Historical Events  Music
Panic at the Disco

Closing the goddamn door

Closing a goddamn door

The subject of a Mandela Effect gets involved!

Here's a great twist - a lyric change the original writer can't explain!

Fans of Panic at the Disco's "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" experiencing the Mass Memory Discrepancy Effect were used to hearing the phrase "closing the goddamn door", but references today play as "closing a goddamn door". This seems like a trivial change with the usual "a/the" kind of slurring over time we've seen before, for example with "Interview with a/the Vampire".

The interesting thing this time is when this first came up as an MMDE it generated a buzz on Twitter which the guy singing it, Brendon Urie, responded! His first reply when asked to explain is was "Hahaha I can't. That's some Berenstein/Berenstain shit right there". 

Later he tweeted "Btw, there is no answer. I've sung 'Sins' both ways. Doesn't matter. Trust me, it's all right".

So there we have it from the horses mouth, and all cleared up nicely ;-)

Lyric change

The other lyric change like this with a real explanation from the people involved was with the Mamas and the Papas "Califorrnia Dreamin'"In that case, the lyric on the recorded song, which came first, was wrong and was changed when it was sung on tour, so anyone who heard both really would have heard different ones, as in this example which Urie confirmed.