Immortals - Fall Out Boy



The ExperienceSometimes the only payoff for having any faith is when it’s tested again and again everyday... we could be immortals, immortals, just not for long... Fall Out Boy takes a depressing look at one of your deepest aspirations: immortality...



Music video: Fall Out Boy sings about immortality... but the fact that the song ends and the jukebox falls silent is a poignant question mark.  


Meaning of Immortals: In viking mythology, the good guys lose and the serpent Ragnarok destroys the world forever. And in spite of that, the vikings still thought being on the side of good was worth it. That's the most positive read of Immortals: we all want immortality, and it's worth fighting for, even if you never achieve it. However, knowing Fall Out Boy's recent track record, the true message of the song is probably much more depressing than Big Hero 6's cute super hero robot would like: we all want immortality, but despair, because you're doomed to failure. Both versions get two things right: we all want immortality, and immortality is hard to achieve. But is it really impossible?


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

LYRICS:

They say we are what we are
But we don’t have to be
I’m glad to hate you but I do it in the best way
I’ll be the watcher of the eternal flame
I’ll be the guard dog of all your fever dreams

I am the sand, bottom half of the hourglass. (glass, glass)
I’ll try to picture me without you but I can’t
'Cause we could be immortals, immortals
Just not for long, for long

If we meet forever now, pull the blackout curtains down
Just not for long, for long
We could be immortals, immortals, immortals, immortals
Immortals

Sometimes the only payoff for having any faith
Is when it’s tested again and again everyday
I’m still comparing your past to my future
It might be over, but they’re not sutures

I am the sand, bottom half of the hourglass. (glass, glass)
I’ll try to picture me without you but I can’t
'Cause we could be immortals, immortals
Just not for long, for long

If we meet forever now, pull the blackout curtains down
Just not for long, for long
We could be immortals, immortals
Immortals

And if we meet forever now, pull the blackout curtains down
We could be immortals, immortals
Just not for long, for long
We could be immortals, immortals, immortals, immortals

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