My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark - Fall Out Boy



The Experience. The song marks something of a break with the past: not only is the wait over, but Fall Out Boy mark a new phase their career with a definitive breaking sound. Rather than drowning in the teen-inspired angst of "Dance, Dance" or "This Ain't a Scene...", "My Songs..." draws out the full consequences of that angst: "I'm just dreaming of tearing you apart...I'm in the details with the devil."
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Music Video:
Drawing from the traditional pop/rap vs. punk/rock rivalry, the video depicts a secretive destruction of Fall Out Boy's work by rising rapper 2 Chainz, culminating with a depiction of the band members bound and gagged in the back of an unmarked van.


My Take:
The musical style is a step forward, and despite the main line and title, it seems like Fall Out Boy is growing up. As with all of us, growing up helps us know ourselves better. Hopefully this darker side of Fall Out Boy is just a phase--many a metal band has spiraled quickly after taking the path of deals with the devil. Hopefully the band's next album will be true to its title: Save Rock and Roll.

Ask Yourself:
How well do I know myself? How easily do I give in to desires like revenge? Am I just a consequence of my childhood?

LYRICS:

B-b-be careful making wishes in the dark

C-c-can't be sure when they've hit their mark

Besides, in the meantime I'm just dreaming of tearing you apart

I'm in the details with the devil

So now the world can never get me on my level

I just got to get you out the cage

I'm a young lovers rage

Gonna need a spark to ignite



My songs know what you did in the dark
So light em up-up-up
Light em up-up-up
Light em up-up-up
I'm on fire
So light em up-up-up
Light em up-up-up
Light em up-up-up
I'm on fire
Whoa (in the dark)
Whoa (in the dark)

The writers keep writing what they write
Somewhere another pretty vein just dies
I've got the scars from tomorrow and I wish you could see
That you're the antidote to everything except for me
A constellation of tears on your lashes
Burn everything you love then burn the ashes
In the end everything collides
My childhood spat back out the monster that you see

My songs know what you did in the dark
So light em up-up-up
Light em up-up-up
Light em up-up-up
I'm on fire
So light em up-up-up
Light em up-up-up
Light em up-up-up
I'm on fire
Whoa (In the dark)
Whoa (In the dark)

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