Centuries - Fall Out Boy



The ExperienceAnd just one mistake is all it will take. We'll go down in history... Fall Out Boy gives new meaning to the phrase "go down in history" as they take yet another depressing look at would-be heroes and broken dreams...



Music video: Fall Out Boy are gladiators being carted off to die in the Colosseum, until a mysterious hooded man gives them each part of the sling they need to slay their own Goliath. Christian symbology, albeit a little twisted, gives the whole story a taste of martyrdom: a bishop (with top models posing around him - weird) intercedes for the gladiators, Christ is on the cross, people pray to Mary, and a young women dressed in white stands between two lions, about to be sacrificed if Fall Out Boy can't win their battle. But just like their Save Rock and Roll music videos, Centuries is not a story of hope. It's about despair. Yes, they slay their giant, and the hooded man who made it all possible spreads his wings and proves to be an angel. But there's worse on the way, and their angel friend's help is over.  


Meaning of Centuries: In Centuries, go down in history doesn't mean fame and fortune. It means going down, literally. Being the loser whose dream failed. Just one mistake is all it will take to mummify teenage dreams and break hearts. Fame - centuries - is wonderful, but is that the most we can aspire to? Do we want and need more than what's only inside our dreams?


Ask yourself: Does life have meaning? Is happiness possible?

LYRICS:

Du du du du-du du du
Du du du du du-du du du

Some legends are told
Some turn to dust or to gold
But you will remember me
Remember me for centuries
And just one mistake
Is all it will take.
We'll go down in history
Remember me for centuries
Hey, hey, hey
Remember me for centuries

Mummified my teenage dreams
No, it's nothing wrong with me
The kids are all wrong,
The story's all off
Heavy metal broke my heart

Come on, come on and let me in
The bruises on your thighs like my fingerprints
And this is supposed to match
The darkness that you felt
I never meant for you to fix yourself

Some legends are told
Some turn to dust or to gold
But you will remember me
Remember me for centuries
And just one mistake
Is all it will take.
We'll go down in history
Remember me for centuries
Hey, hey, hey
Remember me for centuries

And I can't stop 'til the whole world knows my name
'Cause I was only born inside my dreams
Until you die for me, as long as there is a light, my shadow's over you
'Cause I am the opposite of amnesia
And you're a cherry blossom
You're about to bloom
You look so pretty, but you're gone so soon

Some legends are told
Some turn to dust or to gold
But you will remember me
Remember me for centuries
And just one mistake
Is all it will take.
We'll go down in history
Remember me for centuries
Hey, hey, hey
Remember me for centuries
We've been here forever
And here's the frozen proof
I could scream forever
We are the poisoned youth

Some legends are told
Some turn to dust or to gold
But you will remember me
Remember me for centuries
And just one mistake
Is all it will take.
We'll go down in history
Remember me for centuries
Hey, hey, hey
Remember me for centuries

We'll go down in history
Remember me for centuries

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