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Song Released: 2007


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We take sour sips from life's lush lips
And we shake, shake, shake the hips in relationships
Stomp out this disaster town
You'll put your eyes to the sun and say, "I know
you're only blinding to keep back what the clouds are hiding."

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    anonymous
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    Nov 22nd, 2012 11:35pm report


    Apparently, the title "The Carpal Tunnel Of Love" is a masturbation pun. The "carpal tunnel" is a nerve tunnel that runs through your hand.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 5th, 2012 6:29am report


    Wow, hold on. I had to pause the song and everything!

    "We're throwing stones at a glass moon" ...?
    Really?

    The song deff says "We're throwing the stones in a glass room."



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    anonymous
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    Dec 21st, 2009 12:21am report


    We take sour sips from life's lush lips
    [it’s supposed to be good, but it feels wrong]

    And we shake, shake, shake the hips in relationships
    [short, sexual relationships]

    Stomp out this disaster town
    [getting out]

    You'll put your eyes to the sun and say, "I know”
    You're only blinding to keep back what the clouds are hiding.
    [you’re putting your eyes to the sun, which is a celebrity who is using the fame as a cover, blinding the public, to hide what’s really underneath]

    And we might've started singing just a little soon
    We're throwing stones in a glass room
    [fame came too early, and their making decisions that could make or break their career]

    Whoa oh, we're so miserable and stunning
    Whoa oh, love songs for the genuinely cunning, whoa-oh
    [they maybe be up there, having fun, but they also feel sad, and loves songs, written in code, so only the ones who figure them out can have them]

    We keep the beat with your blistered feet
    And we bullet the words at the mockingbirds singing
    [they’re shooting down what other celebrities are doing, because they are all mimicking each other, and becoming the same]

    Slept through the weekend and dreaming
    Of sinking with the melody of the cliffs of eternity
    Got postcards from my former self saying: "How've you been?"
    [spent the weekend dreaming of songs that are written on the edge, and when he was younger, he wasn’t sure he’d get this far]

    We might've said goodbyes just a little soon
    [they’re not ready to go]

    Robbing lips and kissing banks under this moon
    [quirky lyrics, probably something like stealing kisses from someone else famous]



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    NemoNocturnal
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    Sep 9th, 2009 9:09pm report


    Okay, well first of all, I don't think that it's fair for someone to call another person stupid because of what they think something means. Music is art, and art is what you make it. There is no wrong answer. As for my interpretation:

    "We take sour sips from life's lush lips" is we tend to make life seem worse than it is.
    "And we shake shake shake the hips in relationships" is we make relationships sucky all on our own.
    "Stomp out this disaster town" is that we really should stop doing the things that make everything crappy.
    "You'll put your eyes to the sun and say, 'I know
    you're only blinding to keep back what the clouds are hiding.'" is trying to cover up something that you don't want to be known, maybe for someone else.
    "And we might have started singing just a little soon," is that maybe they (generally, not just FOB) tried to grow up too fast or started doing something that they should have waited on.
    "We're throwing stones at a glass moon/room," should speak for itself, but if not, it means they're being hipocrits (sp?).
    "Whoa oh, we're so miserable and stunning," is being sad for the sake of looking good.
    "Whoa oh, love songs for the genuinely cunning, whoa-oh," is love songs for the sluts and manwhores.
    "We keep the beat with your blistered feet," is using someone
    "And we bullet the words at the mockingbirds singing," is how using that someone will destroy their innocence.
    "Slept through the weekend and dreaming," is taking the easy way out, or maybe waisting your life away.
    "Of sinking with the melody off the cliffs of eternity," having good dreams of something sweet, and turning them into a nightmare.
    "Got postcards from my former selves saying: 'How've you been?'" changing a lot, and maybe NOT for the better.
    "We might've said goodbyes just a little soon (Stomp out this disaster town)," departing before you were really ready. And wanting it back, maybe?
    "Robbing lips, kissing banks under this moon," using girls and loving money in a very obvious way.
    "Whoa oh, we're so miserable and stunning
    Whoa oh, love songs for the genuinely cunning
    Whoa oh, we're so miserable and stunning
    Whoa oh, love songs for the genuinely cunning, ohh…" is (as I've said before) being sad for the sake of looking good, and being a slut or man-whore.
    "It was ice cream headaches and sweet avalanches," is bad things coming from things that seemed sweet at first, and good things coming from things we didn't expect.
    "When the pearls in our shells got up to dance," the thing that made us beautiful left us (maybe for something better?).
    "You call me a bad tipper off the cradle," is saying that you're bad at something without actually knowning.
    "Tired yawns for fawns on hunter's lawns," wanting more than what you have.
    "We're the has-beens of husbands," is that husbands aren't like they used to be.
    "Sharpening the knives of young wives," is that wives are becoming more independent.
    "Take two years and call me when you're better," call me when you aren't shallow...or maybe that it takes a while for fads to get out of style, in this case, being sad.
    "Take teardrops of mine, find yourself wetter," for this fad to work out, you tend to make yourself believe that you're life is worse. Or maybe you complain more, or are weaker.
    "Whoa oh, we're so miserable and stunning
    Whoa oh, love songs for the genuinely cunning
    Whoa oh, we're so miserable and stunning
    Whoa oh, love songs for the genuinely cunning," is being sad for the sake of looking good and love songs for the sluts and man-whores.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 1st, 2009 9:57pm report


