The album title comes from The Story Of Ferdinand
, a 1936 children's book by Munro Leaf about a bull that doesn't fight in the ring, but just sits under the cork tree and smells the sweet fragrance. This used to be a favorite story book of band member Pete Wentz. The bass player told Racket Magazine
that the story was a metaphor for where the band was in their career: "It's like you could be the giant bull, but you don't have to take part in everything that's going on. You could live under the cork tree and live out your days I guess…"
The title also provides a clever acronym: FUCT.
Anna - Syracuse, NY