From Under the Cork Tree


  • Our Lawyer Made Us Change The Name Of This Song So We Wouldn't Get Sued

    Brothers and sisters put this record down
    Take my advice (‘cause we are bad news)
    We will leave you high and dry
    It’s not worth the hearing you’ll lose
    It’s just past 8 and I’m feeling young and reckless
    The ribbon on my wrist says, “Do not open before Christmas.”
    We’re only liars, but we’re the best (we’re the best)
    We’re only good for the latest trends
    We’re only good cause you can have almost famous friends
    Besides, we’ve got such good fashion sense
    Brothers and sisters, yeah, put these words down
    Into your notebook (spit lines like these)
    We’re friends when you’re on your knees
    Make them dance like we were shooting their feet
    It’s just past 8 and I’m feeling young and reckless
    The ribbon on my wrist says, “Do not open before Christmas.”
    We’re only liars, but we’re the best (we’re the best)
    We’re only good for the latest trends
    We’re only good cause you can have almost famous friends
    Besides, we’ve got such good fashion sense
    We’re only liars, but we’re the best
    We’re only good for the latest trends
    We’re only liars, but we’re the best
    We’re only good for the latest trends
    We’re only good cause you can have almost famous friends
    Besides, we’ve got such good fashion sense

3:08
  • Of All The Gin Joints In All The World

    You only hold me up like this
    Cause you don’t know who I really am
    Sometimes I just want to know what it’s like to be you
    We’re making out inside crashed cars
    We’re sleeping through all our memories
    I used to waste my time dreaming of being alive (now I only waste it dreaming of you)
    Turn off the lights and turn off the shyness
    Cause all of our moves make up for the silence
    And oh, the way your makeup stains my pillowcase
    Like I’ll never be the same
    You only hold me up like this
    Cause you don’t know who I really am
    I used to waste my time on
    Waste my time on
    Waste my time dreaming of being alive (now I only waste it dreaming of you)
    Turn off the lights and turn off the shyness
    Cause all of our moves make up for the silence
    And oh, the way your makeup stains my pillowcase
    Like I’ll never be the same
    I’ve got headaches and bad luck but they couldn’t touch you, no
    I’ve got headaches and bad luck but they couldn’t touch you, no
    I’m not trying
    You only hold me up like this
    Turn off the lights and turn off the shyness
    Cause all of our moves make up for the silence
    And oh, the way your makeup stains
    Like I’ll never be the same
    (oh, oh, oh, oh, oh)

3:11
  • Dance, Dance

    She says she’s no good with words but I’m worse
    Barely stuttered out
    A joke of a romantic stuck to my tongue
    And weighed down with words too overdramatic
    Tonight it’s “it cant get much worse”
    Vs. “no one should ever feel like..”
    I’m two quarters and a heart down
    And I don’t want to forget how your voice sounds
    These words are all I have so I write them
    I need them just to get by
    Dance, Dance
    We’re falling apart to half time
    Dance, Dance
    And these are the lives you love to lead
    Dance, this is the way they’d love
    If they knew how misery loved me
    You always fold just before you’re found out
    Drink up its last call
    Last resort
    But only the first mistake and I…
    I’m two quarters and a heart down
    And I don’t want to forget how your voice sounds
    These words are all I have so I write them
    I need them just to get by
    Why don’t you show me a little bit of spine
    You’ve been saving for his mattress, love
    Dance, Dance
    We’re falling apart to half time
    Dance, Dance
    And these are the lives you love to lead
    Dance, this is the way they’d love
    If they knew how misery loved me
    Why don’t you show me a little bit of spine
    You’ve been saving for his mattress (mattress, mattress)
    I only want sympathy in the form of you crawling into bed with me
    Dance, Dance
    We’re falling apart to half time
    Dance, Dance
    And these are the lives you love to lead
    Dance this is the way they’d love (way they’d love)
    Dance this is the way they’d love (way they’d love)
    Dance this is the way they’d love
    If they knew how misery loved me
    Dance, Dance

