Vegas Lights
Panic! at the Disco Lyrics


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One, two, three, four, five
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten

Ten, nine, eight, seven, six
Five, four, three, two, one

Ooh, five, four, three, two, one, ooh
Ooh, five, four, three, two, one, ooh

Oh, if you only knew
What we've been up to
I guarantee you'd keep it secret
So give it to me now
We're lost in a dream now
Do it (five, four, three, two) one more time

In the Vegas lights
Where villains spend the weekend, the deep end
We're swimming with the sharks until we drown
The Vegas lights
The lies and affectations, sensation
We're winning 'til the curtain's coming down

Ain't it so, ain't it so perfect?
Our cynical minds will make it totally worth it
So give it to me now
We're lost in a dream now
Do it (five, four, three, two) one more time

In the Vegas lights
Where villains spend the weekend, the deep end
We're swimming with the sharks until we drown
The Vegas lights
The lies and affectations, sensation
We're winning 'til the curtain's coming down

Ooh, five, four, three, two, one, ooh
Ooh, five, four, three, two, one, ooh

And we're all not here for nothing
And we're bored with looking good
We gotta be starting something
Would you change it if you could?

And we're all not here for nothing (would you change it if you could?)
And we're bored with looking good (would you change it if you could?)
We gotta be starting something (would you change it if you could?)
Would you change it if you could? (would you change it if you could?)

In the Vegas lights
Where villains spend the weekend, the deep end
We're swimming with the sharks until we drown
The Vegas lights
The lies and affectations, sensation
We're winning 'til the curtain's coming down

In the Vegas lights
Where villains spend the weekend, the deep end
We're swimming with the sharks until we drown
The Vegas lights
The lies and affectations, sensation
We're winning 'til the curtain's coming down





We're swimming with the sharks until we drown
We're winning 'til the curtain's coming down

Overall Meaning

The song "Vegas Lights" by Panic! at the Disco is an ode to the wild and glamorous nightlife of Las Vegas. The lyrics are brimming with energy and excitement, inviting the listener into an extravagant world of parties, illusions, and indulgence. The opening lines, "Oh, if you only knew / What we've been up to / I guarantee you'd keep it secret," hint at the clandestine nature of the activities described in the song. The singer is inviting someone to join in his adventures and promising a thrilling experience that must be kept hidden from the rest of the world.


The chorus is a celebration of the excesses of Vegas, with its "villains" spending the weekend in the city's casinos, clubs, and hotels. The imagery is evocative and vivid, with references to swimming with sharks, winning at the tables, and feeling the rush of the Vegas lights. The repeated chant of "Do it (5-4-3-2) one more time" echoes the rhythm of a countdown, adding to the sense of urgency and anticipation.


The bridge of the song takes a more contemplative turn, with the lyrics reflecting on the fleeting nature of hedonistic pleasure: "We're all not here for nothing / And we're bored with looking good / We gotta be starting something / Would you change it if you could?" This introspective moment is short-lived, however, as the chorus returns with even greater intensity, driving the song towards its dizzying conclusion.


Line by Line Meaning

Oh, if you only knew
If only you knew the wild things we've been up to


What we've been up to
The crazy things we've been doing


I guarantee you'd keep it secret
It's so wild that we know you'd keep it a secret


So give it to me now
Tell me everything right now


We're lost in a dream now
We're caught up in this wild adventure


Do it (5-4-3-2) one more time
Let's do it all over again


In the Vegas lights
In the bright lights of Las Vegas


Where villains spend the weekend
Where people with questionable motives come to relax


The deep end
We're taking things to the extreme


We're swimming with the sharks until we drown
We're taking big risks and riding our luck as far as it will take us


The lies and affectations
All the fakeness and pretending that happens here


Sensation
The feeling of being caught up in all of this excitement


We're winning 'til the curtain's coming down
We're enjoying this crazy adventure until the end


Ain't it so, ain't it so perfect
Isn't it just perfect, despite all the risks and fakeness?


Our cynical minds will make it totally worth it
Our jaded perspectives just make the adventure even better


We're all not here for nothing
We're not here just to pass the time


And we're bored with looking good
We're over trying to keep up appearances


We gotta be starting something
We need to start living life to its fullest


Would you change it if you could?
Would you give up this adventure if you could?


We're swimming with the sharks until we drown
We're living life on the edge


We're winning 'til the curtain's coming down
We're pushing our luck as far as it will go




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Joseph Raposo, Butch Walker, Brendon Boyd Urie, Dallon James Weekes

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@daniellemae9036

1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
Oh, oh, oh oh oh
(5-4-3-2-1)
Oh, oh, oh oh oh
Oh, oh,oh oh oh
(5-4-3-2-1)
Oh, oh,oh oh oh

Oh, if you only knew
What we've been up to
I guarantee you'd keep it secret
So give it to me now
We're lost in a dream now
Do it (5-4-3-2) one more time

In the Vegas lights
Where villains spend the weekend
The deep end
We're swimming with the sharks until we drown

The Vegas lights
The lies and affectations
Sensation
We're winning 'til the curtain's coming down

Ain't it so, ain't it so perfect
Our cynical minds will make it totally worth it
So give it to me now
We're lost in a dream now
Do it (5-4-3-2) one more time

In the Vegas lights
Where villains spend the weekend
The deep end
We're swimming with the sharks until we drown

The Vegas lights
The lies and affectations
Sensation
We're winning 'til the curtain's coming down

Oh, oh, oh oh oh
(5-4-3-2-1)
Oh, oh, oh oh oh
Oh, oh, oh oh oh
(5-4-3-2-1)
Oh, oh, oh oh oh

And we're all not here for nothing
And we're bored with looking good
We gotta be starting something
Would you change it if you could?

(Would you change it if you could?)

And we're all not here for nothing
And we're bored with looking good
We gotta be starting something
Would you change it if you could?

In the Vegas lights
Where villains spend the weekend
The deep end
We're swimming with the sharks until we drown

The Vegas lights
The lies and affectations
Sensation
We're winning 'til the curtain's coming down

In the Vegas lights
Where villains spend the weekend
The deep end
We're swimming with the sharks until we drown

The Vegas lights
The lies and affectations
Sensation
We're winning 'til the curtain's coming down

Oh, oh, oh oh oh
(5-4-3-2-1)
Oh, oh, oh oh oh
We're swimming with the sharks until we drown
Oh, oh,oh oh oh
(5-4-3-2-1)
Oh, oh,oh oh oh
We're winning 'til the curtain's coming down



All comments from YouTube:

@frostvortex1674

"Would you change it if you could?" -Vegas Lights "I wouldn't change it" -LA Devotee

@fionadoyl

no relation.....

@the_brallon

Think about it. You could change it if you could and then in I wouldn't change it. Think about it sans.

@fionadoyl

GD Brallon
thats not what i ment, i ment i dont think he intentionally wrote it that way.

@emmarobinson9262

Frostvortex HAHAHAHA OMG YES

@whizzertheoreo5590

Even if there's no intentional relation, it's still coincidentally intriguing

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@jojill23jtg

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
violently jumps on tile floor and starts breaking down sighing WOOOAAHHHHHHHH

@marimoomin

JT Goodman 5 4 3 2 1 IN THE VEGAS LIGHTS!!! DANCES SPASTICALLY

@war0f1812

LET ME JOIN THE DANCE PARTY *VIGOROUS JAZZ HANDS*

@kosticka13

RELATABLE

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