Casual Affair
Panic! at the Disco Lyrics


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Hey, a casual affair
That could go anywhere
And only for tonight
Take any moment, any time
A lover on the left
A sinner on the right

Just lay in the atmosphere
A casual affair (hush little baby, don't say a word)
Lay in the atmosphere
A casual affair

Break involuntary ties
A secret so the spies
Could never find us out
Stay for as long as you have time
So the mess that we'll become
Leaves something to talk about

Just lay in the atmosphere
A casual affair (hush little baby, don't say a word)
Lay in the atmosphere
A casual affair

(I did it, I did it, I did it, I did it, I did it, I did it
(I did it, I did it, I did it, I did it, I did it again)
(I did it, I did it, I did it, I did it, I did it, I did it
(I did it, I did it, I did it, I did it, I did it again)

Lay in the atmosphere
A casual affair (hush little baby, don't say a word)




Lay in the atmosphere
A casual affair

Overall Meaning

The song "Casual Affair" by Panic! at the Disco paints a picture of a rather fleeting and laid-back approach to love and relationships. The singer describes a situation that begins as an innocent and spontaneous encounter that could quickly take shape into anything, but only for one night. The persona in the song is clearly not looking for anything serious, as seen in the line, "Take any moment, any time."
The singer goes on to describe the atmosphere of the encounter, and emphasizes the importance of discretion, telling the lover to “hush-hush” and not reveal their affair. Despite this casual approach, there is an aura of intensity in the song, where the illicit nature of the relationship speaks to its depth and to its ability to create lasting memories. The persona does not mind the mess that they will become, as long as it creates something to talk about for days to come.


Overall, "Casual Affair" by Panic! at the Disco explores the thrill of an impulsive and intense relationship that is not bound by any rules, structure, or expectations. It underscores the idea that sometimes one can feel alive in relationships that are purely impulsive and physical, even as it warns that such relationships are transitory and often do not last.


Line by Line Meaning

Hey, a casual affair
Introducing and inviting someone to a casual, one-time-only relationship


That could go anywhere
Without any long-term commitment, what might happen is completely open


And only for tonight
This casual affair has a short time frame and will be over after tonight


Take any moment, any time
This affair could happen at any time, spontaneously


A lover on the left
One side of us is full of love and emotion


A sinner on the right
The other side of us is full of sin and wrong-doing


Lay in the atmosphere
The mood around us is very relaxed and open to any experience


A casual affair (Hush-hush, don't you say a word)
This affair is a secret (so we won't get caught) and should not be spoken about


Break involuntary ties
We don't want anything to hold us back, even though we're taking risks


A secret so the spies
We want to keep this private and hidden from others who might interfere


Could never find us out
We hope to continue this secret affair without anyone discovering it


Stay for as long as you have time
The duration of the affair is limited to whatever time we have available


So the mess that we'll become
Despite knowing that this casual affair could cause problems or complications, we're still doing it


Leaves something to talk about
The affair is exciting and interesting - it's something we'll both remember and talk about in the future


Just lay in the atmosphere
We can relax and enjoy the moment without worrying too much about the future


A casual affair (Hush-hush, don't you say a word)
Once more, a reminder that this is a secret affair and must not be spoken about


Lay in the atmosphere
Once more, feels good to be relaxed and not worry about the future for mental peace.


A casual affair
The final reminder that this is a one-time-only event




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Brendon Boyd Urie

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@ted-ward5171

Hey, a casual affair
That could go anywhere
And only for tonight
Take any moment, any time
A lover on the left
A sinner on the right
Lay in the atmosphere
A casual affair (Hush-hush, don't you say a word)
Lay in the atmosphere
A casual affair
Break involuntary ties
A secret so the spies
Could never find us out
Stay for as long as you have time
So the mess that we'll become
Leaves something to talk about
Just lay in the atmosphere
A casual affair (Hush-hush, don't you say a word)
Lay in the atmosphere
A casual affair

Ps: I just wanted the lyrics so I can see them 😂😂



@MrStrawberryPucca

You can see Brendon brushing his hair back, leaning back against a brickwall, the citylights hitting his face. A car drives by stopping in front of the street with colorful beams of light over the black toyota. Walking over to it, he looks down and sees a blond girl. She is smiling at him, and he smirks at her before greeting her with a simple "Hello" and getting in.
They drive. They both know what will happen.
They stop by a hotel, quickly getting out and checking in. Rushing into the elevator, the girl presses the button and you see it blink before the camera shifts to the numbers. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Then run out of the elevator and down to the room. Brendon opens the door and can only just lock it again before being pushed against the wall by the young woman. Her lips on his as they move towards the bed and start taking their clothes off.
"Hello..." she is now on the bed. The camera focusing on her body as it moves. "Sinner..."
"Dont worry..." he says and she smiles, knowing this will be only pleasure and nothing else.

Their bodies together and attached one night, the next, they go on with their lives seperate. They can feel it in the air. He knows the purple walls of the room holds many secrets and will not mind one more.

Its only a casual affair after all.



All comments from YouTube:

@hayleymorales9389

Beginning: Looks innocent enough doesn't it? But sometimes there are dangers involved that never meets the eye. no matter where you're meeting strangers, be careful if they are too friendly.

@Ed-jm5yt

That's actually from a homophobic ad and i think that's really fucking funny

@null1158

“One never knows when a homosexual is about”

@maxine3657

@@null1158 Hi

@artykat3514

Boys Beware 👏🏼

@tylersilvia7553

HayleyHaystack i ruined 420

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@Hannah_Z

While describing the record tracks, Brendon mentioned that Casual Affair was just sort of imagining the idea of an affair even though he's in a committed relationship. He said that both he and Sarah often talk to each other about their celebrity crushes, and even though they're married they both discuss what it would like being with other people. The song is obviously kinda cheater-y, but it's supposed to emphasize the whole theme of the album and the idea of "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas." It's supposed to be kind of a flirty yet dark song. Which is why I really like it.

That and I love the techno rock vibes.

tl;dr: brendon's not a manwhore and this song is still really great.

@kaseypaulson8467

Sorry but I'm obsessed with homestuck soooo

@xXWhiteTiger21Xx

Kasey Paulson Yeeaahh I was also too distracted by Kanaya

@characteractressmargomarti7212

So Sarah smiles was meant for his wife? I did not know her name was Sarah.

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