"Grenade Jumper" as written by and Wentz/stump/trohman/hurley....
My heart ticks in beat with
These kids that I grew up with
Living like life's going out of style
And you came to watch us play
Like a big shot talent
But at the end of the day you know
Where we came from and where we call home

Hey Chris, you were our only friend
And I know this is belated, we love you back

They'll say it's not worth
So we'll leave this town in ruins
Living like life's going out of style
And you came to watch us play
Like a big shot talent
But at the end of the day you know
These busted lips we take back home

Hey Chris, you were our only friend
And I know this is belated, we love you back

I know you would be there either way
I'm so glad it seems like these time will never fade


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"Grenade Jumper" as written by Andrew John Hurley Andrew Hurley

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  • +3
    General CommentYou all talk about how it's cool that they haven't let the "popularity" get to their head, but wasn't this on their first album? I'm sure they weren't that popular yet when they made the song, so im not so sure about that theory, but it's a great song none the less
    Jvon2432on December 04, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHe's not dead... he has a live journal and eveything... and hes on the FOB DVD (B-side EP). livejournal.com/users/askheychris/
    ADimeADexteron January 03, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah chris was a really tight friend of theirs. at the warped tour this year (boston) he was in the crowd and they sang this to him. it was cool.
    xxboykillsgirlon October 23, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLess Than Jake, whose drummer co-owns Feuled By Ramen, the label that Fall Out Boy started on, specializes in "this song is about this dude I know, and he rocks" songs. they have at least one on almost all their albums (if not all). I think the tempo they chose to take this song at is perfect.
    yallon November 01, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't think Chris died in the war. I don't know if anyone else has actually watched the DVD that came with their acoustic CD My Tongue Will Always Be The B-Side To My Heart, but in the perfomance section there is a live acoustic performance by FOB. This is the first song they play, and they literally play this song to Chris who is present at the performance and on the DVD footage...and very much alive. The guy who was taping the performance kept putting the camera on Chris while they were playing the song, and every time he did, Chris would flip him off and point to the band, like, "Film them, not me." That DVD is really good, btw.
    cutewhenxuxscreamon December 28, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've only recently started listening to FOB, but I loved Wentz and Hurley's old band Arma Angelus. Therefore, isn't it possible that 'hey chris' is Chris Guiterrez from Arma Angelus. After all, he would know 'where they came from, and where they call home'. Just a thought
    xHoodsUpxFistsOutxon June 03, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about their friend Hey Chris, who did play in Arma Angelus. He's not dead, the inspiration from this song is that one day they were like 'we should write a song to our fans' and at the time their only fan was Chris, so it would be like "hey chris, you were our only friend." He hangs out with them on tour and has a livejournal as posted above.
    chazburgron June 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYer, on FOB's My space, they have some FAQ's one is 'who is chris'

    livejournal.com/users/askheychris/

    that is chris.
    jenny182on July 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is awesome...it's just like moving but i'm not sure who Chris is and what his significance to the band is. Anyone? Well it's a great song
    Hardcore_Slackeron April 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think he was in the band before.. and then yeah...
    lonelysoulon May 02, 2004   Link

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