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Fall Out Boy: Sugar, We're Goin Down Meaning

Song Released: 2005

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Sugar, We're Goin Down Lyrics

Am I more than you bargained for yet
I've been dying to tell you anything you want to hear
Cause that's just who I am this week
Lie in the grass, next to the mausoleum
I'm just a notch in your bedpost
But you're just a line in a song

  1. anonymous
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    Sep 16th 2007 report

    Most of the songs off of their first album are about how his girlfriend cheated on him with his best friend. Same thing with this song.

  2. anonymous
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    Aug 28th 2007 report

    I think the song is about a plane crash and that they land on Lost's island.

  3. anonymous
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    Aug 6th 2007 report

    I think this song is basically just about a guy who is in love with a girl so badly he thinks its sick.Also he thinks its wrong of him to like her so badly when she's already got a guy. Problem Solved!!

  4. anonymous
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    Jun 14th 2007 report

    Im sorry, but how does this song have anything to do with masturbaion besides the fact that it has the word cock in it? and it's not even used as a noun for that matter ??????

  5. anonymous
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    May 29th 2007 report

    This it's about masturbation!! C'mon they said that!! and.. I think that if you put His and not your (jeans) it fixes...

    sleeping for the wrong team - He isn't having sex with other girl he's well.. you know... XD and the girl maybe it's watching him from the closet wishing to be her and not the hand of the boy...

    c'mon.. cock out and pull it... That's so clear! cock it's... That!!

    THIS SONG IT'S ABOUT MASTURBATION! Think in double sense! It's not all what it seems... you need to see the things in a more pervert way... all the comments about the girl and the guy are just.. emo

  6. anonymous
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    May 8th 2007 report

    I believe this song is about a guy and a girl who had something for a little while ("I'm just a notch in your bedpost"), but they really didn't see it, and now the girl is going out with someone else. The guy just can't get over it.

  7. anonymous
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    Apr 28th 2007 report

    This song is about a grandma who has constipation problems fo sho =]


  8. anonymous
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    Apr 26th 2007 report

    Well the video is with the boy as a deer a "young buck" and the girls dad was once a young buck like that and look how he turned out but the young buck boy or what ever you want to call him tries to change for the girl and for her father but she likes him the way he is no matter what but at the end it shows the dad trying to kill the boy and when he gets hit by the car you see his deer feet so you know that he was once a young buck too and so yeah basically he didn't really try to kill the boy he wanted to get rid of him or change him so the boy wouldn't end up like him.

  9. anonymous
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    Apr 22nd 2007 report

    This song is about a guy who is in love with a fat and ugly girl, "Wishing to be the friction in your jeans..."
    She has a lover though. He still loves her though, even though he knows it is weird to want to be the guy with the fat and ugly girl, "...Isn't it messed up how I'm just dying to be him." That's what it is really about.

  10. anonymous
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    Mar 28th 2007 report

    I THINK YOU ARE ALL RIGHT!! Fall Out Boy have their own meaning and interpretation for the lyrics. What ever that is, it doesn't matter because all of us have our own. All their tunes (lyrics) mean something to me personally. I interpret them regarding things that have happened in my life or to my emotions. This makes me love their music even more. I know that it has a specific meaning to them but what use are their emotions to me? All I know is they are great song writers and Im in love with Pete Wentz! I'm going to Hammersmith Apollo on the 2nd of April to see them live!!!!!

  11. anonymous
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    Mar 5th 2007 report

    I absolutely agree with the above poster. A God complex is when someone can decide whether a person deserves to live or die. The guy says she has a "loaded God complex cock it and pull it" means she can end his life or let him live but the decision solely lies in her hands. The guy's a tool. No offense.

  12. anonymous
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    Mar 4th 2007 report

    Those who say this is a song about obsession is correct. When someone is obsessed with another person, they watch them from a distance, they fantasize about having sex with that person, they will do anything for that person even if it means killing themselves to prove it. They may have had a relationship with this person at one point, but the obesession gets stronger when that relationship ends.

    The narrator obviously is a lovesick obsessed puppy who sees himself as nothing more than an object insignificant to this girl's eyes. Yet he claims that he can become the person that she wants him to be, or even greater.

    In the first verse "Am I more than you bargained for yet" means Am I good enough for you yet?

    "I've been dying to tell you anything you want to hear because that's just who I am this week" means I 'll do/say anything for you to love/accept me. The narrator doesn't know who he is and feels he can be one personality this week and another personality next week, just as long as he becomes the type of person that she will accept.

    "Lie in the grass next to the mausoleam" means he is lying dead in his grave because she didn't love him back. It is not literal, it only means he would die for her. This was inserted at the beginning of the song even though it is an end result of an obsession gone wrong.

    "I'm just a notch in your bedpost" means she used him for sex and has no feelings for him. "But you're just a line in a song" means he has stronger feelings for her but is downplaying that and saying he used her too. This shows how conflicted the narrator is with the fact that his love and obsession was not reciprocated by her.

    "Drop a heart, break a name" again the reciprocated words depict how conflicted the narrator's heart is by this 'betrayal.' The literal meaning is she dropped the name of some other guy she's seeing to break his heart. When someone drops a name, they do it purposefully to get a reaction from another person.

    "We've been sleeping in and sleeping for the wrong team" means they slept with each other and with other people. But those were the wrong people in the narrator's eyes, and that he believes they belong together.

    "we're going down,down, in an earlier round, and Sugar we're going down swinging" means he accepts that this relationship is doomed from the start, but he will not go down without a fight. It's a cry of desperation when he realizes what he's fighting for is useless. It's possible that he pays homage to Sugar Ray Leonard in this line in reference to a boxing match.

    "I'll be your number one with a bullet" I think there are parallel meanings here. It refers to the fact that he believes he can win her over and she will adore him. Yet the writer uses the analogy of a crazed fan of a #1 band to define that adoration.

    "A loaded God complex cock it and pull it" refers to the GIRL having a God complex. A God complex is the belief that one can decide the fate of another's life. Doctors and surgeons are accused of having a God complex because in their line of work someone's life is in their hands day in and day out. So the narrator is saying "my life/destiny/fate/happiness is in her hands, she has the power to break my heart and kill me with her words and actions."

    Awesome lyrics, though depressing. It really defines the desperation a person feels when something you love does not love you back.

  13. anonymous
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    Feb 26th 2007 report

    You people put way too much thought into a song.

  14. anonymous
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    Feb 21st 2007 report

    It's about an antler kid trying to get horny... because the girl he wants, wants him to have a bigger thing... Then she'll love him

  15. anonymous
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    Feb 18th 2007 report

    Ok, you people are seriously retarded, the song is about a boy, who has ANTLERS, and is in love with a girl, who's father has DEER FEET, and the father doesn't want the girl and boy dating because he doesn't want his grandchildren to be a deer. As far as the song goes, it's not about masturbation, not about doing anything for a girl, it's about fucking up and doing it over again.

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