So the band Panic At The Disco has a song "I Write Sins Not Tragedies".
The lead singer of the band (Brenden Urie) wrote the song.
The song had the lyric: "Haven't you people ever heard of closing the goddamn door?"
Which changed to: "Haven't you people ever heard of closing a goddamn door?"
After the change, people started asking Brendon about it..
He was unable to explain the change, and remembers it as "the door".
Yet in this reality the lyric has always been "a door" (in print and recordings)..
However, he still sings "the door" when performing and acknowledges he wrote it as "the", and remembers it as "the" in print and
Here are examples of people singing it the way they remember with "the door" (skip forward to examples).
During a recent radio interview, the singer openly blames the change on the Mandela Effect.
He states: "I have no idea. Now let me say my peace, and I'll let it be.. I think there's a Mandela Effect thing happening."
It's not for publicity - he indicates he doesn't really like talking about it (he can't help people ask him about it), and artists don't re-work
lyrics after publication - unless they re-release the song.
Naysayers say this is a 'memory issue'. He wrote the song, so it's not a memory issue.
Naysayers often say "Why don't professionals come forward?" Well, now they are.
So there you have it. A professional openly admits his lyrics changed in print and recordings, yet can't explain it and is now out-and-out calling it
a Mandela Effect.
I just listened to the music video and it still sounds like he says the, not a. However, the written lyrics online have definitely changed to a. I
don't really know how that adds to the discussion but I thought I'd throw my 2 cents in.
Closing the and closing a sound almost exactly the same. Sounds to me like he wrote the and someone thought it sounded like a. That's the case with
almost all of these lyrics, two things that sound alike and someone gets it wrong.
Think someone screwed up
The programming in some
Sort of glitched-out update
Because it's a bit freaky,
Though still explainable usually...
And other times I think
It's just a bunch of mistaken memories.
But when you wrote the song and your own lyrics change, it must be creepy as heck.
As someone who had regularly listened to that song for many years this is actually pretty freaky. The studio recording was THE. Im not misremembering
that, he kinda emphasized THE in the song when he sang it. Now the studio recording has changed. Very Erie.
a reply to: Pearj
Thanks guys - your input helps. I was never a fan - but they played the crap out of that song everywhere you went on the dial for years. So I've
definitely heard it more than a few times. I remember "the" - and I'm very glad the singer is outspoken enough to put the truth out there - that's an
honest person - so he gets my gratitude.
I like that he wore a GBH shirt in one shot.. We went to Salt Lake after a Moab trip just to see GBH - good ol' classic punk - good show too.
Hmmmm... The Naysayers seem unusually quiet on this one!
edit on 1-7-2017 by Pearj because: he had more to say.
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