Sometimes
When I'm in heaven
I get the key for loving her, whoa oh
Until I eat big, real life poison-bloods
The heat is on
Fixed up, and the sheet is down

I got a pocket full of deadliness
Opium den mother, forget my head
At the dead-end called unsteadiness
Boxed blondes have less fun

Boomerang my head
Back to the city I grew up in
Again and again and again
Forever a lake effect kid

I got the skyline in my veins
Forget your night times
Summer love on a gurney with a squeaky wheel
And joke us, joke us,
'Til life's on track comes back into focus
I just want to come back to love
Spark until you hit it, keep you warm enough

I got a pocket full of deadliness
Opium den mother, forget my head
At the dead end called unsteadiness
Boxed blondes have less fun, fun

Boomerang my head
Back to the city I grew up in
Again and again and again
Forever a lake effect kid(X5)


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    General CommentBoomerang? I'm almost sure it's 'perforate' which essentially means to pierce or put a hole through. Makes sense to me.

    Otherwise I love this song.
    onichrison August 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNevermind. I didn't realize Pete put the lyrics up briefly in his blog. Win some you lose some I suppose. on topic: wtf is a lake effect kid.
    onichrison August 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti was wondering the same thing. but you know pete, he never really makes sense. haha amazing song though, i'm so fucking excited for folie a deux it scares me. (in a good way! lol)
    LyricsAreHerStoryon August 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about being from chicago (i think). a lake effect is a meteorology term. "Back to the city i grew up in" & "the skyline in my veins" are references to chicago. the lake is lake michigan. bammmmn.
    pocketofdeadlinesson August 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYep, pocketofdeadliness is right on the meaning lol. Love the name :-P This song grew on me. I really like it because you can sort of tell how they're remembering their youth. It's really reminiscent and different from a lot of their stuff. I like it. XD
    Maid Maria1on September 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLake Effect- he's referring to fireworks off of Lake Michigan and the feelings associated with it.

    "Till Lake Shore Drive comes back into focus"
    OmgItsAlon October 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentUm, I think it might be "I get the key to rule the world" but I'm not sure, I mean it is Fall Out Boy, Im amazed that the title is actually in the chrous of the song.
    Ath20wjon October 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI really wanted this song to be on Folie a Deux
    ):

    But yeah, it's definitely "Til lake shore drive comes back into focus" not "til life's on track comes back into focus".

    Also, I'm not sure it's "I get the key for loving her". I'm sure he says "kid" not "key", because I definitely hear the D, but I'm not sure.
    And I also thought it was "until I hit it big" not "until I eat big."
    :/
    zaktson December 28, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionSometimes when I'm in heaven
    I get forgetful of the earth, woah
    Until I hear you big, real like boys and birds
    The heat is on
    Bakes up when the seat is down

    I've got a pocket full of deadliness
    Opium den mother, forget my head
    At the dead-end called unsteadiness
    Boxed blondes have less fun

    Boomerang my head
    Back to the city I grew up in
    Again and again and again
    Forever a lake effect kid

    I got the skyline in my veins
    Forget your night times
    Summer love on a gurney with a squeaky wheel
    And joke us, joke us
    'Til "Lake Shore Drive" goes back into focus
    I just want to come back to life
    Spark until you hit or give your woman love

    I got a pocket full of deadliness
    Opium den mother, forget my head
    At the dead-end called unsteadiness
    Box blondes have less fun, fun

    Boomerang my head
    Back to the city I grew up in
    Again and again
    Forever a lake effect kid

    Boomerang my head
    Back to the city I grew up in
    Again and again and again
    Forever a lake effect kid

    Boomerang my head
    Back to the city I grew up in
    Again and again and again
    Forever a lake effect kid

    Boomerang my head
    Back to the city I grew up in
    Again and again and again
    Forever a lake effect kid
    apshamon January 08, 2009   Link

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