"Bob Dylan" dates back to the sessions for Fall Out Boy's 2015 album, American Beauty/American Psycho. Though it was excluded from the final tracklist, guitarist Joe Trohman insisted his bandmates should revisit it. He eventually got his way when the song was included on the group's 2019 post-hiatus collection Believers Never Die - Volume Two.
"I always hated the culture in this band that we would have cool B-sides and leftover songs that we would do nothing with," Trohlman told Kerrang. "So I'm glad I spoke up. Maybe I should speak up more often."
So why "Bob Dylan?" Vocalist Patrick Stump namechecks the folk icon as a personification of how he wants to be cherished by his girl
'Cause everyone loves Bob Dylan I just want you to love me like that
Stump wants his lover to adore him to the same extent that Bob Dylan fans adore the legendary musician.