"Reinventing the Wheel to Run Myself Over" as written by and Wentz/stump/trohman/hurley....
I could walk this fine line between elation and success
But we all know which way I'm going
So strike the stake between my chest
Well "You have to prove yourself"
You'll have to prove it to me

So now you're waiting up for him
You're wasting time every time

I can't do it by myself

I can't wake up to these reminders of who I am:
A failure at everything
18 going on extinct
I know my place
It's nowhere you should roam


Lyrics submitted by ruben, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Reinventing the Wheel to Run Myself Over" as written by Andrew John Hurley Andrew Hurley

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    General CommentThis is probably my favorite song lyrically. I think he's just saying he's unsure about his future. And everyone is telling him to "prove himself" and he says I don't have to prove myself by saying "You'll have to prove it to me". I love this because this is how A LOT of teens feel.
    FallOutBoy13on October 10, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can't wake up to these reminders of who I am:
    A failure at everything... 18 going on extinct.

    great line
    waitingforsundayon November 13, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"So now you're waiting up for him... you're wasting time every time" seems to bring in a relationship theme into the song, which doesn't really fit with the personal story of the song... anyone guess at how it fits?
    L-Kyneon November 30, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe award for the Most Emo Song Title goes to...

    *drumroll*

    Fall Out Boy, for 'Reinventing The Wheel To Run Myself Over' !

    brilliant :P
    L-Kyneon December 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me happy.
    vxgunon October 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me happy.
    vxgunon October 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me happy.
    vxgunon October 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh it's from burnout 3:takedown Soundtrack and it's cool. you know something like hip hop.
    Here is the lyrics

    I could walk this fine line between elation and success,
    but we all know which way I'm going to strike the stake between my chest.
    So, "You have to prove yourself".
    You'll have to prove it to me.

    So now you're waiting up for him...
    You're wasting time every time

    Whoa, I can't do it by myself. [x5]

    I can't wake up to these reminders of who I am:
    A failure at everything... 18 going on extinct.
    I know my place it's nowhere you should roam.

    So now you're waiting up for him...
    Still wasting time, yeah, every time
    Yeah

    Whoa, I can't do it by myself. [x8]

    Hope you enjoyed it!
    Justin
    JRwha_buzz12on January 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh yeah no need because i got tons of songs, i'm his fan tooooooooo!!
    JRwha_buzz12on January 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is song is so good. To me, it's about growing up, but it looks like there are some relationship ties in there...and the rest of the album is about this one girl, so it would make sense if it was about a relationship.
    fivergirlon September 25, 2005   Link

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