Am I more than you bargained for yet?
I've been dying to tell you
Anything you want to hear
Because that's just who I am this week

Lie in the grass
Next to the mausoleum
I'm just a notch in your bedpost
But you're just a line in a song
(Notch in your bedpost
But you're just a line in a song)

Drop a heart and break a name
We're always sleeping in
And sleeping for the wrong team

We're going down, down
In an earlier round
And sugar, we're going down swinging
I'll be your number one with a bullet
A loaded God complex
Cock it and pull it

We're going down, down
In an earlier round
And sugar, we're going down swinging
I'll be your number one with a bullet
A loaded God complex
Cock it and pull it

Is this more than you bargained for yet?
Oh, don't mind me
I'm watching you two from the closet
Wishing to be the friction in your jeans

Isn't it messed up
How I'm just dying to be him?
I'm just a notch in your bedpost
But you're just a line in a song
(Notch in your bedpost
But you're just a line in a song)

Drop a heart and break a name
We're always sleeping in
And sleeping for the wrong team

We're going down, down
In an earlier round
And sugar, we're going down swinging
I'll be your number one with a bullet
A loaded God complex
Cock it and pull it

We're going down, down
In an earlier round
And sugar, we're going down swinging
I'll be your number one with a bullet
A loaded God complex
Cock it and pull it

Down, down in an earlier round
And sugar, we're going down swinging
I'll be your number one with a bullet
A loaded God complex
Cock it and pull it

We're going down, down
In an earlier round
(Take aim at myself)
And sugar, we're going down swinging
(Take back what you said)
I'll be your number one with a bullet
(Take aim at myself)
A loaded God complex
Cock it and pull it

We're going down, down
(Down, down)
Down, down
(Down, down)
We're going down, down
(Down, down)
A loaded God complex
Cock it and pull it

We're going down, down
In an earlier round
(Take aim at myself)
And sugar, we're going down swinging
(Take back what you said)
I'll be your number one with a bullet
(Take aim at myself)
A loaded God complex
Cock it and pull it



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  • +3
    General Comment:Someone on one of the first few pages (I haven't read them all) said this was about an ex-girlfriend who told people that every song they wrote was about her. Using that premise, I can see how all the lyrics fit.

    Am I more than you bargained for yet?

    You started this battle but I'm going to raise it to a higher level. Is this what you had in mind?

    I've been dying to tell you
    Anything you want to hear
    Because that's just who I am this week

    You've told people I lied to you, telling you anything you wanted to hear just because I felt like it.

    Lie in the grass
    Next to the mausoleum

    The grounds of a mausoleum are rarely well cared for. The grass is probably tall and uncut, just the kind of place where you'd find a snake. i.e. He's calling her a snake.

    I'm just a notch in your bedpost
    But you're just a line in a song

    You tell people that I don't mean anything to you. I'm just a notch in your bedpost. Guess what, you're nothing but a line in my song.

    Drop a heart and break a name

    You're talking crap about us, trying to ruin our reputation.

    We're always sleeping in
    And sleeping for the wrong team

    You've told people the band members are all lazy and don't do anything all day. Oh, and that we're gay.

    We're going down, down
    In an earlier round
    And sugar, we're going down swinging

    We had our time, our relationship ended early, but we're still taking swings at each other.

    I'll be your number one with a bullet

    I'm the number one thing in your life because you won't let it go.

    A loaded God complex
    Cock it and pull it

    You think everything's about you. You're got a God complex and keep aiming it at us.

    Is this more than you bargained for yet?

    Is this song too much for you?

    Oh, don't mind me
    I'm watching you two from the closet
    Wishing to be the friction in your jeans
    Isn't it messed up
    How I'm just dying to be him?

    This is sarcasm. She thinks she's all that and he'd do anything to be with her again.

    (Take aim at myself)
    (Take back what you said)

    This war is both of our faults.
    niakon February 08, 2012   Link
  • +3
    My Opinion:Am I more than you bargained for yet?

    (This question holds the key to the song. This song is not about a boy and a girl, but a boy and another boy. One is evidently gay and coming onto - in a subtle way - another boy who may or may not be gay.)