    Just on the title, the carpel tunnel is a part of the arm that connects the palm of the hand and the arm. It is associated with Carpel Tunnel Syndrone which is when you overuse the carpel tunnel from repeating an action a number of times, such as typing, using a mouse or writing.



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    Veinless
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    Nov 23rd, 2008 11:36am report


    Forget what I said
    the lines arent to anbigious (is that the right word?)
    you could interpret them as

    i could interpret the whole song as

    onece how we make live look bad
    then that we all should kill ourselves
    how stupid we are
    That love makes ous blind

    i mean first line

    we take sour sips from live slush lip

    It could mean
    we pick the bad ones
    we do it even if it hurts
    even how god it seems in the end its bad (sour


    then

    take my tears
    and you will feel yourself wetter

    I feel worse than you
    We all feel bad
    Its just water
    start to see tha pain of other


    i think they meant to make so nobody can really tell the meaning but don't just say they don't make any sense



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    Veinless
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    Nov 23rd, 2008 11:20am report


    Are you all stupid

    i think it's about how emos make things bad and look worse

    We take sour sips from life's lush lips
    -it feels bad but we do it

    And we shake shake shake the hips
    In relationships
    -We do everything for love

    Stomp out this disaster town
    -dont do it

    You'll put your eyes to the sun and say "I know."
    -finaly feel good

    You're only blinding to keep back what the clouds are hiding
    -its there even if you don't see it

    And we might have started singing just a little soon
    -dont know that line

    We're throwing stones at a glass moon
    -We break the things we need

    We're so miserable and stunning
    -were so bad

    songs for the genuinely cunning
    -dont know

    We keep the beat,
    With your blistered feet,
    -We hide the pain behind musik

    We bullet the words at the mockingbirds, singing
    -We hate the nice sounds like a bird singing

    Slept through the weekend
    -just trying to get it other with

    And dreaming , of sinking with the melody of the cliffs of eternity
    -we wanna die so they don't forget us

    Got postcards from my former selves saying; "How've you been?"
    -were all alone

    We might have said goobye just a little soon
    -were already dead

    (stomp out this disaster town) whoa whoa whoa!
    -just go out of all this

    Robbing lips, kissing banks under this moon
    -No idea

    (oh-wooh-oh)We're so miserable and stunning
    -were so bad
    (oh-wooh-oh)songs for the genuinely cunning
    -dont know
    (oh-wooh-oh)We're so miserable and stunning
    -were so bad
    (oh-wooh-oh)far from the genuinely cunning
    -dont know

    It was ice cream headaches and sweet avalanche
    -the feeling that's so soft but cold and hurts
    When the pearls in our shells came out to dance
    -when our inside broke out

    You call me a bad tipper of the cradle
    -no idea

    But I’m tired yawns for fawns on hunter’s lawns
    We’re the has-beens of husbands
    -nope

    Sharpening the knives of young wives
    -makeing them agressiv

    Take two years and call me when you're better
    -take you're time I'm here

    Take tears of mine, find yourself wetter
    -its not you that had the bad live

    We're so miserable and stunning
    love songs for the genuinely cunning
    We're so miserable and stunning
    love songs for the genuinely cunning
    -already had that



    thats just guesing but it does make since to me that its kind of about emos
    im not sure
    but I know this are deeper lines as stupid as they may sound



