"West Coast Smoker" as written by Peter Wentz, Patrick Stump, Joseph Trohman and Andrew Hurley....
Wishes bounce me weightless
The infrared scope of pointlessness
The bulls are sedated and this fights fixed

Don't feel bad for the suicidal cats
Gotta kill themselves nine times before they get it right
The P.A. system keeps my hard heart beating tonight

(Oh hell yes)
I'm a nervous wreck
(Oh hell yes)
The drugs just make me reset

Knock once for the Father
Twice for the Son
Three times for the Holy Ghost

Come on in, the water's warm
Come on like I sugared you, but with a kick in the head
Like putting wings on lead
Your eyes are black in my starlight
I'm the last of my kind
(And as always I'm not addicted to you)

Follow the disorganized religion of my head
And we'll never get through customs
Let's just take off again instead

Got my degree in the gutter
My heart broken in the dorms of the Ivy League

(Oh hell yes)
I'm a nervous wreck
(Oh hell yes)
The drugs just make me reset

Knock once for the Father
Twice for the Son
Three times for the Holy Ghost

Knock once for the Father
Twice for the Son
Three times for the Holy Ghost

I'm a nervous wreck [Repeat: x3]
I'm a n-n-nervous wreck
(I'm a nervous wreck)
I'm a nervous wreck
(Oh hell yes)
The drugs just make me reset

Knock once for the Father
Twice for the Son
Three times for the Holy Ghost

(Three times)
Three times for the Holy Ghost
(Three times)
Three times for the Holy Ghost


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"West Coast Smoker" as written by Joseph Trohman Andrew Hurley

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  • +2
    General Comment"come on in the water's warm; come on in like a sugar cube; but with a kick in the *head*"

    The ivy league part is once again about politics... this whole album is about politics guys. Pete keeps saying it all over the place. Bush went to Yale and Harvard, and was denied admission to the Texas Law School (heart broken in the dorms of the ivy league). Also Bush was a druggie...
    westcoastsmokeron December 13, 2008   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningI really think the Knock once for the father twice for the son, three times for the holy ghost line has to do with getting drugs, like those are the code names for the corresponding drug of choice and the thing you have to do to get them from your shady dealer. Its also one of my favorite lines in the album. And i can also see how it relates to religion as a drug...

    just my little revelation :)

    casherion December 30, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe only thing I know for sure is around the religion part, he definitely say "organized religion," you know, as in the main concept of religion as opposed to spirituality.
    Parikh!AtTheDiscoon January 06, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti cant believe nobody has noted on the suacidal cats bit. defenitly my favourite line in any song ever.
    L4LuvNotLoseron January 19, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAnyone notice when he says knock once for the father the drum beats once
    twice for the son the drum beats twice
    three times for the holy ghost the drum beats 3 times

    right before the screaming part

    idk if that was on purpose but i love it (:
    Carmelover727on September 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation"Come on like a sugar cube" is a drug reference. Talking about tripping on LSD. This whole song could be about a trip, actually.

    "we'll never get through customs
    let's just take off again instead"

    is an AMAZING lyric, I know that much.
    lexicaljewelon December 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the organized religion thing make sense, 'cause they tal'n 'bout drugs, which is more acceptable in spiritual religions but shunned in organized religions, and also "shunned" by customs. Get it?
    TexasRangeron January 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love that lyric, "Knock once for the father, twice for the son..." because near the end, they do one guitar and drum beat for the first line, two for the second, and three for the holy ghost so it sounds like they're knocking. I'm amazed I didn't notice that until now, I've listened to this song so much :p
    GagaforBleachon November 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReligion. Or loss of. "heart broken in the dorm of the ivy league" Sciences kill religion
    Bays1ckon March 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthoping that divine intervention helps him out with his problems?



    im not really sure yet but its my favorite song off the album<3
    xkitty4lifexon December 07, 2008   Link

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