There's a Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered Honey You Just Haven't Thought of It Yet
Panic! at the Disco Lyrics


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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 pin-stripes whoa oh
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 (keep up) with, with these fashionistas
And tonight, tonight you are, you are the 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

Overall Meaning

"There's a Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered Honey You Just Haven't Thought of It Yet" by Panic! at the Disco is a song about a protagonist who is arrogant and thinks they are better than everyone in the room. The opening line, "Please leave all overcoats, canes and top hats with the doorman," is a metaphor for shedding any pretensions when entering the room. The singer is here to cause a scene, and they revel in it. They see themselves as the new cancer, wreaking havoc and gaining power in the room. The lyrics "Haven't you heard that I'm the new cancer? Never looked better and you can't stand it" perfectly encapsulate the singer's narcissistic attitude.


Beyond the singer's inflated ego, the song takes on a more sinister tone towards the end. The lines "And tonight, tonight you are, you are the whispering campaign / I bet to them your name is cheap, I bet to them you look like shh" suggest that the singer is part of a larger group of people who are tearing down a particular person. Furthermore, the final lines of the song allude to the singer spiking the punch. This action is not just childish and immature, but potentially dangerous and harmful.


Overall, "There's a Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered Honey You Just Haven't Thought of It Yet" portrays a character who is self-obsessed and cruel, causing chaos for their own enjoyment.


Line by Line Meaning

Please leave all overcoats, canes and top hats with the doorman
Upon arrival, you must relinquish any attire that makes you stand out, as it is not welcome here


From that moment, you'll be out of place and underdressed
Without the proper attire, you will feel out of place and embarrassed


I'm wrecking this evening already and loving every minute of it
I am intentionally causing chaos and enjoying every moment of it


Ruining this banquet for the mildly inspiring and
I am destroying this event and those who attend, who are only mildly inspiring


When you're in black slacks with accentuating off-white pin-stripes whoa oh
When you wear stylish attire like black slacks with accentuating off-white pin stripes, everything goes as planned


I'm the new cancer, never looked better, you can't stand it
I am the new infection, confident and thriving, and you cannot tolerate my success


Because you say so under your breath
You speak negatively about me under your breath


You're reading lips, 'When did he get all confident?'
You are silently questioning my newfound confidence


Haven't you heard that I'm the new cancer?
Have you not been informed that I am the new threat?


Never looked better and you can't stand it
I am thriving and you cannot handle it


Next is a trip to the, the ladies room in vain
Next, I will go to the ladies’ room without any purpose


And I bet you just can't keep up (keep up) with, with these fashionistas
I doubt that you are able to keep up with these fashion-conscious individuals


And tonight, tonight you are, you are the whispering campaign
Tonight, you are the subject of whispered conversations behind your back


I bet to them your name is cheap, I bet to them you look like shh
I am certain that the people here view you as insignificant and unappealing


Talk to the mirror, oh choke back tears, and keep telling yourself that
Stand in front of a mirror, hold back tears, and try to convince yourself that you are a diva


Oh, and the smokes in that cigarette box
Also, the cigarettes in that box


On the table, they just so happen to be laced with nitroglycerin
Just so you know, those cigarettes are spiked with nitroglycerin


And I know, and I know it just doesn't feel like a night out
I am aware that this does not feel like an enjoyable night out


With no one sizing you up
Without anyone judging or evaluating you


I've never been so surreptitious
I have never been so secretive in my actions


So of course you'll be distracted when I spike the punch
Therefore, it is only natural that you will be distracted when I add something to the punch




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Written by: George Ross, Spencer Smith, Brendon Urie

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@kiaracorbo7166

Lyrics:

Please, leave all over coats, 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 over coats, 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 pin-stripes, 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
I bet you just can't keep up (keep up) with these fashionistas
And tonight, tonight you are, you are the whispering campaign
I bet to them, your name is Cheap and that to them you look like sh-
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



@Boysenberrychic

Here’s the lyrics in case you want to sing along ;)

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



@Azyz-jt8rt

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

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



@gabbert19

Lyrics anyone?

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

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



All comments from YouTube:

@pensluo747

There's a Good Reason These Titles are so Long Honey, You Just Haven't Thought of it Yet

@haggusswartsburg5366

+penelope (yay) by fall out boy

@daronwebb8675

here take my w

@arden9248

basically fob

@phoebelongleythememe9239

+penelope (yay) you are the best

@drewmaster2002

Ok seriously, Panic! needs to bring these back!

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@haiiro_mori

there's a good reason this song is titled "there's a good reason these tables are numbered, honey, you just havent thought of it yet", honey, you just havent thought of it yet

@Angel-li2bh

By Fall Out Boy

@the_brallon

+Phanic! at the chemical Tardis panic and the disco and fall out boy are friends. That's also why they music. Also because of weezer

@itisnotsree

By Panic! At The Disco

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