What does Dance, Dance mean?

Fall Out Boy: Dance, Dance Meaning

Album cover for Dance, Dance album cover

Song Released: 2005


Dance, Dance Lyrics

She says she's no good with words but I'm worse
Barely stuttered out
"A joke of a romantic" or {just} stuck to my tongue
Weighed down with words too over-dramatic
Tonight it's "it can't get much worse"
Vs. "no one should ever feel...

  1. anonymous
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    Mar 10th 2006 !⃝

    I heard that this song was about Pete Weintz's (I think that's how you spell it) girlfriend who was messing around with other men.

  2. bestkeptsecret_x
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    Mar 4th 2006 !⃝

    Of course it has a meaning. But maybe the meaning is so obvious that people are just over-analyzing it.
    Every song has a meaning.
    /Almost/ every song.
    Every real song. Not that Pussycat Dolls shit.

  3. Buffster123
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    Mar 4th 2006 !⃝

    I will give it to you straight: DO NOT TRY TO INTERPRET THESE LYRICS...IT WILL GET YOU NOWHERE!! This is a song where they came up with a beat, and jst added random words!

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  4. anonymous
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    Mar 2nd 2006 !⃝

    I think this song is about a boy with a crush

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  5. anonymous
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    Feb 22nd 2006 !⃝

    Well buddy, I'm in 8th grade and I think I totaly understand this song....honestly come on guys this song is about a date rape seriously it is.....and the dude who makes fun of FOB must have no friends and is prolly a 40 year old virgin on his comp.cutting his wrist or some shit like that

  6. anonymous
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    Feb 15th 2006 !⃝

    Let's be honest, this band is a joke and this song holds no true meaning except for some gay ass teenage drama... This is a band that their lyrics are and always will be about nothing significant and keep it simple to appeal to some gr. 8 students that have no idea what they are listening to.

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  7. anonymous
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    Feb 3rd 2006 !⃝

    DUH!!!! It just means how the guy wishes to score after a dance but the other chick is into the hotter guys!!

  8. anonymous
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    Jan 28th 2006 !⃝

    I don't know what it means...personally I just like the music video...it looks really cool when the guitarist goes like this


    but I decided that all the songs have the weirdest names...its so cool

  9. projectshadow234
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    Jan 14th 2006 !⃝

    I agree with the person who says that the song does not mean anything. They sing it to make people laugh.

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  10. cheerfool68
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    Jan 11th 2006 !⃝

    I think this song is about a girl who likes a boy but is scared of what people will think of her because he's kind of punkish. So, then the boy turns prep but the girl still won't be with him because he changed himself.

    The quote "Why don't you show me a little bit of spine you've been saving for his mattress" is kind of a boy trying to tell the girl be brave enough to not care what people think of you. Stand up for yourself, grow a spine. It also indicates that the girl is somewhat of a slut and tries to win the attention of the wrong boys by sleeping with them. And the saying after, "I only want sympathy in the form of you crawling into bed with me" means that don't feel bad that your not with me but treat me like you treat other boys and get in bed with me too. Kind of throwing in her face that she sleeps around.

  11. PitPaige
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    Jan 9th 2006 !⃝

    I don't know but listening to the song and watching the music video, I get the feeling that he is doing ALL he can to impress this girl who is a total tease and just kinda feels bad for him, she is basically breaking his heart and leading him on and he knows it. So he's like why don't we just get it on, if your gonna pity me at least give a pity F**k , like you give it out to the guys that you are so impressed by. Finally she Gets it that he is a great guy, but at that point its a little late (even though in the music video they kiss and are happy at the end...)

  12. fatallyxyours09
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    Jan 4th 2006 !⃝

    I think sometimes you people think too much about it...theres a huge possibility it means what it says. I mean come on its not like their led zeppelin lyrics or anything.

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  13. anonymous
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    Dec 29th 2005 !⃝

    Frankly, I don't know what this song is about. Good tune, hints slightly at having sex, and the words Dance Dance are repeated quite a bit...all and all, great song, but The only one who does know what this song is about is the guy who wrote it (Pete Wentz). Oh and P.S. To all of you out there who keep saying Pete Wentz is the one singing this, you're a little off... It's Patrick Stump (Who wrote the music)...GET IT RIGHT!

  14. anonymous
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    Dec 26th 2005 !⃝

    Everyone has different interperetations of different songs, so just go with whatever you yourself thinks it means and you may be wrong and you may be right with what it actually means according to Pete but if you think it means something that's just your imagination at its best work and you can have it mean whatever you want it to mean because that's what YOU get out of it and defferent people get different meanings from different songs, but that's just my opinion also.

  15. anonymous
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    Dec 16th 2005 !⃝

    It's a good thing anonymous who said stop looking just on the surfance is anonymous. Because if you really think this is more than just a song about a guy and girl, your overanalyzing the song.




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