"The Take Over, the Breaks Over" as written by Peter Wentz, Patrick Stump, Joseph Trohman and Andrew Hurley....
Baby, seasons change but people don't
And I'll always be waiting in the back room
I'm boring but overcompensate with
Headlines and flash, flash, flash photography

But don't pretend you ever forgot about me
Don't pretend you ever forgot about me
Wouldn't you rather be a widow than a divorcee?
Style your wake for fashion magazines
Widow or a divorcee?
Don't pretend it, don't pretend

(We don't fight fair)
(We don't fight fair)

They say your head could be your prison
Then these are just conjugal visits
People will dissect us till this doesn't mean a thing anymore
Don't pretend you ever forgot about me
Don't pretend you ever forgot about me

Wouldn't you rather be a widow than a divorcee?
Style your wake for fashion magazines
Widow or a divorcee?
Don't pretend it, don't pretend

We do it in the dark
With smiles on our faces
We're dropped and well concealed
In secret places
We do it in the dark
With smiles on our faces
We're dropped and well concealed
In secret places
We don't fight fair
(We don't fight fair)
We don't fight fair
(We don't fight fair)
We don't fight fair

We do it in the dark
With smiles on our faces
We're dropped and well concealed
In secret places
We do it in the dark
With smiles on our faces
We're dropped and well concealed
In secret places
We don't fight fair
With smiles on our faces
We're dropped and well concealed
In secret places
We don't fight fair

Don't pretend you ever forgot about me
We don't fight fair
Don't pretend you ever forgot about me
We don't fight fair


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"The Take Over, the Breaks Over" as written by Joseph Mark Trohman Andrew John Hurley

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    Song MeaningI really think this song is talking to the fans, regarding the whole "you guys have changed" argument that goes down every CD. I think it's Pete saying, no we haven't changed, we're still the same dorky, loser dudes you love;
    "Baby, seasons change but people don't.
    And I'll always be waiting in the back room.
    I'm boring but overcompensate with
    Headlines and flash, flash, flash photography."

    And that even though the fans are always like, "Oh I hate them so much now, they've changed blahblahblah" he knows that they do still love them, or at least that they did, and they'll still think about them;
    "But don't pretend you ever forgot about me.
    Don't pretend you ever forgot about me."

    I think the chorus is saying, wouldn't you rather stick with us until we break up ["Wouldn't you rather be a widow", than someone who quick on the band half way through["than a divorce?"] And thee fashion magazine thing is about how fans read shit about them and believe it, and get all mad, and what not. and the don't pretend is just at the end is just like a 'think about it' type thing because it seems really stupid not to stick with a band just because they have one album you don't like, or blahblahblah.

    Haven't really worked out the "we do it in the dark" part. I don't know, maybe he's talking about connecting with the fans at concerts? I really don't know there.

    But, that's just me, I could be totally wrong. Pete is a brilliant mess, for real.
    ShEsALaDyon August 29, 2009   Link

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