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Panic! at the Disco – There's a Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered Honey, You Just Haven't Thought of It Yet Lyrics 11 years ago
The "sh--" part could also refer to the gossiping women cutting themseves off as the girl approaches. You know, "She looks like--shh, she's coming over!"

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Panic! at the Disco – Build God, Then We'll Talk Lyrics 11 years ago
Something just caught my eye. It's been brought up before, but not quite like this. I wonder if the "preposition" between the constable and the "virgin" had to do with the lawyer's drug use? Did she get the job then get back at the lawyer for cheating on his wife?

I'm done!

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Panic! at the Disco – Build God, Then We'll Talk Lyrics 11 years ago
Something just caught my eye. It's been brought up before, but not quite like this. I wonder if the "preposition" between the constable and the "virgin" had to do with the lawyer's drug use? Did she get the job then get back at the lawyer for cheating on his wife?

I'm done!

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Panic! at the Disco – Build God, Then We'll Talk Lyrics 11 years ago
If you haven't read my last seven analyses, go back to "Nails for Breakfast..." and read from there in track order! It's a series based on my idea that the order of songs is a story. Makes them much easier to understand. Thanks!

This may not necessarily be an extension of the basic story, unless it refers to the older couple, and husband is still making a meeker wife's life a living hell. Seems like roles have been switched, non? Although, it still refers to the "Mrs." staying with the "Mr." because of something other than love:

The Mrs. will stay with the cheating attorney,
Moonlighting aside, she really needs his money

However, this could also just be a little morality tale based on the point of the longer story.

As for the story in this song: A desperate woman sleeps with a lawyer to get a job, and with a constable, perhaps to get out of a ticket or another offense. She's not a trashy girl by nature, but she feels that this is the only way--she's the female parallel of "doormat-ish boyfriend" from the start of the longer story.

The attorney's wife is busted with drugs (by the sleazy constable?); perhaps hers, perhaps her husband's, slipped to his unwitting wife just in case. I'm going to say that she was holding the drugs willingly, due to these lyrics, and the suggestion of 'holding people inside' in them:

And held a "purse" of a different kind
Along with the people inside

The reference bit to "These Are A Few of My Favorite Things" is a great fit. It shows us that the world isn't perfect, and things aren't always as pure as their front.

That's it! Thanks for sticking with me!

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Panic! at the Disco – There's a Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered Honey, You Just Haven't Thought of It Yet Lyrics 11 years ago
One more thing:

The use of "campaign" is also significant--take a look at the definition, and at the rest of my analysis:

cam·paign n
1. a planned and organized series of actions intended to achieve a specific goal, especially fighting for or against something or raising people’s awareness of something

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Panic! at the Disco – I Constantly Thank God For Esteban Lyrics 11 years ago
If you haven't read any of my other posts on this little story I think tracks 4 and up make, go back to "Nails..." and read from there in track order! Makes in much less confusing. Thanks!

This song is the actual wedding between ex-doormat-ish boyfriend and suicidal girlfriend. The opening lines refer to the fact that everyone knew about his girlfriend's affair, but didn't warn him until it was too late. He's internally condemning them for ther love of gossip, drama, and homewrecking:

Give us this day our daily dose of faux affliction
Forgive our sins forged at the pulpit
With forked tongues selling faux sermons
Because I am a new wave gospel sharp
And you'll be thy witness
So gentlemen, if you are going to preach
Then for God sakes preach with conviction

He's mocking them, urging them to lie to him again, tell him (the conductor) how they "mean it", and if they meant it so earnestly before, why is their facade falling away? He's calling them cowards and liars, but he uses this to his advantage later, in fact, he's counting on their nastiness:

Strike up the band
Oh, the conductor is beckoning
Come, congregation, and let's sing it like you mean it
No, don't you get it, don't you get it?
Now don't you move

He goes on to talk about this "show": a farce of a marriage. He revisits her ridiculous depressive phases and cries for attention through failed half-hearted attempts at suicide. He calls the wedding party cowards once again:

We sure are in for a show tonight

In this little number we are graced by two displays of character
We've got the gunslinger extraordinaire
And a walking contradiction
Because I for one can see no blood from their hearts
Or the wrists you allegedly slit
And I for one won't stand for this
If this scene were a parish you'd all be condemned

Thoughts? Comments?

Next is There's A Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered, You Just Haven't Thought Of It Yet

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Panic! at the Disco – There's a Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered Honey, You Just Haven't Thought of It Yet Lyrics 11 years ago
If you haven't read from my first post in "Nails For Breakfast...", go back! This is a series because I take from "Nails..." on as a story. Shoo! :)

This is the wedding reception, thus the numbered tables. husband-formally-known-as-ex-doormat-ty-boyfriend is about to carry out his plan to humiliate his new wife:

And from that moment, you'll be out of place and underdressed
I'm wrecking this evening already and loving every minute of it
Ruining this banquet for the mildly inspiring end

I'm guessing she's underdressed due to the rushedness of the planning for the reception, due to the "shotgun wedding". All husband had to do was intercept any message from the caterers or planners about the dress, and tell his bride the opposite. But I'm rambling:

