"27" as written by Peter Wentz, Patrick Stump, Joseph Trohman and Andrew Hurley....
If home is where the heart is
Then we're all just fucked
I can't remember
I can't remember

And I want it so bad
I'd shoot the sunshine into my veins
I can't remember the good old days

And it's kind of funny
The way we're wearing anchors on our shirts
When being anchored aboard just feels like a curse

My mind is a safe
And if I keep it then we all get rich
My body is an orphanage
We take everyone in
Doing lines of dust and sweat
Off last night's stage
Just to feel like you

The milligrams in my head
Burning tobacco in the wind
Chasing the direction
Chasing the direction
Chasing the direction you went

You're a bottled star
The planets align
Just like Mars
You shine in the sky
You shine in the sky

Are all the good times getting gone?
They come and go and come and go and come and go
I've got a lot of friends who are stars
But some are just black holes

My mind is a safe
And if I keep it then we all get rich
My body is an orphanage
We take everyone in
Doing lines of dust and sweat
Off last night's stage
Just to feel like you

And it's kind of funny
The way we're wearing anchors on our shirts
When being anchored aboard just feels like a curse

My mind is a safe
And if I keep it then we all get rich
My body is an orphanage
We take everyone in
Doing lines of dust and sweat
Off last night's stage
Just to feel like you

If home is where the heart is
Then we're all just fucked


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"27" as written by Joseph Trohman Andrew Hurley

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    General CommentI agree with the 27 Club reference and that its, at the very least, partially about pete wentz, but reading about the album Pete Wentz talked about the album being less auto-biographical so i think the song is a story of a successful star which mirrors Wentz's own problems but may also be true for many stars.

    Also the 27 club theme plays at 2 points in the song,
    "Just to feel like you" and "Chasing the direction you went"--some of the 27 club members were heavy drug users (Cobain, Hendrix...even the recently deceased Winehouse, though this song was written way before that)
    "your're a bottled star" could be interpreted that the stars of the 27 club are in coffins or "bottled" and "you shine in sky" theyre no longer alive so they live on in the afterlife.

    My favorite song on the album by far its sung very emotionally by Patrick Stump which make the lyrics sound unbelievably great..
    Sandson October 04, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Commentis it just me, or does this song remind you of Ryan Ross? (Ex-Panic at the disco lyrisist, singer, guitarist, etc) But really, this song seems to be about him, (and their friendship)
    For example, in the first few lines,

    "If home is where the heart is
    then we're all just fucked
    I can't remember, I can't remember
    and I want it so bad
    I'd shoot the sunshine into my veins
    I can't remember, the good old days"

    it seems to refer to his childhood, where he had a drunken father.

    in all these lines, they refer to Ryan. Even in some, (now this may be a long shot) that may seem to be about drugs..maybe they're metaphors.

    diehard panic fans would know what i mean.
    FallOutAtTheDisco98on September 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think he's talking about how he doesn't want to do this anymore, it doesn't feel like it did before(I can't remember, the good old days) and how he doesn't get the thrill at concerts like everyone else (doing lines of dust and sweat off last night's stage just to feel like you)
    BeMyUnholyon December 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the song is titled '27' because that's how old
    Pete was when he wrote it.
    That obviously wasn't the best year for him - "i was pretty sure id die at age 27 (glad i didnt)".

    Pieces of this song were posted back in April of '07.
    the-record-skipson December 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can't believe it took me this long to realize, but 27 is a reference to the 27 Club. Many famous musicians and actors died (often of drug overdoses) at age 27. This song's about Pete's problems with prescription drugs, I guess. "My body is an orphanage, we take everyone in..." all the drugs...
    caelaeon December 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhen he says "i want it so bad id shoot the sunshine into my veins" maybe it refers to heroin
    Oakezyon February 08, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI think this song is about how hes tired of being famous and playing all these shows..i think the title 27 could be referring to kurt cobain because he died at age 27 and was going through the same exact thing.
    poppunk24on August 02, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI reckon the song's about the descent into drug addiction. The line "I'd shoot the sunshine into my veins", is a reference to the way heroin feels when it's injected. The lines
    "And it's kind of funny
    The way we're wearing anchors on our shirts
    When being anchored aboard just feels like a curse"
    are referring to the way that addiction is like being anchored, because you can't move anywhere in the world (get a job easily etc) with an addiction. However, many addicts are aware of their problem, thus creating the line "just feels like a curse".

    The part about the "milligrams in my head" is obviously about drugs, legal or otherwise.

    "Doing lines of dust and sweat
    Off last night's stage" These lines are talking about snorting something, perhaps cocaine (due to it being a popular party drug and the fact that a slang word for it is "dust").

    To sum up, I think it's about the fact that a LOT of famous music stars are "shackled" by their drug addiction and that they're surrounded by it all the time, therefore it's virtually pointless to give up,
    Doomspellon June 23, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationfor some reason i think he tried to write this from joe's perspective. this seems like how he feels.. but idk. after ioh joe especially had some hard times with the band (apparantly, from blogs and interviews) 'milligrams in my head burning tobacco in my wind', but maybe that doesnt mean anything.. anyone could relate though. thats what its all about..
    emoisabananaon December 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commentbattle star?
    Saidexon December 08, 2008   Link

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