Good Lyrics?

We were given the task of choosing a song that had a “good lyrics”. This wasn’t given with any particular genre or style in mind so I chose Memories by Panic! At The Disco.

The lyrics are as follows;

He was the congregation’s vagrant,
With an unrequited love.
When your passion’s exaltation,
Than finding refuge is not enough.

She was the youngest of the family
And the last to be let go.
Then they decided they would try
To make it on their own.

Oh memories!
Where’d you go?
You were all I’ve ever known!
How I miss yesterday!
And how I’d let it fade away?
Where’d you go?

(Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh)

When July became December,
Their affection fought the cold.
But they couldn’t quite remember,
What inspired them to go.

And it was beautifully depressing,
Like a ‘Street Car Named Desire’.
They were fighting for their love,
It started growing tired.

Oh memories!
Where’d you go?
You were all I’ve ever known!
How I miss yesterday!
And how I’d let it fade away?
Don’t fade away.

When money lost momentum,
And the bills were piling high
Then the smile had finally faded,
From the apple of their eye.

They were young and independent,
And they thought they had it planned.
Should have known right from the start
You can’t predict the end.

Oh memories!
Where’d you go?
You were all I’ve ever known!
How I miss yesterday!
And how I’d let it fade away?
Oh memories!
Where’d you go?
You were all I’ve ever known!
How I miss yesterday!
How I’d let it fade away?
Don’t fade away.

The songs lyrics are about previous band members John and Ryan’s departure. From the title to every word. Ryan and John left in July of 2009, and in December of 2010, The Young Veins (Ryan and johns new band) went on indefinite hiatus. So the following part:

“Money lost momentum
And the bills were piling high.
Then the smile, it finally faded
From the apple of their eye.
And they were young and independent,
And they thought they had it planned.
Should’ve known right from the start
You can’t predict the end.”

… is evidently about them failing in the new band, semi-satirical in its form but clever and measured at the same time.

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