Panic! at the Disco Essay

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The band Panic! At the Disco is an alternative rock band with many songs and albums. The lead singer, who also writes some of their songs, is Brendon Urie. The bassist and backup singer, who also writes songs for the band, is Dallon Weekes. Ryan Ross was the band’s former guitarist and Spencer Smith is the drummer. The band was formed in 2004 and they were signed by Pete Wentz’s Decaydance and Fueled by Ramen records in 2005. Since then, they have released 5 albums and have done many compilations. They have a wide variety of songs ranging from up-beat and catchy tunes to more solemn sounds. A few of their well-known songs are “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”, “Miss Jackson”, and “This is Gospel”. Many of their songs have a deeper meaning than just what the lyrics convey. One of Panic! At the Disco’s singles from their album Vices & Virtues is “The Ballad of Mona Lisa.” This song was released on February 1, 2011. It is about Brendon Urie’s inner conflicts, and the fight inside him. It also has a more solemn sound than some of their other songs, and it has very meaningful lyrics. One line that is repeated is “There’s nothing wrong with just a taste of what you’ve paid for,” which I find similar to the saying “Be careful what you wish for.” Both of these quotes are saying that you will get what you asked for, no matter how good or bad it may be. The line from the song is also saying that if you’ve asked for it, you should accept the consequences that may come with it. Another powerful line is “Her words are swimming through his ears again.” This line is saying how when you say something to a person, they constantly remember it and it may bring them down at times, or if you have said something kind to them it can boost their spirits. A verse that I find interesting is “Say what you mean. Tell me I'm right. And let the sun rain down on me. Give me a sign. I want to
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