"7 Minutes in Heaven (Atavan Halen)" as written by Peter Wentz, Patrick Stump, Joseph Trohman and Andrew Hurley....
I'm sleeping my way out of this one
With anyone who will lie down
I'll be fixated on one star
When the world is crashing down

I keep telling myself
I keep telling myself
I'm not the desperate type
But you've got me looking in through blinds
I keep telling myself
I keep telling myself
I'm not the desperate type

I'm sitting out dances on the wall
Trying to forget everything that isn't you
I'm not going home alone
Cause I don't do too well on my own
I'm sitting out dances on the wall
Trying to forget everything that isn't you
I'm not going home alone
Cause I don't do too well on my own

The only thing worse than not knowing
Is you thinking that I don't know
I'm having another episode
I just need a stronger dose

I keep telling myself
I keep telling myself
I'm not the desperate type
But you've got me looking in through blinds
I keep telling myself
I keep telling myself
I'm not the desperate type

I'm sitting out dances on the wall
Trying to forget everything that isn't you
I'm not going home alone
Cause I don't do too well on my own
I'm sitting out dances on the wall
Trying to forget everything that isn't you
I'm not going home alone
Cause I don't do too well on my own

I keep telling myself
I keep telling myself
I'm not the desperate type
But you've got me looking in through blinds
I keep telling myself
I keep telling myself
I'm not the desperate type

I'm sitting out dances on the wall
Trying to forget everything that isn't you
I'm not going home alone
Cause I don't do too well on my own


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"7 Minutes in Heaven (Atavan Halen)" as written by Andrew John Hurley Andrew Hurley

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  • +4
    General Commentok. so im like the biggest F.O.B fan.
    i have talked to pete, met patrick and andy
    and been to see them a number of times.
    this song (one of the top 3 on the album) is all about Pete's battle with depression and pressure after the success of "Take This to your Grave".
    "Im not going home alone, cause i dont do too well on my own"--he is not going to quit and overdose
    "i keep telling myself, im not the desperate type..but you got me looking in thru blinds"--he keeps thinking he doesnt need the pills but he cant see any other way out.
    trust me, pete is a deep guy who definitly doesnt leave the true meaning of anything he writes on the surface.
    hope u can enjoy the song for what its worth now!

    ps- Brendan from "Panic! at the Disco" sings the second part of "i keep telling myself, i keep telling myself..." in the song. if u listen, u can totally tell its not patrick.

    xo,
    L
    LCaineron September 16, 2005   Link
  • +4
    General Commentbelow, someone said about ''atavan halen'' being the medicine pete almost overdosed on/got addicted to.

    i think the whole song focuses on this -

    ''i keep telling myself, i'm not the desperate type''
    (trying to convince himself he doesn't need it)

    ''i'm not going home alone, 'cause i don't do too well on my own''
    (either - he doesn't want to face his addiction on his own ..
    or - he turns to his addiction so he won't be alone)

    ''i just need a stronger dose''
    (giving in to his addiction)

    ''trying to forget everything that isn't you''
    (he knows it's bad but he just can't forget it ..
    kind of like being in love or something)

    anyway, just some ideas
    probably a load of crap
    haha
    imogen..on August 31, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThe song is about drugs people. If any of you were true fallout boy fans you would know that pete had a drug overdose and right afterwards he wrote this song to express himself, so all your theories about relationships and girls and stuff arent wrong, but in light of what pete himself said the song seems to talk about his overdose.
    NameDon October 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song....!!!!
    alleyesonyouon May 07, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentseriously, Fall Out Boy is one the best bands ever and I'm really pick about music. nobody should take AEnema seriously if they don't want to. use this site constructively not to diss other people. personally I think AEnema is homophobic and scared of reality, but that is just my opinion. oh and did you ever think that maybe "No one wants to hear the rest of you and your shitty comments. No one cares if you like this song," and if "people who like Fall Out Boy songs are obviously douchebags." then what the hell are you doing on a comment page for Fall Out Boy?
    hehestupid069on July 11, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentoh and did you ever think that maybe "No one wants to hear the rest of you and your shitty comments. No one cares if you like this song," and if "people who like Fall Out Boy songs are obviously douchebags." then what the hell are you doing on a comment page for Fall Out Boy?


    well I can ansewer that one for him, he just like FancyHats and I hate FOB and all they stand for and I personally I find it funny that you fucks get so pissed off when we bad mouth them

    and who givs a flying fuck what you think your dumb enough to sit back and lissen to this mind numbing crap and have the nerv to call it music
    crash and bernon July 17, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentalrite....so...there are some people in here with some MAJOR issues {YourBiggestFanx and fanciesthats constantly ripping into eachother} and I am fucking tired of it! could u drop it and maybe, just MAYBE tell everyone what u think the MEANING of the song is since actually that is what the whole point of the site and that is why people come to this page...NOw....


    does n e body know where
    "dadada dadada dadadada dadad doodoodoo doodoodoo
    dadada dadada dadadada dadad doodoodoo doodoodoo"
    comes form?

    haha i LOVE that part
    the_howeeon August 06, 2005   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningActually the song was entitled 7 minutes in heaven (Atavan Halen), because the bassist/song writer Pete Wentz overdosed on his depression medication(Atavan) And was dead for 7 minutes before the recessitated him.
    ImaKewlKid43on July 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell i like it
    wakefieldon April 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust got the new cd...kicks some major tail
    elsaon May 02, 2005   Link

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