    I've been dying to tell you
    Anything you want to hear
    Because that's just who I am this week

    (These three lines indicate the gay boy is trying to both impress his would be lover, yet still is trying to hide his desires since he isn't certain. The who I am this week indicates the lie he is portraying to stay close to the other)

    Lie in the grass
    Next to the mausoleum

    (They are experimenting with their sexuality and one can assume here that they are doing so in places where they cannot be discovered as gay curious. A mausoleum is in a graveyard and not a high traffic area)

    I'm just a notch in your bedpost

    (You're just experimenting and I am one of many that has bedded you - or been bedded by you)

    But you're just a line in a song

    (But this is more important to me than you, so I will trivialize this by making you nothing more than a line in a song I wrote)

    Drop a heart and break a name

    (These two lines have reversed verbs - probably more for the theatrics of lyrics than anything important - they mean break my heart and I will drop your name to everyone that we had sex)

    We're always sleeping in
    And sleeping for the wrong team

    (I think the sleeping in is a lyrical affect to make the lines rhythm come out right. Sleeping for the wrong team means we both are pretending to be who we are not, which is hetrosexuals)

    We're going down, down
    In an earlier round

    ( going down in an earlier round means our affair is short lived)

    And sugar, we're going down swinging

    (Sugar here is a pet name and not indicating the sex of the one called sugar. Going down swinging means we are going to make a mess of this - or the singer is going to fight the break-up)

    I'll be your number one with a bullet

    (This line comes from the Top 100 song list. A number one is the number one song on the list. A song with a bullet is the arrowhead next to the title indicating if the song on the top 100 chart is going up or down. Here it is a metaphor meaning I'll be your number one partner as our relationship heads up - gets stronger)

    A loaded God complex

    (This is interesting and a clever use of symbolism. A God complex is a term used in the IT industry about computer nerds who think they know everything. But it also can spread out to any walk of life. These are the people who correct your every comment with "Well actually, it is not what you say but this."

    What makes this such a clever line is the addition of loaded because he carries the metaphor over in the next few lines. Loaded - ready for sex - God Complex - because I will tell you who you are - correct your thinking - you are my gay lover and not straight at all)

    Cock it and pull it

    (Clearly a gun comment but metaphorically - and literally - this is about his genitals and what he wants done)

    Is this more than you bargained for yet?

    (Again - is my clinging more than you were ready for? Or is our relationship that I see as serious getting too complicated for you who think you are straight)

    Oh, don't mind me
    I'm watching you two from the closet

    (Ignore me - a smart remark, self deprecating suggesting to trivialize me, and I am watching you perform by experimenting with another boy)

    Wishing to be the friction in your jeans

    (This may be the best line in the song as far as a metaphor - I want to be the one that gets you off)

    Isn't it messed up

    (Aren't I a mess for feeling like I do?)

    How I'm just dying to be him?

    (I want to be the one you are sleeping with)

    ***Most of Fall Out Boy lyrics have an undertone of homosexuality. Pete Wentz is bi-sexual and even the name of the group could have a meaning.

    Wentz is the lyricist and therefore litters his songs with double entendres. Thanks for the memories has the hook that continues to suggest he tastes sweeter than you.

    However, since the song is about making certain you enjoy yourself - or let the good times roll - in case God never returns, the He could be God.
    Voltaire52on October 07, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:in reference to 'god complex' making no sense:
    a god complex deals with ego. to use that with "cock it and pull it" would be a reference to pushing buttons. so if everyone is right and this song is about jealousy, it makes perfect sense. essentially, it's saying "push my buttons, bruise my ego".
    aprylddawnon April 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:well to help clear things up for people i was researching about number one with a bullet and this is what i found.
    : : Just a guess.

    : : At one time ( and maybe still to this day ) there would be a listing in Billboard Magazine of the top 500 singles of music.

    : : If a particular song was quickly becoming a hit and was selling a good quantity of product the editors of Billboard would put a bullet icon in front of the listing to indicate a soon-to-be hit.

    : : Once a song hit #1 then it lost it's bullet having achieved the top position.

    : : A number one with a bullet really did not exist but it seems to mean the super best of the best.

