[fall out boy - what a catch, donnie]
They say the captain
Goes down with the ship
So, when the world ends
Will God go down with it?
okay, okay, last fall out boy post for the night, i promise, but:
this is the last single/music video they put out before going on hiatus, but after everyone knew that that’s what they were going to do. apparently (according to pete himself), pete insisted that patrick be the main focus of the video, because he was the real heart of the band (probably not the exact wording, but it was equally earnest). it’s not in this version, but there was footage shot, too, of pete on the sinking ship, going down with it (he’s said several times recently that a big part of the reason he wanted the hiatus was that he felt that his fame was a detriment to the others and to fall out boy as a whole). on top of all that, all those lyrics at the end? those are fall out boy lyrics from songs off of previous albums, and they’re being sung by friends of the band - brendon urie, gabe saporta, travie mccoy, etc - the same people that join patrick aboard his ship.
this fucking band, you guys.
I literally listened to this earlier tonight and talked to my best friend about how SAD this song used to make me (less so now because of obvious reasons) but in a good way because so much thought is put into it and everyone in fob just LOVES fob so much and ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
unrealcities reblogged this too, and added: show of hands: who didn’t get choked up when the callouts started? you might not be a robot but i’m not going to bet on it swan songs and shoutouts and argh p.s. four months ago this would have been a hopelessly sad sad post fall out boy the last good thing about this part of town always.
and that’s it, really, what both of you are saying. i’m 110% certain that part of the reason fob became such a hugely important band to me, beyond their musical abilities, beyond pwentz’s lyrics and the way i navigate them, is how important fob was/is to all of them. this is a band that actually gives a shit about themselves as a whole and each other, just as much as their fans do. i remember when patrick’s solo album came out and he got that huge backlash for going in a different direction, and made that blog post about not making music for a while, how incredible, desperately angry i was at his so-called fans, and how sad i was for him. because not only is that man born to make music, to live and breathe it, i had this overwhelming sense of ‘how dare you?’. like, this person - and the other people in the band you miss, too - gave you everything. they didn’t just strip themselves bare for fall out boy, they ripped their goddamn skin off, too, and laid it out for all of us to examine and wrap ourselves in. and now, just because they’re trying something different, you’re going to turn on them?
fall out boy taking a break was a terribly sad thing to me, especially when i truly believed it wasn’t likely they’d get back together. the entirety of folie a deux is a love-letter and a goodbye to each other and to their fans (‘i will never believe in anything again’), and even now that they’re back listening to those songs can break my heart. but now they are back, and so there’s another layer of meaning on top of everything, where i can watch this video and remember sobbing the first time i saw it, but also cry, now, from how much they’ve always cared, and how much they’ve always given.
tl;dr: yeah, it’s true that i’ve got an academic/theorized fascination with fall out boy and pwentz’s public persona in particular, but at the end of the day i mostly just love them so much it hurts, and am so incredibly happy they’re back, and, well -
they’re probably the only band i’ll ever call my ‘true blue,’ let’s put it that way.
ugh so many emotions just stop (and by stop i mean keep going obv)
and yes please folie å deux as an open letter to fans/band members. let’s just talk about “27” for a second i mean really. that song makes my heart fucking ache damn you pete wentz. like the amount of time i spent agonizing about that song when folie came out is just embarrassing
and i want it so bad i’d shoot the sunshine into my veins / i can’t remember the good old days and then I remember “sophomore slump”: i’ve got a sunset in my veins and how both those songs (in really really different ways) are just about pete’s struggle with his own feelings of inadequacy and “27” in particular just feels so desperate to just make everything feel the way it used to back in the days of from under the cork tree before they had anything to prove and they were just 4 best friends in a van but even those songs still aren’t without that under current of hope they feel that everything is going to be alright
OH MY GOD NO YOU MADE IT WORSE. ksjflkaflaskdjfalfkjdfk
My mind is a safe
And if I keep it in we all get rich
My body is an orphanage
We take everyone in
Doing lines of dust and sweat
off last night’s stage
Just to feel like you
And it’s kind of funny
The way we’re wearing anchors on our shirts
When being anchored or bored
just feels like a curse
ugggh. because pete’s always been about desperation, about trying to make himself feel right, and somewhere in there he realised that, actually, fame isn’t gonna do it, and he was so fucking lucky when they were just 4 best friends in a van because he had the people he cared about and who cared about him within arms’ length at all times without all the extraneous pressures that had to weigh even more heavily on a person built the way he is than other kinds of people who’ve shot to stardom. i’ve always identified really strongly with his ‘grass-is-always-greener’ attitude he used to have, because that’s real and true, that searching for something, anything that makes you feel whole and right, when you’re battling depression or anxiety or bipolar disorder or even just feeling like you don’t fit, not yet.
and, i mean, i said last night that i think the most important lyric on save rock and roll is
my heart is like a stallion / they love it more when it’s broken
and that’s partly because i’m fucking obsessed with the meta nature of this band and their self-presentation. but beyond even pete looking at the nature of the way fans react to him - and the way they reacted to the break and the bands’ individual projects - is that it’s him owning the person that he used to be and the fact that he’s grown up since then. this entire fucking record, really, feels like them being comfortable in their own skins in the first time in forever, and to me it’s encapsulated in that lyric, and things like patrick flat out saying to fans on twitter that pete’s the happiest and also best friend/musician/band mate/person he’s ever been now, so no, he’s not gonna try to get them the ‘emo pete’ back. they have each other’s back so hard, and that’ real, true friendship.
i mean, the nature of celebrity is that we forget that these people are human and make them into personal myths, but they are human, and they are going to change. and it seems to me that, in the long run, by going the direction they have, the direction they clearly wanted to go, they’ve probably actually sustained themselves and their fame-narrative better than if they’d tried a full-out resurrection instead of a progression? like, every single song on this album is made to be sung along to, at the top of your lungs. every single song has been built to include their fans into the experience, which is just going to add to the amount of meaning we attach to them.
What did I just do….
you wake up
you will find yourself
in my arms,
I will be
will be crying.
I’ve always liked the idea that when you reach heaven you kind of de-age, back to like, your most significant years or something. Also that’s Tessa for anyone who’s wondering - this is actually an old drawing I never wanted to post but why not?
Moulin Rouge + Red & Blue
Avengers: Children’s Crusade #3
dean winchester and self-hatred
“Are you going to leave me?”
Did you know [in the book] they [eventually] left the Shire and lived together in Gondor until the end of their days.
Reblogging for Partnerfriend. <3
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