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"But It's Better If You Do" is the ninth track on Panic! at the Disco's debut album, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out. It has a running time of 3:25.

Song

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The theme in the video is a mascarade style strip club in which the band is preforming in.

The song was relesed on May 4, 2006 and was written by Ryan Ross as a CD single. It was the third single to be relesed, and the second to be relesed with a music video.The concept of the song is "about being in a strip club but not actually liking being in there. So I wanted it to be about the sort of complex inner-monologue," he said. "It's not completely fiction, though. It's based on a scenario when I was going through a breakup with a girl. Because in reality, I don't like strip clubs. I think they're kinda perverted," says Ryan Ross. Ryan also said
When I wrote it, I never thought about it being played in strip clubs. But I guess it would be kind of a change from what they usually play in there. It would be a surreal experience, for sure. I think the tempo is too fast, though. So maybe someone would have to do a Chopped and screwed version or something.
The title was quoted from the movie "Closer " in which the character portrayed by Natalie Portman says:Lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking her clothes off... but it's better if you do". "Lying is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off", is also the name of a Panic! At The Disco song.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Now I'm of consenting age to be forgetting you in a cabaret.
Somewhere downtown where a burlesque queen may even ask my name
As she sheds her skin on stage
I'm seated and sweating to a dance song on the club's P.A.
The strip joint veteran sits two away
Smirking between dignified sips of his dignified peach and lime daiquiri

[Chorus]
And isn't this exactly where you'd like me
I'm exactly where you'd like me, you know
Praying for love in a lap dance and paying in naivety
Oh, isn't this exactly where you'd like me
I'm exactly where you'd like me, you know
Praying for love in a lap dance and paying in naivety

[Verse 2]
But, but I'm afraid that I
Well, I may have faked it
And I wouldn't be caught dead in this place
Well, I'm afraid that I
Well, that's right, well I may have faked it
And I wouldn't be caught dead in this place

[Chorus]
And isn't this exactly where you'd like me
I'm exactly where you'd like me, you know
Praying for love in a lap dance and paying in naivety
Oh, isn't this exactly where you'd like me
I'm exactly where you'd like me, you know
Praying for love in a lap dance and paying in naivety

[Bridge]
Well, I'm afraid that I
Well, I may have faked it
And I wouldn't be caught dead in this place
Well, I'm afraid that I
Well, that's right, well I may have faked it
And I wouldn't be caught dead in this place

[Chorus]
And isn't this exactly where you'd like me
I'm exactly where you'd like me, you know
Praying for love in a lap dance and paying in naivety
Oh, isn't this exactly where you'd like me
I'm exactly where you'd like me, you know
Praying for love in a lap dance and paying in naivety

[Outro]
Praying for love and paying in naivety
Praying for love and paying in naivety, oh

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