"Rat a Tat" as written by Peter Wentz, Patrick Stump, Joseph Trohman, Andrew Hurley and Courtney Love....
It's Courtney, bitch.
(Rat a tat tat Rat a tat tat hey)
No thesis existed for burning cities down at such a rampant rate
No graphics and no fucking PowerPoint presentation
So they just DIY'd that shit and built their own bombs
She's his suicide blond, she's never in gold

Are you ready for another bad poem?
One more off key anthem
Let your teeth sink in
Remember me as I was not as I am
And I said "I'll check in tomorrow if I don't wake up dead,"
I kept wishing she had blonde ambition and she'd let it go to my head

Rat a tat tat
Rat a tat tat tat hey
If my love is a weapon
There's no second guessing when I say
Rat a tat tat
Rat a tat tat tat hey
If my heart is a grenade
You pull the pin and say

We're all fighting growing old
We're all fighting growing old
In the hopes
Of a few minutes more
To get on St. Peter's list
But you need to lower your standards
'Cause it's never
Getting any better than this

We are professional ashes of roses
This kerosene's live
You settled your score
This is where you come to beg, unborn and unshaven
Killing fields of fire to a congress of ravens
This is what we do, we nightmare you

I'm about to make the sweat roll backwards
And your heart beat in reverse
Our guts can't be reworked
As alone as a little white church in the middle of the desert
Getting burned
But I'll take your heart served up two ways
I sing a bitter song
I'm the lonelier version of you
I just don't know where I went wrong

Rat a tat tat
Rat a tat tat tat hey
If my love is a weapon
There's no second guessing when I say
Rat a tat tat
Rat a tat tat tat hey
If my heart is a grenade
You pull the pin and say

We're all fighting growing old
We're all fighting growing old
In the hopes
Of a few minutes more
To get on St. Peter's list
But you need to lower your standards
'Cause it's never
Getting any better than this

(Rat a tat tat Rat a tat tat tat hey)
It's never
Getting any better than this
(Rat a tat tat Rat a tat tat tat hey)
It's never
Getting any better than this
(Rat a tat tat Rat a tat tat tat hey)
It's never
Getting any better than this
(Rat a tat tat Rat a tat tat tat hey)
It's never
Getting any better than this

She's sick and she's wrong
She's young dirty blonde
And you sink inside her like a suicide bomb
He says "I've seen bigger"
She says "I've lit better"
And they throw the matches down into the glitter
Not a dry eye left in the house
Go boy, go boy, run for your life
Go boy, go boy, run for your life
Go boy, go boy, run for your life

We're all fighting growing old
We're all fighting growing old
In the hopes
Of a few minutes more
To get on St. Peter's list
But you need to lower your standards
'Cause it's never
Getting any better than this

(Rat a tat tat Rat a tat tat tat hey)
It's never
Getting any better than this
(Rat a tat tat Rat a tat tat tat hey)
It's never
Getting any better than this
(Rat a tat tat Rat a tat tat tat hey)
It's never
Getting any better than this
(Rat a tat tat Rat a tat tat tat hey)
It's never
Getting any better than this

Are you ready for another bad poem?


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"Rat a Tat" as written by Patrick Stump Peter Wentz

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    General CommentFuck, yes. You'd better do that damn thing, Courtney.
    Orange Morendoon April 08, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone know what Patrick sings, in the background, when Courtney starts at "not a dry eye left in the house"?
    tessa-marion September 23, 2013   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is at least partially about religion. "We're all fighting frowning old in the hopes of a few minutes more" means everyone is afraid of death. "So get, get on St. Peter's list" so joint a religion and get right with God "but you need to lower your standards, cause it's never getting any better than this" there is no paradise when we die, this is all we get, so stop wasting it looking forward to nothing. Lower your standards so you can enjoy the short life you have
    They also have the imagery of a little white church in the middle of the desert getting burned.
    I personally think Courtney's verses are about religion as well. The blonde in the song could be a metaphor for religion: she uses love as a weapon, gets in people's hearts, pulls the pin and starts things like war, terrorism and other acts of violence. Courtney's 1st and 3rd verses talk about the acts from an outside perspective: she's angry about it.
    Patrick's verses might be talking about the effects of religion on a personal level. At first he's talking about the deception too, calling it a bad poem or off key anthem. In his second verse he could either be talking about the way religion impacts people or the way religious people react to their religion being called out for its flaws. They don't want to hear it, "our guts can't be reworked".
    Firebreatheron May 07, 2015   Link

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