"Yule Shoot Your Eye Out" as written by Peter Wentz, Patrick Stump, Joseph Trohman and Andrew Hurley....
These are your good years
Don't take my advice
You never wanted the nice boys anyway
And I'm of good cheer
Cause I've been checking my list
The gifts you're receiving from me
Will be

One awkward silence
And two hopes you cry yourself to sleep
Staying up, waiting by the phone
And all I want this year is for you to dedicate your last breath to me
Before you bury yourself alive

Don't come home for Christmas
You're the last thing I want to see
Underneath the tree
Merry Christmas, I could care less

Happy new years baby
You owe me the best gift I will ever ask for
Don't call me up, when the snow comes down
It's the only thing I want this year

One awkward silence
And two hopes you cry yourself to sleep
Staying up, waiting by the phone
All I want this year is for you to dedicate your last breathe to me
Before you bury yourself alive

Don't come home for Christmas
You're the last thing I want to see
Underneath the tree
Merry Christmas, I could care less

Don't come home for Christmas
You're the last thing I want to see
Underneath the tree (don't come home for Christmas)
Merry Christmas, I could care less

Don't come home for Christmas
You're the last thing I want to see
Underneath the tree (don't come home for Christmas)
Merry Christmas, I could care less


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"Yule Shoot Your Eye Out" as written by Andrew John Hurley Andrew Hurley

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    General CommentThis is an amazing Christmas song (the only tolerable one, in my opinion), and it brings back quite a few fond, bitter holiday memories...*sniffle*

    "These are your good years, don't take my advice, you never wanted the nice boys anyway"
    It seems that he's speaking from a father figure who's given up on his daughter (pretty much STRICTLY in this line). In other words, 'Even though I don't want you to, you're young, and you'll hang out with/date the bad kids no matter what I say'.

    "And I'm of good cheer, cause I've been checking my list"
    In the eyes of a greedy, bitter person, they're happy when they don't give/spend a lot on others.

    "The gifts you're receiving from me will be: one awkward silence and two hopes you cry yourself to sleep staying up waiting by the phone"
    First off, this is a discrete little play on words. Fall Out Boy is good with that :) It's speaking as if it's naming quantities of things on a list, as well as just naming them off (1- Awkward Silence, 2- Hopes). Also, he doesn't just not want her, but he wants her to want him and wait for him to call.

    "All I want this year's for you to dedicate your last breath to me before you bury yourself alive"
    In other words, 'If I could have one wish, it would be for you to die lonely, still wanting me'.

    "Don't come home for Christmas, you're the last thing I wanna see underneath the tree"
    He doesn't want her to surprise him with anything, he just wants her to go away.

    "Merry Christmas, I could care less"
    He's a scrooge :)

    "Happy New Years, baby, you owe me the best gift I will ever ask for"
    It's after Christmas, and she obviously came around anyways, because she didn't give him the gift that he wanted (which was for her to stay away).

    "Don't call me up when the snow comes down, it's the only thing I want this year"
    Another small 'play on words' about up and down, possibly describing their relationship.

    Maybe I got a little too analytical on some of those, but that's my opinion on it :) Merry Christmas!
    ManOnTheBalconyon December 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow.. i love this song.. this was my christmas anthem for 2003 i loved it every single snowy day because i was in love the last christmas and then i broke up and then i hear this from a friend and then im hooked.
    ryang11r0yon April 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah this is an awesome year around song for me... Who gives a shit if it's about christmas. It's 1 of FOB's best songs...
    ADimeADexteron September 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgenius
    surfcutie1on October 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a beautiful christmas song. kinda mean. but i like it... you all should also check out "i hate christmas parties" by matt thiessien and the earth quakes.. you could prolly find it under relient k too.
    ed_is_emoon October 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe best christmas "rock" song i've have heard ever. i'm completely in love with it and i know for a fact i'll whip it out every christmas and maybe even not at christmas time...it's awesome...;D fob is wiiicked =)
    staaaceyon December 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyay! exellent christmas song!! (i always liked the sad christmas songs....merry fucking christmas to you too!)
    scarletdawnon December 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:) i love this song. catchy.
    fireplaceon December 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentamazing.... just amazing.. the sound everything is amazing this song rocks.. I hear it in my boyfriends car and when I hear it... I was shocked, best of the "rock"christmas songs
    diet_cokeon December 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commentbut sad at the same time
    diet_cokeon December 15, 2004   Link

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