3:00
  • Sugar, We're Goin Down

    Am I more than you bargained for yet
    I’ve been dying to tell you anything you want to hear
    Cause that’s just who I am this week
    Lie in the grass, next to the mausoleum
    I’m just a notch in your bedpost
    But you’re just a line in a song
    (A notch in your bedpost, but you’re just a line in a song)
    Drop a heart, break a name
    We’re always sleeping in, and sleeping for the wrong team
    We’re going down, down in an earlier round
    And Sugar, we’re going down swinging
    I’ll be your number one with a bullet
    A loaded god complex, cock it and pull it
    We’re going down, down in an earlier round
    And Sugar, we’re going down swinging
    I’ll be your number one with a bullet
    A loaded god complex, cock it and pull it
    Is this more than you bargained for yet
    Oh don’t mind me I’m watching you two from the closet
    Wishing to be the friction in your jeans
    Isn’t it messed up how I’m just dying to be him
    I’m just a notch in your bedpost
    But you’re just a line in a song
    (Notch in your bedpost, but you’re just a line in a song)
    Drop a heart, break a name
    We’re always sleeping in, and sleeping for the wrong team
    We’re going down, down in an earlier round
    And Sugar, we’re going down swinging
    I’ll be your number one with a bullet
    A loaded god complex, cock it and pull it
    [x2]
    Down, down in an earlier round
    And Sugar, we’re going down swinging
    I’ll be your number one with a bullet
    A loaded god complex, cock it and pull it
    We’re going down, down in an earlier round
    And Sugar, we’re going down swinging
    I’ll be your number one with a bullet
    A loaded god complex, cock it and pull it
    We’re going down, down (down, down)
    Down, down (down, down)
    We’re going down, down (down, down)
    A loaded god complex, cock it and pull it
    We’re going down, down in an earlier round
    And Sugar, we’re going down swinging
    I’ll be your number one with a bullet
    A loaded god complex, cock it and pull it

3:49
  • Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner

    Drink down that Gin and Kerosene,
    And come spit on bridges with me,
    Just to keep us warm.
    Light a match to leave me be.
    Light a match to leave me be.
    I’ll keep my jealousy close,
    ‘Cause it’s all mine.
    And if you say this makes you happy,
    Then I’m not the only one lying.
    [Chorus: x2]
    Keep quiet,
    Nothing comes as easy as you.
    Can I lay in your bed all day?
    I’ll be your best kept secret
    And your biggest mistake.
    The hand behind this pen relives a failure every day.
    And I’ll keep my jealousy close,
    ‘Cause it’s all mine.
    And if you say this makes you happy,
    Then I’m not the only one lying.
    Drink down that Gin and Kerosene,
    And come spit on bridges with me,
    Just to keep us warm.
    Light a match to leave me be.
    Light a match to leave me be.
    [Chorus x2]
    So wear me like a locket around your throat.
    I’ll weigh you down.
    I’ll watch you choke.
    You look so good in blue.
    You look so good in blue.
    [x3]
    [Chorus: x3]
    [comes back in during chorus 2nd time:]
    (So wear me like a locket around your throat.
    I’ll weigh you down.
    I’ll watch you choke.
    You look so good in blue.
    You look so good in blue.)

3:20
  • I've Got A Dark Alley And A Bad Idea That Says You Should Shut Your Mouth (Summer Song)

    Joke me something awful just like kisses on the necks of “best friends”
    We’re the kids who feel like dead ends
    And I want to be known for my hits, not just my misses
    I took a shot and didn’t even come close
    At trust and love and hope
    And the poets are just kids who didn’t make it
    Who never had it at all
    And the record won’t stop skipping
    And the lies just won’t stop slipping
    And besides my reputation’s on the line
    We can fake it for the airwaves
    Force our smiles, baby, half dead
    From comparing myself to everyone else around me
    Please put the doctor on the phone because I’m not making any sense
    Blame everyone but me for this mess
    And my back has been breaking from this heavy heart
    We never seemed so far
    I’m hopelessly hopeful, that you’re just hopeless enough
    But we never had it at all
    And the record won’t stop skipping
    And the lies just won’t stop slipping
    And besides my reputation’s on the line
    We can fake it for the airwaves
    Force our smiles, baby, half dead
    From comparing myself to everyone else around me
    to everyone else around me
    everyone else around me
    everyone else around me

