Fall Out Boy: Thnks Fr Th Mmrs Meaning
Song Released: 2007
Thnks Fr Th Mmrs Lyrics
(It sent you to me without wait)
Say a prayer but let the good times roll
In case god doesn't show
(Let the good times roll
Let the good times roll)
And I want these words to make things right
anonymous Feb 15th, 2007 2:19pm report
This song... and any real fall out boy fan who didn't jump on the bandwagon when from under the cork tree made it big would know this... Is about Chris Gutierrez an old childhood friend of Pete Wentz. Pete had "relations" with Chris' girlfriend and when he found out he blasted pete on his livejournal saying things like who does he think he is (the reason for the title don't you know who I think I am?). one nite stand refers to his sex with chris's girlfriend and put your fingers back to the keys is pete telling him that if he can't get over it or do better than some petty insults on an online blog he needs to put his fingers back to the (keyboard) keys and keep on typing until his heart is content.
anonymous Apr 2nd, 2007 4:40pm report
Thnks Fr Th Mmrs makes perfect sense the way it is spelled. Because its like he's not taking out the time to actually spell it or say it because it didn't mean anything, either to him or her.
When they say "he tastes like you only sweeter" he's quoting what the girl said. Its even put in quotation marks in the cd jacket.
My interperetation of the song is that Pete is sleeping with this girl because that's the only way he knows how to keep her. And I definitely think that the part where he says "I've been looking forward to the future, but my eyesight is going bad" means that it has worked long enough, but he dosent know how much longer it will. And he's scared she's going to leave. So he's saying "thanks for the memories, even though they weren't so great" because that's not how he wanted the relationship to be. Kinda like in Fame < Infamy where he says "I'm alright in bed, but I'm better with a pen". Come on, Pete Wentz has so much more to offer.
anonymous Jul 26th, 2007 7:13pm report
You're all ridiculous.
Everyone knows this is about how they're all depressed because of the vicious FATcycle:
4.They feel bad
5.They eat more to fill the void
and so on.
The lyrics should be interpreted as metaphores for food and hunger:
-"One night yeah and one more time..." = "Last night's banoffee pie was oh SO good."
-"Thanks for the memories" = "Good times. CAKEE."
-"Even though they werent so great" = "I prefer chocolate"
-"He tastes like you only sweeter" = ("He" being the chocolate and "you" being the banoffee pie, I think you can get it from there.)
-"In hotel rooms" = "Room service"
-"Collecting page six lovers" = (Page 6 being the dessert menu)
-"Get me out of my mind" = "CORRRR I could do with a sneaky shot of hot fudge"
-"Get you out of those clothes" = (Taking off wrappers, "you" being the fudge/taking off clothes after eating too much)
-"I'm a letter away" = "....from getting another chocolate bar"
-"From getting you into the mood" = "For making you hungry."
-"Woah" = No explanation needed.
I rest my case,
FEED FALL OUT BOY.
We will shortly be forwarding this to congress - a petition is indeed needed.
anonymous Dec 2nd, 12:43pm report
"I'm gonna make it bend and break,
say a prayer, but let the good times roll,
in case God doesn't show..."
[They're saying that they're getting off of a drug addiction, drugs possibly had an effect on one of the writers the related to these lyrics ('bend and break'). The next part is about feeling happier and more lighthearted, and focused on having 'good times', regardless of a miracle.
"And I want these words to make things right,
but it's the wrongs that make the words come to life.
Who does he think he is?
If that's the worst you've got, better put your fingers back to the keys..."
[The lyricist of this song is regretting something that he has done or said (probably about or relating to drugs, considering that was in one of the previous lines) but regardless, he can't take back his mistakes.
Next, they go on to talk about a guy, who has replaced one of the members of the band as a love interest, because they had drug issues. They have a sassy attitude about it though, because it doesn't matter to them. The girl is obviously trying to brag, "I have someone better than you now." Fall Out Boy's response, "If you think a petty comment like that hurts me, you'll have to try better than that."]
