Fall Out Boy; A Reasonable, Unbiased Analysis

by anti-folk hero

If you live in America and you’re not locked in a dungeon somewhere, you’ll most likely have heard of Fall Out Boy. Thanks to the advertising machine, you can find their name plastered to the pages of magazines like Rolling Stone and Teen Crush. I recently found myself bad mouthing them when I had an epiphany – I had never even listened to Fall Out Boy! In an optimistic moment I thought, maybe I’m assuming too much and should let the music speak for itself.

I pulled up the video for “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race” on YouTube and watched it. The song was surprisingly catchy. While the words were mainly incomprehensible, the melody and style were in the vein of nineties southern California punk bands that I’d grown up listening to like the Get Up Kids, Face to Face and Nofx. Getting a bit hard, I pulled up a copy of the lyrics. I’ve pasted a copy of them below. Let’s take a look at the lyrical insights Fall Out Boy has to offer the music world.

FALL OUT BOY LYRICS

“This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race”

I am an arms dealer
Fitting you with weapons in the form of words

· The whole “arms dealer” fitting you with “weapons in the form of words” sounds like an angry 14 year old that gets off on violence. ZZZZZZZz. Boring. Maybe the entity being fitted with the “word weapons” is the record company that gets a direct emotional link with young, confused, pubescent kids by shamelessly promoting this band like an indie rock 98 Degrees.


And don’t really care which side wins
As long as the room keeps singing

· This is a subversive lyric. Not caring who wins isn’t cool, its just lazy. The Beasties at least told you to fight for your right to party and John Lennon tried to put the word out that “all we are saying is give peace a chance.” You guys can’t give peace a chance cause you’re incapable of giving a shit. Nothing to say and no reason to say it. Message-less rock at its best!


That’s just the business I’m in, yeah

· This purposeless 5th line sounds like a discarded lyric by BTO.


This ain’t a scene, it’s a goddamned arms race
This ain’t a scene, it’s a goddamned arms race
This ain’t a scene, it’s a goddamned arms race
I’m not a shoulder to cry on
But I digress

· Please, don’t digress. Your lecture on this “goddamned arms race” was so racy and controversial that I almost felt a surge of revolutionary pride. Oh yeah, and way to reinforce the tough guy, emotionally repressed stereotype on a new generation of people. And wtf are you talking about anyway? What ain’t a scene? Your music video? And don’t worry, no one wants to cry on your shoulder. You’re a dangerous arms dealer with those “word weapons.” Scary!


I’m a leading man
And the lies I weave are oh so intricate,
Oh so intricate
[x2]

· What exactly is “oh so intricate” about anything you have said thus far? Was it your doctoral thesis on the misnomer of “scene” when in fact this is “a goddamned arms race?” Or is it your artistic use of the fifth line? Maybe its your blasé, “don’t care who wins” attitude that has no doubt helped you to reach new zeniths of lazy, taco bell indulgence. And if you’re lying, does that mean that you really do give a shit? All of these “oh so intricate” lies and really hitting me deep, man. R’speck.


I wrote the gospel on giving up
(You look pretty sinking)

· Writing the gospel…wait a second…are you a religious group? I bet you guys are backed by some serious religious interests. Nice way to explain your lazy, do-nothing-for-anyone-but-yourself lifestyles. The “look pretty sinking line” sounds like emo babble. Pretty, sinking, suicidal innuendo, sexual fantasy revolving around death perhaps? Eh, Couldn’t be that deep.


But the real bombshells have already sunk
(Primadonnas of the gutter)

· Meaningless lines. Drowning analogies are lame.


At night we’re painting your trash gold while you sleep
Crashing not like hips or cars*,
No, more like p-p-p-parties

· Do you enjoy painting my trash gold? Cause that sounds like one boring activity. But because you do it while I sleep, its mischevious. Also, kudos on your creative use of the word “crashing.” The double entendre was philosophical and deep.


