"There's a Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered Honey, You Just Haven't Thought of It Yet" as written by and Brendon/ross Urie....
Please, leave all overcoats, canes and top hats with the doorman.
From that moment you'll be out of place and underdressed.
I'm wrecking this evening already and loving every minute of it.
Ruining this banquet for the mildly inspiring and...

Please, leave all overcoats, canes and top hats with the doorman.
From that moment you'll be out of place and underdressed.
I'm wrecking this evening already and loving every minute of it.
Ruining this banquet for the mildly inspiring and...

When you're in black slacks with accentuating, off-white, pinstripes
Whoa, everything goes according to plan.

I'm the new cancer, never looked better, you can't stand it.
Because you say so under your breath.
You're reading lips "When did he get all confident?"

Haven't you heard that I'm the new cancer?
Never looked better, and you can't stand it

Next is a trip to the, the ladies room in vain, and
I bet you just can't keep up with, (keep up) with these fashionistas, and
Tonight, tonight you are, you are a whispering campaign.
I bet to them your name is "Cheap", I bet to them you look like shh...

Talk to the mirror, oh, choke back tears.
And keep telling yourself that "I'm a diva!"
Oh and the smokes in that cigarette box on the table,
They just so happen to be laced with nitroglycerin.

I'm the new cancer, never looked better, you can't stand it.
Because you say so under your breath.
You're reading lips "When did he get all confident?"

Haven't you heard that I'm the new cancer?
Never looked better, and you can't stand it

Haven't you heard that I'm the new cancer?
I've never looked better, and you can't stand it

Haven't you heard that I'm the new cancer?
I've never looked better, and you can't stand it

And I know, and I know, it just doesn't feel like a night out with no one sizing you up.
I've never been so surreptitious, so of course you'll be distracted when I spike the punch.

And I know, and I know, it just doesn't feel like a night out with no one sizing you up.
I've never been so surreptitious, so of course you'll be distracted when I spike the punch.

And I know, and I know, it just doesn't feel like a night out with no one sizing you up.
I've never been so surreptitious, so of course you'll be distracted when I spike the punch


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"There's a Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered Honey, You Just Haven't" as written by Brendon/ross Urie

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  • +11
    General Comment"I bet to them, your name is "Cheap", I bet to them you look like sh--"

    he doesn't actually SAY shit there in the song. does anybody else feel the urge to say "sheep" because it rhymes with cheap? Sheep would actually make sense as well; people who go with the flow, follow the trends, do what everyone else does can be called "sheep." I'm wondering if maybe he just said "sh--" so it could go either way.

    If so.... p!atd is too freaking clever for its own good.
    itwaslike_musicon October 07, 2005   Link
  • +9
    General CommentThe tables are numbered so he knows where the cigarettes with nitroglycerin, so that he can poison her. (He's the new Cancer), meaning that he is a fatal disease to her, he is going to kill her.
    LauraMarsAttackson December 28, 2011   Link
  • +4
    General Commenti love the sheep theory. if that was what they were thinking then once again their intelligence has floored me.
    littleenigmaon October 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentPeople who are moaning about the title length. There is a reason for the long title.
    "Oh, and the smokes in that cigarette box at your table
    They just so happen to be laced with nitroglycerin"
    He put the cigarettes on her table, not necessarily to kill her but so that he can make her look like an idiot when she lights one and it blows up in her face. But of course he personally didn't put them on the table. The 'waiter' or someone put them there ... Thats why it's called "There's A Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered Honey, You Just Haven't Thought Of It Yet"
    Well thats what I think anyway ...
    It all figures =D
    StarxHanoon October 24, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think I get the "Cancer" means.

    It mentions cigarettes, which cause lung cancer. Cigarettes are addictive. Therefore, I think he's saying that he's popular and people are "addicted to him" now, so to speak.

    Complete guess. I might be reading too much into it.
    Zymoticon September 28, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentGreat song! Here is how I interpret it.

    The beginning starts off as someone would enter into a formal gathering. And the notice that it was more formal than they were expecting... Sooner or later, they love how they are so unnaccepted, and find it very fun to feel so out of place. [[Please leave all overcoats, canes and top hats with the doorman. From that moment, you'll be out of place and under dressed.I'm wrecking this evening already and loving every minute of it.]]

    This part, I think means when, eventually, people start talking about the person. And the core reason of the talking is mainly jealousy. Because even though they look different, and a bit out of place, they still look amazing because they have confidence. [[I'm the new cancer!,Never looked better, you can't stand it.Because you say so under your breath.You're reading lips, "When did he get all confident?"Haven't you heard that I'm the new cancer,Never looked better and you can't stand it.]]

    This part is when the people are still talking and the person might be confident, but in reality everyone is saying things about you that you would never imagine. "I bet to them your name is cheap. I bet to them you look like.. shh." By a whispering campagn, it means that everyone is talking about the person in whispers, slowly destroying the guy's reputation. [[Next is a trip to the, the ladies room in vain and
    I bet you just can't keep up with(keep up!)these fashionistas and.
    Tonight, tonight, you are, you are a whispering campaign.
    I bet to them, your name is "Cheap", I bet to them you look like shh...]]


    This is when he is trying to fight back the tears, because it's secretly hurting him. As much as confidence he might have, it hurts at the end. The guy keeps telling him he's a diva, and not listening to whatever the others have to say. [[Talk to the mirror, oh, choke back tears.
    And keep telling yourself that,"I'm a diva"
    Oh and the smokes in that cigarette box
    On the table, they just so happen to be laced with nitroglycerin.]]

    This is how he's fed up with everyone's fakeness and plans on saying something to them. "Spiking them with a punch." [[And I know, and I know, It just doesn't feel like a night out with no one sizing you up.
    I've never been so surreptitious, so of course you'll be distracted when I spike the punch.]]
    curlyyxoon December 23, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationThis was the first Panic! At the Disco song I ever heard, and I was immediatly hooked. Ever since I started getting into the band's music, I've ALWAYS pictured this song to take place at some sort of fancy party. And, at said party, there is a murder, or multiple murders. Actually, I was young and naive when I first heard this song, and so I thought "spike the punch" reffered to somebody getting punched in the face. But, as I got older I realized the line meant someone put drugs in the punch bowl. haha. I'm REALLY liking this "shit"-"sheep" theory, but once again, in the song booklet it does say "shit". But there could still be some underlying meaning to it. Obviously, the band has no problem with swearing in songs, because many of the others swear. So there must be some reason they say "sh--" for this one. Interesting. One question I could never seem to figure out is what "cancer" reffers to here. I really like @Zymotic's interpertation of it though; it seems the most reasonable. I also feel like it could mean something like this: Cancer is a disease that destorys you mentally and physically day by day. Maybe the singer's ex is at this party and they run into each other there. Ever since the couple broke off she's been deteriorating each and every day. If not, he's going to make her feel the cancerous symptoms by destroying her inside and out. Good or bad? Ahh I can't wait until my sister comes hom from work so I can explain all these theories to her! Thanks guys(:
    ChapStiqueLuvrXXon December 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe title of the song makes me think about how tables at restaurants are numbered.
    awsugarcomeonon September 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat Aladin song is everyone talking about?
    Carrie-Leighon October 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentand this song is about a guy that goes to a very proper place and everyone is looking at him like "what? he doesnt belong here." and the guy knows it to that he doesnt belong there but he doesnt care and hes just gonna have fun with them.
    duh XXX
    loveloveon January 12, 2006   Link

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