"One night and one more time,
Thanks for the memories,
even though they weren't so great,
'He tastes like you, only sweeter'"
"One night and one more time,
Thanks for the memories,
Thanks for the memories,
'See, he tastes like you, only sweeter'"
[Again, this seems to me like a conversation. The girl asks for a second chance, Fall Out Boy responds sarcastically, "thanks for the memories, but they weren't so great, good try though". And the girl tries to impress them again, or brag to them, "oh well! I have someone better."
The repetition, for me, symbolizes how a similar conversation occurred over and over again.]
"Been looking forward to the future,
but my eyesight is going bad.
And this crystal ball,
is always cloudy except for when you look into the past.
One night stand (one night stand off)."
[Fast forward. The first two lines symbolize that they are looking for someone to grow old with old with, but nothing is working out. Next, the song says that all of their past relationships have been better than their newer, more recent ones, and that nothing will get better in terms of finding a soulmate.]
[I would put the chorus here, but I've already typed it, and it has the same meaning, which shows a constant theme of love failure. A constant luring in, then an, "I don't care", then a final response as. "I've found someone better."]
"They say I only think in the form of crunching numbers.
In hotel rooms, collecting page six lovers.
Get me out of my mind,
and get you out of those clothes,
I'm a liner away from getting you into the mood."
[Again, it's the same idea of not finding a long and sustainable relationship. "Collecting lovers," meaning more than one in a short amount of time because none of the relationships seems to be long lasting or 'working out,' so to speak.]
[Again, the chorus.]
I personally love the paradox that this song is composed of. To further explain, I love the juxtaposition of the depressing, non-stable loving relationship idea crossed with a rock and upbeat tune. It puts a happier spin on the dark mood, and it makes this song and artist a one of a kind for pulling it off.
Lily Crosby-McKenna May 31st, 2015 5:19am report
Sounds like something a villain would say, not just the lyrics but the tune too. Well, here goes...
"I'm gonna make you bend and break"(he or she is going to kill you)
"Say a prayer and let the good times roll, in case God doesn't show"(the bad guy is saying that this is your last moment, so enjoy it)
"And I want these words to make things right, but its the wrongs that bring the words to life"(they know what they are doing is wrong but they refuse to turn to the good side)
"Who does he think he is?Is that the worst you got?"(they are taunting their victim)
The chorus is also a taunt, thanking the victim for fuelling their plans.
"Been looking forward to the future"(they've been waiting their whole life to kill you)
"But my eyesight is going bad"(yet again, they are exclaiming how 'blind' they are to remain evil)
"In these crystal balls, it's always cloudy apart from, when you look into the past, one night stand"(all they can think of is how bad they want to tear you apart)
How Bout u
anonymous Dec 30th, 2012 12:42am report
This song is all about two lovers who have been one night stand, the boy want some more ;) and he would like to thank the girl even though he's not yet satisfy, and he's asking for another one to make it better.
musicsinmyveins Oct 19th, 2012 10:58pm report
I think this song is about a past relationship that went bad and he's saying thanks in kind of a sarcastic tone. You know like thanks for nothing. Than she moved on to someone new but came back to him for one last fling thus him saying one night and one more time.
anonymous Oct 20th, 2011 10:27am report
I played this song for my ex after we broke up. It was really bittersweet, but it works perfectly. I left him because the only thing left in the relationship was sex, and soon after I was asked out by another guy, so "thanks for the memories even though they weren't so great, he tastes like you only sweeter!"
anonymous Oct 8th, 2011 10:42pm report
"He tastes like you, only sweeter" could refer to the taste of a kiss. It's not necessarily ejaculation.
