Love, Selfish Love

Album: Truant Wave (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • This is a track from Truant Wave, the debut solo studio EP by Fall Out Boy singer Patrick Stump. The song follows the recurring theme of the CD that the singer's generation is too cynical and doesn't know how to relate to each other. He explained to Spin magazine: "You know, a lot of people ask me why I don't have a Twitter. It's sad that people really go out of their way to tell everyone everything about themselves. Our country has verbal diarrhea. It's really sad - there's no mystery, no surprise. 'Love Selfish Love' is just about that. It would be nice to go on a first date with somebody and not be able to know everything about them from their MySpace or Facebook profile. There's no first impressions anymore. You go to a job interview and they'll probably Google you. It's a shame - people should play it a little closer to the chest as far as what information they release to the world. If I'm angry about something I'm not going to take to my Twitter. The whole record explores that idea."

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