"L.G. FUAD" as written by and Joshua Allen Cain Justin Pierre Courtney....
Let's get fucked up and die..
I'm speaking figuratively, of course..
Like the last time that I committed suicide.. social suicide..
Yeah, so I'm already dead on the inside,
But I can still pretend with my memories and photographs,
I've learned to love the lie.

I wanna know what it's like to be awkward and innocent, not belligerent.
I wanna know how it feels to be useful and pertinent and have common sense.. yeah
Let me in, let me in to the club, 'cause I wanna belong,
And I need to get strong, and if memory serves,
I'm addicted to words and they're useless.

(In this department)
Let's get fucked up and die..
I'm riding hard on the last legs of every lie,
And the BMX bike of my life is about to explode,
I'm about to explode.
I'm a mess, I'm a wreck.
I am perfect, and I have learned to accept all my problems and short comings,
Because I am so visceral, yet deeply inept.

I want to thank you for being a part of my the forget-me-nots and marigolds..
And all the things that don't get old..
Is it legal to do this? I surely don't know.
It's the only way I have learned to express myself around other peoples' descriptions of life..
I'm afraid I'm alone and entirely useless...

(In this department)
Let's get fucked up and die.
For the last time I'm feeling
We'll try not to smile
As we cover our heads and drink heavily into the nights
That's no shocking and surprise.
I believe that I can, overcome this and beat everything in the end
But I choose to abuse for the time being,
Maybe I'll win, but for now I've decided to die.

Sister soldier
You've been such a positive influence on my mental frame
If I could ever repay you,
I would, but I'm hard up for cash
And my memory lacks initiative.

God damn the liquor stores' closed,
We were so close to scoring
It hurts, it destroys til it kills..
I am tired and hungry and totally useless.
(In this department)


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"L.G. Fuad" as written by Joshua Allen Cain Jesse Mack Johnson

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  • +2
    General CommentI love this song! I started singing this one time loudly during lunch in highschool and one of my friends didn't know it was a song and thought I was being serious XD

    The general feeling I get of the song is someone who's lying to themselves by trying to be someone else so he could fit in with everyone else but he's just so compulsive he keeps fucking up and ending up, as he says in the song, committing social suicide. He gets so frustrated trying to be someone else and he knows he can't keep it up:

    "I'm riding hard on the last legs of every lie,
    And the BMX bike of my life is about to explode,
    I'm about to explode"

    He deals with the stress by drinking, and that's how he deals with his situation and his life. But he's finally giving up on it all, and breaks down (by a slow descent into alcoholism) even though he knew it was coming:

    For the last time with feeling
    we'll try not to smile
    As we cover our heads and drink heavily into the nights
    That's no shocking surprise.

    He still hold the general view of most alcoholics that they can quit whenever they want to, but they just don't want to. It's easier to drink than to not:

    I believe that I can, overcome this and beat everything in the end
    But I choose to abuse for the time being,
    maybe I'll win, but for now I've decided to die

    With the 'Sister Soldier' stanza it sounds like he's about to come back from it, someone's helping him recover, but in the end he ends up just going back to the booze. Cause its easier.
    Jennmonsteron June 21, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit is genuinely surprising how wrong some of these people are getting the meaning of this song. going into long winded spiels about how this word means this and that word means that and it could be interpreted as this or that. but it is pretty obvious what he means, the lyrics are pretty straight forward. I am not trying to be antagonistic I am just shocked.

    I think the general idea is that even though he misses being innocent of substance abuse he still chooses to "get fucked up" meaning get trashed/smashed/wasted. not necessarily as a "coping mechanism" but simply because he wants to get crunk and that is how he has fun now. for a lot of people once you start it is hard to have fun otherwise, but because of the increased danger of getting fucked up, etc, you lose a part of yourself (your consciousness at least) but ultimately choose that path anyways.
    kates_x3on March 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEasily my favourite track on the album.
    porcelainsoliloquyon April 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthat's really funny:
    "I want to thank you for being a part of my forget-me-nots and marigolds
    And all the things that don't get old
    Is it legal to do this? I surely don't know"

    yes, is it legal to blantantly steal from the Promise Ring? yeah, who knows... TPR stole from various different poets. I love that line and I had to make sure of what I was hearing. I love what he talks about right after about him expressing his thoughts using those type of descriptions. I find myself doing the same thing I'm guilty of losing originally but sounding poetic by subconsciously using lines by TPR, Death Cab, or Owen to describe feelings or situations. Ahhh, whatever.
    iamnothing2uon April 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'Department' should 'apartment'....I love this song.
    Girl In Glasson April 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not so sure about the department/apartment one, but "vehement spike" should be "BMX bike."
    trakkieon June 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentL.G. Fuad
    wow .. lets get fucked up and die...
    that is so awesome, lol i didnt know where they were getting the L.G. Fuad from.. but now i do

    lol anyways
    this song is freaking awesome, theyre lyrics are a masterpiece, even if the whole marrigold isnt their own
    slowdance104on July 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's actually "department," and the name of this song is L.G. Fuad, not Let's Get fucked up and die.
    ^Debaseron July 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song was inspired by the merch guy for All American Rejects got wasted, stood up on a table, and started screaming "let's all get fucked up and die!" one night while AAR and MCS were on tour. Justin then admitted to making the song more about him than the merch guy.

    to me its just a song about using alcohal to "die" and get away from the world
    MySensesHavFailed35on July 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRandom yet somewhat related thoughts-
    Type "lgfuad" as an away message on IM- most of the world will think you just kinda pounded on your keyboard cuz you're pissed or something, but us MCS folk will know what you're saying! We will all nod and smile knowingly- that's what we do.

    At first listen I was upset that the brilliant moog riff at the end of this song was one of the few on the album, after they spoiled us with riffs aplenty on 'I Am the Movie". But I've come to not compare the two and realize how perfectly placed that riff is, in context.

    Each of the three LGFUAD repetitions in the song have decidedly different tones to them. The first seems like an innocent suggestion, the second is, well, in between, and the final one shows us an irate, fed-up Justin.

    I think in addition to emotion, this song is a definite reflection of personality, which is rare. I feel like this album helps me to get to know Justin and the boys a lot better, and not just how he/they feel.
    Nova4761on July 13, 2005   Link

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