This ain’t a scene, it’s a goddamned arms race
This ain’t a scene, it’s a goddamned arms race
This ain’t a scene, it’s a goddamned arms race
This bandwagon’s full
Please, catch another

· The last two lines sound like jock culture tenets. Something that a snooty seventh grader would pompously say to a kid with thick glasses before beating him up.


I’m a leading man
And the lies I weave are oh so intricate,
Oh so intricate
[x2]

· Every time you say this, you say “oh so intricate” twice, then you repeat it, which makes it four times. Oh, and a quick tip – saying that the lies you weave are intricate doesn’t make it true. You’re not exactly Eminem.


Yeahh…
Whoa-ohh

· Keep the room singin’ (or snorin’).


All the boys who the dance floor didn’t love
And all the girls whose lips couldn’t move fast enough

· That dance floor is one mean motherfucker. Lips can’t move fast enough for what? WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? Answer = absolutelyfuckingnothing.


Sing, until your lungs give out

· Hey, you know what? I think I’d like to hear that chorus for a third time! Anyone else? Any?


This ain’t a scene, it’s a goddamned arms race
This ain’t a scene, it’s a goddamned arms race
(Now you)
This ain’t a scene, it’s a goddamned arms race
(Wear out the groove)

· Wear the groove? That sounds cool, I guess. Gotta throw in a “hip” vinyl reference.

This ain’t a scene, it’s a goddamned arms race
(Sing out loud)
This ain’t a scene, it’s a goddamned arms race
(Oh, oh)
This ain’t a scene, it’s a goddamned arms race

I’m a leading man
And the lies I weave are oh so intricate,
Oh so intricate
[x2]

· Ok, I get it, you’re so smart and your lies are “oh so intricate, oh so intricate” times two. Was it necessary to tell me this a total fo 12 times over the course of the song? Jesus, at least paraphrase. Maybe this has something to do with your distaste for reading books (explained below).

As you can completely objectively see, the lyrics are trite, repetative and full of negative reinforcement. Why should you care who wins as long as the party keeps on going? I did feel attacked at first by their dangerous word bombs but ended the song feeling like I just sat through a three hour bar mitzvah.

So how do I connect the bad lyrics with the song that I liked? Why would a band that sounds so good have so little to say? To answer these questions, I turned to the internet to find interviews with the band. Maybe hearing what they had to say would give me an insight into who they were. Here are some excerpts.

Bradley: If you had to label yourself in a musical category would you suck it up and take it like a man, throw a temper tantrum like a child, or debate about it endlessly like a senior citizen?

FOB: Categories are for the library and I ain’t no bookworm.

· Spoken like a person who has never even read a book. Way to be cool, asshole.

What is the songwriting process like with Fall Out Boy?

PW: I write words all the time and give them to [Stump] when he’s writing music. He’s writing music all the time, too.

PS: It’s like, we’re not in bands because we want the MTV. We’re in bands because we enjoy doing it. Whenever I’m not doing interviews, I’m probably writing music and he’s writing words, and at any given moment we’re putting something together.

Can you believe they asked them about their songwriting process? “We just write songs ‘n shit.” That’s oh so intricate of you. My theory is that Fall Out Boy is a tool of the US government. The devil isn’t a fat guy in a red suit with a tail and a pitchfork, he’s a Homeland Security-backed band with nothing to say. If they didn’t have a catchy sound, they would be inconsequential and thus their words would be limp dicked weapons. I’m surprised that a guy named Stump thinks that he has a way with words. Maybe its a penis reference, denoting his “stump-like” cock. Or perhaps he was an extra on King of the Hill before making it big in the music industry?

I think that upon signing their lives over to Island Records they also signed over creative control to some third party, most likely a committee of elderly white men in robes chanting in tongues. They, in turn, wrote lyrics that would not inspire people to speak out but would instead keep people from wanting to speak out. They control what we’re allowed to hear. When you’re being lied to by your leaders, ignorance becomes pro-government. Now that I’ve outed Fall Out Boy, its time to get the word out. Keep music about the music. Love the music but hate the words, dudes! Buy yourself a Dylan record. I suggest Blonde on Blonde.

