"W.A.M.S." as written by Pharrell L Williams and Fall Out Boy....
I'm a young one
Stuck in the box
Of an old ones head
When all the others were just stirring awake
I'm trying to trick myself to fall asleep again

Whoa
My head's in heaven
My soles are in hell
Let's meet in the purgatory of my hips and get well

[Chorus]
Hurry, hurry
You put my head in such a flurry, flurry
What makes you so special?
What makes you so special?
I'm gonna leave you
I'm gonna teach you
How we're all alone
(How we're all alone, how we're all alone)

Give me, build me
It's your club, so let me in (let me in) oh
Knowing how heartwarming
It is inside your skin

My head's in heaven
My soles are in hell
Let's meet in the purgatory of my hips and get well

[Chorus]

Oh, oh
(Oh, oh)
(Oh, oh)
(Oh, oh)
(Oh, oh)
(Oh, oh)
(Oh, oh)

[Chorus]

Oh, oh
Hmm, hmm,

Baby, if you don't take your medication
We won't sleep for days
We won't sleep for days

And Mama, when we pray to the Lord
Doesn't sit or stay
Doesn't sit or stay

We waste it all in the back of a long dark car
And I'm sunshine machine

Uh, I want to get stuck, uh
I want to get stuck
And be
In your memories.
Hmm, oh


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"W.A.M.S." as written by Pharrell L Williams, Fall Out Boy

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  • +3
    General Commentin pete's blog on blogspot, it definitely reads freckle, freckle, which is actually what it sounds like. i'm not quite sure how you're getting "oh fuck" or "reflect." while it might not make sense, that doesn't really matter as this is fall out boy a la pete wentz, who never makes sense. ever.
    fancypirouetteson December 14, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think I'm wrong in my interpretation but it just reminds me of falling for someone when your not usually into something so serious.

    "I'm a young one
    stuck in the thoughts
    of an old ones head" All of a sudden has gotten so serious and boring and cant enjoy himself while his friends are out partying etc because he cant forget about this person.
    "when all the other ones were just stirring awake
    I'm trying to trick myself to fall asleep again"
    He cant get this person out of his mind and just wishes he could sleep and forget about them maybe.

    And the chorus, "You put my head in such a flurry, what makes you so special?" As if this persons doing his head in and he cant understand why this person is so different to everyone else to make him feel this way.

    "You don't take me places
    We won't sleep for days...
    We waste it all in the back of a long dark car
    ...I want to get stuck
    In your memories. "
    He's so wrapped up in this person that it doesnt matter what theyre doing together, even if its just a lot of sex.
    bridginson December 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningSo my girlfriend explained this to me
    cuz shes fobsessed
    It is freckle freckle btw
    Since Pete Wentz writes all the lyrics
    he's describing a girl that he still he loves who's face is apparently covered in freckles
    and since he was in a relationship at the time with another girl when this song was writen he is wondering why this freckled girl still means so much to him
    "What makes you so special?"
    Truth
    Its gotta be online somewhere
    dud3p4lon February 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentW.A.M.S.

    When All Missiles Shoot

    It's a line from an old movie. Just like "Of All the Gin Joints in the World" is a line from Casablanca.
    Spokeeasyon February 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm pretty certain that last section of the song, the "we won't sleep for days" bit, is intended as a lullaby for Bronx, so that kinda rules out any of the medication theories and stuff.

    I think it basically means something like Pete apologising for not being around as much as he'd like to be, "doesn't sleep or stay", and how when they are together, they spend most of their time on the road, "we waste it all in the back of a long dark car", but hoping that Bronx will remember him, "I want to get stuck in your memories".

    I dunno. Just my two cents.
    cocoballs28on March 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentafter the third time listening to this song it became quite obvious what its about,

    im a young one stuck in the thoughts of an old ones head
    - pete is the oldest in the band but he still feels as young as the others

    while the others where just stirring awake i'm trying to trick myself to fall asleep again
    - pete has a sleep disorder where he can sleep for a few hours but if he wakes up it is hard to sleep again.

    Mama
    If we don't take the medication
    We won't sleep for days
    We won't sleep for days
    Mama
    If we pray to the lord
    Does he sing on a stage?
    Does he sing on a stage?
    We waste it all
    In the back of a long dark car
    And I'm a sunshine machine
    I want to get stuck
    I want to get stuck
    And be glowing in your memory

    i think that this is referring to the time pete tried to commit suicide. he is saying if i dont overdose i will never get to sleep (death)

    they are saying that they just waste the money on a fancy car and other stuff they dont really need
    and pete is saying that if he killed himself he would be stuck in his friends and family's memories forever
    theworldsnotwaitingon May 22, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOk, personally, I think it's about sexual frustration and also how he thinks he may love someone. It sort of reminds me of teenagers and how love comes second and sex comes first. But with this girl, love comes first, but he still wants to do her. And personally, I think it's "oh fuck, oh fuck" because it sort of fits better with what I take it to mean. But with a Fall Out Boy song, there are so (freaking) many interrpratations. I bet Pete even interperates it different than us.

    W.A.M.S-We. Are. Merely. Sexual.

    PS. Yeah, I'm pretty sure that whole paragraph contradicts everything I said and meant.
    cheezydevil21on December 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this shit omfg.
    i have a lovehate onoff liking for FOB
    and atm, it's a lovelovehate thing.
    i can't help it.
    it's horrible.
    and amazing
    all at once.
    blah.
    thrwmyhrtawy.on December 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentstuck in the box



    it's thoughts, not box.
    thrwmyhrtawy.on December 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthurry hurry,
    you put my head in such a flurry, flurry.
    freckle freckle,
    what makes you so special?
    what makes you so special?

    maybe? haha. that's what i hear.
    egyptianmuskon December 11, 2008   Link

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