anonymous Oct 7th, 2011 10:36pm report
I think this song is about two people who were friends but sleep with each other once to get over recent breakups and then regret it. "I'm gonna make you bend and break (It sent you to me without wings)" = They're happy to find each other and hope to stay together a long time at first. "Say a prayer, but let the good times roll, in case God doesn't show" = They both know they should take it slow, but decide to have sex ("let the good times roll") because they know there's a chance it won't last. "And I want these words to make things right, but it's the wrongs that make the words come to life" = They want to say hey love each other and be able to justify their actions, but having sex will make them fall deeper in love with each other - or so they think. "Who does he think he is? If that's the worst you got, better put your fingers back to the keys." = They want to stay mad at each other and feel used at first, but in the end they forgive each other. "One night and one more time, thanks for the memories, even though they weren't so great. He tastes like you, only sweeter" = They're thankful to each other for helping each other get over things but at the same time are sad it didn't turn into anything more, and are comparing each other to their exes. "Been looking forward to the future, but my eyesight is going bad" = They had high hopes for what could have been, but are "blinded" by the realization that they don't feel that way for each other after they have sex. "And this crystal ball is always cloudy except for when you look into the past" = Hindsight is 20/20. "One night stand, one-night stand off" = Their encounter turned into an emotional battlefield for both of them. "I only think in the form of crunching numbers in hotel rooms collecting Page Six lovers" = This refers to their turn to other things to get their minds off the mistakes. "Get me out of my mind, get you out of those clothes; I'm a line away from getting you into the mood" = They have to really restrain themselves from doing anything again, and wish things were different; they fantasize about each other still even though they can no longer be together.
anonymous Jun 13th, 2011 6:33am report
Actually the song title is thnks fr th mmrs because its a facetious nod at their record company, who asked them to shorten their song titles
anonymous May 25th, 2011 5:36pm report
I think this song is about a guy that slept with a girl and basically used her to figure out that he's gay, and now he regrets it. If you listen to "Sugar, We're Goin Down" before it, it tells the girl's side of the story.
anonymous Apr 7th, 2011 4:03pm report
I think this song's meaning is about a man who had one night stand with a woman to forget something.
anonymous Dec 9th, 2010 12:49pm report
i think this song is about saying goodbye to the one you love and thanking them for all the great memories you had together.
anonymous Jul 28th, 2010 7:59pm report
This song could be about a drug addict trying to give up his addiction. Here's my analysis of the parts of the song that relate to this theory: "I'm gonna make you bend and break" - Drugs made him bend and break; "Say a prayer, but let the good times roll, In case God doesn't show" - Pray you don't OD but have fun if you don't (if God doesn't take you); "And I want these words to make things right, but it's the wrongs that make the words come to life" - He's telling people he'll quit doing drugs, but the fact he's doing them is what gives the words meaning. "Who does he think he is" - Perhaps about a father figure or someone else who is telling him not to do drugs. As for the chorus, "One night and one more time" - He's telling himself this will be the LAST night he'll do drugs (e.g. "I can quit whenever I want."); "Thanks for the memories, even though they weren't so great" - He's telling the drug goodbye, but reminding himself the effects were dangerous; "He tastes like you, only sweeter" - Freedom tastes like drugs only sweeter. The second part of the chorus is identical to the first, but he repeats "Thanks for the memories," possibly to firmly tell himself the drugs are gone. "Looking forward to the future, But my eyesight is going bad" - He's thinking of what he wants to do with his life but is losing sight of his goals because of the drugs; "And this crystal ball, Is always cloudy except for when you look into the past" - You never know the drug's true consequences until after the fact. "One-night stand...One-night stand off" - His addiction leads him into a one-night stand, after which he battles himself about quitting drugs. "I only think in the form of crunching numbers" - Refers to either a.) Losing money to support his habit or b.) Actually weighing drugs and dealing with the money; "In hotel rooms" - Doing drugs in hotel rooms to sort of cover his tracks; "Collecting Page Six lovers" - Reference to using rolled-up magazine pages to snort cocaine through. The drug references go away in the end of the breakdown, but come back in the repeated choruses, which are sung with a feeling of force and anguish, and the final power chord, which sounds like he's giving up. It's one of my favorite Fall Out Boy songs. I've always loved the band for their deep lyrics.
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