"The Calendar" as written by Spencer James Smith, Brendon Boyd Urie, John Feldmann and Pete Wentz....
(But only for you)
(Only for you)

You said if you don't let it out
You're gonna let it eat you away
I'd rather be a cannibal, baby
Animals like me don't talk anyway

Feel like an ambulance
Chase her away
Pray I could replace her
Forget the way her tears taste
Oh, the way her tears taste

Put another 'x' on the calendar
Summer's on it's deathbed
There is simply nothing worse than knowing how it ends
And I meant everything I said that night
I will come back to life
But only for you
Only for you

Don't wanna call it a second chance
But when I came back, it was more of a relapse
Anticipation's on the other line
An obsession called while you were out
Yeah, it called while you were out

Put another 'x' on the calendar
Summer's on it's deathbed
There is simply nothing worse than knowing how it ends
And I meant everything I said that night
I will come back to life
But only for you
Only for you

I'll sleep in the hive
I guess all the buzzing got to me
While I'm still alive
At night your body is a symphony
And I'm conducting you

You said if you don't let it out
You're gonna let it eat you away

Put another 'x' on the calendar
Summer's on it's deathbed
There is simply nothing worse than knowing how it ends
And I meant everything I said that night
I will come back to life
But only for you
Only for you
Only for you
Only for you

Yeah
(But only for you)
(Only for you)
(Only for you)
(Only for you)


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"The Calendar" as written by John Feldmann Brendon Urie

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  • +3
    General CommentThis song is definitely about the band splitting into two, more toward ryan. It might not have been intentional, but it definitely resembles it

    "They say if you don't let it out, your gonna let it eat you away"

    "Put another X on the calendar, Summer's on its death bed" - They split up in the summer

    "The world may call it a second chance, but when i get back it was more of a relapse" - The second album not doing as well, Brendon returning to more of the first albums style.

    Thatguytanneron March 20, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about splitting up, could be the band.
    Trevor64on June 30, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThey said if you don't let it out
    You're gonna let it eat you away
    I'd rather be a cannibal baby
    Animals like me don't talk anyway
    [People say you shouldn't let your feelings fester, he says he'd much rather do that because he's not the person to talk]

    Feel like an ambulance
    Chaser of faith
    Pray I could replace her
    forget the way her tears taste,
    Oh the way her tears taste
    [He's chasing the faith that it could last, but he can't replace "her" (I still have an inkling that it's a Ryden song) or forget the sadness he caused her.]

    Put another ex on the calendar
    Summer's on its deathbed
    There is simply nothing worse than knowing how it ends
    And I meant everything I said that night
    I will come back to life,
    But only for you
    Only for you
    [He can see the end of their close relationship, he had a confrontation with the person and said things the other person may have thought was just a ruse, but he meant it and he would only go back to his normal self for that person.]

    The world may call it a second chance but when I think back it was more of a relapse
    Anticipations on the other line and obsession called while you were out
    Yeah it called when you were out
    [When the band broke up it was their second chance, but they went back to a similar style of their first album, hence 'relapse'. Fans are anticipating and obsessing over what's going on with the break-up, but the person just doesn't seem to be around]

    Put another x on the calendar
    Summer's on its deathbed
    There is simply nothing worse than knowing how it ends
    And I meant everything I said that night
    I will come back to life,
    But only for you
    Only for you

    Asleep in the hive
    I guess all the buzzing got to me
    But I'm still alive
    At night your body is a symphony
    and I'm conducting (conducting)
    [Everyone's comments finally got to him, whether it be fans or other people. He's saying he's still himself, and that they have something sexually musical between them]

    Said if you don't let it out,
    you're gonna let it eat you away

    Put another x on the calendar
    Summer's on its deathbed
    There is simply nothing worse than knowing how it ends
    And I meant everything I said that night
    I will come back to life,
    But only for you
    Only for you
    FallToDeceiton April 29, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGenerally I think this can be a song about how it feels to know there's a timer on a relationship.

    "There is simply nothing worse than knowing how it ends"

    They know the clock is ticking on the relationship, but can't do anything about it. Theyre left counting the days of the calendar, waiting for it to end like they know it will.
    anonymoustrashon January 02, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song!! except...the lyrics here, in the booklet that came with the cd the "x" on the calendar was spelt as "ex" so that prob has something to do with the meaning....

    as for me, i think the song is generally about loving someone and having to move on....
    Jennheartsmusicon March 26, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think this song can be about how time passes by too fast.
    This can mean that the band is splitting up, like others say, because of the rapid change of time. For example, the band first formed and made songs in their high-school years, so maybe school is causing them to separate after the summer.
    But this song can be very confusing, like the phrases "There is simply nothing worse than knowing how it ends", "I will come back to life, but only for you", and "The world may call it a second chance but when I think back it was more of a relapse", though the last two seem to connect with each other.
    But overall, all of these lyrics seem to be based on the quick passing of time.
    FruitCakeson May 04, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCAN I JUST SAY THAT THE LYRICS "Put another x on the calendar
    Summer's on its deathbed" AND "Anticipations on the other line and [obsession] called while you were out" WERE WRITTEN BY PETE WENTZ ALLEGEDLY ABOUT MIKEY WAY IN 2006! I put obsession in brackets because pete used the word excitement but never the less, brendon pretty much called up pete and was like "hey midget man, i really dig the shit you said about your (ex)boyfriend, can i use them in a song about my (ex)boyfriend?"

    SET ME ON FIRE

    if you want proof it's hidden somewhere in this link just read through and try not to drown in your own tears
    crucios.tumblr.com/post/42380127787/…
    MoreLikeCrydenon July 09, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think this is a story of two "no strings attached" lovers who planned to split once summer was over, but they start to get legit feelings for each other.

    'You said if you don't let it out you're gonna let it eat you away, I'd rather be a cannibal, baby'
    This is referring to his attitude towards the relationship at the beginning, seeing it as just a fling.

    'Put another 'x' on the calendar, summer's on it's deathbed'
    They (or at least he) planned to end the relationship at the end of summer; summer's on it's deathbed i.e. summer is almost over.
    'There is simply nothing worse than knowing how it ends'
    There's no point guessing when or why the relationship will end, so just keep going and see what happens.

    Just my small interpretation
    nicnicnicon September 29, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGenerally I think this can be a song about how it feels to know there's a timer on a relationship.

    "There is simply nothing worse than knowing how it ends"

    They know the clock is ticking on the relationship, but can't do anything about it. Theyre left counting the days of the calendar, waiting for it to end like they know it will.
    anonymoustrashon January 02, 2018   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationOkay, this is kind of odd but I BELIEVE this song is about someone he loves trying to commit suicide.

    "Put another 'x' on the calendar
    Summer's on it's deathbed
    There is simply nothing worse than knowing how it ends."
    He's counting the days that she's been in the hospital or in therapy or so.

    "I will come back to life
    But only for you
    Only for you"
    I'd always thought that this was possibly written in her suicide note, or this was something she said before she died.


    "Don't wanna call it a second chance
    But when I came back, it was more of a relapse
    Anticipation's on the other line
    An obsession called while you were out
    Yeah, it called while you were out"

    This is what mostly led me to believe this.
    I think that she was in the hospital for a while and the doctors assumed she was getting better, then when she got back she had "relapsed" and gotten worse.
    Anticipation for it to get better,
    obsession to sadness.


    I'm not sure if this is right, but this is my idea.
    patricksfedoraon January 25, 2015   Link

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