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Panic! At The Disco: I Write Sins Not Tragedies



This song takes place at a wedding. The groom hears that his bride is cheating on him from a discussion between a bridesmaid and a waiter. His instinct is to tells them to shut the door and keep it to themselves, but he wants to handle it himself and figure it out with "poise and rationality."


Panic! guitar player and lyricist Ryan Ross came up with the story after breaking up with his girlfriend. He was trying to convey that despite all that happened, it could have been worse.


The music video tells the story of a young couple getting married. The bride's family is prim and proper, while the groom's are crazy clowns - literally. In the end, they realize that maybe the idea of a marriage between them was only for the lust, not love, and the bride ends up cheating on the groom after an argument right before the wedding. The narrator is lead singer Brendon Urie, who acts as the groom's conscience.



Lyrics


Oh, well, imagine


As I'm pacing the pews in a church corridor


And I can't help but to hear


No, I can't help but to hear an exchanging of words


"What a beautiful wedding!


What a beautiful wedding!" says a bridesmaid to a waiter


"And yes, but what a shame, what a shame


The poor groom's bride is a whore."



I chime in with a "Haven't you people ever heard of


Closing the goddamn door?!"


No, it's much better to face these kinds of things


With a sense of poise and rationality


I chime in, "Haven't you people ever heard of


Closing the goddamn door?!"


No, it's much better to face these kinds of things


With a sense of



Oh, well, in fact


Well, I'll look at it this way


I mean, technically our marriage is saved


Well, this calls for a toast, so pour the champagne


Oh! Well, in fact


Well, I'll look at it this way


I mean, technically our marriage is saved


Well, this calls for a toast, so pour the champagne


Pour the champagne



I chime in with a "Haven't you people ever heard of


Closing the goddamn door?!"


No, it's much better to face these kinds of things


With a sense of poise and rationality


I chime in, "Haven't you people ever heard of


Closing the goddamn door?!"


No, it's much better to face these kinds of things


With a sense of



Poise and rationality


Again



I chime in, "Haven't you people ever heard of


Closing the goddamn door?!"


No, it's much better to face these kinds of things


With a sense of poise and rationality


I chime in, "Haven't you people ever heard of


Closing the goddamn door?!"


No, it's much better to face these kinds of things


With a sense of



Poise and rationality


Again

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