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Turns Out We've All Been Singing "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" Wrong This Whole Time

"My emo ass is shook."

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If you were alive in 2005, you probably sang "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" at the top of your lungs at least a few times.

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Including screaming, "THE POOR GROOM'S BRIDE IS A WHORE" as loud as possible, as was required.

Turns out the lyrics are actually closing "a goddamn door" — not "the goddamn door." This fact was brought to light on Twitter on Sunday.

the fact it's always been "a goddamn door" and not "the goddamn door" is REALLY fucking me up right now

Raquel, a longtime Panic! at the Disco fan, tweeted the earth-shattering discovery after reading the CD booklet.

"When I found out about the actual lyrics, I played it a cappella on YouTube and slowed it down to see if it actually was 'a,' and it is," the 20-year-old from New York told BuzzFeed News. "And my brain just couldn't get that. I still refuse to accept it."

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Raquel's shock was shared by singer Halsey, who then called upon Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie to explain.

Explain. @brendonurie https://t.co/dewc3Xt5LS

"I can't," Urie responded. "That's some Berenstein/Berenstain shit right there."

. @halsey Hahaha I can't. That's some Berenstein/Berenstain shit right there.

This is a reference to "the Mandela effect," the phenomenon of many people misremembering the same thing. For example, many claim they remember the “Berenstain Bears” being spelled the "Berenstein Bears" as kids.

Some people think these unexplained collective false memories are proof of the existence of parallel universes.

Other examples include people thinking the Monopoly man wears a monocle, Sinbad being in a '90s genie movie called Shazam, and, as per the effect's name, Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the '80s rather than in 2013.

Still, Urie said "there is no answer" because he's sung the song "both ways."

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

Raquel also noted that a few lyrics appear in the CD booklet that were later cut from the songs due to time constraints.

"I don't think 'the' would have been cut since it takes the same amount of time to say it as 'a,'" she said.

The truth about "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" is fucking people right up.

NAH SORRY THIS HAS ME FUCKED UP I JUST RAN TO MY LYRIC BOOKLET RELISTENED TO THE SONG WATCHED FIVE LYRICS VIDEOS ON… https://t.co/5Mc3GFRsmh

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shut ur the goddamn mouth my childhood was a LIE https://t.co/HKxLN2d0YB

I feel like my whole life has been uprooted by this https://t.co/RxD4Pn0us9

The Mandela effect is REAL.

the mandela effect is in full force https://t.co/PsVoCy4IDH

I can't believe I just got Mandela'd by a Panic At The Disco song. I hate 2017. https://t.co/V5X6tpd2Rz

mendela effect bitch my emo ass is shook https://t.co/qC5GXtj8KP

Julia Reinstein is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Julia Reinstein at julia.reinstein@buzzfeed.com.

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