"Save Rock and Roll" as written by Peter Wentz, Patrick Stump, Joseph Trohman and Andrew Hurley....
Until your breathing stops, stops, stops
Until your breathing stops, stops, stops
Until your-your-your-your, forever, forever

I need more dreams
And less life
And I need that dark
In a little more light
I cried tears you’ll never see
So fuck you, you can go cry me an ocean
And leave me be

You are what you love
Not who loves you
In a world full of the word yes
I'm here to scream

No, No
Wherever I go, go
Trouble seems to follow
I only plugged in to save rock and roll, rock and roll

No, No
Wherever I go, go
Trouble seems to follow
I only plugged in to save rock and roll

Until your breathing stops, stops, stops
Until your breathing stops, stops, stops
Until your-your-your-your, forever, forever

Blood brothers in desperation
An oath of silence
For the voice of our generation

Whoa
How’d it get to be only me?
Like I’m the last damn kid still kicking
That still believes

I will defend the faith
Going down swinging
I will save the songs
That we can't stop singing

No, No
Wherever I go, go
Trouble seems to follow
I only plugged in to save rock and roll, rock and roll

No, No
Wherever I go, go
Trouble seems to follow
I only plugged in to save rock and roll

Oh no, we won't go
'Cause we don't know how to quit, no, no
Oh no, we won't go
'Cause we don't know how to quit, no, no

Oh no, we won't go
'Cause we don't know how to quit, no, no
Oh no, we won't go
'Cause we don't know how to quit, no, no

You are what you love
Not who loves you
In a world full of the word yes
I'm here to scream

No, No
Wherever I go, go
Trouble seems to follow
I only plugged in to save rock and roll, rock and roll

No, No
Wherever I go, go
Trouble seems to follow
I only plugged in to save rock and roll

Oh no, we won't go
'Cause we don't know how to quit, no, no
Oh no, we won't go
'Cause we don't know how to quit, no, no

Oh no, we won't go
'Cause we don't know how to quit, no, no
Oh no, we won't go
'Cause we don't know how to quit, no, no

Oh no, we won't go
'Cause we don't know how to quit, no, no
Oh no, we won't go
'Cause we don't know how to quit, no, no


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"Save Rock and Roll" as written by Joseph Trohman Andrew Hurley

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  • +6
    My InterpretationTHIS SONG MAKES ME HYPERVENTILATE
    Also it provided me with the BEST moment of my life; when, during their smaller tour (Mine was on May 31, 2013), they played this song and during the "Oh no/We won't go/We don't know when to quit no" verse, they all stood up (well they all were besides Andy but he stood up) and Andy raised his drumsticks and they were chanting "We don't know when to quit, no" and that's when my heart BURST
    Anyways to me this song is clearly about their hiatus and journey back.
    I mean, when they were creating this album, it was all very secretive and nobody knew. They didn't know if anyone would care about them anymore or like the material they were producing, but they pushed forth anyways. (THANK THE LORD) Like:
    "I cried tears you'll never see
    So fuck you
    You can go cry me an ocean and leave me be"
    That's them being like "will anyone care?" and then being like "this is for us."

    "You are what you love, not who loves you"
    Phenomenal lyric, let me just say. It makes me want to chew crushed up bricks until my heart stops hurting...if that makes sense?? Anywhooo, this is representative of being true to yourself. You're what you make yourself, not what others want you to be.

    "No no
    Wherever I go go
    Trouble seems to follow
    I only plugged in to save rock and roll"
    "Trouble" is the media/gossip, which they aren't aiming for. They don't want the fame, they want to produce music that they're proud of and that will inspire their fans (mission accomplished).

    "We don't know when to quit no"
    I think this is pretty self-explanatory.
    GrenadeJumperon December 06, 2013   Link
  • +5
    General CommentGuys, this song is for the fans that are saying that they're "selling out."

    "So fuck you, you can go cry me an ocean
    And leave me be"

    This is directly being sang for those fans. He's saying, "You think we're changing? You can cry all you want. This is how we are now. Accept it or leave us alone."

    "You are what you love
    Not who loves you"

    This means that they're doing what they want to do, and they're happy doing it. They don't care about what the fans are saying.

    "Wherever I go, go
    Trouble seems to follow"

    This is again referring to how the fans think they're selling out. How they're finally back, but people still aren't satisfied with them.

    "I only plugged in to save rock and roll, rock and roll"

    The title of the album is sarcastic. They know this isn't rock and roll. It's just implying that they've changed. So, this is sort if saying that they're going to stay like this - fat from rock and roll.

    That's just my interpretation though. I could be wrong, of course.
    LikeABoss12202on December 05, 2014   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI love it.

    It's about doing something right despite loneliness.
    argent88on June 22, 2013   Link
  • +2
    My Opinion"Blood brothers in desperation
    An oath of silence
    For the voice of our generation

    Whoa
    How’d it get to be only me?
    Like I’m the last damn kid still kicking
    That still believes"

    I think that this means like Rock and Roll as a genre isn't exactly as popular as it used to be and that Elton John is saying the big stars were the voice of their generation and Patrick Stump is saying its like he's like one of the few big Rock and Roll stars still around that believes in that genre
    epicfail318on April 07, 2014   Link
  • +2
    General CommentGuys, this song is for the fans that are saying that they're "selling out."

    "So fuck you, you can go cry me an ocean
    And leave me be"

    This is directly being sang for those fans. He's saying, "You think we're changing? You can cry all you want. This is how we are now. Accept it or leave us alone."

    "You are what you love
    Not who loves you"

    This means that they're doing what they want to do, and they're happy doing it. They don't care about what the fans are saying.

    "Wherever I go, go
    Trouble seems to follow"

    This is again referring to how the fans think they're selling out. How they're finally back, but people still aren't satisfied with them.

    "I only plugged in to save rock and roll, rock and roll"

    The title of the album is sarcastic. They know this isn't rock and roll. It's just implying that they've changed. So, this is sort of saying that they're going to stay like this - far from rock and roll.

    "Oh no, we won't go
    'Cause we don't know how to quit, no, no"

    Finally, this is saying that they are going to continue making music, because they "don't know how to quit." You can interpret that any way you want to.

    That's just my interpretation though. I could be wrong, of course.
    LikeABoss12202on December 05, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General Commentugh patrick's voice when he says "well fuck you, you can go cry me an ocean," and then that transition into, "and leave me be." is so beautiful, fuck.
    loversbecometrendson September 07, 2013   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningDuring their show last night in Paris they said that this song was about Paris, idk why but it may add a piece to understand this song. (Maybe because of the French society conformism we must stand to make our opinions stand.)
    AnaDeKon March 13, 2014   Link

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