How cruel is the golden rule
When the lives we lived are only golden plated
And I knew that the lights of the city were too heavy for me
Though I carried karats for everyone to see
And I saw God cry in the reflection of my enemies
And all the lovers with no time for me
And all of the mothers raise their babies
To stay away from me
Tongues on the sockets of electric dreams
When the sewage of youth drowned the spark of my teens
—  Fall Out Boy - “Golden”

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 hands
To drinks at the club to the bar
To the keys to your car
To hotel stares/stairs to the emergency room 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 awe or sympathy
But never both

Last time “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

To the “love” I left my conscience pressed
Through the keyhole I watched you dress
Kiss and tell
(Loose lips sink ships)

—  “XO” - Fall Out Boy
It’s all a game of this or that, now verses then
Better off against worse for wear
You’re someone who knows someone who knows someone I once knew
I just want to be a part of this
The road outside my house is paved with good intentions
Hired a construction crew, ‘cause it’s hell on the engine
You are the dreamer and we are the dream
I could write it better than you ever felt it
So hum hallelujah
Just off the key of reason
I thought I loved you
It was just how you looked in the light
A teenage vow in a parking lot “til tonight do us part”
I sing the blues and swallow them too
My words are my faith to hell with our good name
A remix of your guts - your insides X-rayed
One day we’ll get nostalgic for disaster
We’re a bull your ears are just a china shop
I love you in the same way
There’s a chapel in a hospital
One foot in your bedroom
And one foot out the door
Sometimes we take chances
Sometimes we take pills
—  Fall Out Boy - “Hum Hallelujah”
I’m the first kid to write of hearts, lies, and friends. And I am sorry my conscience called in sick again.
—  “I Slept With Someone in Fall Out Boy and All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me” - Fall Out Boy
There’s a drug in the thermostat to warm the room up and another round 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.
—  “Sophomore Slump or Comeback of the Year” - Fall Out Boy