"She's My Winona" as written by Peter Wentz, Patrick Stump, Joseph Trohman and Andrew Hurley....
Life's just a pay stub on death
Only less diligent
And when the two collide
It's no coincidence
The lights are on and everybody's home

The only thing suicidal here is the door
We had a good run
Even I have to admit
Life's just a pay stub on death
Only less diligent

Hell or Glory
I don't want anything in between
Then came a baby boy with long eyelashes
Daddy said, "you gotta show the world the thunder!"
(Oh) the thunder,
(Oh) the thunder,
(Oh) the thunder,
(Oh)

(Oh)

We didn't come to compete
This is a demonstration
Even the young ones become irrelevant
They always bring up how you changed (Oh, oh)
Never the same person when I go to sleep
As when I wake up, as when I wake up

Hell or Glory
I don't want anything in between
Then came a baby boy with long eyelashes
Daddy said, "you gotta show the world the thunder!"
(Oh) the thunder,
(Oh) the thunder,
(Oh) the thunder,
(Oh)

(Oh, whoa)
(Oh, whoa)

Hell or Glory
I don't want anything in between
Then came a baby boy with long eyelashes
Daddy said, "you gotta show the world the thunder!"
(Oh) the thunder,
(Oh) the thunder,
(Oh) the thunder,
(Oh)

He said "Bring the thunder!"

The thunder
(Oh) the thunder,
Whoa


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"She's My Winona" as written by Joseph Trohman Andrew Hurley

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  • +5
    General Commentwas this song really written in 2007?
    because I'm sure the lyrics had to be written about Bronx, so maybe they added in that part?

    Anyway, I think this song is about how successful fall out boy is now, and how lucky they are to be succesful, considering how life can just pass you by.

    "The only thing suicidal here is the door
    We had a good run
    even i have to admit"
    I'm pretty sure that is referring to their career, and it would be stupid [or suicidal] to just retire or leave now, even though they became wildly successful, and pete knows it too "we had a good run, even i have to admit". Idk, maybe pete was thinking of it once he found out he was going to have a family.

    The chorus has to be referring to bronx. Although pete is wildly discreet in his lyrics, it's pretty obvious he's singing about bronx.

    "We didn't come to compete
    this is a demonstration"
    Referring to band, since everyone is always comparing fall out boy to someone.
    *notthatit'sacompetitionsincefalloutboyisprettymuchgodofthemoderndaymusicscene:)*

    "even the young ones become irrelevant
    they always bring up how you changed
    never the same person when I go to sleep
    as when I wake up, as when I wake up"
    basic, a lot of fans, especially teenagers, are bringing up how pete has changed, how the band's sound has changed, how everyone has changed, blahblahblah. they still bring excellence everytime.
    icysk8ter14on December 10, 2008   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI recently went to see these guys (who were AMAZING may I add) and when they played this, Pete introduced She's My Winona as being about a tattoo Johnny Depp had in the eighties, obviously refering to Winona Ryder, who he co-starred with in Edward Scissorhands (z.hubpages.com/u/…)
    I think, though I'm not 100% sure, he's had a different one tattooed over it since, as they've not been together for a LONG time, both having moved on obviously
    And I'm not sure about individual lines and their metaphors but I think this song is just about how quickly people change their mind ("they always bring up how you changed, never the same person when I go to sleep as when I wake up") despite having sworn all sorts of things, like Johnny Depp getting a tattoo to prove his love to Winona and then however long after the couple breaking up.
    rosamayon March 08, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentHell or Glory
    I don't want anything in between
    Then came a baby boy with long eyelashes
    Daddy said you gotta show the world the thunder
    The thunder, the thunder, the thunder
    ----------------------------------------------
    for some reason, i think pete is writing about "decaydance" and all of the young talent he has signed and worked with.
    he's like the "daddy" to all the new bands and he is telling them to just bring it.
    cinematichearton January 04, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think the thunder part is talking about Pete wanting his son to be as successful or even more successful than himself,
    and that if you wanna get somewhere, you have to bring it all.

    "Hell or glory, I don't want anything in between."

    It means you either get it all and live or die with nothing,
    imo
    IWannaWriteLikeWentzon December 14, 2008   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI'm wondering if it's about all this war and stuff going on in Iraq and that general region.

    Life is just the pacecar of death
    only less diligent[basically any phrase ending in 'only less dilligent' probably have something to do with 'life always cheats you or rips you off or surprises you in nasty ways']
    and when the two collide[2 opposing forces? like in a war?]
    it's no coincidence[it was meant/bound/obvious for it to happen]
    the lights are on and everybody's home[everytime casualties are reported, everybody rushes home to make sure that it's not THEIR son who got themselves killed]

    The only thing suicidal here is the door[hmm. i'm wondering if that's referencing the door or 'opportunity' of war, and how daft and stupid that would be when there's a better 'door' waiting to be opened]
    We had a good run
    even i have to admit[basically saying that it was worth it, despite the narrator's objections]
    Life's just a pay stub on debt
    Only less diligent[like i said before, i think it's talking about how much life SUCKS]

    Hell or Glory[pretty obvious what this means]
    I don't want anything in between[don't wanna settle for a mediocre life/death.]
    Then came a baby boy with long eyelashes[new meat? long eyelashes = weak, effiminate, not manly? or even gay, like you said?]
    Daddy said you gotta show the world the thunder[i wonder if it's making 'daddy' a perversion of 'uncle sam', and even using it as a metaphor for propaganda, and the 'show the world the thunder' bit could be another metaphor for propaganda!
    The thunder, the thunder, the thunder

    We didn't come to compete
    this is a demonstration[how war is public, or will end up that way, and the previous line is saying, "Move over, pansies" i think. so to speak. xD]
    even the young ones become irrelevant [all's fair in love and war, anyone?]
    they always bring up how you changed[children always see the truth of things]
    never the same person when I go to sleep
    as when I wake up, as when I wake up[war changes people?? something like that?]

    that was actually pretty quick for my usual line-by-line commentary... o.O...
    valbinoon December 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationonce, pete wentz said something about how their songs sometimes have references to being gay. like in sugar were goin down, the "sleeping in and sleeping for the wrong team" part. (wrong team = boys instead of girls)

    soo when i heard the "baby boy with long eyelashes" i thought, maybe that meant the guy was gay, and then the "daddy said you gotta show the world the thunder"part might mean that the dad doesn't want his son to be gay, so he's telling him to be more manly or something.

    just a thought, i could be wrong.
    quixoticwaterbuffaloon December 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about his son (Then came a baby boy with long eyelashes Daddy said you gotta show the world the thunder) maybe?
    BeMyUnholyon December 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEven though "young ones" become irrelevant. Is what it sounds like.
    spokenropeon December 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis isn't about his son. :|
    It was written back in '07.

    *even the young ones become irrelevant.


    I don't hear pay stub.
    Pace car..?
    the-record-skipson December 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*life is just the pacecar of death
    only less diligent
    the-record-skipson December 07, 2008   Link

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