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    anonymous
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    Sep 21st, 2008 9:02pm report


    We take sour sips from life's lush lips
    (We're living life, but we aren't enjoying it)


    Stomp out this disaster town
    (They are getting tired of this world)

    You'll put your eyes to the sun and say, "I know
    you're only blinding to keep back what the clouds are hiding."
    (Life seems to be concealing its purpose)

    And we might've started singing just a little soon
    We're throwing stones in a glass room
    (They should be pointing this all out, because they make a living by having all these fans who look to them for meaning)

    Whoa oh, we're so miserable and stunning
    (They look good, but they aren't happy)


    Got postcards from my former selves saying: "How've you been?"
    (They've changed since they became famous)

    We might've said goodbyes just a little soon
    Robbing lips, kissing banks under this moon
    (They are using girl and obsessing over money)



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    anonymous
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    Sep 21st, 2008 9:56pm report


    It's "throwing stones in a glass room". Not "throwing stones at a glass moon". Listen to it, you can hear what I mean.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 22nd, 2008 6:08am report


    What I got from this is yes, it is a song about lies and how love sucks basically.

    When they say "You'll out your eyes to the sun and say I know your only blinding to keep back what the clouds are hiding" they are saying that they (meaning either Pete since he writes the songs, or Fall Out Boy) are using their music as a distraction because they are hiding something.

    "We keep the beat with our blistered feet" means that they keep on telling their lies even if it hurts. I agree with whoever said "We bullet the words at the mockingbirds singing" means their lies hurt the innocent or get people involved that didn't have to be.

    Oh and last obviously it should be "robbing banks and kissing lips" not "robbing lips and kissing banks". Petey loves to mess with out heads :-)

    Well that's all I am capable or figuring out at five in the morning. 'Night.
    -A



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    anonymous
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    Apr 24th, 2008 4:13pm report


    Straight Talk...
    Just the title of the song makes me think that it is really about...
    Masturbating.
    He talks about how he's lonely and how he needs love.
    If you consider the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and think about the Tunnel of Love, this actually makes sense.
    -Htims Trevel Nos'iaJ

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Jan 29th, 2008 1:16pm report


    For those of you who didn't know the carpal tunnel is actually the larger veins in your wrists.



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    tradebabybluesx
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    Jan 9th, 2008 1:47pm report


    We take sour sips from life's lush lips
    And we shake, shake, shake the hips
    In relationships

    [they live life to the fullest. pretty self explanatory]

    Stomp out this disaster town
    You'll put your eyes to the sun and say,
    "I know you're only blinding to keep back
    What the clouds are hiding."
    [this could be either that their fame is distracting fans from other issues or something like that, or about people acting fake]

    And we might've started singing just a little soon
    We're throwing stones in at a glass moon.
    [they got famous really quick, and now that they are where they are, they can take risks(throwing stones at a glass moon)]


    Slept through the weekend and dreamed
    Of sinking with the melody of the cliffs of eternity
    Got postcards from my former self saying:
    "How've you been?"
    [ saying that the person he used to be would hate the person he has become]



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    anonymous
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    Jan 5th, 2008 1:18pm report


    Actually in the beginning when he sings "we're throwing stones in a glass room,"
    he is saying that whatever he's doing, it's bound not to work out. It's like a plan waiting to fail.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 24th, 2007 12:24am report


    First off, enough with the Pete wentz dating thing. It's his buisness and this forum is not exactly "ilovepetewentz4evr.com" okay?We have priorities, like informing those who seek Lyric Interpretations... Anyway, the song has many motifs and contrasting images of things that are "lovely" and things that are not. The song also describes how desensitized people are by throwing in, "yawning at [dead] fawns on lawns". But all this comes down to a song that's mostly about Love and how hard relationships are. If you look at the lyrics it makes sense. at least, that's one way to look at it, but then again, there is no wrong or right interpretation is there?I agree with the "Anonymous"(that actally wrote something related to the song) and his/her interpretation as well.So yeah, that's my 2 cents. Keep giving this song more...



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