clap until your hands hurt
standing ovations or boos
watch us until we blur
walk off into the sunset

tell rock'n'roll i'm alone again
i wanna put the midwest home again
your time is passing
she never means never
some of these years dont last forever

forever
never means forever

alphadog and omegalomaniac
alphadog and omegalomaniac
welcome to the new administration
i can almost see the wizard through the curtains
alphadog and omegalomaniac


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ALPHAdog and OMEGAlomaniac (Demo) song meanings
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    My InterpretationTo understand this song you have to think about the context which the album was released, which was around the time that the US election was heating up. Folie A Deux was even scheduled for November 4th, election day. The Hush Sound did a song on the album called "We Believe In (Barack Obama)." It could be said than, that the entire album was talking about the New Administration of the US, AKA Barack being elected.

    "welcome to the new administration
    you can almost see the wizard through the curtains"

    Yes, it is a reference to the Wizard of Oz. When Dorothy finally finds the Great Wizard of Oz, who is the master of the land, she finds that it is just a figurehead controlled by a smaller, much more timid person.

    Knowing that, the above quote stands for how when the New Administration (of the US) is put in place, that the citizens of the USA will finally be able to "almost see the wizard behind the curtain," as in: we will be in a less corrupt, more visible, government under Barack; as compared to the Old Administration, G. Bush Jr., which was nothing but a giant head controlled by unseen, uncontrollable forces. They say that you can "almost see the wizard" because this is just the first step to repairing the US to its former glory.

    That was my favorite quote the entire album. It always gave me goosebumps for some reason. The rest of the song will be short.

    This part is taken from Barack's point of view:

    tell rock'n'roll i'm alone again
    (Congress is a group of people, a band, and now he is alone campaigning for the US presidency.
    i wanna call the midwest home again
    (He's a senator from Illinois. Illinois is in the midwest, generally middle class. He wants to made the middle class citizens better off.)
    your time is passing
    (Directly speaking to G. Bush.)
    she never means never
    (Directly speaking about H. Clinton and how she lied during the campaign.)
    some of these years dont last forever
    (G. Bush is running out of time.)

    "ALPHAdog and OMEGAlomaniac"

    This is a comparison between B. Obama and H. Clinton. Obama is the Alphadog, and Hillary is the megalomaniac. Also, the Greek reference to Alpha and Omega, stating that Obama is the first, and Hillary is second.

    Phew! Great! That wraps it up. This is the only song i really enjoyed from the ChildrenFOB Mixtape i actually enjoyed.
    GuardianEricon December 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commentclap until your hands hurt
    standing ovations or boos
    watch us until we ???
    walk off into the sunset

    tell rock'n'roll i'm alone again
    i wanna put the midwest home again
    your time is passing
    she never means never
    some of these years won't last forever

    alphadog and omegalomaniac

    welcome to the new administration

    i can almost see the ??? through the curtain

    alphadog and omegalomaniac
    jujubeanieon September 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI missed Fall Out Boy so much.

    This mixtape has replaced the burned out lightbulb with a fresh one lol.

    And this song is ummmm let me think of the right word, I think ill go with "Balling" lmao
    Freezmeiseron September 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentballing is definitely the right word :D
    haha
    LyricsAreHerStoryon September 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"?? and save the words for the curtains"


    i wanna say he's saying something that sounds like,
    "i can almost see the ...(words?)... right through the curtains"
    but that doesnt make as much sense


    and instead of tell rock n' roll i'm alone again
    i thought it was

    damned rock n' roll, i'm alone again

    but i dont know if that would make much sense
    Molz017on September 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commentclap until your hands hurt
    standing ovations or boos
    watch us until we BLUR.
    walk off into the sunset

    tell rock'n'roll i'm alone again
    i wanna put the midwest home again
    your time is passing
    she never means never
    some of these years dont last forever

    foreverr
    never means forever

    alphadog and omegalomaniac
    alphadog and omegalomaniac
    welcome to the new adminstration
    I CAN ALMOST SEE THE WIZARD THROUGH THE CURTAINS
    alphadog and omegalomaniac
    pt_yr_fngz_upon September 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthank you so much guys
    xkitty4lifexon September 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:)
    pt_yr_fngz_upon September 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyour time has passed
    they say "never means never"
    daniellasaur_xoon September 16, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"I can almost see the wizard through the curtains"

    You know, Wizard of Oz? Just popular references.
    btylermon October 16, 2008   Link

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