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I'm sleeping my way out of this one
With anyone who will lie down
I'll be stuck fixated on one star
When the world is crashing down

I keep telling myself
I keep telling myself
I'm not the desperate type
But you've got me looking in...

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    anonymous
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    Feb 3rd, 2007 2:50pm report


    Atavan Halen - I think its like the wheel of fortune before and after category; for example - super bowl of soup combining super bowl and bowl of soup. ata-van halen, combining the drug and the band

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    anonymous
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    Sep 4th, 2006 9:07pm report


    It's about how pete almost over dosed on atavan...That's obvious...



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    anonymous
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    Jul 15th, 2006 7:03pm report


    Come on now... The drug is called atavan... pay attention, now, as a friend from high school of the band (wilmette, IL) pete od'd on atavan... nearly killed him (or did for what felt like 7 minutes... Song title?)



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    anonymous
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    Jul 3rd, 2006 7:17am report


    Okay, you've got to be wrong on the whole Atavan Halen part relating to Pete's OD. That was Ativan, not Atavan... So that doesn't really work. Does it?

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    anonymous
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    May 24th, 2006 5:34pm report


    OK, first...
    Yes, Ataven-Pete-OD-depression...accurate.
    but that's just like a blanket to describe his overall feeling.
    Fall Out Boy has mostly songs about relationships...i mean they are borderline emo...dont get me wrong,theyre awesome, but emo nonetheless.
    the song is about relationships and how people use sex and relationships as a means of relief and simultaneous self destruction. Sex and atavan are both tools he uses for relief, this song just makes that connection



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    anonymous
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    Apr 29th, 2006 4:55pm report


    Wow. This has gotta be the most civilized argument about the meaning of a song I've ever seen. Cheers to you all.

    Personally I have no idea. I just know that the song's totally awsome. :)



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    sharon_hate
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    Jan 20th, 2006 1:33pm report


    Since no one has mentioned this, I'd like to say that the subtitle "Atavan Halen" is referencing 'Van Halen', which fits into the whole 80's pop culture theme.

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    fatallyxyours09
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    Jan 4th, 2006 1:16pm report


    It's not really that complicated. In a way, it means what it says....?

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    anonymous
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    Dec 22nd, 2005 12:43pm report


    This song is about the singer telling that his girlfriend cheated on him. That's what I think.

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    anonymous
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    Dec 19th, 2005 12:08pm report


    About the straight-edge thing, not everyone includes the sex part.

    I don't know about Pete's personal beliefs, but I think it's debating with himself whether he wants to dwell on his relationship gone awry or whether he wants to get over it. What he knows is that he doesn't want to be alone anymore and he's trying to figure out what he wants to do about it.

    And I think "I'm having another episode, I just need a stronger dose" as well as the title are references to Pete's depression and reference to the incident in "Summer Song."



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    anonymous
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    Nov 12th, 2005 11:33pm report


    "'It's about how he almost ODed anyway'
    Uhh, no, that's "I've got a dark alley and a bad idea that says you should shut your mouth" about the OD get the facts straight"

    You're right, I misspoke. I meant to say that's what the "atavan" part of the title was referring to. I'm aware of what "I've got a dark alley..." is about.



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    x0BreakDance0x
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    Nov 7th, 2005 11:27pm report


    'What does being straight edge have to do with who he sleeps with? Straight edge means they don't do drugs/drink alcohol. He can sleep with whomever he wants...'

    Another part of straightedge is no promiscuous sex. He can sleep with whomever he wants, but doing it just to ease the pain is breaking edge.

    'It's about how he almost ODed anyway'
    Uhh, no, that's "I've got a dark alley and a bad idea that says you should shut your mouth" about the OD get the facts straight

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    anonymous
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    Nov 7th, 2005 11:49am report


    "What does being straight edge have to do with who he sleeps with? Straight edge means they don't do drugs/drink alcohol. He can sleep with whomever he wants..."

    Another part of straightedge is no promiscuous sex. He can sleep with whomever he wants, but doing it just to ease the pain is breaking edge.

    It's about how he almost ODed anyway



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    anonymous
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    Nov 6th, 2005 11:52pm report


    "They are straight edge. That won't work."

    What does being straight edge have to do with who he sleeps with? Straight edge means they don't do drugs/drink alcohol. He can sleep with whomever he wants...

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    anonymous
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    Nov 6th, 2005 11:45pm report


    "They are straight edge. That won't work."

    Actually only 3 of the 4 are straight edge and they don't call themselves a sXe band, but you're right, that explanation wouldn't work.

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