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

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, 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, but I'm afraid that I
Well, I may of 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

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, 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

Well, I'm afraid that I
Well, I may of 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

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, 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

Praying for love and paying in naivety
Praying for love and paying in naivety, oh


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  • +3
    My OpinionI think the song is about a young lad who is 'in love' with a girl who doesn't even acknowledge him, He goes to a strip club for attention and hopes to make her jealous or maybe she acknowledge's him but she doesn't think he's 'man enough' to be her boyfriend.

    ''Now I'm of consenting age to be forgetting you in a cabaret''
    He's saying 'im old enough to go and i can forget about you easy when there's proper 'women' around.'

    ''Somewhere downtown where a burlesque queen may even ask my name''
    A dig at th fact the girl doesn't take the time to know him yet a stripper would.

    ''I'm seated and sweating to a dance song on the club's P.A.''
    He's nervous because he doesn't really want to be there but he thinks it's the why for her to notice him.

    ''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''
    'and isn't this exactly where you'd like me I'm exactly where you'd like me'
    Suggests that he's there for her to show that he is 'man eough' because he's at a strip joint, where all the manly men would go.
    'Praying for in a lap dance and paying in naivety'
    obviously he would like to be loved but he is naive to think it'd come from a lap dancer who is just doing her job.


    ''Well, I may of faked it
    And I wouldn't be caught dead in this place''
    Again something that suggests he doesn't want to be there cause he's not used to sleezy places but he goes to try and prove he' a Man.






    Well that's my ideas of what the lines mean :) Marvelous song!! ;D

    leighcartoonon September 25, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentBeer, wine, spirits, yes. But not this pretentious, two-parts-this-one-part-this-shake-it-in-a-steel-canister-and-top-it-off-with-a-slice-of-lemon-and-a-fucking-umbrella-because-apparently-an-umbrella-makes-it-taste-better-then-drink-it-and-you'll-be-fucked-up bullshit.
    L-Kyneon September 22, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentoh and if she catches him, he'll just prey in being NAIVE!
    mandytr88on January 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song makes me think of the movie "Moulin Rouge!"

    If you haven't seen Moulin Rouge!, it is basically about a guy, Christian, who is a writer. He comes to a strip joint, the Moulin Rouge, to work on a play. The first day he's there, he is mistaken for the Duke and is set up for an appointment with the most sought-after prostitute of the club, Satine. Christian thinks it's a poetry reading, and she thinks he's a client. He recites/sings Your Song by Elton John. Satine quickly confesses her love for him referring to him as the Duke but he tells her he isn't the Duke. She can't be with him and he wants her, but he doesn't have the money to pay.

    "Oh, but I'm afraid that I
    Well, I may of faked it
    And I wouldn't be caught dead in this place" ------ Christian realizes Satine thinks he's the Duke and it isn't a poetry reading.

    "Praying for love and a lap dance and paying in naivety." --------- Christian loves Satine but he can't pay, only in naivety.

    "And isn't this exactly where you'd like me" ---- Possibly what Christian thinks, kind of like 'Oh, you wish I was the Duke.'

    "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." -------- When Christian first sees Satine, she is singing and dancing, and she is all over him in the crowd.



    So that's my interpretation of the song, I hope it's not too far fetched.
    emikafon May 23, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe title of this song continues the title "Lying is The Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off" from another song on the album. And when put together, it makes a quote from the movie "Closer" with Natalie Portman and Jude Law. Portman is a stripper in the movie.
    OriginalNameon September 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome!
    Brandanwithanaon September 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought the title of this song was "But it's Better When We Do." Either way it sounds great!
    flyingsealon September 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is SO vegas.
    brokehaloon September 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti absolutely LOVE panic! at the disco. i can't wait until their new album comes out.
    PANiC! PANiC!on September 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok panic panic, this is song meanings.net not OH EM GEE I HEART THIS BAND.net
    they are a good band tho.

    of course, with originalnames analyzation, not much else needs to be said. props.
    skakid320on September 20, 2005   Link

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