Fall Out Boy: XO Meaning
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My mouth moves too fast for you to figure it out
It starts eyes closed to fingers crossed
"To I swear, I say"
"To I swear, I say"
To hands between legs, to "whatever it takes"
To drinks at the club to the...
anonymous Dec 28th, 2006 12:49pm report
I believe this song is about a person (not necessary in Fallout Boy, but in general terms), cheating on his girlfriend in look for love. The first line "comb you out of the crowd"..doesn't necessary mean from an audience or a literal crowd, but a selection of females that the guy is attracted to. He hooks up with the girl and now, here's the screwy part, doesn't feel guilty about it. The line "..conscience pressed between the pages of the bible in the drawer" imples that the bible is useless (notice how it's in the drawer), just like his conscience. The song makes it seem like his girlfriend back at home cheated on him first. The line "love never wanted me", meaning he has been cheated several times in the past or that the girlfriend is his love and she is treating him badly.
Fal out boy and their ambiguos lyrics. Gotta love it!
anonymous Dec 26th, 2006 12:46pm report
the meaning I got out of this song wasnt exactly like him falling in love witha girl unintentionally and then finding out the girl only liked em because he was in FOB. I got that he did like a girl like in most songs who broke his heart by probably cheating on him " watched you dress, kiss and tell" and now he is just like screw it and just sleeps with any girl he finds( the whole part about combing the crowd and the bar and the hotel) and I think he is saying he knows its wrong but he doesn't feel remorse because being good never helped him any"to the love I left my conscience pressed between the pages of the bible in the drawer what did it ever do for me I say, it never calls me when I'm down love ner wanted me, but I took it anyway" but even though he thinks he doesn't care anymore he does and he is hurt and angry at the girl who broke his heart" I hoped you choke and crashed your car..." I'm not sure but I think the whole part about"put your ear to the speaker and choose love or sympathy..." is saying you either love him or you sympathize with him and that's why you sleep with him but it can't be both.well that's what I think.
anonymous Oct 7th, 2006 10:46pm report
Its a story! Its about how he thinks love is sex, and he's making the mistake of interpreting that. Then when a girl stands him up, he's sad because he thought it was something real. And he says that when he's depressed, he never feels love, and that it never wanted him, but he took it anyways, meaning he tried to make a relationship work anyways. Geeze
anonymous Sep 7th, 2006 9:05pm report
Ok both songs are on the album xo and I slept with someone in fall out boy etc... So the whole they switched out song name thing that's bull and basically it is about a some groupie slut sleeping around after using him and when he finds out he wishes the worse for her because he broke his heart 'i hoped you choked
and crashed your car"
hey "tear catcher", that's all that you are
and ever were
from the start
i swear, I say
i swear, I say' and the loose lips sink ships thing basically means she was sleeping around broke his heart (sunk his ship)
anonymous May 1st, 2006 5:30am report
I bet you any money it has anything to do with nothing, or has nothing to do with anyone else has written about. Fall Out Boy don't just write it out simply, and if any of these meanings where to make sense you would have to ignore several lines, which would make no sense.
anonymous Apr 30th, 2006 4:17pm report
Basically, this is what I personally think the song is about:
The character in the song is on tour and meets a girl. They go to a nearest hotel and the girl says she loves him and makes a promise to be with him. They make love then the girl breaks her promise and leaves.
Soon enough the character hates the girl and thinks "love never wanted him".
"Loose lips sink ships"-- Hes afraid the girl will open her mouth and brag about being with him that one night.
Basically the song is about some stupid big mouthed groupie.
anonymous Apr 16th, 2006 4:41pm report
It is about how the main character has an afair with a girl. At first, they meet at a club, and have a couple of drinks. Shortly after, they leave to have a couple of drinks at a bar. Apparently drunk, the two intertwine and make love. Now, the part that people don't catch in this song is "to the love I left my conscience presssed between the pages of the bible in the drawer.What did it ever do for me, I say?" This implies that the girl HAS A BOYFRIEND. He is saying that he knows that he shouldn't be doing this, and that he is arguing with his conscience, and then questions himself on what this "bible" ever really did for him. The part, "Through the keyhole I watch you dress" states that he is now not seeing her, because it was a one night fling. He now is so attached, that he stalks her until she likes him. The line "Loose lips sink ships" merely means that she made great love with him, and it was a great way to show passion with him.
anonymous Feb 6th, 2006 2:51pm report
"I swear I say" means they really shouldn't be doing something....
"love never wanted me" means that his relationships never go right,
"I hoped you choked and crashed your car' is about his concience racking him,
so he leaves his concience pressed in the bible and thinks up an excuse so he can forget about it all.
"loose lips sink ships" was used during WWII because is soldiers sent letters home, a lot of it would be censored so enemies couldn't find where they are.
anonymous Jan 10th, 2006 1:15pm report
"Loose Lips Sink ships" refers to betrayal.
And it does date to WWII, particularly the lend-lease act where we were shipping supplies to the allies before we were in the war.
He's saying he meets this girl, a groupie or something and sleeps with her, at first he feels guilty because he feels like he's taking advantage of her, then he falls for her, but she doesn't love him. She's only sleeping with him because he's in fall out boy ("I slept with someone in Fall Out Boy and all I got was this stupid song written about me" ring a bell?) She's a slutty groupie. So he finds out that she's sleeping around on him ("Through the keyhole I watched you dress, kiss and tell") and realizes she doesn't love him and has betrayed him ("loose lips sink ships")
anonymous Dec 15th, 2005 12:04am report
The phrase "loose lips sink ships" was originally propoganda from WW2, I believe (not sure if that's the right way though) which could possibly hint that love is nothing but propoganda. The idea that love is used to trick girls into sex.
anonymous Nov 23rd, 2005 11:23pm report
"to the love/I left my conscience pressed/between the pages of the Bible in the drawer/what did it ever do for me? I say" --that part has to definitely be about hooking up with someone at a hotel. There is always a bible in the drawer at a hotel
"to drinks at the club, to the bar, to the keys in your car/to hotel stairs*/to the emergency exit door" --all the things the night could lead to
"loose lips sink ships." --gossip sucks.. getting caught. loose lips. Talking a lot.. Sink ships-- relationships back home.. cheating.
anonymous Nov 11th, 2005 11:45pm report
This song's about how his conscience never did him any good - "to the love/I left my conscience pressed/between the pages of the Bible in the drawer/what did it ever do for me? I say" and how they try to run away from people trying to judge them - "to drinks at the club, to the bar, to the keys in your car/to hotel stairs*stares/to the emergency exit door" and about how he wants to be with this girl but his attempts are getting him nowhere. and if he told her how he really felt, it'd all fall apart. "loose lips sink ships." Anyway, that's my interpretation, IM me or email me if you have any comments on my ideas for this song, at KTRocks05@yahoo.com. Thanks!
cherryxbliss Nov 7th, 2005 11:07pm report
Adding to the second post, not only is it about finding random girls at bars and sleeping with them, but it's also about doing it to get revenge upon the girl/guy back home, and doing it multiple times. Also, there's a certain fear that this sort of thing is going to leak out "Loose lips sink ships."
anonymous Nov 7th, 2005 11:24am report
This song is about finding a girl in a club, getting drunk off your ass and going back to the hotel with her, then waking up in the morning and realising exactly what you've done.
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