To be fair, here’s the video. Judge for yourself.

 

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  1. Laree Ross

    If you live in America and you’re not locked in a dungeon somewhere, you’ll most likely have heard of Fall Out Boy. Thanks to the advertising machine, you can find their name plastered to the pages of magazines like Rolling Stone and Teen Crush teen crush, huh? I recently found myself bad mouthing them when I had an epiphany – I had never even listened to Fall Out Boy! In an optimistic moment I thought, maybe I’m assuming too much and should let the music speak for itself.

    I pulled up the video for “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race” on YouTube and watched it. The song was surprisingly catchy. While the words were mainly incomprehensible, the melody and style were in the vein of nineties southern California punk bands dood! You must check out the book.. We’ve Got the Neutron Bomb – about LA PUNK.. superradd!! Just finished that I’d grown up listening to like the Get Up Kids, Face to Face and Nofx. Getting a bit hard, I pulled up a copy of the lyrics. I’ve pasted a copy of them below. Let’s take a look at the lyrical insights Fall Out Boy has to offer the music world.

    FALL OUT BOY LYRICS

    “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race”

    I am an arms dealer
    Fitting you with weapons in the form of words

    · The whole “arms dealer” fitting you with “weapons in the form of words” sounds like an angry 14 year old that gets off on violence. ZZZZZZZz. Boring. Maybe the entity being fitted with the “word weapons” is the record company that gets a direct emotional link with young, confused, pubescent kids by shamelessly promoting this band like an indie rock 98 Degrees. So true… are they trying to be profound much? Reminds me of the following lyric, but not because the above is shit…“hey mr. Tamborine man, play a song for me” ..

    And don’t really care which side wins
    As long as the room keeps singing

    · This is a subversive lyric. Not caring who wins isn’t cool, its just lazy. The Beasties at least told you to fight for your right to party and John Lennon tried to put the word out that “all we are saying is give peace a chance.” You guys can’t give peace a chance cause you’re incapable of giving a shit. Nothing to say and no reason to say it. Message-less rock at its best! Gotto love bands that are marketed to promote the ever increasing indifferent youth culture. Uhh.. I’m a bit saddened by it actually

    That’s just the business I’m in, yeah

    · This purposeless 5th line sounds like a discarded lyric by BTO.

    This ain’t a scene, it’s a goddamned arms race
    This ain’t a scene, it’s a goddamned arms race
    This ain’t a scene, it’s a goddamned arms race
    I’m not a shoulder to cry on
    But I digress

    · Please, don’t digress. Your lecture on this “goddamned arms race” was so racy and controversial that I almost felt a surge of revolutionary pride. Mmm.. lil bit of sarcasm to spice things up. Love the tone. Oh yeah, and way to reinforce the tough guy, emotionally repressed stereotype on a new generation of people. And wtf are you talking about anyway? What ain’t a scene? Your music video? And don’t worry, no one wants to cry on your shoulder. You’re a dangerous arms dealer with those “word weapons.” Scary! Emo babble.. word weapons. Genius. ha

    I’m a leading man um. Right. Are you trying to make us laugh?
    And the lies I weave are oh so intricate,
    Oh so intricate weaving. Intricacy.. metaphors are so deep man
    [x2]

    · What exactly is “oh so intricate” about anything you have said thus far? Was it your doctoral thesis on the misnomer of “scene” when in fact this is “a goddamned arms race?” Or is it your artistic use of the fifth line? Maybe its your blasé, “don’t care who wins” attitude that has no doubt helped you to reach new zeniths of lazy, taco bell indulgence. And if you’re lying, does that mean that you really do give a shit? All of these “oh so intricate” lies and really hitting me deep, man. R’speck.

