life, but the wolf intestines kind of reveals the sarcasm

    "I fell from the heavens,
    As a fetish blessed with an operatic skeleton
    And as the stars watch me descend,
    I crack the family tree and,
    Chopped off all of the branches"

    So I looked up to see if there were any other meanings of fetish, and it's also an 'inanimate object worshipped for its supposed magical powers.' Their witch-like powers being the talent, but also a fetish as in the sexual desire kind, because a majority of fangirls.
    So they fell from the heavens - out of nowhere - "blessed" with a theatrical figure.
    The stars from the sky which they fell [their family and friends pre-fame] watch them fall, but they cut the branches from their family tree.

    Ahh I don't know how accurate this is XD
    But gotta love the accordion in the song !
    devinxdisasteron February 03, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe lyrics remind me very much so of the novel Perfume: Story of a Murder by Patrick Suskind, which I feel is something Urie has probably read. It's about a French man whose heightened sense of smell leads him to search for the perfect scent, which he decides is the smell of this young virgin girl. Anyone who has read the novel would probably agree.
    MeHereon March 25, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe mentioning of Mona Lisa explains the entire song. In the ballad of mona lisa, he's angry with her because she's a prostitute and he wants to sting her, but in this song it's not enough, he murders her in her bed. Then is filled with this nostalgic, euphoric love. It's confusing but if you think about it "Here I am composing a burlesque,Out of where they rest their necks, Sunken in their splintered cradles And ramshackle heads, They asked for it, as a girl, You have set your heart on, Haunting me forever from the start, It's never silent." Is very Lizzie Borden. "Where they rest their necks is either their pillow or the guillotine (if you still want to continue with the fairy tale theory". Basically he went psychotic and killed her, but blames her for it.
    heyitskatyon May 06, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Lyric Correction"you have such a hard on"

    Okay, I laughed. it's "you set your heart on"

    Fantastic song.
    LakesInStillnesson March 14, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm pretty sure he says "I regret never letting you know" instead of "I regret ever letting you go." I'm not 100% on the line but I'm positive he says never
    Berniemakavelion March 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit means..soo much.
    i love the sound of this song,
    it's so amazing sounding.
    as well as the lyrics being just,
    clever.
    love.
    patd4evaon August 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is amazing. it's old panic, but new. i'm currently obsessed with this mixtape. haven't a clue as to what it's saying, though.
    almost_thereon August 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love that this is a mix of the old and new

    if their next album is anything like this... a winner.

    and to what it means...
    i have no idea :[
    xkitty4lifexon September 06, 2008   Link

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