When you're in black slacks with accentuating off-white pinstripes, whoa-oh
Everything goes according to plan

She is frustrated and confused, because her new husband is so outgoing he's attracting more upfront attention from people, and she's an attention monger, so she's jealous and annoyed, not to mention a bit embarrassed at her attire:

I'm the new cancer, never looked better
And you can't stand it
I know because you say so under your breath
You're reading lips, "When did he get at all confident?"
Haven't you heard that I'm the new cancer?
Never looked better
And you can't stand it

News of her affair has spread throughout the wedding party, and no one, especially not her husband is making a move to cease it. She knows the party knows about the affair by "reading [the] lips" of the guests, and is obviously embarrassed now that everyone is talking about her affair, and is not being kind. Her husband is acting oblivious to the gossip to trick her and move along with his plan.

She convinces herself she knows better than everyone (thus the title, I think), and tells herself how great she is, even though she's hurt and humiliated:

Next is a trip to the ladies room in vain
I bet you just can't keep up with these fashionistas
Tonight, tonight, you are, you are the whispering campaign
To them, your name is "Cheap", and to them you look like sh--
Talk to the mirror, choke back tears
And keep telling yourself that, "I'm a diva."

The cigarette line is like offering an alcoholic a drink; she’s frequently attempting suicide, or talking about it, as we see in "Nails..." (And with the way you've been talking
Every word gets you a step closer to hell):

Oh, and the smokes in that cigarette box at your table
They just so happen to be laced with nitroglycerin

Thoughts?

Next (and last of the chapters) is Build God, Then We'll Talk.

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Panic! at the Disco – I Write Sins Not Tragedies Lyrics 11 years ago
If you haven't read from my first post, go back to "Nails For Breakfast..."! It will make a lot more sense because I'm posting this in a series--I look at this as a story.

Anyway: This is rigt before that "shotgun wedding" we heard about in "Time To Dance". An angry and perhaps wounded ex-doormat boyfriend overhears people talking about his bride's affair:
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.
“Oh yes, but what a shame, what a shame the poor groom’s bride is a whore.”

We assume that everyone knows about the cheating, and after suppressing his rage, decides to use it to his advantage. Even the title implies a sneaky plan, not a coincidence. The way he trails off before saying "rationality" at the end is also significant. He's ready to get back at her, overtly and cruelly:

I’d chime in with a “Haven’t you people ever heard of closing a goddamn door?!”
No, it’s much better to face these kinds of things with a sense of poise and rationality.
I’d chime in, “Haven’t you people ever heard of closing a goddamn door?!”
No, it’s much better to face these kinds of things with a sense of…

He decides to follow through with the marriage, although I'm not sure why. Perhaps this is just to serve for his plan to humiliate her (as seen in later tracks):

Oh, well in fact, well, I’ll look at it this way—I mean, technically our marriage is safe.
And this calls for a toast so pour the champagne

Thoughts?

Next on the list: I Constantly Thank God For Esteban

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Panic! at the Disco – But It's Better If You Do Lyrics 11 years ago
If you haven't read my stuff yet I'm doing this in a series, because I look at this as a story. So start at the beginning with "Nails for Breakfast" and advance in CD track order, it makes this much less confusing. Thanks!

I can partially agree with SinicallySerious, but I think he actually WAS there, in the physical, (although it could be the case that he was lying) but maybe it's more metaphorical, like he wasn't "there", as in he had his mind on revenge over stimulation. "Faking it" could refer to an orgasm, as well. Say he wanted to go along with the stripper who gives him the alleged lap dance and fakes it. After all, they fire strippers who aren't effective.

Let's take a look at these lyrics:

And isn't this exactly where you'd like me
I'm exactly where you'd like me you know
Praying for love in a lap dance and paying in naivety
Oh and isn't this exactly where you'd like me
I'm exactly where you'd like me you know
Praying for love in a lap dance and paying in naivety.

These point to the idea that the girlfriend would want him to be in a strip club for his own pleasure, so she wouldn't feel bad about cheating and/or dumping him after. Some lyrics point to having this as his mindset:

Now I'm of consenting age to be forgetting you in a cabaret

Although, this also points to the idea of him being hurt and truly trying to get over her, along with this:

Praying for love and paying in naivety

Any thoughts?

Next Up: I Write Sins, Not Tragedies

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Panic! at the Disco – Lying Is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off Lyrics 11 years ago
I ADORE Closer. When I saw this title for the first time, I squeed!

It would be easier for those of you who'e never read my posts before to go to my first one at "Nails For Breakfast...", I'm doing this in a series because I think this is a story. Just go from "Nails.." through the track order. Thanks!

I think this is where doormat-ish finds out his girlfriend has cheated on him:

Well, then think of what you did
And how I hope to God he was worth it

And he is trying to take his mind off of it--perhaps went to a dance club, where he observes the blissful lovers around him and urges them to stay true and enjoy each other as long as they can:

So testosterone boys and harlequin girls
Will you dance to this beat
And hold a lover close?

