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Silversun Pickups Panic Switch Lyrics

Last updated: 05/10/2011 11:00:00 AM

time is never worth my time
blue shine bleeds into my eyes
i still sleep on the right side
but white noise can't leave the scene behind

could i be anything you want me to be
if so is it meant to be seen

when you see yourself in a crowded room
do your fingers itch are you pistol whipped
will you step in line or release the glitch
can you fall asleep with a panic switch
when you see yourself in a crowded room
do your fingers itch are you pistol whipped
will you step in line or release the glitch
do you think she'll sleep with a panic...

i'll try to hold on tight tonight
pink slip inviting me inside
want to burn skin and brand what once was mine
but the red views keep ripping the divide

if i go everywhere you want me to go
how will i know you'll still follow

when you see yourself in a crowded room
do your fingers itch are you pistol whipped
will you step in line or release the glitch
can you fall asleep with a panic switch
when you see yourself in a crowded room
do your fingers itch are you pistol whipped
will you step in line or release the glitch
do you think she'll sleep with a panic...

movements are made slow motion in frame
i'm waiting and fading and floating away
the curtains are torn and the setting decayed
i'm waiting and fading and floating...
i'm waiting and fading and floating away
i'm waiting and fading and floating away
i'm waiting and fading and floating away
waiting and fading
waiting and fading

when you see yourself in a crowded room
do your fingers itch are you pistol whipped
will you step in line or release the glitch
can you fall asleep with a panic switch
when you see yourself in a crowded room
do your fingers itch are you pistol whipped
will you step in line or release the glitch
do you think she'll sleep with a panic...




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inspirational | Reviewer: John | 5/10/11

i absolutly love this song. the way it feels when i sing this particular song is entirely differant than when i sing anything else. the way the mood is transcribed in the words And in the instuments is remarkable. This song got me out of dark times.



I agree and write... | Reviewer: Michael | 12/14/09

I agree completely with Mat, and i write music myself. This song reminds me of "When the Music's Over" by The Doors. He's talking about loving music and, like this song, the chorus is the only time when he actually says that, and even then you still gotta pay attention and listen. This song is great and it brings out a lot of emotion.



Shining Light in Music's Dark Time | Reviewer: Mat | 10/20/09

It's been a long time since I've personally heard lyrics this ambiguous make such a strong point. His wording is reminiscent of Eddie Vedder's ability to write songs that are seemingly about nothing, but get the intended emotion evoked in the listener. Again, one hell of a bright spot in a really terrible time to be a music junkie. Hopefully bands like Dispatch, Silversun Pickups and The Script can help turn the page from mass produced catchy garbage to well written pieces of poetry and I can't wait to see the outcome.