Saturday, August 23, 2008

When I Met You, You Were On Your Back...


Ok, so I was listening to the new The Academy Is... CD, and I have decided that SEVERAL of the songs are about William Beckett's relationship with Gabe Saporta of Cobra Starship. I took a mini analysis to two of the songs, and this is the result...this is simply TWO of the songs, I hope to do more later.

Both of these songs are by THE ACADEMY IS...not Cobra, sung by Beckett, written by Beckett.


AFTER THE LAST MIDTOWN SHOW

PRELYRIC NOTES: MidTown is Gabe Saporta’s Old Band!

It's a drunken midnight on the streets
brightly dusted with a neon light
we duck behind the corner store
smoke your smokes while I keep a watchful eye <---Gabe used to smoke, no proof that he quit, except no one’s seen him do it for awhile.
Right Here, right now
I hope before the night is through
one fumbled touch will finally hit the spot <---That screams gay sex to me...it could be het, but that doesn't seem like a line that would be used to describe het...
you've got everything going for you
so I'll go for everything I got. <---The last Midtown show occurred after Gabe as already famous and William was just starting out.
Right here, the best days of our lives.
is this coincidence or a sign?

(Chours)
Is there anything I missed?
Is there anything I missed?
Tell me if I'm wrong
but why would we change a thing?

when the morning light fights through the cracks
cascading across the bed, and you are mine
when your parnets start to wake for work
between the sheets, I'll keep a watchful eye
right here, the best days of our lives
is this coincidence or a sign?

(Chours)

when we met I was on my back
I swear we spent most afternoons like that
somewhere in the act <---SEXSEXSEX!
we were part of something ours,
and ours alone
anywhere is home
we're almost here again <---Almost Here is the name of TAI first album, this would have been about the time Midtown ended…I think...maybe...which makes me wonder if maybe William and Gabe were together when Midtown was JUST ending, broke up after Almost Here was released, and are getting back together.
we're almost here again
we're almost here again
right here, right now

BEWARE! COUGAR!

PRELYRIC NOTES: While a Cougar is a big cat, it is also an older person that you fall for.

When I met you, you were on your back.
We still spend most afternoons like that, <---DO YOU SEE THE CONNECTION?!
but not for long.
I find myself enjoying you,
but you play these reckless games
you'll never lose
as long as I'm around.

Do you want to tie me up?
Do you want to tie me down?
Go ahead and do it now. <---Ok, well that’s just kinky and hot…

So far, so good, let it roll, let it ride, ride.
So far, so good, let us fall, let us fight, fight.
It's no fun on the sidelines.

We both know I'm too young for you, <---William is a good 4 years younger than Gabe.
and when you fake a laugh behind the wheel,
I know where this road is heading to.
When a sunken lie I lay in bed,
but I will live to be twenty-three.
And you'll see just how clever I can be... <---Not sure what this is a reference to, but I THINK that it, again, has to do with mentions of a break up, saying that William made it to 23 years old and he’s getting to Gabe with this album or something…I dunno…

Do you want to tie me up?
Do you want to tie me down?
Go ahead and do it now.

So far, so good, let it roll, let it ride, ride.
So far, so good, let us fall, let us fight, fight.
It's no fun on the sidelines.

Driving backwards, wasting time.
Young love is ruthless, so learn to fly. <---YOUNG would be a connection to his younger days, so again, back to After the Last Midtown Show.
You taught me things I can't forget. <---Of course he did…
I can't walk away, and I can't shake the taste. <---No matter what, he can’t let Gabe go!

Do you want to tie me up?
Do you want to tie me down?
Go ahead and do it now.

So far, so good, let it roll, let it ride, ride.
So far, so good, let us fall, let us fight, fight.
It's no fun on the sidelines.

Don't write a word, cuz I won't reply.

3 comments:

LoveMuffin said...

I hope you do more later too
I wanna see what you think :D

noahatthedisco said...

i love you so hard right now!

you should do one of Automatic Eyes,
"5 years disappear"? i mean, seriously. SO obvious.

Love you Em!ly!!!!!

LeezeArrayDuh! said...

OH MY JONAS!!! :O :O :O