Headfirst Slide into Cooperstown on a Bad Bet

Album: Folie à Deux (2008)
Charted: 74
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  • Mr. Sandman showing his beam
    When he walks into the room
    The walls lean in to listen
    Surf out brain waves
    Click back and forth like old headlights
    Sniffing model glue again

    Head like a steel trap
    Wish I didn't, I didn't, I didn't, I didn't,
    I didn't, I didn't, I didn't, I don't
    Just want to be a footnote in someone else's happiness.

    Does your husband know the way that
    The sunshine gleams from your wedding band?
    Does he know the way to worship I know
    Of the crickets that would convince me to call it a night?

    I will never end up like him
    Behind my back, I already am.
    Keep a calendar, this way
    You will always know.

    The last time you came through,
    Oh darling, I know what you're going through.
    The last time you came through,
    Oh darling, oh darling, oh darling

    Tempest in a teacup,
    Get unique.
    Peroxide Princess shine like shark teeth
    It's a sign, (it's a sign)
    It's a sign, (it's a sign)
    It's a sign, what if you peaked early.

    Does your husband know the way that
    The sunshine gleams from your wedding band?
    Does he know the way, does he know the way
    Of the crickets that would convince me to call it a night?

    Does he, does he know the way to worship our love?
    Does your husband know the way
    That the sunshine gleams from your wedding band?

    But, I will never end up like him.
    Behind my back, I already am.
    Keep a calendar, this way you will always know.

    The last time you came through
    Oh darling, I know what you're going through.
    The last time you came through,
    Oh darling, oh darling, oh darling

    Does your husband know?
    Does your husband know?
    Does your husband know?

    Does he know?
    Does he know?
    Does he know?

    But, I will never end up like him.
    Behind my back I already am.
    Keep a calendar, this way you will always know.

    Oh, the last time you came through,
    Oh darling, I know what you're going through.
    Oh, the last time you came through,
    Oh darling, I know what you're going through. Writer/s: ANDREW HURLEY, JOSEPH TROHMAN, PATRICK STUMP, PETER WENTZ
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Joey from North Barrington, IlWell since the title is obviously about Pete Rose according to the first songfact, here's my way of seeing it: From what I know, baseball players (like Rose) usually slide into home plate head-first (unlike other bases which are either run through or slid into feet-first). Cooperstown (town where the baseball hall of fame is) would be the "home plate" of his baseball career, and since Rose is sliding in on a bad bet (the ones he got caught for, this is a metaphor for a bad play to try to make it to home on) he ends up getting "out" or in actuality being blackballed from the league.
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