"The Music or the Misery" as written by Peter Wentz, Patrick Stump, Joseph Trohman and Andrew Hurley....
I got my stitches stitched, I got my fixes fixed
In my aching heads I got my kisses slipped
Our gossip lips stuttered every word I said, I said
I got your love letters, corrected the grammar and sent them back
It's true, romance is dead, I shot it in the chest then in the head

And if you wanna go down in history then I'm your friend
Because they've got me in a band where I've never seen a heart I couldn't break
It was never about the songs, it was competition
Make the biggest scene, make the biggest

Which came first, the music or the misery?
We're high-fashion, we're last chances
Which came first, the music or the misery?
We're high-fashion, we're last chances

I'm casully-obsessed and I've forgiven death
I am indifferent yet (I'm a total wreck)
I'm every cliche, but I simply do it best

And if you wanna go down in history then I'm your friend
Because they've got me in a band where I've never seen a heart I couldn't break
It was never about the songs, it was competition
Make the biggest scene, make the biggest

Which came first, the music or the misery?
We're high-fashion, we're last chances
Which came first, the music or the misery?
We're high-fashion, we're last chances

(Go!)

I went to sleep a poet, and I woke up a fraud
To calm your nerves I'm feeling for my clothes in the dark

Which came first, the music or the misery?
We're high-fashion, we're last chances

Which came first, the music or the misery?
We're high-fashion, we're last chances
Which came first, the music or the misery?
We're high-fashion, we're last chances


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"The Music or the Misery" as written by Andrew John Hurley Andrew Hurley

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    General CommentHa, ha, the music or the misery... a great line (one of many) from High Fidelity. Where did you get this song from, BrandNew?
    flyingsealon June 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhere Can I get this???
    brandnew1on June 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentUK release anyways, lots of money to get shipped to usa atleast for me
    this is a fantastic song, i wish fall out boy would play it in the US, but they won't probably, they said.
    this song is really one of my favorites/
    CarlySueon June 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI have a few corrections to the lyrics.... insted of "And if you wanna go down in history then I'm your friend" its "And if you wanna go down in history then im your prince" and insted of "I am indifferent yet (I'm a sorrow wreck)" its "I am indifferent yet (I am a total wreck".... I could be wrong but thats just what i here.... This is an amasing song.....
    music_is_life_1000on June 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song=amazing, i heart it
    elsaon June 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song especially the beginning its a good starting.... i saw f.o.b. on june 29 they are soo awesome i love pete:)
    jessicaortiz20on July 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeh this is from the Japanese Copy of FUTCT. Brilliant song, and the titles from High Fidelity.

    "Which came first...the music or the misery? Do I listen to pop music because I am miserable or am I miserable because I listen to pop music?"
    exthuseon August 17, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"FTTCT" If my english serves me right it is From Under the Cork Tree. FUCT. I don't live in USOA,do I?
    up4laston August 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so good. im surprised not enough people commented on this song. love the guitar and lyrics.
    oakhamianon September 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is brilliant.
    mrsdanifilth73on September 19, 2005   Link

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