    I wrote the gospel on giving up
    (You look pretty sinking)

    · Writing the gospel…wait a second…are you a religious group? I bet you guys are backed by some serious religious interests. Nice way to explain your lazy, do-nothing-for-anyone-but-yourself lifestyles. The “look pretty sinking line” sounds like emo babble. Pretty, sinking, suicidal innuendo, sexual fantasy revolving around death perhaps? Eh, Couldn’t be that deep.

    But the real bombshells have already sunk
    (Primadonnas of the gutter)

    · Meaningless lines. Drowning analogies are lame. Um.. they totally put this in so that they could use bomb ironically. They were like.. “dudes.. we have to use bombshell. That would be like ironic” um ok

    At night we’re painting your trash gold while you sleep
    Crashing not like hips or cars*,
    No, more like p-p-p-parties

    · Do you enjoy painting my trash gold? Cause that sounds like one boring activity. But because you do it while I sleep, its mischevious. Also, kudos on your creative use of the word “crashing.” The double entendre was philosophical and deep. Haha.. again! “crashing” “bombshell”.. damn, I think they’re on a roll

    This ain’t a scene, it’s a goddamned arms race
    This ain’t a scene, it’s a goddamned arms race
    This ain’t a scene, it’s a goddamned arms race
    This bandwagon’s full
    Please, catch another

    · The last two lines sound like jock culture tenets. Something that a snooty seventh grader would pompously say to a kid with thick glasses before beating him up. Haha

    I’m a leading man
    And the lies I weave are oh so intricate,
    Oh so intricate
    [x2]

    · Every time you say this, you say “oh so intricate” twice, then you repeat it, which makes it four times. Oh, and a quick tip – saying that the lies you weave are intricate doesn’t make it true. You’re not exactly Eminem.

    Yeahh…
    Whoa-ohh

    · Keep the room singin’ (or snorin’).

    All the boys who the dance floor didn’t love
    And all the girls whose lips couldn’t move fast enough

    · That dance floor is one mean motherfucker. Lips can’t move fast enough for what? WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? Answer = absolutelyfuckingnothing.

    Sing, until your lungs give out

    · Hey, you know what? I think I’d like to hear that chorus for a third time! Anyone else? Any?

    This ain’t a scene, it’s a goddamned arms race
    This ain’t a scene, it’s a goddamned arms race
    (Now you)
    This ain’t a scene, it’s a goddamned arms race
    (Wear out the groove)

    · Wear the groove? That sounds cool, I guess. Gotta throw in a “hip” vinyl reference.

    This ain’t a scene, it’s a goddamned arms race
    (Sing out loud)
    This ain’t a scene, it’s a goddamned arms race
    (Oh, oh)
    This ain’t a scene, it’s a goddamned arms race

    I’m a leading man
    And the lies I weave are oh so intricate,
    Oh so intricate
    [x2]

    · Ok, I get it, you’re so smart and your lies are “oh so intricate, oh so intricate” times two. Was it necessary to tell me this a total fo 12 times over the course of the song? Jesus, at least paraphrase. Maybe this has something to do with your distaste for reading books (explained below).

    As you can completely objectively see, the lyrics are trite, repetetive and full of negative reinforcement. Why should you care who wins as long as the party keeps on going? I did feel attacked at first by their dangerous word bombs haha but ended the song feeling like I just sat through a three hour bar mitzvah.

    So how do I connect the bad lyrics with the song that I liked? Why would a band that sounds so good have so little to say? To answer these questions, I turned to the internet to find interviews with the band. Maybe hearing what they had to say would give me an insight into who they were. Here are some excerpts.

    Bradley: If you had to label yourself in a musical category would you suck it up and take it like a man, throw a temper tantrum like a child, or debate about it endlessly like a senior citizen?

    FOB: Categories are for the library and I ain’t no bookworm.

    · Spoken like a person who has never even read a book. Way to be cool, asshole.

    What is the songwriting process like with Fall Out Boy?

