"Calm Before the Storm" as written by and Wentz/stump/trohman/hurley....
Sat outside my front window
This story's going somewhere
He's well hung and I am hanging on
There's a song on the radio that says
"Let's get this party started"
So let's get this party started

What you do on your own time's just fine
My imaginations much worse
I just never want to know
And what meant the world had folded
Like legs and fingers holding on to
What escapes me what he has:
A better kiss that never lasts

[Chorus]
You said between your smiles and regrets
"Don't say it's over"
Dead and gone
Dead and gone yeah

The calm before the storm, set it off
And the sun burnt out tonight
A reception less than warm, set it off
And the sun burnt out tonight

This is me standing in the arch of the door
Hating that look that's on your face
That says there's another fool like me
There's one born every minute
There's one born every minute

What you do on your own time's just fine
My imaginations much worse
I just never want to know (never want to know)
What meant the world imploded
Inflated then demoted all my
Oxygen to product gas
And suffocated my last chance

[Chorus]

Calm before the storm (set it of, set it off)
Calm before the storm (set it off, set it off)

The calm before the storm, set it off
And the sun burnt out tonight
A reception less than warm set it off
And the sun burnt out tonight

Sun burnt out tonight
The sun burnt out tonight


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"Calm Before the Storm" as written by Wentz/stump/trohman/hurley

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    General Commentthe lyrics aren't even complete, here they are:

    I sat outside my front window...this story's going somewhere:
    "He's well hung," and I am hanging up.
    Well there's a song on the radio that says:
    "Let's get this party started."
    So let's get this party started.

    What you do on your own time's just fine.
    My imagination's much worse, I just never want to know.
    And what meant the world had folded like legs and fingers holding onto what escapes me; what he has: a better kiss that never lasts.

    You said, between your smiles and regrets: "Don't say it's over."
    Dead and gone.

    The calm before the storm set it off, and the sun burnt out tonight.
    A reception less than warm set it off. The sun burnt out tonight.

    This is me standing in the arch of the door hating that look that's on your face that says there's another fool like me. There's one born every minute.

    What you do on your own time's just fine. My imagination's much worse, I just never want to know.
    What meant the world imploded, inflated then demoted all my oxygen to product gas and suffocated my last chance.

    "calm before the storm" is a great metaphor to describe the relationship, from the guy's perspective, the girl stops talking to him, everything goes quiet, calm... then suddenly it blows up in his face when he finds out she's been with someone else the whole time...
    L-Kyneon October 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm surprisesd no1 has commented on this song, i think its great! It's basically about this guy fed up with his girl about talking about other guys... pretty straight forward.. and he's pissed...

    Anyways Fall Out Boy rocks and is awesome
    kelbelbaby17on May 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'm surprisesd no1 has commented on this song, i think its great! It's basically about this guy fed up with his girl about talking about other guys... pretty straight forward.. and he's pissed...

    Anyways Fall Out Boy rocks and is awesome
    kelbelbaby17on May 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'm surprisesd no1 has commented on this song, i think its great! It's basically about this guy fed up with his girl about talking about other guys... pretty straight forward.. and he's pissed...

    Anyways Fall Out Boy rocks and is awesome
    kelbelbaby17on May 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe best part is "my imaginations much worse than i ever wanted to know". it sucks so much to just wonder what that person you like is doing with someone else. . . great song
    fobpunch518on May 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYea definitely said it...this song is so great and has an incredible sound...this band is so good and all their music is great
    Hardcore_Slackeron June 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so descriptive. Especially the part:

    "well theres a song on the radio that says
    "let's get this party started, let's get this party started" "

    Fall Out Boy Rocks Your Mom
    SkyscraperDreamson June 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentby far the best part of this song is he's well hung and i am hanging up
    nifdon June 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentfobpunch, they actually say "what you do on your own time's just fine/my imagination's much worse/i just never want to know". This guy ruben is not very good at submitting lyrics, he got parts of "Tell That Mick He Just Made My List Of Things To Do Today" wrong too.
    FallOutBoy13on October 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgood observation about the title, L-Kyne.

    I love the first two lines in this song. He sort of starts it off with a cliche line, "sat outside my front window", but then he immediately steps back and goes, "yeah, that was a lame line, but keep listening because it gets better". this idea recurs in the last two lines of the same stanza (the "let's get this party started"s), and possibly when they say "set it off", because to me that sounds like something you'd hear in a full-on dance pop or hip-hop song.
    yallon November 01, 2004   Link

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