    : The bullet . mark before the listing indicated that the record had moved up significantly from the previous week. From #47 to #3, for example. (I don't recall how many places you had to rise to earn the bullet.) So it was (is?) possible to be both the best selling record (#1) and have risen dramatically (with a bullet) since the last publication.

    Below is a link to the current Top 50 hits of today with bullets.

    * billboard.com
    Snuffelupecuson June 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:o yeah, and you were right cockbite, i always get thrown in trash cans and everyone calls me gay becuase i listen to a popular band. yeah that makes a hell of a lot of sense. and oOoO shit, i said something "negative" to aenema!!! im pissing my damn pants im so fuckin scared. yeah and has anyone else noticed how the uncool, nerdy gay bitches are also the ones always claiming theyre "cooler" than everybody, and that anyone who doesnt listen to them is a douche? o shit, whatcha gonna do you fuckin shitty bitch? are you gonna make me committ suicide? damn, youre so big and powerful theres nothing i can do to stop you. yeah unlike you, i have a life and play sports and actually am popular, and dont have to go around trying to convince people on the internet that youre "cool" WOW, what a queernut
    stryker311on June 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:whats up with all the fuckin haters
    stryker311on July 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I don't quite understand some people. If you HATE a band so much, why does one come to a page about the band and try to trash them? You hate them yet you're paying a large amount of attention to them? Hmm, that's awful funny. You wonder why people defend them so vehemently, yet if someone came to one of your favorite band's site and trashed them, you would do the same thing. Anywho, I think this song is about being jealous of a lover who's moved on to someone else. Oh, by the way "Every things you said about me isn't true, your spelling is abismal" should read "Everything you've said about me isn't true, your spelling is abysmal" Don't try to correct someone's spelling if you can't use proper grammar OR spell the words you're trying to use.
    serge714on July 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:ok, i'm sick of all the bullshit on here. let's get it straight.

    1. no one in FOB is gay or else they would have come out by now...like gerard way or bert mccracken coz everyone knows they're bi.

    2. it is GOD complex, it says in the lyrics inside the BOOKLET of their CD. any retarded faggot could figure this one out, buddies. there, it's settled, no use in dragging it out to make the rest of the population crazy.

    3. if you don't like FOB or any of their music, then why do you waste ur time posting on their lyrics? u all are like a sack of shit trying to sound cool by saying "fall out boy is gay" or "their music sucks" or whatever else you say. just get a damn life because no one wants to hear what rubbish you have to dish out.
    living.a.lieon March 25, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:see, i am a FOB fan myself, but i hate people who call themselves FOB fans when they only know like "Sugar", "Dance, Dance", "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs", "I Don't Care".
    lethaleggplanton April 25, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Am I more than you bargained for yet
    -now that your in a relationship with him, is it a let down or more than you expected

    I've been dying to tell you anything you want to hear
    Cause that's just who I am this week
    -he'll tell her what she wants to hear, but it won't last, he's not always like that

    Lie in the grass, next to the mausoleum
    -the tricky wording 'lie' instead of 'lay' I think means to literally tell her lies while they lay in the grass

    I'm just a notch in your bedpost
    But you're just a line in a song
    -he doesn't mean much to her, but she doesn't mean much to him either, they both used eachother

    Drop a heart, break a name
    -break someone's heart, and ruin their reputation/name

    We're always sleeping in, and sleeping for the wrong team
    -sleeping through life and sleeping with the wrong people

    We're going down, down in an earlier round
    -their losing before the fight really starts

    And Sugar, we're going down swinging
    -but they won't just give up

    I'll be your number one with a bullet
    A loaded God complex, cock it and pull it
    -a person with a god complex is often really to explode at any minute, much like a loaded gun and he'll be the first to help her/him 'explode'

    Is this more than you bargained for yet
    -the relationship worth it yet or a let down

    Oh don't mind me I'm watching you two from the closet
    -don't worry about feeling guilty, he knows what going on from a safe distance. or he's literally watching them together from her closet

    Wishing to be the friction in your jeans
    -he wants to bang her

    Isn't it messed up how I'm just dying to be him
    -he only wants to be him because that guy gets to be with her, and he knows thats not right

    fob4231on August 02, 2009   Link

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