"Alpha Dog" as written by Peter Wentz, Patrick Stump, Joseph Trohman and Andrew Hurley....
Clap until your hands hurt,
Standing ovations or boo-boo-boos
Wa-wa-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 has passed
They say never means never
So the fast dance won't last,
But never means forever
Never means forever

ALPHAdog and oh, oh OMEGAlomaniac
Eh, eh, eh-eh, eh, eh
ALPHAdog and oh oh OMEGA-MEGA-lo
Welcome to the new deja vu
I can almost see the wizard through the curtains
ALPHAdog and oh, oh OMEGAlomaniac

We must have the best coach
Tell the best jokes
We must make it hard to
Look so easy doing something so hard
Like you must see my way
They scream when they look at me
I'm a, I'm a star
I'm a, I'm a star
I'm a star, Ohh, I'm a star

ALPHAdog and oh, OMEGAlomaniac
Eh, eh, eh-eh, eh, eh
ALPHAdog and oh OMEGA-MEGA-lo
Welcome to the new deja vu
I can almost see the wizard through the curtains
ALPHAdog and oh, OMEGAlomaniac

You're not the first
Or the last but you're possibly the prettiest
Whoa

He's a fighter past his prime
He's in the gutter waving his hand
I'm just fine

You're not the first
Or the last but you're possibly the prettiest
Whoa

He's a fighter past his prime
He's in the gutter waving his hand

ALPHAdog and oh, oh OMEGAlomaniac
Eh, eh, eh-eh, eh, eh
ALPHAdog and oh, oh OMEGA-MEGA-lo
Welcome to the new deja vu
I can almost see the wizard through the curtains
ALPHAdog and oh, oh OMEGAlomaniac

(whoaa, ohh, whoaa)
Abracadabra
(whoaa, ohh, whoaa)


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"Alpha Dog" as written by Joseph Trohman Andrew Hurley

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  • +6
    My InterpretationClap until your hands hurt
    Standing ovations or boos
    Wa-wa-watch us until we blur
    Walk off into the sunset
    Tell rock and roll I'm alone again
    I wanna put the Midwest home again
    You time has passed, they say never means never
    So the fresh stares wont last but never means forever
    Never means forever

    Alpha dog and oh-oh-omegalomaniac-aaaaac
    Alpha dog and oh-omega-megalo
    Welcome to the new déjà vu
    I can almost see the wizard through the curtains
    Alpha dog and oh-oh-omegalomaniac-aaaaac

    We must have the best coach
    Tell the best jokes
    We must make it hard to look so easy
    Doing something so hard
    You must see my way
    They scream when they look at me
    I'm a, I'm a star
    I'm a, I'm a star
    I'm a star
    Oh, I'm a star

    Alpha dog and oh-oh-omegalomaniac-aaaaac
    Alpha dog and oh-omega-megalo
    Welcome to the new déjà vu
    I can almost see the wizard through the curtains
    Alpha dog and oh-oh-omegalomaniac-aaaaac

    You're not the first
    Or the last
    But you're possible the prettiest, whoa
    Hes a fighter
    Past his prime
    Hes in the gutter waving his hand
    I'm just fine

    You're not the first
    Or the last
    But you're possible the flirtiest, whoa
    Hes a fighter
    Past his prime
    Hes in the gutter waving his hand
    zaktson October 17, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentClap Until Your Hands Hurt
    Standing Ovations Or Boos
    Watch Us Until We Blur
    Run Off Into The Sunset
    Tell Rock And Roll Im Around Again
    I Wanna Put The Mid-West Home Again
    Your Time Has Passed They Say Never Means Never
    Solar Flare Stares Wont Last But Never Means Forever

    Never Means Forever

    Alpha Dog And Omegalomaniac
    Alpha Dog And Omegalove

    Welcome To The New De Ja Vu
    I Can Almost See The Wizard Through The Curtains

    Alpha Dog And Omegalomaniac

    We Must Have The Best Coats
    Tell The Best Jokes
    We Must Make It Hard To Look So Easy Doing Something So Hard
    You Must See My Wink
    They Squint When They Look At Me
    I'ma, I'ma Star
    I'ma, I'ma Star

    I'ma, Star
    Oh, I'ma Star

    Alpha Dog And Omegalomaniac
    Alpha Dog And Omegalove

    Welcome To The New De Ja Vu
    I Can Almost See The Wizard Through The Curtains

    Alpha Dog And Omegalomaniac

    Your Not The First Or The Last
    But Your Possibly The Prettiest
    He's A Fighter Past His Prime
    He's In The Gutter Wavin' His Hand "Im Just Fine"

    Not The First Or The Last
    But Your Possibly The Prettiest
    He's A Fighter Past His Prime
    He's In The Gutter Wavin' His Hand...

    Alpha Dog And Omegalomaniac
    Alpha Dog And Omegalove

    Welcome To The New De Ja Vu
    I Can Almost See The Wizard Through The Curtains

    Alpha Dog And Omegalomaniac

    Thats what I think the lyrics are and as for enterpretation, I think the whole song is about their mind state as of now and their ultra-succesful band, which I take as being a little insecure but confident in their abilities as a band at the same time. To me their saying were the best but were getting old but were still fighting. I say that because when they say "Your Not The First Or The Last..." its like a critic talking abound bands because theyre not the first or the last band to exist but they might be the best("prettiest"). Then they say "He's A Fighter Past His Prime..." which I take the 'he' to mean Fall Out Boy as one person is still alive and fighting even with their trials, tribulations and succesful careers. FOB is the best.
    thecurseofnunaon January 12, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI cannot WAIT for this to come out on itunes! yeah its a lot different than their other stuff, but what can you do?
    people change, and so do bands... this is them now.
    foreverthesickestgirlon October 25, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenteverytime i hear this song i wanna dance
    its got such an energetic feel to it!
    i really really really really hope they dont break up
    idk wat i'd do:(
    PATRICK'S VOICE KEEPS ME ALIVE!!!!! hahahahaha(:
    KarolStump15on October 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThe original title of this song was one of the lines in the song: "Alphadog and Omegalomaniac". The words ALPHA and OMEGA refer to the line in the 'Book of Revelation' (the last book of the New Testament) "I am the alpha and omega." Alpha and omega are also the "first and the last" (very similar to the lines in the song bridge) letters of the Greek alphabet.

    Other than describing the religious reference in this song, I cannot find any possible explanation for it.

    Source: Wikipedia
    jubianon February 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm in love.
    Can't wait for greatest hits album :)
    LyricsAreHerStoryon October 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'll be honest; I liked the Citizens for our Betterment Mixtape version better.
    minimegooseyon October 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is definitely one of my favorite Fall Out Boy songs.
    It's so nice.
    The lyrics make me happy. :D
    But sad at the same time.
    Because we all know they're breaking up, this could be one of their last songs ever released.
    peakedon October 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat is all this shit about them breaking up?! They're taking a break from their label, which means they won't be recording or writing any new songs or anything. They're seriously not breaking up... the word break should be banned from the music industry unless you are GENUINELY breaking up because it just causes stupid rumours like this!

    To clarify, FALL OUT BOY ARE NOT BREAKING UP.

    Thank you.

    P.S: This song is fucking awesoooome!
    zaktson October 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis version is so much better than the mixtape demo.. i keep expecting to hear that guy shout, GET FAMILIAR at certain parts, hahah.
    starlesscityon October 17, 2009   Link

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