"Don't You Know Who I Think I Am?" as written by Peter Wentz, Patrick Stump, Joseph Trohman and Andrew Hurley....
Whoa, oh, oh, oh
Whoa, oh, oh, oh
A penny for your thoughts, but a dollar for your insides
Or a fortune for your disaster
And I'm just a painter, and I'm drawing a blank

We only want to sing you to sleep
In your bedroom speakers, whoa
We need umbrellas on the inside
Get me just right

They say quitters never win
But we walk the plank on a sinking ship
There's a world outside of my front door
That gets off on being down

Oh, oh, oh, oh

I could learn to pity fools as I'm the worst of all
And I can't stop feeling sorry for myself
Whoa

We only want to sing you to sleep
In your bedroom speakers, whoa
We need umbrellas on the inside
Get us right

They say quitters never win
But we walk the plank on a sinking ship
There's a world outside of my front door
That gets off on being down

They say quitters never win
But we walk the plank on a sinking ship
There's a world outside of my front door
That gets off on being down

We only want to sing you to sleep
(In your bedroom speakers, whoa)
We only want to sing you to sleep

They say quitters never win
But we walk the plank on a sinking ship
There's a world outside of my front door
That gets off on being down
They say quitters never win
But we walk the plank, and we walk the plank
There's a world outside of my front door
That gets off on being down

(We're broken down on memory lane
We're alone together; we're alone (whoa)
We're broken down on memory lane
We're alone together; we're alone)


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"Don't You Know Who I Think I Am?" as written by Andrew John Hurley Andrew Hurley

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  • +2
    General Commentthis songs actualy about hitler and the jews. for example "Penny for your thoughts but a dollar for your insides. Or a fortune for your disaster" and then if you didnt know hitler was a painter going with the line "Im just a painter and im drawing a blank" and then hitler went through a depression when he wasnt excepted into art colledge and he blamed the jews for it, going with the line "I could learn to pity fools as Im the worst of all .And I cant stop feeling sorry for myself" and also the line "We walked the plank on a sinking ship" is about how the jews were doomed when they got to the death camps.
    xxfreddycxxon February 06, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentRight ok so i'm new so if i repeat or get this wrong i'm sorry.
    so when they say:
    "They say quitters never win
    We walk(ed?) the plank on a sinking ship"
    surely they are saying they say quitters never win but if we don't walk the plank and quit then we will die because this ship is sinking.

    so its a metaphor saying they should quit because it's going to end up bad anyway.
    ROMANCE-GUARANTEEDon February 17, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentas far as I know the title is taken from the movie The Breakfast Club(1985) where the kids in detention have to write an essay on "Who I think I am"
    fixmein45on July 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its a dollar for your insights

    and 'but we walk the plank on a sinking ship
    i love that line
    softlyforsalvationon January 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn the first bridge, I think that "give me get me right" is actually "give me a spine".

    'All together we're alone" I love that phrase.
    soagnosticon January 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think the last two lines are actually "broken down on memory lane, alone together, we're alone."

    i love this song. it reminds me of "sophomore slump.." with "we're well read and poised, we're the best boys" vs. this song and "we only want to sing you to sleep in your bedroom speakers". the two songs almost walk hand in hand.
    suchaxsuckeron January 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me think about people who never pity anyone but always pity themselves just because they don't notice that they say a lot of things that are smart and true and have great advice but they never use it themselves.They say a bunch of things like(forgive and forget ext...) But they never forgive and forget themselves but that's just what it reminds me of.But i love the opening peice and the tune.
    xSaveTheLastDancexon January 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYes, I think that's probably what it's about. Having all the advice for people and never taking it yourself:

    "I could learn to pity fools as I’m the worst of all
    And I can’t stop feeling sorry for myself"

    The band can feel like they're helping people ("The therepists pumping through your speakers" anyone?) but they can't stop feeling the way they are.

    "There's a world outside my front door that gets off on being down" backs this up too, they feel like they owe the fans a service by writing the music. Similar in ways to Carpal Tunnel ("We're so miserable and stunning") and others on the album, it seems to be an underlying theme to most of the songs.
    shrodeson January 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I think alot of the songs on the album seem to say like, "hey, w'ere doing this for you guys. love it or leave it." This song doesn't really stand out to me that much. i like the words and the meaning alot, but it just kind of sounds like something off of FUCT but a littler pop-ier with The Matches thrown in. But don't get me wrong, its still great.
    ringinmyearson January 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt think it's
    "We only want to sing you to sleep with your bedroom speakers"
    And "we walk the plank on a sinking ship"

    I love the line "I'm just a painter and i'm drawing a blank"
    and "walking down on memory lane, alone together we're alone"
    er, whatever that line is.
    OneNightOneMoreTimeon January 24, 2007   Link

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