Fall Out Boy: You're Crashing, But You're No Wave Meaning
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In the mirror he practices all his lines
To his closing argument twelve hearts beat in favor
I'm guessing that he read the morning paper
The headline reads "the man hangs", but the jury doesn't
This song has some connections to the book To Kill A Mockingbird.
The D.A. (dressed to the nines) practices his lines.
"To the closing arguement 12 hearts beat in favor" (Scout, Jem, Calpurnia, Zeebo, Dill, Mrs. Robinson, Link Deas, Mr. Cunningham, Heck Tate, Dolphus Raymond, Miss Maudie, and Reverend Sykes.)
The most important connections are:
"They find the defendent guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty."
And especially: "Unimpressed birds sing and die."
The lesson of the book is about the mockingbird. How it only sings sweetly but people harm it anyway.
anonymous Aug 26th, 2011 8:30am report
D.A. is district attorney, he's the prosecutor not the defense
anonymous May 2nd, 2011 5:30pm report
I think it is about someone innocent was found guilty in a murder case he didn't commit. And everyone on the jury was sure he he did it. but in reality he didn't.
anonymous Mar 14th, 2011 3:00pm report
Fred Hampton, Jr. hadn't been born yet when his dad was killed. Don't mean to be a troll, but it could definitely change the story in the eyes of some of the viewers.
The case is that of Fred Hampton Jr who was controversially convicted of arson. It happened during the protesting of the beating of rodney king by lapd officers. Fred Hampton Jr was a black panther who when he was young witnessed chicago police officers shoot his father in a police raid. It is believed that Hampton Jr was not responsible for the firebombing and was only chosen because of his ties to the black panthers.
rockfan788 Jul 23rd, 2009 7:00pm report
i simply think that this song is about a case that was tampered with.
-"case open, case shut, but you could pay to close it like a casket"
this, to me, means that if you have te right connections, and the proper amount of money, you could easily pay someone(or people) off to make the case go your way.
everyone knws that this decision is not right, and the jury is in disbelief because they don't believe in what's hapening.
-"the city sleeps in a cell notwithstanding what we all know"
this could mean that everyone is sleeping in a cell of their own for the simple fact that this case is troubling them to a point where their minds are locked in a cell.
anonymous Dec 6th, 2007 12:39pm report
It's actually about the trial of Fred Hampton, Jr.
anonymous Aug 20th, 2007 8:39am report
It's about some court case about a guy who was convicted of murdering someone but quite a lot of America believed he was innocent. I can't remember the name of the guy but its on wikepedia.
anonymous Apr 22nd, 2007 4:29pm report
This song is obviously about people refusing to serve on a jury. Thus United States versus disbelief. And every one's looking for relief, relief from serving on a jury. He glances at his peers sitting seven to twelve stacked. Seven to twelve, on the to row.
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