    PW: I write words all the time and give them to [Stump] when he’s writing music. He’s writing music all the time, too.

    PS: It’s like, we’re not in bands because we want the MTV. We’re in bands because we enjoy doing it. Whenever I’m not doing interviews, I’m probably writing music and he’s writing words, and at any given moment we’re putting something together.

    Can you believe they asked them about their songwriting process? “We just write songs ‘n shit.” That’s oh so intricate of you. My theory is that Fall Out Boy is a tool of the US government. The devil isn’t a fat guy in a red suit with a tail and a pitchfork, he’s a Homeland Security-backed band with nothing to say. If they didn’t have a catchy sound, they would be inconsequential and thus their words would be limp dicked weapons. I’m surprised that a guy named Stump thinks that he has a way with words. Maybe its a penis reference, denoting his “stump-like” cock. Or perhaps he was an extra on King of the Hill before making it big in the music industry? so fucking funny.. haha. I should not be doing this at work. Um.. but I am

    I think that upon signing their lives over to Island Records they also signed over creative control to some third party, most likely a committee of elderly white men in robes chanting in tongues or singing gospel.They, in turn, wrote lyrics that would not inspire people to speak out but would instead keep people from wanting to speak out. They control what we’re allowed to hear. When you’re being lied to by your leaders, ignorance becomes pro-government. Now that I’ve outed Fall Out Boy, its time to get the word out. Keep music about the music. Love the music but hate the words, dudes! Buy yourself a Dylan record.wow.. and I mention Dylan earlier.. I guess your “anti-folk” title is just super fitting I suggest Blonde on Blonde.

    To be fair, here’s the video. Judge for yourself.

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  2. Yours truly

    I’m sorry to say that you seem to be a very bitter man/woman. Though I do enjoy your writing style and comprehensive analysis of the lyrics from your point of view, I feel it my duty to give you one piece of wisdom: chill out, man. Not being a resident of the U.S. and A., I haven’t been familiarized with their media exposure. I admit to being a fan simply because I like the sound. Please humor me and share your critique on other songs of theirs that are not as well-known. (Personally, I believe this is certainly not one of their best songs.)

  3. Eh, they’re copycat artists without a lick of creativity in their lyrics and yet they’re more popular than my ten favorite bands combined. They’re wankers.

  4. Ace

    “Unbiased Analysis”

    “I recently found myself bad mouthing them when I had an epiphany – I had never even listened to Fall Out Boy!”

    How is your analysis unbiased when you went into it trying to prove what you already thought of them?

    I don’t really care much about Fall Out Boy or any other punk rock band (or whatever scene of music this is) but your “unbiased” views needs some work.

  5. Well, Ace, if you read the article, you’d notice that what you’re quoting was the beginning of the article. I went into it thinking that FOB was a shitty band, but like I said, when I listened to them I thought otherwise. I thought, “Hey, these guys are alright.” What I took issue with (once I found a transcription) was their lyrics, which were so abysmally bad that I felt like I didn’t even have to do much to show you how bad they were. I know you think Pete is cute, but honestly, buy yourself an early Face to Face or Replacements record and tell me that music wasn’t made 15 years earlier.

  6. Hayley

    It sounds to me as though you’re just one of those people who like to tear people down no matter what they do. You’ve completely missed the meaning of the song, you didn’t even come close to getting it. You’re the one who can’t think philosophically. But that’s what I’d expect from someone who bad mouths a band before they hear their music, and when they listen to it have no intention of letting their opinions be changed.

