Fall Out Boy - Folie à Deux
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Release date: 23 January 2009
Folie À Deux
The first song on the fifth Fall Out Boy album is called ‘Lullabye/Disloyal Order Of Water Buffalos’. Well, of course it is. And among the rock operatics and ‘Radio Ga Ga’-style chants of “Detox! /Just to retox!” sits one of Pete Wentz’s most self-aware lyrics: “Nobody wants to hear you sing about tragedy”. This has been the reason why, outside of their (gigantic) army of...
- Dec 4, 2008
Tracklisting click track to read more
- Disloyal Order Of Water Buffaloes
- I Don't Care
- She's My Winona
- America's Suitehearts
- Headfirst Slide Into Cooperstown On A Bad Bet
- The (Shipped) Gold Standard
- (Coffee's For Closers)
- What A Catch, Donnie
- Tiffany Blews
- 20 Dollar Nose Bleed
- West Coast Smoker
Daytime radio gold that'll require a leap of faith
- Apr 19, 2013
A Pete Wentz and co. gig that really is torture...London Dungeon (October 23)
- Nov 7, 2008
- Jul 18, 2008
Bassist says there's a lack of 'rock star heroes'
Band also reveal video for new song 'Young Volcanoes'
It's the latest track to be taken from band's new album 'Save Rock & Roll'
Fall Out Boy - Folie à Deux: Wikipedia Album Entry
Folie à Deux is the fifth studio album by American pop group Fall Out Boy. The album, which is the follow-up to their 2007 album Infinity on High, was released on December 13, 2008.
On August 25, 2008, Decaydance Records released a mixtape titled Welcome to the New Administration on Pete Wentz's viral campaign, Citizens For Our Betterment. The mixtape contained several snippets of new Fall Out Boy tracks, however none of the tracks were confirmed for Folie à Deux. The mixtape included the tracks "ALPHAdog and OMEGAlomaniac", "Lake Effect Kid", "Catch Me if You Can/Proclamation of Emaciation" (featuring Travis McCoy from Gym Class Heroes), and "America's Sweethearts". Pete Wentz was also quoted on his blog stating that "all songs that aren't snippets, most likely won't be on the next album including 'Catch Me if You Can/Proclamation of Emaciation'." However, "Catch Me if You Can" was featured on Gym Class Heroes' The Quilt. Wentz stated that Fall Out Boy fell in love with the track, so they remixed it, and re-wrote the chorus.
On September 13, 2008, on the band's website, the album cover artwork was revealed, with Luke Chueh credited as the designer. Chueh claimed the band was great to work with and gave him full creative control. "Folie à Deux" is a French term which translates to "a madness shared by two", referring to the psychotic disorder.
Though the album was originally set for a November 4, 2008 release, Fall Out Boy later announced on October 13, 2008, that the early November was in doubt, citing concerns over the planned election day tie-in, stating:
Six months ago we thought it would be a fun idea to release our album on election day but this is not the election to be cute. We felt as though rather than making a commentary we were only riding the wave of the election. This seemed less and less like what we intended to do and more of a gimmick. It is now in the hands of our label to give us a new release date. It is our intent to get our record out this year and as soon as possible -- as we made sure to have it done in time for its original release.
The band's initial statement was later corrected, stating that album's new release date is scheduled for December 16, 2008.
On the Friends or Enemies website, Fall Out Boy posted a list of the songs which would appear on the album. The "Friends or Enemies" post conflicts earlier reports by MTV News which included songs tentatively titled "Never Believe" and "Does Your Husband Know?".
Collaborations include tracks with Lil Wayne, Pharrell, Panic at the Disco, and Debbie Harry from Blondie. Fall Out Boy has also announced that Elvis Costello has recorded with acts from Decaydance.
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Say my name and his in the same breath
I dare you to say they taste the same
Let the leaves fall off in the summer
And let December glow feel flames
I got troubled thoughts
And the self-esteem to match
What a catch
What a catch, whoa whoa whoa
I'm coming apart at the seams
Pitching myself for leads in people's dreams
Now buzz, buzz, buzz
Doc, there's a hole where something was
I'm not a crybaby, I'm the crybaby
A caterpillar that got stuck
Mr. Moth come quick with any luck
A long walk to a dark house
Have you ever wanted to disappear
And join a monastery?
Go out and preach young addicts straight
Where will I be when I wake up next to a stranger
I'm a young one stuck in the box
Of an old one's head
When all the others were just stirring awake
I'm trying to trick myself to fall asleep again
Mr. Sandman showing his beam
When he walks into the room the walls lean in to listen
Surf out, blank waves, click back and forth
Like old headlights, sniffing bottled glue again
You could knocked me out with a feather
I know you heard this all before, but we're just hells dreamers
Why won't the world revolve around me?
Build my dreams, trees grow all over the streets
Wishes bounce me weightless
The infrared scope on pointlessness
The bulls are sedated and this fight's fixed
Don't feel bad for the suicidal cats
Life's just a pay stub on debt, only less diligent
And when the two collide, it's no coincidence
The lights are on and everybody's home
I'm a stitch away
From making it
And a scar away
From falling apart, apart
If home is where the heart is, then we're all just fucked
I can't remember, I can't remember
And I want it so bad, I'd shoot the sunshine into my veins
I can't remember the good old days
I can't explain a thing
I want everything to change and stay the same
Outside doesn't care about anyone and anything
Now come together, come apart