"Of All the Gin Joints in All the World" as written by Peter Wentz, Patrick Stump, Joseph Trohman and Andrew Hurley....
You only hold me up like this
'Cause you don't know who I really am
Sometimes I just want to know what it's like to be you
We're making out inside crashed cars
We're sleeping through all our memories
I used to waste my time dreaming of being alive (now I only waste my time dreaming of you)

Turn off the lights and turn off the shyness
All of our moves make up for the silence
And oh, the way your makeup stains my pillowcase
Like I'll never be the same

I've got headaches and bad luck but they couldn't touch you
I'm not trying
You only hold me up like this


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"Of All the Gin Joints in All the World" as written by Peter Wentz, Patrick Stump, Joseph Trohman, Andrew Hurley

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    General CommentBooo! It's not from Ocean's 12! It's from Casablanca you uncultured swine!
    fieran_daychredon May 12, 2005   Link
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    Song MeaningI genuinely feel as though this song is definitely about a positive relationship, but at the same time, one full of anxieties and fear.

    "You only hold me up like this 'cause you don't know who I really am"
    This is obviously the person feeling anxious that they're not good enough for the girl, and he's scared to let her know all about himself.

    "Sometimes I just want to know what it's like to be you"
    Perhaps he wants to know how it feels to be loved unconditionally, like he does her?

    "We're making out inside crashed cars, we're sleeping through all the memories."
    I think this isn't so much about the intimacies of their relationship, but how the whole world is messed up, but they don't care because they're in love and how big things are happening around them (the "memories") but it all seems so insignificant to their relationship.


    "I used to waste my time dreaming of being alive (now I only waste it dreaming of you)"
    Again, everything that was so prevelant to the guy has just been shoved back. It's like she's engulfed him but he doesn't care because maybe it's making him feel alive (She's fulfilled his dreams?)

    "Turn off the lights, and turn off the shyness, 'cause all of our moves make up for the silence."
    Very self-explanatory, sexually. But at a deeper level, they only feel comfortable around each other, like the moment they get intimate, all the fears and anxieties melt away and it becomes so natural to be together.

    "I've got headaches and bad luck, but they couldn't touch you, no."
    Now he's just saying "You know what? I'm messed up. I hurt and I ruin things, but you make it go away and nothing could ruin how I feel about you"

    "I'm not trying."
    Maybe he's saying it's effotless? He doesn't have to TRY to love her, he just does?

    I think the title relates to the lyrics too. You know how some people drown their sorrows when they're down to feel better and get rid of it all? This is what she is for him. Instead, it's "of all the girls in all the world, you make it better."
    Or maybe I'm being a hopeless romantic. :)
    hellosweetieon January 09, 2011   Link
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    General Commentawesome song!
    ic3boxon April 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove it!!!
    youxknowiton April 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsounds like making up
    Fallouton April 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentcurrently my fave song on the new album!
    LooksLikeLoveon April 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit says making out in the cd lyric thing....song is so good...im not sure what its about though, possibly my favorite as well
    elsaon May 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI can relate to this lyric "You only hold me up like this cause you don't know who I really am"... I do that all the time with guys. It's about getting your head in too deep, but going with it anyway.
    nikkippyon May 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit took a few listens to get into this cd....but it really is awesome! this is my fav song
    alleyesonyouon May 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentfavorite fall out boy song. i like "Turn off the lights and turn off the shyness
    All of our moves make up for the silence". just an awesome song.
    HeyNiceGetson May 08, 2005   Link

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