Album: Folie à Deux (2008)

Songfacts®:

  • In a video interview, lyricist Pete Wentz told the New Musical Express that this is one of the songs he'd like people to figure out on their own. He added: "Just think about getting past 27. I've got a lot of friends that I want to make it there."
  • 27 is the age when Jimi Hendrix, Robert Johnson, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Pigpen from the Grateful Dead, Al Wilson from Canned Heat, Brian Jones from The Rolling Stones and Kurt Cobain all died.
  • Wentz, who was born on June 5, 1979, was on the fast track to joining the ill-fated 27 Club when he reached the pivotal year, which he spent "toxic, just completely over-medicated."

    "I was stoked to make it past 27," he told The Guardian. "Everyone was really worried. My management company were panicked, because I was I was out of the office, and 'pharmaceutically engaged'."

    Lead singer Patrick Stump added: There was a countdown clock and everything. I remember, our manager called me up on Pete's 28th birthday and screamed, 'We made it!'"
  • Aside from the 2009 compilation Believers Never Die - Greatest Hits, Fall Out Boy didn't release another album until 2013's Save Rock And Roll. According to Stump, the disappointing Folie a Deux tour, which had fans booing their new songs, as well as the band's need to decompress, contributed to the break.

Comments: 4

  • Amanda from Evansville, InThis song is obviously about drugs. "I've got a lot of friends who are stars, but some are just black holes". The people he wants to make it are those that don't really care about themselves. An addict is the worst friend to have, take it from me. Great song!
  • Joyce from Jensen Beach, FlMy favorite song off the album too, and this is my favorite FOB album...every song is AMAZING and different from the others. And they all make you stop and think. Pete and Patrick out did themselves this time!!
  • J from O'side, VaThis song is awesome!
  • Paquita from Milwaukee, WiI love this song... my favorite song on the album. Yeah, no feedback yet though :P!
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