The Carpal Tunnel Of Love

Album: Infinity On High (2007)


  • This song is about the unintended consequences of our actions. The title is a play on this theme - combining the phrases "carpal tunnel," a condition caused by repetitive hand motion, with "tunnel of love," an amusement park ride that sends couples on a boat ride through a dark passage.
    Suggestion credit:
    Alex - Rockledge, FL
  • Wesley Eisold of the punk band American Nightmare sued Fall Out Boy for copyright infringement over this tune and two other tracks from Infinity On High ("Golden" and "Bang The Doldrums"), alleging FOB bassist/lyricist Pete Wentz lifted lyrical elements from Eisold's work. The parties settled out of court and Eisold was given co-writer credits on the offending songs and an "inspirador" nod in the liner notes.
  • Infinity On High is Fall Out Boy's third studio album and their first to debut at #1 on the albums chart. "The Carpal Tunnel Of Love" was the first tune to drop when the band leaked it to AbsolutePunk a month before its December 12, 2006 debut on iTunes.
  • The music video was directed by Kenn Navarro, creator the Happy Tree Friends. The clip follows the formula of the adult animated web series, which follows a group of anthropomorphic forest creatures who are violently maimed or killed by the end of each episode. In the video, Cuddles the rabbit and Giggles the chipmunk are into each other, but their romantic pursuits are continually thwarted by Lumpy the moose, whose antics accidentally result in bloodshed. Fall Out Boy, who were transformed into Happy Tree chipmunks, are among the innocent bystanders.

Comments: 13

  • Paquita from Milwaukee, WiYou call me a bad tipper of the cradle
    I think this referring to being a dead-beat dad. Idk though, just what I thought :p.

    And I love the FOB cartoon versions. Just hate the gruesomeness of the video... but I still LOVE FOB! AAAGH!
  • Susan from Alabaster, Alew
    i will never listen to this song again without thinking about people masturbating now :( but this is definatly my favorite song by FOB
    and the happy tree friend made it just that much better
  • Kyle from Utah, Ut@ Darrell:

    I agree with Loz from Australia. If you had actually heard the song, you would know that it has nothing to do with carpal tunnel syndrome. I should know, my mom has it. Also, Fall Out Boy loves to make weird song titles that have hardly anything or nothing to do with the song. They also like to make weird but creative song lyrics. So, I guess what I mean is, don't just go judging FOB without ever even hearing their awesome music, OK?

    Thanks, I just wanted to make sure you knew what you were saying.

    P.S. Most people from the stone age probably haven't heard them, anyway. Not that I'm talking about you, or anything. :)
  • Hannah from Summerville, Arluv the screamo!!!!!!!!!!!!the guitar work in the prelude [did i use the word prelude rite? watevr; idc] is pretty wicked 2
  • Ray from Nyc, Ny"The Carpal Tunnel of Love" can be interrupted as a strange way to say "masturbation".
  • Jenna from Nova Scotia, CanadaThe song is about how they used to be and how they changed,and how theirchoice to change is like throwing stones at a glass moon
  • Randi from Culpeper Killed Superman, Valol "the carpal tunnel of love" do you guys not get it and seriously GUYS. The title (not the whole song) is about mastrubating because his gf wont have sex with him.
  • Loz from Perth, AustraliaDarrell,

    no offence, but have you even heard the song?!
    its got nothing to do with the condition, but a clever play on words

    its kinda obvious....

  • Jenna from Nova Scotia, Canadain the song Pete screams "take 2 years call me when your better, take tears of mine and find yourself wetter" it makes me cry...alot.
  • Kayla from Port Orcard, WaThis song isn't about the condition...
    Just the title.
    The video is gruesome though.
    But its awesome.
  • Gina from Woodbury Heights, NjThe song isn't about the condition carpal tunnel; did you even listen to it, or did you just read the title? It's about the consequences of your actions.
  • A.j. from Chicago, Ilthe music video features the characters and animation from the Internet series Happy Tree Friends where cute animals day gruesome, bloody deaths. the Fall Out Boy guys appear as cartoon versions of themselves and get decapitated.
  • Darrell from EugeneI have carpal tunnel that I got from turning wrenches and moving power tools around in my days as a worker in an auto-restoration shop for 36 years, and believe me, there is NO love about it. Why would someone write a song about this painful, disabling condition and associate it with love is beyond me. Darrell Wareheim, Age 64, former Auto Mechanic
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