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Trade Mistakes” is a song from Panic! at the Disco’s third studio album, Vices & Virtues.

One of the writers on this song is Pete Wentz, of the alternative rock band Fall Out Boy. The two bands have been close friends since the beginning of Panic!’s career, with Brendon Urie’s vocals being heard on a few of Fall Out Boy’s songs.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Placing a smile at the perfect event,
Gracing your skin with the side of my hand.
If I ever leave I could learn to miss you
But "Sentimental Boy" is my nom de plume

[Pre-chorus]
Let me save you, hold this rope

[Chorus]
I may never sleep tonight,
As long as you're still burning bright.
If I could trade mistakes for sheep,
Count me away before you sleep.
I'll stay awake 'til I trade my mistakes
Or they fade away

[Verse 2]
I feel marooned in this body
Deserted, my organs can go on without me.
You can't fly these wings.
You can't sleep in this box with me.

[Pre-chorus]
Let me save you, hold this rope

[Chorus]
I may never sleep tonight,
As long as you're still burning bright.
If I could trade mistakes for sheep,
Count me away before you sleep.
I'll stay awake 'til I trade my mistakes
Or they fade away

[Bridge]
So, let me save you
Hold this rope and I'll pull you in
'Cause I am an anchor
Save her or feel it sinking in
Let me save you, hold this rope
(this is only the greatest story ever told)
I am an anchor, sinking her
(with lightning in my head to be brought to the world)

[Chorus]
I may never sleep tonight,
As long as you're still burning bright.
If I could trade mistakes for sheep,
Count me away before you sleep.
I'll stay awake 'til I trade my mistakes
Or they fade away

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