  7. Well Haley, I do appreciate your opinion but you’re obviously coming from the 15 year old fan base perspective and thus you’re not exactly an objective participant yourself. Thinking philosophically, on the other hand, is something that Pete Wentz and his buddies will never accomplish, or at least have yet to put forth in their song lyrics. Painting your trash gold while you sleep isn’t philsophical, its meaningless. You attribute meaning to it because you don’t want to believe that the catchy lyrics you’re singing along to are as pointless as they sound. Its a common tradition for pop-rock bands to write nonsensical t lyrics. Just look at the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

    In conclusion, I posted your comment because I expected plenty more like it but didn’t receive them. Just remember that slavish adoration isn’t doing anyone a favor except the hordes of companies profiting off of young fans like yourself. FOB is getting more egotistical and the quality of their music will decline. Give credit where credit is due, and here, unfortunately, no credit is due.

  8. Calin

    What is your problem with a band that write their own music.. play the club scene … get popular… have a passion for what they do, and become succesfull ?
    I am not sure what you do with yourself, but i suggest you need a hobby and get passion about the real issues that matter in the world today.
    Whether you like them or not, whether you think they are deserving of the attention they get or not, they bring joy to thousands of fans across the world.. where is the harm in that ?
    And as for your ‘critical analysis’ of the lyrics ? haha you completely missed the point you dip shit, the ‘scene’ he is talking about is the entertainment industry… *shakes head*

  9. Azuma

    Well I had a good laugh at this.

    Agreeing with Calin here: what IS wrong with making music to become successful? Here’s an idea. Since you seem to be so critical of other’s writing ability -which you clearly show yourself- go and use it to make a living instead of wasting your life ranting about a band because they chose to make money with their music.

    Pete Wentz also owns his own company which distributes clothing and books, he himself has written a book. I’d say that’s successful, no?

    This is obviously an article written by one disgruntled man/woman who is envious that he/she doesn’t have any dream life, and has enough time -sadly on their part- to be able to sit and analyse lyrics to a song, purely, and with obvious intent from the beginning to badmouth them.

  10. Being successful when you’ve earned it is one thing. Being successful just because you wear the right eye liner and sell your soul to the devil (MTV) is another thing. The Beatles played their asses off for years before getting any recognition and deserved their fame when they got it. FOB is just another flavor of the month band that everyone will forget about in another 5 minutes. Being disgruntled doesn’t stop my article from making sense, assuming you read it (can you read?). The lyrics are beyond idiotic. Painting your trash gold never has meaning no matter how dearly you fanboys worship it. Writing a book is an accomplishment and I have no desire to take that away from Pete, but does writing a book make that book successful? Do you make any sense yourself? I’m glad to see the youth of tomorrow speaking up to defend their idols (as idiotic as FOB obviously is) because it just gives me gleeful opportunities to once again point out how inane and retarded their lyrics are. You can love them all you want but you can’t turn their trash into gold.

  11. The first thing you say is that this will be unbiased, but it clearly is not. I’m not taking the side of FOB or anything like that, but you are obviously writing this article to attack the band, not to give an impartial look at their work.

  12. excuse me. i just need to say that for someone who acts like they are ‘sooo intelligent’ you are pretty shallow minded. i know you said you liked their sound or whatever, but for interpreting fall out boy’s lyrics, that was REALLY BAD.

    the song is making fun of the music ‘scene.’ saying that fall out boy really doesn’t give a shit about the people who listen to their music (or the people who they are ‘dealing arms to’) is wrong. they do. why would they be saying they hate their fans? DUH!

    not every single line in a song has to mean something, either. that would make it really long and detailed and it would get ridiculously boring. the 5th line isn’t a waste, it’s just helping you understand that the song is about the MUSIC INDUSTRY. or maybe it’s just there to use time. whatever.

    the fact that you said that so far anything he’s said in the song wasn’t ‘intricate’ enough for you is just dumb. the ‘lies’ he weaves are ‘oh so intricate.’ not the song. the song isn’t the ‘lie’ he’s talking about. again. the music scene is the lie. which really isn’t a scene. it’s an arms race. meaning the music scene isn’t lovely like everyone thinks. it’s about who’s the best. who can top what the last person did. ever heard of the nuclear arm’s race? why don’t you read up on it. how about something more on your level. like dr. suess. the butter battle book. maybe you’ll understand the meaning of it then.

