Turns out we've been singing "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" wrong this whole time

Publish Date
Thursday, 2 February 2017, 10:38AM

If you were a teen in 2005 then you definitely knew and sang the Panic! at the Disco song "I Write Sins Not Tragedies". You know the one?

Let's just say that screaming “THE POOR GROOM’S BRIDE IS A WHORE” as loud as you possibly could was very enjoyable. 

Bonus Meme required:

So anyway, how would you react if we told you you've been singing it WRONG this whole time? (No, dw, the real lyrics are not "Groom's bride is a horse".)

Turns out the lyrics are actually closing “a goddamn door” — not “the goddamn door.” This fact was brought to light on Twitter.

reactions wow surprised jaw drop oh my

Raquel, a longtime Panic! at the Disco fan, tweeted the earth-shattering discovery after reading the CD booklet.

“When I found out about the actual lyrics, I played it a cappella on YouTube and slowed it down to see if it actually was ‘a,’ and it is,” the 20-year-old from New York told BuzzFeed News. “And my brain just couldn’t get that. I still refuse to accept it.”

Raquel’s shock was shared by singer Halsey, who then called upon Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie to explain.

Brendon's tweet is in reference to “the Mandela effect,” the phenomenon of many people misremembering the same thing. For example, many claim they remember the “Berenstain Bears” being spelled the “Berenstein Bears” as kids.

Still, Urie said “there is no answer” because he’s sung the song “both ways.”

We're not sure if we're ready to accept that.

Raquel also noted that a few lyrics appear in the CD booklet that were later cut from the songs due to time constraints.

“I don’t think ‘the’ would have been cut since it takes the same amount of time to say it as ‘a,’” she said.

But no matter what, this revelation is really screwing people up. 

This tweet probably sums it up the best:


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