"Novocaine" as written by Peter Wentz, Patrick Stump, Joseph Trohman and Andrew Hurley....
This is a black, black ski mask song
So put all of your anger on
In the truly gruesome do we trust
I will always land on you like a sucker punch

Singing I am your worst, I am your worst nightmare
I am your worst, I am your worst nightmare

If you knew, knew what the bluebirds sing at you
You would never sing along
Cast them out 'cause this is our culture
These new flocks are nothing but vultures

Because they took our love and they filled it up
Filled it up with novocaine and now I'm just numb
And now I'm just numb
Don't mind me, I'm just a son of a gun
So don't stop, don't stop 'till your heart goes numb
And now I'm just numb
I don't feel a thing for you

I'm just a problem that doesn't wanna be solved
So could you please hold your applause
Take this sideshow and all its freaks
And turn it into the silver screen dream

Singing I am your worst, I am your worst nightmare
I am your worst, I am your worst nightmare

If you knew, knew what the bluebirds sing at you,
You would never sing along
Cast them out 'cause this is our culture
These new flocks are nothing but vultures

Because they took our love and they filled it up
Filled it up with novocaine and now I'm just numb
And now I'm just numb
And don't mind me, I'm just a son of a gun
So don't stop, don't stop 'till your heart goes numb
And now I'm just numb
I don't feel a thing for you

I said one day the bell is gonna swallow me whole
And I feel like a photo that's been overexposed

Because they took our love and they filled it up
Filled it up with novocaine and now I'm just numb
And now I'm just numb
Don't mind me, I'm just a son of a gun
So don't stop, don't stop 'till your heart goes numb
And now I'm just numb
I don't feel a thing for you


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher

"Novocaine" as written by Joseph Trohman Andrew Hurley

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    My InterpretationThis is either my 2nd or 3rd favourite song on the album. I think the lyrics indicate a sickness and greed in the music / entertainment industry.

    Cast them out 'cause this is our culture
    These new flocks are nothing but vultures

    Because they took our love and they filled it up
    Filled it up with novocaine and now I'm just numb

    Take this sideshow and all its freaks
    And turn it into the silver screen dream

    I said one day the valley's gonna swallow me whole
    And I feel like a photo that's been overexposed

    Those lines all make it pretty clear to me.
    Emarthepaladinon February 09, 2015   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationLike what Emarthepaladin said, it's a cynical commentary on the world. Pete Wentz said somewhere that it's about all that's going on in the world (police brutality, media prevalence, paparazzi, and people not caring about real issues).

    "Because they took our love and they filled it up
    Filled it up with novocaine and now I'm just numb"

    Taking the "love" (the heart, the soul, the emotion that's in actions and what makes us good) and oppressing it/removing it to the point of being numb suggests that, once there's no more soul, nothing more than the actions themselves, we are numbed to things around us.
    iredpoeton October 22, 2015   Link

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