Panic! At The Disco: I Constantly Thank God for Esteban Meaning
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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, for...
anonymous Nov 15th 2006, 18:48 report
I personally think that it's about how religions (particularly christianity, but not all of it) are soooo un-enthusiastic ("if you're gonna preach, for god sakes preach with conviction!") about their religion. Maybe I'm just crazy, but that's what I got from the song.
anonymous Nov 14th 2006, 07:16 report
I don't think it has to do with the church at all. They are using this obvious display of church words to disguise the real meaning.(well, in my opinion) I personally think it's about the supposed "hardcore" or "scenesters" he's basically criticizing them. "I for one can see no blood from the hearts and the wrists you allegedly slit." this means that he thinks scenesters are cheap frauds, that are supposedly suicidal but they live happy lives. "... The gunslinger extradionare and a walking contradiction." t
anonymous Nov 2nd 2006, 13:27 report
This song is about "stephen patrick morrissey" otherwise known as "esteban" most of the lyrics refer to songs by morrissey and the smiths. They are tired of the new scene copying and preaching what the "smith and morrissey" used to preach. "douse the light" refers to morrissey's "theres a light that never goes out. "panic at the disco" name derived from "the smiths" song "panic" in the lyrics, "burn down the disco"
anonymous Oct 31st 2006, 19:49 report
Okay, I agree with the person above me. Not every song on the track has to do with the trilogy. Its a trilogy. Which means three songs are involved only. Lying is the most fun...Etc, but its better if you do, and I write sins not tragedies. Xx';; okay now that that's done and over with the song is simple.
Its talking about all the contradictions the catholic church has. At least, that's what I think. "gunslinging extraordinare walking contradiction..." and "if this scene were a parish you'd all be condemned". Is just saying that some catholics just go to church act as if they're sorry about their sins, and that they believe every single word that's preached to them, yet outside of church they don't really and they question a lot of things and even support things the church wouldn't.
But that's what I think...I understand where some of the other interpretations are coming from...Very interesting.
=girl known as murfin=
anonymous Oct 10th 2006, 16:37 report
Everybody always says,"I think it's part of the trilogy" just so they can sound cool by showing everybody up. Not every song is part of the goddamn trilogy. This one in particular is about the hypocritical church idea that some people with common sense were talking about earlier.
anonymous Aug 12th 2006, 23:24 report
This song is very obvious. Panic! At the disco doesn't agree with the way the church is run. They think that every week you must go in to church and pretend that you are sorry for your sins, when in actuality, the whole church is just faking their sorrow. He thinks the pastors and congregation preach and sing with no meaning, and are just a bunch of hypocrites.
anonymous Aug 5th 2006, 17:36 report
I think it's about a kind of religion or cult
somehow, they get hostages:
"don't you get it? Now don't you move
just stay where I can see you
douse the lights
we sure are in for a show tonight"
the "priest" keeping them under control.
Also, during that line, you can hear people chattering.
"I can see no blood from the hearts and the wrists"
the hostages are questioning the hostagetaker's ability to kill or just generally don't think they are able to kill.
Also, if I'm not mistaken he says
"the gunslinging (friar) extraordinaire a walking contradiction" maybe makes more sence.
It could also be about a friar/priest gone berserk
anonymous Jul 18th 2006, 23:45 report
Brendon grew up mormon.
And it sounds like he's describing mormon missionaries preaching.
Mormon missionaries aren't aloud to be alone with females at all on their mission. They're aren't even aloud to hug females or have any contact whatsoever.
And the line "stay where I can see you douse the lights"
makes me think that he's expecting the missionaries to break the rules and do something to force him to believe in what they're preaching. Kind of saying they'll go to any extent to convert you?
anonymous Jun 22nd 2006, 23:41 report
Just because they mention slitting doesn't mean it has to be about emo kids. The phrase is probably symbolic. Besides, I don't think P!ATD considers themselves to be emo. If you listen to what was originally tagged as emo back in the 80s, it would sound completely different from P!ATD's music style.
anonymous Jun 22nd 2006, 23:38 report
That's because the song isn't about emo kids.
anonymous Jun 12th 2006, 18:11 report
Simple. The narrator is accusing a church of infidelity and is using sarcasm and witticisms to mock them for being frauds and hypocrites.
anonymous Jun 10th 2006, 17:40 report
The whole "if the scene were a parish..." thing is saying that these men act holy in church, but they're wicked and evil the rest of the time (they're not in a church now), he's calling them hypocrites.
anonymous Jun 2nd 2006, 03:41 report
Anonymous it dosn't sound crazy at all ! Maybe that exactly it !! It does make perfecte sense BUT it can to be of people that act like shooter and really arn't!
Beside all that there are many other parts of the songs, for example the biggining "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, for God sakes preach with conviction!" makes them sound like a new wave making making somthing (I have no idea what)or someone look like a fake and them as the real whatever but this is totaly unclear to me. can someone make sense of what I'talkig about ?
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