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I Write Sins Not Tragedies
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I Write Sins Not Tragedies

Panic at the Disco
Album:
A Fever You Cant Sweat Out

Song Meaning of I Write Sins Not Tragedies by Panic! At The Disco


Although it isn't stated in the song's lyrics, the title alludes to a line in Tyler Johnson, the protagonist of Douglas Coupland's novel Shampoo Planet, where he writes, "I am writing a list of tragic character flaws on my dollar bills with a felt pen. I am thinking of the people in my universe and distilling for each of these people the one flaw in their character that will be their downfall – the flaw that will be their undoing. What I write are not sins; I write tragedies."


Heather Stebbins, a studio musician, played a pizzicato cello theme that served as the foundation for the song. No. 7 was its highest position on the US Billboard Hot 100.


Lyrics of I Write Sins Not Tragedies by Panic! At The Disco


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

Release Date

2006

Songwriter/s

Ryan Ross, Brendon Urie, Spencer Smith

Producer/s

Matt Squire

Label/s

Fueled by Ramen Decaydance

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