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Fall Out Boy: Centuries Meaning

Song Released: 2014


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Centuries Lyrics

Some legends are told
Some turn to dust or to gold
But you will remember me
Remember me for centuries
And just one mistake
Is all it will take.
We'll go down in history
Remember me for centuries
Remember me for centuries

Mummified my...

  1. anonymous
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    Nov 7th 2015 report

    I think that this song has multiple meanings.

    1. That we want to be remembered forever. In the lyrics, it says, "Remember me for centuries."

    2. In the video, it has images portraying Biblical characters such as Jesus, I guess you can say a twist on David and Goliath.

    3. It displays Roman "Entertainment/Punishment." According to history books, in Roman times slaves were put in the Roman Coliseum for both sport and entertainment. I shows heroism and teamwork. The teamwork is displayed by putting all the pieces together that they were given by a character much like Jesus, to defeat the giant. (Proof to my theory of it portraying David and Goliath.)

    4. It shows the injustice of working class. While the government eats royally, he has people die just for his entertainment, much like the government. The government dines in peace and happiness while armies go out to risk their lives for the country only to return to having almost nothing.

  2. anonymous
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    Oct 15th 2015 report

    I'm not Christan but I think it is about Jesus. He is rembrered though out history. "You're a cherry blossom you're about to bloom, look so pretty but you're gone so soon" I think that's humans in gods eye, or "we are the poisoned youth" this generation is not as Christan as before. Or he says that he will die for you. There part where he says its not true is how the media is talking about the bible. I don't know for sure but it is just my guess, and sorry if I somehow offended somebody.

  3. anonymous
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    Oct 5th 2015 report

    In the American Beauty/ American psycho tour Pete said it was about saving the planet and stopping global warming and climate change,
    where the song says:
    "And just one mistake is all it will take"
    is like saying an oil spill could wipe out a whole eco system. it is one mistake and it kills a lot of the environment.
    I am just going off what Pete said.

  4. anonymous
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    Jun 2nd 2015 report

    I haven't seen the music video but the vid and the actual song lyrics don't necessarily coincide. This song seems to be about rape. Bruises on your thighs like my finger prints? At first it sounds like some great song about being awesome but the allusions throughout the song seem to be symbolism for rape. You'll remember him "for centuries". Or until you die for him. Mummified teenage dreams. Etc.

  5. Matthew Monteith
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    May 30th 2015 report

    The angel is Lucifer

  6. Matthew Monteith
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    May 30th 2015 report

    ...the song is about the truth! We have been lied to. Not only have we been taught to hate what we don't know; we've fallen away from the light. The duality that all beings in this world share. Our shunned gift of knowledge and opportunity to be AS GOD.

    "And here's the frozen fruit"

    The tree of life in the tree of knowledge complete I would duality!!!

    -Morning Star

  7. anonymous
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    May 30th 2015 report

    ..in other words this song describes the truth and misconception of Lucifer... i

    -Morning Star

  8. anonymous
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    May 28th 2015 report

    First of all... the gifts that were given to the band members at the beginning of the "Centuries" music video are a metaphor.
    Did you notice the lyrics "and here's the "Frozen Fruit". What gift was given to us humans that God did not want us to have?

    Second of all... Did you notice how the religious characters are portrayed during the music video.

    Looks Like Some Further Studying Is Needed From All Of You!!

    ~Morning Star

  9. anonymous
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    Apr 20th 2015 report

    Definitely illuminati

  10. anonymous
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    Apr 3rd 2015 report

    The song is about being remembered. Simply. Whether you're remembered for good deeds or bad deeds, you're going to be remembered. Perhaps you're more remembered for those bad things "and just one mistake is all it will take" for us to "go down in history", for you to "remember me for centuries".

  11. kylee
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    Mar 23rd 2015 report

    I think it means that they are Greek heroes like Achilles people like that and they hope that they will be remembered and leave their mark on the world.

  12. anonymous
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    Mar 18th 2015 report

    No guys, it's about La cross.

  13. anonymous
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    Jan 29th 2015 report

    I definitely think that the has to do with David and Goliath and the guy in the hood is probably God

  14. anonymous
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    Jan 29th 2015 report

    Surel one boy is David in the story.

    Could the other 3 boys represent the Holy Trinity? Father, Son, Spirit....

  15. anonymous
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    Jan 28th 2015 report

    The video showed me very clearly an interpretation of David and Goliath... and the hooded man is either Jesus or God giving the boys materials to bring down Goliath. Although the actual story had one boy there are four, which all combine the stuff God gave them to defeat Goliath, which probably is an intetpretation of how working togethet as a team, you can overcome anything. And all of the other false gods under the boot of God. So yeah thats what i think.




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