3:10
  • 7 Minutes In Heaven (Atavan Halen)

    I’m sleeping my way out of this one
    With anyone who will lie down
    I’ll be stuck fixated on one star
    When the world is crashing down
    I keep telling myself
    I keep telling myself
    I’m not the desperate type
    But you’ve got me looking in through blinds
    I keep telling myself
    I keep telling myself
    I’m not the desperate type
    I’m sitting out dances on the wall
    Trying to forget everything that isn’t you
    I’m not going home alone
    Cause I don’t do too well on my own
    I’m sitting out dances on the wall
    Trying to forget everything that isn’t you
    I’m not going home alone
    Cause I don’t do too well on my own
    The only thing worse than not knowing
    Is you thinking that I don’t know
    I’m having another episode
    I just need a stronger dose
    I keep telling myself
    I keep telling myself
    I’m not the desperate type
    But you’ve got me looking in through blinds
    I keep telling myself
    I keep telling myself
    I’m not the desperate type
    I’m sitting out dances on the wall
    Trying to forget everything that isn’t you
    I’m not going home alone
    Cause I don’t do too well on my own
    I’m sitting out dances on the wall
    Trying to forget everything that isn’t you
    I’m not going home alone
    Cause I don’t do too well on my own
    I keep telling myself
    I keep telling myself
    I’m not the desperate type
    But you’ve got me looking in through blinds
    I keep telling myself
    I keep telling myself
    I’m not the desperate type
    I’m sitting out dances on the wall
    Trying to forget everything that isn’t you
    I’m not going home alone
    Cause I don’t do too well on my own

3:02
  • Sophmore Slump Or Comeback Of The Year

    Are we growing up or just going down?
    It’s just a matter of time until we’re all found out
    Take our tears and put them on ice
    Cause I swear I’d burn this city down to show you the light
    We’re the therapists pumping through your speakers
    Delivering just what you need
    We’re well read and poised
    We’re the best boys
    We’re the chemists who’ve found the formula
    To make your heart swell and burst
    No matter what they say, don’t believe a word
    Cause I’ll keep singing this lie if you’ll keep believing it
    I’ll keep singing this lie
    I’ll keep singing this lie
    Are we growing up or just going down?
    It’s just a matter of time until we’re all found out
    Take our tears and put them on ice
    Cause I swear I’d burn this city down to show you the light
    We’re traveled like gypsies
    Only with worse luck and far less gold
    We’re the kids you used to love
    But then we grew old
    We’re the lifers here till the bitter end
    Condemned from the start
    Ashamed of the way
    The songs and the words own the beating of our hearts
    Cause I’ll keep singing this lie
    I’ll keep singing this lie
    Are we growing up or just going down?
    It’s just a matter of time until we’re all found out
    take our tears and put them on ice
    Cause I swear I’d burn this city down to show you the light
    There’s a drug in the thermostat to warm the room up
    And there’s another around to help us bend your trust
    I’ve got a sunset in my veins
    And I need to take a pill to make this town feel okay
    The best part of “Believe” is the “Lie”,
    I hope you sing along and you steal a line
    I need to keep you like this in my mind
    So give in or just give up [x2]
    Are we growing up or just going down?
    Are we growing up or just going down?
    It’s just a matter of time until we’re all found out
    Take our tears and put them on ice
    Cause I swear I’d burn this city down to show you the light