    and again, they’re not trying to make it sound like they’re “God.” they’re just saying it to make fun of the music scene! the line about ‘the bandwagon’s full…’ is making fun of the people who say “wow what a poser! i knew them ‘back when!’ you don’t really like [insert band name here] because you just started liking them!” you could interperet that another way i guess, but i still don’t understand what a ‘snooty seventh grader’ before he beats up a ‘kid with thick glasses’ has to do with anything.

    they say, ‘oh so intricate’ twice because its music. ever heard it before? it sounds good when you sing it. they don’t say it twice because they want to reitterate the fact that their lies are ‘intricate.’ and they say it four times because you repeat the chorus. that’s another thing that happens in music sometimes. you know? isn’t that just psychadelic the new things these kids come up with these days? also, fillers (whoa, yeah, uh huh, oh, etc…) are another one of those things included in music. no matter what kind of music you listen to. it happens.

    the ‘dancefloor/lips’ line. i mean, the dancefloor that didn’t love those boys.. doesn’t mean the actual dancefloor didn’t love them. maybe it’s referring to, like unpopular people? nobody wanted to dance with them? or maybe they just couldn’t dance and didn’t want to. their lips couldn’t move fast enough for them to answer somebody. for instance, if someone asked them to dance? they moved on before they could respond. i guess it sounds stupid to you, though, because you don’t really think about things too much.

    why would you think that the government would be controlling fall out boy? thats another sign that you’re crazy. you know, like all those people who think the government is out to get the world and make people stupider so they can brainwash them into worshiping america like it’s God or something.
    i think next time you’re going to bash someone like this, you should definitely think about it before you do it. like, seriously think, ya know!?

    try to make me sound like a teeny-bopper 13-year-old all you want. i know i just made a point that you’re really a dumb-shit, no matter how stupid you try to make me sound.

  13. Well, it was very amusing, seeing as i read it while sitting in computer class and zoning out. As for the bias, yeah, you hate FOB. So do I, but one song or two is good… for those people who keep trying to teach you a ‘lesson,’ The internet is a free place and one should be allowed to say what they want. If this person wants to rant,let them, I’ve done it, You’ve done it, and you know you will continue to do it throughout your life. Fob lovers, go to a diff site

  14. Yea, that was totally a Unbiased Analysis.(yea right) thats not even funny. well sort of.
    But i love fall out boy.
    Fall out boy’s lyrics are actually very clever. I know the video does’nt go with the song. They were basically acting like people actually think they are.
    And the lyrics are clever to the song. Your not getting them either that, your just not a big fan of them, so your just talking crap. You should at least try to read over the lyrics without listening to the music. I mean there’s bands i don’t really care for. But as long as their passionate and genuine about there music, I at least have respect for them.
    So don’t talk crap about Fall out boy, you butthead. lol

  15. Yea that was a totally Unbiased Analysis. (yea right) Thats not even funny! Well sort of of.
    But I freaking love fall out boy.
    Any your analyzing thier lyrics all worng cause you just don’t like them. Butt head.
    They freaking rock.
    And there lyrics are clever.
    Try reading there lyrics without listening to their music!
    Oh talk about emos?
    The emo style is hott. si idk what your talking about. (sorry im random.)
    yea make fun of Fergie or some rappers. Cause their lyrics are way worst and stupid. I could write one of their songs in like a minute. And it would be a joke it i actually thought of putting it out. so lay of fall out boy dorkface!

  16. sorry i said that twice and then some. lol
    k im done now.

  17. D

    That song sucks something awful, as does the rest of the album. But if that’s your only experience with Fall Out Boy, you shouldn’t dismiss them completely. I’m saying that because it isn’t obvious… but the album before this crap, “From Under the Cork Tree,” is about as excellent as pop-punk can get. The lyrics are more clever, the sarcasm more biting, and the guitars more fun to listen to. It’s totally overproduced, but it’s good stuff.

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