"This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race (Remix)" as written by Peter Wentz, Patrick Stump, Joseph Trohman and Andrew Hurley....
I am an arms dealer
Fitting you with weapons in the form of words
And I don't really care which side wins
As long as the room keeps singing
That's just the business I'm in

This ain't a scene, it's a god damn arms race
This ain't a scene, it's a god damn arms race
This ain't a scene, it's a god damn arms race
I'm not a shoulder to cry on, but I digress

I'm a leading man and the lies I weave are oh-so intricate, oh-so intricate
I'm a leading man and the lies I weave are oh-so intricate, oh-so intricate

I wrote the gospel on giving up (You look pretty sinking)
But the real bombshells have already sunk (Prima donnas of the gutter)
At night we're painting your trash gold while you sleep
Crashing not like hips or cars
No, more like parties

This ain't a scene, it's a god damn arms race
This ain't a scene, it's a god damn arms race
This ain't a scene, it's a god damn arms race
Bandwagon's full, please catch another

I'm a leading man and the lies I weave are oh-so intricate, oh-so intricate
I'm a leading man and the lies I weave are oh-so intricate, oh-so intricate

All the boys who the dance floor didn't love
And all the girls whose lips couldn't move fast enough
Sing until your lungs give out

This ain't a scene, it's a god damn arms race
This ain't a scene, it's a god damn arms race (Now you)
This ain't a scene, it's a god damn arms race (Wear out the groove)
This ain't a scene, it's a god damn arms race (Sing out loud)
This ain't a scene, it's a god damn arms race (Oh, oh)
This ain't a scene, it's a god damn arms race

I'm a leading man and the lies I weave are oh-so intricate, oh-so intricate
I'm a leading man and the lies I weave are oh-so intricate, oh-so intricate


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"This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" as written by Peter Wentz, Patrick Stump, Joseph Trohman, Andrew Hurley

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    General Commentwell the remix has the same meaning as the original and kanye's addition is pretty straightforward.
    MyFailingEmpireon February 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits kind of weird. ?
    zaccurranisthebeston February 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwow! that really sucked.what the hell happened to the old fall out boy.maybe its just me,but i think i'll stick to the original version.
    red1smakemeflyon February 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree with zaccurranisthebest, it is kinda weird...
    xxRejects_Gurlxxon February 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think that this is a good example where people will start crying "SELL OUT BOY" or something equally not so clever and to that effect. but i think this is showing that they aren't selling out. They are just doing what ever the hell they want. and this is what they wanted to do. I know some of the "die hard fans" would love it if they spit out FUCT or TTTYG again, (or would you?). But true diehards would be able to see them making music is about making music that they want to make and you guys standing behind them. selling out would be them making music just for the public (fans included) and not for them (now do you realize where im headed..) SO if they wanted some hip hop in their music then its up to them! not you! and also i know most of you would have a hissy fit if they didn't grow as artists. and they definatly did. (in my opinon in a good direction)

    now to the song. I think the very beginning is a little un-homogonized but it comes together quickly. the lyrics aren't different. Kanye's part is very to the point so meaning wise this isn't so hard. and sound wise i like it. Its fun and funny.

    I think they remixed a track for him.. i wanna hear that
    sweetmelissa1120on February 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentanyone who says this is FOB selling out oviously was never a true fan to begin with b/c the guys in the band have always been into different genres of music, including rap.

    and while FOB were up-and-coming Pete and Patrick openly liked Kanye West. so this is just another example of them experimenting. and while I don't like most mainstream rap, I can get down with this remix because it appeals to the two opposites of the spectrum. I like the hip hop element of creating beats and I love rock for the lyrics and vocals. so a combination of those two things is great to me.

    I can understand that fans who are not into rap may not like this remix. and that's too bad. there're are regular FOB songs I'm not to fond of but that doesn't mean I'll stop listening to them. it's just a matter of liking or disliking something. and just because you may dislike this song or this band that isn't a reason to bash them on the internet. that's immature and petty and it really just makes the guilty party look like an idiot.

    and as for the meaning, same lyrics as the orginial so nothing's changed there. but I do like the addition of Kanye West, despite me thinking Kanye is kinda arrogant.
    falloutgirl816on February 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think its nice. Theyre not selling out. They're expanding.
    Maybe the disgruntles should be expanding too.
    Sweetheart210on February 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that the song is a joke. It's making fun of their own success and becoming popular to people who know nothing about them
    switchedmymottoon February 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love the remix as I'm a fan of many music genres but i can understand why some people might not like it.

    But "The arms race made them raise their arm" kinda ruins it. I know Kanye said he doesn't understand the song but it sound so childish.

    Apart from that it's a great song and I agree with Sweetheart210, they really are expanding and their music is starting to reflect their own music tastes.
    MyFailingEmpireon February 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah, this song is kinda weird. but obviously they love rap, because on Timbalands upcoming CD, they're on it. as well as the hives, elton john, she wants revenge, and more. it's weird, but since day one, i always knew all music genres would come together. i just wish people would actually listen to somebody else for a change.
    AubergineDrea7son March 01, 2007   Link

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