He's obviously learning to be his own man, and that he doesn't deserve to be treated this way. The whole first verse points to this, and is repeated:

I've got more wit
A better kiss
A hotter touch
A better fuck
Than any boy you'll ever meet.
Sweetie you had me.
Girl, I was it, look past the sweat
A better love deserving of
Exchanging body heat in the passenger seat?
No no no, you know it will always just be me.

He internally examines his girlfriends thirts for attention, as well, vowing not to let her step all over him again:

I sure hope you didn't expect to get all of the attention
Let's not get selfish
Did you really think I'd let you kill this chorus?

Agree? Disagree?

Next is Part Five: But It's Better If You Do

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Panic! at the Disco – Time to Dance Lyrics 11 years ago
This was the first song I ever heard from P!atD, about four months ago. I liked the demo better, too, r2kdimwit.

Anyhoo, on to the analyzing. It might be better if anyone reading goes to my first post in "Nails For Breakfast...", then follow in track order after that. I'm doing this in a series, because I think these tracks are all one long story.

I think this song represents the doormat-ish boyfriend subconsciously, or perhaps just internally beginning to hate his girlfriend for taking advantage of him, or evn blaming him for her problems and suicide attempts. This is the beginning of his understanding of her manipulations. He's coming out of his shell and starting to call her bullshit, even if it's only to himself:

Well, she’s not bleeding on the ballroom floor
Just for the attention.
Cause that’s just ridiculous . . . ly on
But she sure is going to get it
(The attention and the bullets)
Here’s the setting
Fashion magazines line the walls
The walls line the bullet holes
You sure, you sure you let her have it?
You sure, you sure you--

He's almost tauntng her, suggesting that he should help her kill herself, and actually succeed for once:

Have some composure
And where is your posture?
Oh no no!
You're pulling the trigger
Pulling the trigger all wrong

However, he begins to justify her behavior, probably due to his feelings of insecurity at being alone as illustrated in "Nails For Breakfast". In the echoes, one can still see a part of him resisting her abuse:

Well she didn’t choose this role
But she’ll play it and make it sincere
So you cry, you cry
(Baby give me a break!)
But they believe it from the tears
And the teeth right down to the blood
At her feet
Boys will be boys
Hiding in estrogen and wearing Aubergine dreams

And once his insecurities win, he breaks down and purposes a shotgun wedding, before he chickens out and dumps her:

When I say "Shotgun," you say "Wedding"
Shotgun wedding
Shotgun wedding
(duh)

Agree? Disagree?

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Panic! at the Disco – Camisado (Relax, Relapse) Lyrics 11 years ago
I think this song is the second part of the story sequence. (See my comment on "Nails For Breakfast...", it would probably help this analysis make more sense). I think the girlfriend of the doormat-ty boyfriend has hurt herself, and attempted suicide for yet another time. He comments on the hospital, gethering observations each time he goes: these visits are familiar and frequent. I think "decorated emergency" actually refers to her being a drama queen, or the glorifying of violence and self-mutilation our media spotlights today.

On to part three: Time To Dance

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Panic! at the Disco – Nails For Breakfast, Tacks For Snacks Lyrics 11 years ago
I agree mostly with Malfoy here: this song is the beginning of a STORY. This story runs until either the end of the CD or "There's A Good Reason...". Looking at the rest of the songs in relation to this one, I think this song is introducing us to the doormat-ish boyfriend of a depressed/suicidal girl. She's obviously unwell, but refuses to take responsibility for herself, gets drunk (perhaps in a downward spiral after a death?):

Watch your mouth
Oh, oh, oh, because your speech is slurred enough
That you just might swallow your tongue
I'm sure you'd want to give up the ghost
With just a little more poise than that...

And blames God:

Or was it God who chokes in these situations?
Running late?
No no, he called in.

He realizes his relationship with her is not a healthy one, but he's so lonely and meek that he can't bear being alone:

I am
Alone in this bed, house, and head
And she never fixes this
But at least she makes me forget
I am
Alone, in this bedroom
She never fixes this
But at least she--


Any thoughts?

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Panic! at the Disco – Nails For Breakfast, Tacks For Snacks Lyrics 11 years ago
I agree mostly with Malfoy here: this song is the beginning of a STORY. This story runs until either the end of the CD or "There's A Good Reason...". Looking at the rest of the songs in relation to this one, I think this song is introducing us to the doormat-ish boyfriend of a depressed/suicidal girl. She's obviously unwell, but refuses to take responsibility for herself, gets drunk (perhaps in a downward spiral after a death?):

Watch your mouth
Oh, oh, oh, because your speech is slurred enough
That you just might swallow your tongue
I'm sure you'd want to give up the ghost
With just a little more poise than that...

And blames God:

Or was it God who chokes in these situations?
Running late?
No no, he called in.

He realizes his relationship with her is not a healthy one, but he's so lonely and meek that he can't bear being alone:

I am
Alone in this bed, house, and head
And she never fixes this
But at least she makes me forget
I am
Alone, in this bedroom
She never fixes this
But at least she--


Any thoughts?

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