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Fall Out Boy – What a Catch, Donnie Lyrics 5 years ago
Patrick said in an interview for a UK music magazine that this song was Pete writing from his point of view, and that he (Pete) 'really nailed me'. So following on from that, here's what I reckon this song means:

OK so I don't know every line, but I think the general gist of this is how Patrick is obviously underconfident and has 'troubled thoughts/ and the self-esteem to match' (which is clear from his unwillingness to be the band's frontman) but Pete is reminding him how much he's achieved and how talented he really is, through FOB's music.

I'm assuming the Donnie referred to in the title is Donny Hathaway, in which case Miss Flack was his writing partner - Pete is Patrick's writing partner, so maybe that line Pete is referring to himself and the way that he is always willing to 'take [Patrick] back' and will always be there for him, which is kind of a continuation from 'Saturday' (which has lyrics by Patrick) and kinda gives off a 'us two against the world' vibe.

And I wonder if the line 'I'm the one/Who charmed the one/Who gave up on you' has something to do with Pete's suicide attempt years back, and Pete acknowledging that although Patrick didn't see it coming and gave up on him in a way, he understands and forgives him.

I dunno, anyway that's what I reckon this song is, a kind of personal thing about the whole of FOB's career and Pete and Patrick's relationship (which Pete has, cleverly, written from Patrick's perspective). Maybe the Elvis Costello line switches back to Pete's POV, and he's almost saying 'I'll never end up as troubled and underconfident as Patrick, but secretly, I already am'. That would explain why it needed a different singer.

Yeah sorry this went on a bit!

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Fall Out Boy – What a Catch, Donnie Lyrics 5 years ago
Patrick said in an interview for a UK music magazine that this song was Pete writing from his point of view, and that he (Pete) 'really nailed me'. So following on from that, here's what I reckon this song means:

OK so I don't know every line, but I think the general gist of this is how Patrick is obviously underconfident and has 'troubled thoughts/ and the self-esteem to match' (which is clear from his unwillingness to be the band's frontman) but Pete is reminding him how much he's achieved and how talented he really is, through FOB's music.

I'm assuming the Donnie referred to in the title is Donny Hathaway, in which case Miss Flack was his writing partner - Pete is Patrick's writing partner, so maybe that line Pete is referring to himself and the way that he is always willing to 'take [Patrick] back' and will always be there for him, which is kind of a continuation from 'Saturday' (which has lyrics by Patrick) and kinda gives off a 'us two against the world' vibe.

And I wonder if the line 'I'm the one/Who charmed the one/Who gave up on you' has something to do with Pete's suicide attempt years back, and Pete acknowledging that although Patrick didn't see it coming and gave up on him in a way, he understands and forgives him.

I dunno, anyway that's what I reckon this song is, a kind of personal thing about the whole of FOB's career and Pete and Patrick's relationship (which Pete has, cleverly, written from Patrick's perspective). Maybe the Elvis Costello line switches back to Pete's POV, and he's almost saying 'I'll never end up as troubled and underconfident as Patrick, but secretly, I already am'. That would explain why it needed a different singer.

Yeah sorry this went on a bit!

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Fall Out Boy – 20 Dollar Nose Bleed Lyrics 6 years ago
'actually, it's the taxidermy of you and me'

does pete not know what taxidermy means? (stuffed animals) doesn't seem to make much sense, and it wouldn't be the first time he's used a word wrongly....

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