"Alone Together" was written by Illinois-based rock group Fall Out Boy and is included on their fifth studio album Save Rock and Roll (2013). It was the third single from the album and second mainstream...
I don't know where you're going,
But do you got room for one more troubled soul
I don't know where I'm going,
But I don't think I'm coming home
And I said, I'll check in tomorrow if I don't wake up dead
This is the road to ruin and we're starting at the end

Say, yeah
Let's be alone together
We could stay young forever
Scream it from the top of your lungs, lungs, lungs

Say, yeah
Let's be alone together
We can stay young forever
We'll stay young, young, young, young, young

Uh, uh, uh, uh-oh
Uh, uh, uh, uh-oh
Uh, uh, uh, uh-oh
Uh, uh, uh, uh-oh

Cut me off, I lost my track
It's not my fault, I'm a maniac
It's not funny anymore, no it's not

My heart is like a stallion, they love it more when it's broken
Do you wanna feel beautiful, do you wanna, yeah

I'm outside the door, invite me in
So we can go back and play pretend
I'm on deck, yeah I'm up next
Tonight I'm high as a private jet

'Cause I don't know where you're going,
But do you got room for one more troubled soul
I don't know where I'm going, but I don't think I'm coming home
And I said, I'll check in tomorrow if I don't wake up dead
This is the road to ruin and we're starting at the end

Say, yeah
Let's be alone together
We could stay young forever
Scream it from the top of your lungs, lungs, lungs

Say, yeah
Let's be alone together
We can stay young forever
We'll stay young, young, young, young, young

Uh, uh, uh, uh-oh
Uh, uh, uh, uh-oh
Uh, uh, uh, uh-oh
Uh, uh, uh, uh-oh

My heart is like a stallion, they love it more when it's broken
Do you wanna feel beautiful, do you wanna, yeah

I'm outside the door, invite me in
So we can go back and play pretend
I'm on deck, yeah I'm up next
Tonight I'm high as a private jet

Yeah
Let's be alone together
We could stay young forever
Scream it from the top of your lungs, lungs, lungs

Say, yeah
Let's be alone together
We can stay young forever
We'll stay young, young, young, young, young

I don't know where you're going,
But do you got room for one more troubled soul
I don't know where I'm going, but I don't think I'm coming home
And I said, I'll check in tomorrow if I don't wake up dead
This is the road to ruin and we're starting at the end


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"Alone Together" as written by Patrick Stump Andrew Hurley

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  • +3
    My InterpretationWell, my interpretation is that Pete Wentz wrote this when he and Patrick got back together to write; it's about how Pete feels like he's only valued when he's with Fall Out Boy, and how he just wants to be with the boys, regardless of where they're going or what they're doing.

    “I don't know where you're going,
    But do you got room for one more troubled soul”
    “I don’t know where you’re going” suggests that he’s not quite sure where the musical direction of Fall Out Boy is going, or even where each individual project is going, but then “do you got room for one more troubled soul?” suggests that, despite this, Pete just wants to be with them; he’s known for being a troubled soul, and he feels they are too, as the words “one more” connotes.

    “I don't know where I'm going,
    But I don't think I'm coming home”
    A similar theme, “I don’t know where I’m going” suggests that he doesn’t quite know where he’s going with Fall Out Boy either, but at the same time he doesn’t want to do what he’s done before, “I don’t think I’m coming home”.

    “And I said, I'll check in tomorrow if I don't wake up dead”
    This line would be about him promising that he and Fall Out Boy would get together one day, “checking in”, if his own project doesn’t go off, “if I don’t wake up dead”.

    “This is the road to ruin and we're starting at the end”
    And this line is about how Fall Out Boy have ruined themselves, and they’re “starting again” as they liked to emphasise with the new album’s release.

    “Say, yeah
    Let's be alone together
    We could stay young forever
    Scream it from the top of your lungs, lungs, lungs”
    Personally, I believe the chorus is quite ironic, being “alone together” is in itself fairly ironic, but it seems like Pete’s saying that they all feel alone doing their own projects, and that it would be better for them all if they were alone together, and staying young forever is probably about how they were young when they started doing Fall Out Boy, and by doing it again, they’re staying young.

    “Say, yeah
    Let's be alone together
    We can stay young forever
    We'll stay young, young, young, young, young”

    Uh, uh, uh, uh-oh
    Uh, uh, uh, uh-oh
    Uh, uh, uh, uh-oh
    Uh, uh, uh, uh-oh

    “Cut me off, I lost my track
    It's not my fault, I'm a maniac
    It's not funny anymore, no it's not”
    This is Pete confessing that he didn’t quite want to go on hiatus with his side projects, as he “lost his track”, but it’s not his fault he failed (that he’s a “maniac”) and the “it’s not funny” part seems like he’s saying that he doesn’t want to be reminded of this failure, so please don’t go on about it.


    “My heart is like a stallion, they love it more when it's broken”
    This line makes me want to cry, to be honest; this is Pete coming to the realisation that, even though his heart wants to just be free from Fall Out Boy “a stallion”, “they”, meaning his fans, only love him when he’s writing sad songs like he did with Fall Out Boy, which is the first connotation of “broken”, but at the same time when a stallion is “broken”, it’s under control, and perhaps he only feels in control when he’s with the band.

