Sometimes when I'm in heaven
I get forgetful of the Earth, woah
Until I hear you bickering like boys and birds
The heat is off, gate's open, the shade is down

I got a pocket full of deadliness
Opium den mother forget my head
At the dead-end called Unsteadiness
Boxed blondes have less fun

Boomerang my head
Back to the city I grew up in
Again and again
Forever a Lake Effect kid

Oh, I got the skyline in my veins
Forget your nighttime
Summer love on a gurney with a squeaky wheel
And joke us, choke us
'Til Lakeshore Drive comes back into focus
I just wanna come back to life
Spark my crazy head to keep you warm at night

I got a pocket full of deadliness
Opium den mother forget my head
At the dead-end called Unsteadiness
Boxed blondes have less fun, fun

Boomerang my head
Into the city I grew up in
Again and again
Forever a Lake Effect kid

Boomerang my head
To the city I grew up in (into the city I grew up in)
Again and again and again and again
Forever a Lake Effect kid

Boomerang my head
Into the city I grew up in
Again and again
Forever a Lake Effect kid

Boomerang my head
To the city I grew up in (into the city I grew up in)
Again and again and again and again
Forever a Lake Effect kid

Again and again and again and again and again


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    General Comment

    Boomerang? I'm almost sure it's 'perforate' which essentially means to pierce or put a hole through. Makes sense to me.

    Otherwise I love this song.

    onichrison August 29, 2008   Link
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    General Comment

    Nevermind. I didn't realize Pete put the lyrics up briefly in his blog. Win some you lose some I suppose. on topic: wtf is a lake effect kid.

    onichrison August 29, 2008   Link
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    General Comment

    i was wondering the same thing. but you know pete, he never really makes sense. haha amazing song though, i'm so fucking excited for folie a deux it scares me. (in a good way! lol)

    LyricsAreHerStoryon August 31, 2008   Link
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    General Comment

    this song is about being from chicago (i think). a lake effect is a meteorology term. "Back to the city i grew up in" & "the skyline in my veins" are references to chicago. the lake is lake michigan. bammmmn.

    pocketofdeadlinesson September 01, 2008   Link
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    General Comment

    Yep, pocketofdeadliness is right on the meaning lol. Love the name :-P This song grew on me. I really like it because you can sort of tell how they're remembering their youth. It's really reminiscent and different from a lot of their stuff. I like it. XD

    Maid Maria1on September 15, 2008   Link
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    General Comment

    Lake Effect- he's referring to fireworks off of Lake Michigan and the feelings associated with it.

    "Till Lake Shore Drive comes back into focus"

    OmgItsAlon October 09, 2008   Link
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    General Comment

    Um, I think it might be "I get the key to rule the world" but I'm not sure, I mean it is Fall Out Boy, Im amazed that the title is actually in the chrous of the song.

    Ath20wjon October 19, 2008   Link
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    General Comment

    I really wanted this song to be on Folie a Deux ):

    But yeah, it's definitely "Til lake shore drive comes back into focus" not "til life's on track comes back into focus".

    Also, I'm not sure it's "I get the key for loving her". I'm sure he says "kid" not "key", because I definitely hear the D, but I'm not sure. And I also thought it was "until I hit it big" not "until I eat big." :/

    zaktson December 28, 2008   Link
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    My Opinion

    Sometimes when I'm in heaven I get forgetful of the earth, woah Until I hear you big, real like boys and birds The heat is on Bakes up when the seat is down

    I've got a pocket full of deadliness Opium den mother, forget my head At the dead-end called unsteadiness Boxed blondes have less fun

    Boomerang my head Back to the city I grew up in Again and again and again Forever a lake effect kid

    I got the skyline in my veins Forget your night times Summer love on a gurney with a squeaky wheel And joke us, joke us 'Til "Lake Shore Drive" goes back into focus I just want to come back to life Spark until you hit or give your woman love

    I got a pocket full of deadliness Opium den mother, forget my head At the dead-end called unsteadiness Box blondes have less fun, fun

    Boomerang my head Back to the city I grew up in Again and again Forever a lake effect kid

    Boomerang my head Back to the city I grew up in Again and again and again Forever a lake effect kid

    Boomerang my head Back to the city I grew up in Again and again and again Forever a lake effect kid

    Boomerang my head Back to the city I grew up in Again and again and again Forever a lake effect kid

    apshamon January 08, 2009   Link

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