"XO" as written by Peter Wentz, Patrick Stump, Joseph Trohman and Andrew Hurley....
I comb the crowd and pick you out
My mouth moves too fast for you to figure it out
It starts eyes closed to fingers crossed
To I swear, I say, to I swear, I say

To hands between legs, to whatever it takes
To drinks at the club, to the bar
To the keys to your car
To hotel stares, to the emergency exit door

To the love, I left my conscience
Pressed between the pages of a
Bible in the drawer
"What did it ever do for me?" I say

It never calls me when I'm down
Love never wanted me, but I took it anyway
Put your ear to the speaker and choose love or sympathy
But never both, love never wanted me

"I hoped you choked and crashed your car"
Hey tear catcher, that's all that you are
And ever were from the start
I swear, I say

To hands between legs, to whatever it takes
To drinks at the club, to the bar
To the keys to your car
To hotel stares, to the emergency exit door

To the love, I left my conscience
Pressed between the pages of the
Bible in the drawer
"What did it ever do for me?" I say

It never calls me when I'm down
Love never wanted me, but I took it anyway
Put your ear to the speaker and choose love or sympathy
But never both...love

To the love I left my conscience pressed
Through the keyhole, I watched you dress
Kiss and tell
Loose lips sink ships

To my love I left my conscience pressed
Through the keyhole, I watched you dress
Kiss and tell
Loose lips sink ships

To the love I left my conscience pressed
Through the keyholes, I watched you dress
Kiss and tell (Kiss and tell)
Loose lips sink ships

To the love I left my conscience pressed
To the love I left my conscience pressed
To the love I left my conscience pressed
Pressed between the pages of the
Bible in the drawer
"What did it ever do for me?" I say


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"XO" as written by Andrew John Hurley Andrew Hurley

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  • +2
    General Commenti love the ending of this song when it quiets down...loose lips sink ships
    rbf737on April 28, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentxo not only means hugs and kisses
    but the title under a cork tree is sorta a reference to Elliott Smith
    and Elliott had a song called XO
    sure this song stands on it's own, but you can't deny that significance
    lost_in_twlighton September 05, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo the “love” I left my conscience pressed
    Through the keyhole I watched you dress
    Kiss and tell
    (Loose lips sink ships)


    ^ That is like the best part of the song. I love this song so much, it's one of my favs. from their cd. It's so deep.
    never_obsessiveon September 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI comb the crowd and pick you out- hes seen her in a bad/pub
    My mouth moves too fast for you to figure it out- she cant hear him because of the music etc
    It starts eyes closed to fingers crossed- she knows shes been caught and hopes it will be better
    To I swear, I say- thats her saying she hasnt done anything
    To I swear, I say

    To hands between legs, to "whatever it takes"- a dudes hand were between her legs really, when he seen maybe ?
    To drinks at the club, to the bar- bar/ pub they were in
    To the keys to your car- they went in the car to go somewhere quiter ?
    To hotel stairs, to the emergency exit door- to a hotel room for sex ? but then early get caught so rush out ?

    To the love, I left my conscience pressed
    Between the pages of the Bible in the drawer
    "What did it ever do for me?" I say
    It never calls me when I'm down- im not sure on this bit but seems like hes been a 'good boy' and hes stil punushed ?

    Love never wanted me
    But I took it anyway- hes going out with her even though he knows she doesnt love him

    Put your ear to the speaker
    And choose love or sympathy
    But never both- refering to their songs ? as most of their songs are about love lifes, but in anegative way?
    Love never wanted me

    Last time "I hoped you choked
    And crashed your car"
    Hey "tear catcher", that's all that you are
    And ever were
    From the start- saying that she never made him happy
    I swear, I say
    I swear, I say

    To hands between legs, to “whatever it takes”
    To drinks at the club, to the bar
    To the keys to your car
    To hotel stairs, to the emergency exit door

    To the love, I left my conscience pressed
    Between the pages of the Bible in the drawer
    "What did it ever do for me?" I say
    It never calls me when I'm down
    Love never wanted me
    But I took it anyway
    Put your ear to the speaker
    And choose love or sympathy
    But never both, no

    To the "love" I left my conscience pressed
    Through the keyhole I watched you dress- hes seen them getting dressed after sex?
    Kiss and tell- been caught
    (Loose lips sink ships)- loose lips referring to kissing someone else, and the sinking ship is him
    [Repeat til end]


    this is just my interpretation :) hope it helps
    shaungibsonon January 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm thinking the "loose lips sink ships" means if he tells the girl he loves her, or feels more for her than what she does for him, the whole relashionship or one night stand will end ie the "sinks ships"
    Just my interpritation :)
    falloutgirl94on August 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is one of my favorites on the album.....no matter how many times i listen to this song it NEVER gets old I love it <33333 fall out boy is aaahhhh--maaazzzzing<3
    musicgal2020on September 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't wait 'till May 3rd. I preordered the new CD, and if these lyrics are any indication of how good the whole CD will be... then... whoa. I love how "Tell That Mick..." is refrenced in this song.
    flyingsealon April 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFavourite song on the album. It's awesome.
    exthuseon April 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsame here. the flow of the lyrics is unbelievable.

    To hands between legs, to whatever it takes
    To drinks at the club, to the bar
    To the keys to your car
    To hotel stairs, to the emergency exit door

    man.
    avoicefromafaron April 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, so i think this is my fav. song off the new cd, with just a few listens on repeat, im convinced, one of the best.
    timma jon May 10, 2005   Link

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