I started listening to Fall Out Boy after Montana Martin Iles mangled “Thnks fr th Mmrs” on Canadian Idol the week before last (“tanks for de memories, even too day worst so grey”). They’re actually a pretty good band, though the lead singer has an odd way of forming words when he sings. Not at all how he sounds when he speaks.
Anyway, I went on Youtube, looking for videos and found a video called “Fall Out Boy Misheard lyrics” in which someone created a little slideshow to go with some misheard “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race” lyrics. It’s absolutely hilarious. I can’t listen to the song the same way now.
Misheard: This ain’t a city, it’s a golf dare ass face
Actual: This ain’t a scene, it’s a god damn arms race
Misheard: I’m not a shovel Don Juan I dye grass
Actual: I’m not a shoulder to cry on but I digress
Misheard: I’m a little man, and I’m also evil, also into cats, also into cats.
Actual: I’m a leading man, and the lies I weave are oh so intricate, oh so intricate
Watch the video and tell me it doesn’t really sound like Patrick Stump is really singing those misheard lyrics. 😉
There is also a more recent “interpretation” of the song: “I’m a bleeding man, and I’m also Emo, oh so into cats”. Production-wise, it’s a better created video but not quite as funny, somehow. Close, though, and still pretty good.