3:23
  • Champagne For My Real Friends, Real Pain For My Sham Friends

    You are a getaway car, a rush of blood to the head
    But me, I’m just the covers on top of your bed
    You steer away in a rear view mirror, you make my head swim
    I keep you warm and won’t ask you where you’ve been
    With your backless black dress soaked to the skin
    When it’s said and done they’re all scrambling
    And we’re friends, yeah we’re friends
    Just because we move units
    Strike us like matches, cause everyone deserves the flames
    We only do it for the scars and stories, not the fame
    At least everyone is trying, everyone is shining
    Everyone deserves the flames but it’s such a shame
    Such a shame
    The sounds of this small town make my ears hurt
    Oh yeah, you caught me. But I caught you one worse
    They say, “You want a war? You’ve got a war.”
    But who are you fighting for?
    The tides out, the ship’s run aground
    We drown traitors in shallow water
    With your backless black dress soaked to the skin
    When it’s said and done they’re all scrambling
    And we’re friends, yeah we’re friends
    Just because we move units
    Strike us like matches, cause everyone deserves the flames
    We only do it for the scars and stories, not the fame
    At least everyone is trying, everyone is shining
    Everyone deserves the flames but it’s such a shame
    Such a shame
    At least everyone is trying, everyone is shining
    Everyone deserves the flames but it’s such a shame
    Such a shame
    Strike us like matches, cause everyone deserves the flames
    We only do it for the scars and stories, not the fame
    At least everyone is trying, everyone is shining
    Everyone deserves the flames but it’s such a shame
    Such a shame

3:23
  • I Slept With Someone In Fall Out Boy And All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me

    I found the cure to growing older
    And you’re the only place that feels like home
    Just so you know, you’ll never know
    And some secrets weren’t meant to be told
    I found the cure to growing older
    I’m the first kid to write of hearts, lies, and friends
    And I am sorry my conscience called in sick again
    And I’ve got arrogance down to a science
    Oh, and I’m the first kid to write of hearts, lies, and friends
    [Chorus: x2]
    Douse yourself in cheap perfume it’s
    So fitting, so fitting of the way you are
    You can’t cover it up
    Can’t cover it up
    Find a safe place, brace yourself, bite your lip
    I’m sending your fingernails and empty bottles you’ve sipped
    Back to your family cause I know you will be missed
    So you can find a safe place, brace yourself
    They call kids like us vicious and carved out of stone
    But for what we’ve become, we just feel more alone
    Always weigh what I’ve lost against what I left
    Progress report: I am missing you to death
    [Chorus: x2]
    Douse yourself in cheap perfume it’s
    So fitting, so fitting of the way you are
    You can’t cover it up
    Can’t cover it up
    Someone old
    No one new
    Feeling borrowed
    Always blue
    Someone old
    No one new
    Feeling borrowed
    Always blue
    Someone old
    No one new
    Feeling borrowed
    Always blue
    Someone old
    No one new
    Always borrowed
    Always you
    I found a cure to growing older
    I found a cure to growing older
    [Chorus: x2]
    Douse yourself in cheap perfume it’s
    So fitting, so fitting of the way you are
    You can’t cover it up
    Can’t cover it up

3:31
  • A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More "Touch Me"

    I confess, I messed up
    Dropping “I’m sorry”’s like you’re still around
    And I know you dressed up
    “Hey kid you’ll never live this down”
    And you’re just the girl all the boys want to dance with
    And I’m just the boy who’s had too many chances
    I’m sleeping on your folk’s porch again, dreaming
    She said, she said, she said, “Why don’t you just drop dead?”
    I don’t blame you for being you
    But you can’t blame me for hating it
    So say what are you waiting for?
    Kiss her, kiss her
    I set my clocks early ‘cause I know I’m always late
    Write me off, give up on me
    ‘Cause darling, what did you expect?
    I’m just off a lost cause
    A long shot, don’t even take this bet
    You can make all the moves, you can aim all the spotlights
    Get all the sighs and the moans just right
    I’m sleeping on your folk’s porch again, dreaming
    She said, she said, she said, “Why don’t you just drop dead?”
    I don’t blame you for being you
    But you can’t blame me for hating it
    So say what are you waiting for?
    Kiss her, kiss her
    I set my clocks early 'cause I know I’m always late
    Always on
    You said you’d keep me honest
    (Always on)
    But I won’t call you on it
    I don’t blame you for being you
    But you can’t blame me for hating it
    So say what are you waiting for?
    Kiss her, kiss her
    I set my clocks early 'cause I know I’m always late
    I set my clocks early 'cause I know I’m always late

