Fall Out Boy: Hum Hallelujah Meaning
Hum Hallelujah Lyrics
Now versus then
Against worse for wear
And you're someone
Who knows someone who knows someone
I once knew
And I just want to be a part of this
The road outside my house
Is paved with good...
anonymous Apr 2nd 2007, 08:02 report
"sometimes we take chances, sometimes we take pills" refers to how when shit goes down in your life sometimes you take a chance and face it and sometimes you try to run away from it. Taking pills refers to suicide.
anonymous Mar 26th 2007, 13:51 report
"Hum Hallelujah" is a song about committing suicide.
While the singer attempts suicide, the song "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley plays in the background.
The lyrics are beautiful, ethereal. Fall Out Boy lyrics are meant to be so ambiguous as to inspire individual interpretation.
My own interpretation of this song is that the singer truly believed in a true love, and becomes disillusioned.
He is shattered by the realization that they both wanted to believe so much that they faked it.
["you are the dreamer
and we are the dream
i could write it better than you ever felt it"]
"a teenage vow in the parking lot
"til tonight do us part" "
the singer is detailing how instead of "til death do us part", this was an ephemeral love that he had believed in.
this heartbreak may have led to "sometimes we take chances/ sometimes we take pills" -
because after all,
"I thought I loved you/ it was just how you looked in the light "
This song is about teenagers who had just met and they have sex in a car in a parking lot. however the girl gets pregnant and she tells the boy. So in the song he is playing a game of "THIS OR THAT". Perhaps the girl intends on keeping the child and considers marriage "You are the Dreamer and We are The Dream", she wants him to be in the childs life somehow. and in the same sense the boy doesn't know what he wants and is angry that she "forgot" her "pills" "Sometimes we take chances Sometimes we take pills. She didn't take her birth control and got pregnant.
He thinks about how he doesn't even know her that well because she is someone who knows someone who knows someone he once knew that he just wants to be a part of.
Though it was a "TEENAGE VOW IN A PARKING LOT, TILL TONIGHT DO US PART" meaning that she was to mean nothing to him but only for that night. He only THOUGHT he loved her just how she looked in the light.
so I'm guessing he married her and chooses to be in the childs life cause he says "There is a Chapel in the hospital" and "One step in your bedroom and one step out the door" meaning just one night with a girl you don't know can ruin your life just because she gets pregnant.
Fall Out Boy songs can be a bit complex, and I'm not saying I'm completely correct!
but keep in mind I'm only 14 so if you have any thing better post it ~dorian~
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