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Sugar Were Going Down
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Sugar Were Going Down

Fall Out Boy
Album:
From Under The Cork Tree

Song Meaning and Background of Sugar We're Going Down by Fall Out Boy


“I wrote the lyrics in Chicago,” bassist Pete Wentz told Rolling Stone of modern emo’s national anthem. “I was with my dad, and we were listening to the old music where they’d always say ‘sugar’ and ‘honey’ — stuff like that. I was like, ‘Why doesn’t anyone do that anymore?’


When Patrick Stump finishes the title phrase with the word “swinging,” it still makes the heart surge.

Stump told Rolling Stone that he deliberately slurred the lyrics in the song's chorus to make it sound better, saying that he "was trying to do a straight punk song for fun" and adding, "I saw those lyrics and just kind of barked them out.


But there was something about the rhythm of it, where I was like, 'Hmm, that actually might be too good for just a crap punk song.'"


During the writing of the song it went through thirty changes and then went back to the way it first started.


"Sugar, We're Goin Down" is a song by American rock band Fall Out Boy, released in 2005 as the lead single from their second album, From Under the Cork Tree.


With music composed by vocalist Patrick Stump and lyrics penned by bassist Pete Wentz, the single reached No. 8 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Fall Out Boy's first top-10 hit and exploding the band into the mainstream, exposing them to a new audience. It spent five weeks in the top 10 and 20 weeks in the top 20 out of its 42 chart weeks.


Lyrics of Sugar We're Going Down by Fall Out Boy


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

(Notch in your bedpost, but you're just a line in a song)

 

Drop a heart

And break a name

We're always sleeping in and sleeping

For the wrong team

 

We're going down, down in an earlier round

And sugar, we're going down swinging

I'll be your number one with a bullet

A loaded God complex, cock it and pull it

 

We're going down, down in an earlier round

And sugar, we're going down swinging

I'll be your number one with a bullet

A loaded God complex, cock it and pull it

 

Is this more than you bargained for yet?

Oh, don't mind me, I'm watching

You two from the closet

Wishing to be the friction in your jeans

Isn't it messed up how I'm just dying to be him?

I'm just a notch in your bedpost, but you're just a line in a song

(Notch in your bedpost, but you're just a line in a song)

 

Drop a heart

And break a name

We're always sleeping in and sleeping

For the wrong team

 

We're going down, down in an earlier round

And sugar, we're going down swinging

I'll be your number one with a bullet

A loaded God complex, cock it and pull it

 

We're going down, down in an earlier round

And sugar, we're going down swinging

I'll be your number one with a bullet

A loaded God complex, cock it and pull it

 

Down, down in an earlier round

And sugar, we're going down swinging

I'll be your number one with a bullet

A loaded God complex, cock it and pull it

We're going down, down in an earlier round (Take aim at myself)

And sugar, we're going down swinging (Take back what you said)

I'll be your number one with a bullet (Take aim at myself)

A loaded God complex, cock it and pull it

 

We're going down, down (down, down)

Down, down (down, down)

We're going down, down (down, down)

A loaded God complex, cock it and pull it

We're going down, down in an earlier round (Take aim at myself)

And sugar, we're going down swinging (Take back what you said)

I'll be your number one with a bullet (Take aim at myself)

A loaded God complex, cock it and pull it

Release Date

2005

Songwriter/s

Pete Wentz. Patrick Stump, Joe Trohman, Andy Hurley

Producer/s

Neal Avron

Label/s

Island, Mercury

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