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Please
Leave all overcoats
Canes and top hats with the doorman
And 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.
And 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
And 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?
I've never looked better
And you can't stand it

Next is a trip to the
Ladies room in vain
And
I bet you just can't keep up (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
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
And 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?
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

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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  • ChrisFishA-CrossRiff
    +2
    ChrisFishA-CrossRiffMay 30, 2008 at 3:03 pm
    This is by far my favorite PATD song.

    I think it has something to do with a popular girl who shows up to a party and sees her ex. He's got this new sense of confidence and she was expecting him to be depressed. She's yesterday's news and no one wants anything to do with her.
  • 3Dg112
    +1
    3Dg112Aug 22, 2009 at 12:58 am
    AHAHAH! I love this so so mucch! I love Panic! they are my drug! This song goes so perfectly with me and my friend's livesss... X3 so, thanks Panic! for the soonnngnggngngn!! (sorry for my annoying fan-girl ness!! D:)
  • captain_carroll
    +1
    captain_carrollJul 11, 2008 at 2:19 pm
    I love the title. It says that the tables are numbered so specific people will and won't sit tigether.
    But the actuall song?
    Love that, too.
  • kamal
    kamalAug 10, 2009 at 4:18 am
    omg, i heard this when i was like 6 when my sis was on the pc, but i never asked what it was called, now, YEARS l8r, when i only remember the words "laced with nitroglycerin", i say that to my friend and say i'll give her all the money i have (about $20) if she finds it, 5 min l8r she found it!!! omg!!!
  • Lived_Twilight
    -4
    Lived_TwilightAug 13, 2008 at 9:20 am
    "Please Leave all overcoats
    Canes and top hats with the doorman
    And 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... "
    He's talking about when the rich and the powerful are sent to jail.
    "Haven't you heard that I'm the new cancer?
    I've never looked better
    And you can't stand it"
    He's talking about (so I think) a man (or woman) who is extremely popular and handsome/beautiful.
    "Talk to the mirror
    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"
    He's talking about a woman who can't handle the truth that she isn't famous and a warning to not smoke the cigarettes lest you want your face to be blown off (Nitroglycerine is a highly explosive chemical compound)
    "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"
    He's probably talking about a "Getting-out-of-jail" party where no one is really looking at you, and he's being very stealthy so you wont notice him spike the punch with some kind of drug or alcohol while your not looking so he can get (probably) lucky.
    Sorry if what I think the song means is a little long! :P

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