"Chicago Is So Two Years Ago" as written by and Wentz/stump/trohman/hurley....
My heart is on my sleeve
Wear it like a bruise or black eye
My badge, my witness
That means I believed
Every single lie you said

Cause every pane of glass that your pebbles tap
Negates the pains I went through to avoid you
And every little tap on the shoulder for attention
Fails to mention I still hate you

But there's a light on in Chicago
And I know I should be home
All the colors of the street signs
They remind me of the pickup truck
Out in front of your neighbor's house

She took me down and said
"Boys like you are overrated. So save your breath"
Loaded words and loaded friends
Are loaded guns to our heads.

You want apologies, girl you might hold your breath
Until your breathing stops forever
The only thing you'll get
Is this curse on your lips
I hope they taste of me forever

With every breath I wish your body
Will be broken again


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"Chicago Is So Two Years Ago" as written by Andrew John Hurley Andrew Hurley

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    General Commentwhat does this song mean
    Finch2981on April 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about leaving home, in this case Chicago because FOB is from Chicago, and leaving someone at home without really getting any closure. FOB is substituting physical pain for a deeper meaning. Probably like a girl who lived close by like a neighbor and had a fall out (No pun inteded) and has left town but is still reminded of someone he left behind but feels like he isnt responsible for why they fell apart and will never apogize, but still feels hurt. Hope thats a good start.
    drayna14on May 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI just think this song is mor about a girl who he had feelings for and that she lead him on constantly, the truck outside her house was probably some other dudes and he just cant get over that she would do that to him...but he still basically wants to be with her back home in Chicago
    TBS DDFC FOBon June 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah, chicago accents are pretty hard to understand for those not fortunate enough to be from here (heh heh heh)

    it's colors
    onegrrlprideparadeon June 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwow.. i love how this flows many people who don't know fall out boy should really listen to them and read into them but don't like them for one song like them for everythign they do because they are not that kind of one hit wonder. they are a band you can blare on a major high way with 70 mph's and sing every word to. they are great and this song means alot because its great.
    ryang11r0yon April 07, 2004   Link
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    General Commentryang11r0y I definitely agree with you man. Fall Out Boy is truely amazing, everyone of their songs are great. I also blaze them while cruising in my car and singing along lol. They are awesome and hopefully they come out with some more cds that are even better. Rock on!
    Hardcore_Slackeron April 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe acoustic performance of this on the new dvd is awesome as well, any one who doesn't have that should go out and pick it up
    fobpunch518on May 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentFall Out Boy is awesome! I agree with everyone else, they are most def. a band you can turn all the way up speedin down the highway and just jam. I'm going to see them at Warped Tour and I cannot wait.

    This is what I think this song is about.
    He is into a girl and he lets her know... "my heart is on my sleeve". He thinks she likes him because she is leading him on. "... that means I believe every single lie you said." Then he realizes that she is playing him... he could see the pick up truck and it could be some other guy she is with... and then he starts trying to avoid her, but she still wants his attention cause maybe she likes him, just not enough to be with him. (every tap on the shoulder for attention) and decides to do something to get back at her, but while he is going to do whatever to get back at her, he knows he shouldnt be going, but he keeps thinking about the other guy at her house (the pick up truck in front of her neighboors) but then she hears about what he did and she is hurt, and he is like "this is your fault. i'm not apologizing" and he wishes the worst for her cause even though he got back at her, he is still hurt.
    Anyway. Thats my take, and I hope it makes sense.
    Virgo Fairieon July 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentJustin's line is the single best part of this song.

    "with every breath i wish your body will be broken again"
    TakenBackNewon September 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think this is one of fall out boys best songs. i think it is about a guy who was in a relationship with a girl who lived on his street. she lied to him and went behind his back with some other guy (he knew cuz he saw his truck outside her house) i think he was throwing pebbles at her window to let her know that he knows about the other guy. then he moved away because he couldnt stand to see her with this other guy. now that he's away he misses the girl and wants to move bakc to chicago. the bridge of the song (you want apoligies...) tells me that they wont get back together because why should he apologize for something the girl did wrong. and i agree with takenbacknew because the last line is amazing!
    little devotionalon October 07, 2004   Link

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