    “Do you wanna feel beautiful, do you wanna, yeah”
    This line kind of makes me think that Pete is asking the band if they want to be big again like they were, “feel beautiful”.

    “I'm outside the door, invite me in
    So we can go back and play pretend”
    Again, he’s talking to the band, and begging to be back in with them, and he just wants to “go back and play pretend”, perhaps pretending that he’s happy with the band, or pretending that they are still young and stupid.

    “I'm on deck, yeah I'm up next
    Tonight I'm high as a private jet”
    However, despite the sad notions in the song, this line makes me think that Pete’s basically saying that he knows that if he and Fall Out Boy come back, ie “on deck”, he’ll be “up next”, and this feeling twinned with being back making music with his best friends makes him “high as a private jet”

    And after that it’s the same thing through and through.

    A very powerful song in my opinion, and the jaunty nature of the music really accentuates the contrapuntal nature of the song in general.

    I really hope they continue making music, and while this album didn’t live up to a lot people’s expectations, I love it, and I hope they can fuse this sound with their older stuff.
    JScott95on June 04, 2013   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI teared up the first time I heard this song - weird, because I typically don't like their music. There's just so much pain in his voice when he sings it.

    I hear these lyrics as him asking someone to love him. He's admitting that he has problems ("It's not my fault, I'm a maniac" "troubled soul"), maybe those that he used to not acknowledge ("it's not funny anymore"). It seems that this may be someone he tried to be with before, but he messed it up because of his psychological troubles (I said, "I'll check in tomorrow if I don't wake up dead"). He's saying he acknowledges that it may turn out badly again ("road to ruin, we've started at the end" "you love my heart more when it's broken"), but he wants to be in it anyways.

    "Alone together" to me is him rebutting someone saying "I'd rather be alone". He just sounds so desperate when he says it. We'll stay young isn't age as much as it is staying naive, and not worrying about their future.

    Could be way off, but that's how I've heard it! He sounds so sad in this song...
    rebeccaston December 05, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWhen Pete introduces Alone Together at shows he says that it's a song about how pop punk will never leave you alone. You can always turn it on and it'll be there to help you.
    Idekwbuon February 03, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI believe this song is about Pete Wentz's painful divorce from Ashlee Simpson.

    The song begins by asking a person (perhaps Ashlee, another girl, or a friend of Pete's) if he can tag along as Pete is greatly troubled by the divorce ("troubled soul") and doesn't wish to go back to the heartbreak he is leaving ("I don't think I'm coming home"). Pete says he'll "check in tomorrow" if he isn't dead, alluding to drug use; the divorce has set him on a road to destruction ("this is the road to ruin").

    The chorus is a message to Ashlee. "Let's be alone together" means "let's both be lonely." Pete doesn't want to feel alone by himself and hopes Ashlee feels the same. Pete also expresses a desire to return to the way things were: "we can stay young forever" and not let time tear love apart.

    "You cut me off I lost my track, it's not my fault I'm a maniac" finds Pete blaming Ashlee for his current condition, telling her "it's not funny."

    "My heart is like a stallion, they love it more when it's broken" is a powerful simile depicting Wentz's emotional state. People love "broken" horses because they have been tamed.

    Pete finishes his message to Ashlee by telling her "I'm outside the door, invite me in so we can go back and play pretend" yearning for the relationship he once had. "Tonight I'm high as a private jet" refers to more drug use.

    "Alone Together" is a powerful, emotional song depicting some of the aftermath of Pete's devastating divorce.
    pjmoeon January 25, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's "Do you wanna feel beautiful, do you wanna" and "I'm outside the door, invite me in" and "they love it more when it's broke in" :) Minor fixes. From the lyrics on Fall Out Boy's posts. :)
    ningyotanon April 18, 2013   Link
  • 0
    Song ComparisonThis may just be me, but there's one lyric that stands out: "My heart is like a stallion they love it more when it's broken." This reminds me of one of their earlier songs, Disloyal Order of the Water Buffaloes, where there was the line "Nobody wants to hear you sing about tragedy." Before, it was like "Nobody wants to listen to my hard life" but by the time this album came out, the mindset changed to "People only listen because of my hard life."
    vintagetamaraon August 06, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, if people can't understand these metaphors, then they should take a course in addiction. Let's begin, shall we?

    First off disassociate the hook for the time being, and lets look at the first meaningful lyrics.
    "You cut me off, I lost my track, it's not my fault I'm a maniac."
    Now being cut off can mean a lot of things, so can lost my track, but together it refers to herion. When somebody ties you off, it's refered to as finding your track, so you can inject the drug. When someone is unable to find their track, they become unreasonable. The other lyric that supports this is
    "I'll check in tomorrow, if I don't wake up dead."
    This acknowledges the addiction, and refers to rehab. When someone is high from herion, they can pass out and die. Even the lines:
    "I'm outside the door, invite me in, so we can go back and play prentend. I'm on deck, yeah, I'm up next. Tonight I'm high as a private jet." pretty much sums up what is actually going on.
    Seriously, I can't believe nobody figured this out.
    Mysticravenon September 14, 2016   Link

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