3:49
  • Get Busy Living Or Get Busy Dying (Do Your Part To Save The Scene And Stop Going To Shows)

    This has been said so many times that I’m not sure if it matters
    We never stood a chance
    And I’m not sure if it matters
    If you are the shores, I am the waves begging for big moons
    I’m mailing letters to addresses in a ghost town
    (your secret’s out)
    I know this hurts, it was meant to (it was meant to)
    Your secret’s out and the best part is it isn’t even a good one
    And it’s mind over (you don’t don’t) matter
    This has been said so many times that I’m not sure if it matters
    But it must be said again that all us boys are just screaming
    Into microphones for attention
    Because we’re just so bored
    We never knew that you would pick it apart, oh
    I’m falling apart to songs about hips and hearts
    (your secret’s out)
    I know this hurts, it was meant to (it was meant to)
    Your secret’s out and the best part is it isn’t even a good one
    And it’s mind over (you don’t don’t) matter
    I used to obsess over living,
    Now I only obsess over you
    Tell me you’d like boys like me better
    In the dark lying on top of you
    This has been said so many times that I’m not sure if it matters [x4]
    I know this hurts, it was meant to (it was meant to)
    Your secret’s out and the best part is it isn’t even a good one
    And it’s mind over (you don’t don’t don’t don’t) matter
    [Talking:]
    From day one I talked about getting out
    But not forgetting about
    How my worst fears are letting out
    He said why put a new address
    On the same old loneliness
    When breathing just passes the time
    Until we all just get old and die
    Now talking’s just a waste of breath
    And living’s just a waste of death
    And why put a new address
    On the same old loneliness
    And this is you and me
    And me and you
    Until we’ve got nothing left

3:27
  • XO

    I comb the crowd and pick you out
    My mouth moves too fast for you to figure it out
    It starts eyes closed to fingers crossed
    “To I swear, I say”
    “To I swear, I say”
    To hands between legs, to “whatever it takes”
    To drinks at the club to the bar
    To the keys to your car
    To hotel stairs to the emergency exit door
    To the “love”, I left my conscience pressed
    Between the pages of the Bible in the drawer
    “What did it ever do for me” I say (I say, I say, I say)
    It never calls me when I’m down
    Love never wanted me
    But I took it anyway
    Put your ear to the speaker
    And choose love or sympathy
    But never both
    Love never wanted me
    “I hoped you choked
    And crashed your car”
    Hey “tear catcher”, that’s all that you are
    And ever were
    From the start
    I swear, I say
    I swear, I say
    To hands between legs, to “whatever it takes”
    To drinks at the club to the bar
    To the keys to your car
    To hotel stairs to the emergency exit door
    To the “love”, I left my conscience pressed
    Between the pages of the Bible in the drawer
    “What did it ever do for me” I say
    It never calls me when I’m down
    Love never wanted me
    But I took it anyway
    Put your ear to the speaker
    And choose love or sympathy
    But never both, no
    To the “love” I left my conscience pressed
    Through the keyhole I watched you dress
    Kiss and tell
    (Loose lips sink ships)
    [x3]
    To the “love” I left my conscience pressed [x3]
    Between the pages of the Bible in the drawer
    “What did it ever do for me” I say

3:40

Music Videos

Sugar, We're Goin Down

Dance, Dance

A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More Touch Me


Singles

Sugar, We're Goin Down
Released on April 12, 2005
Dance, Dance
Released on October 17, 2005
A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More Touch Me
Released on June 20, 2006