The album was Fall Out Boy’s breakthrough mainstream success. The title is taken from a line in the 1936 children’s book “The Story of Ferdinand" by Munro Leaf. In the story, a bull named Ferdinand would rather sniff flowers under a cork tree than participate in fights. Commenting on the record’s lyrical themes, Wentz said: "There is honesty in our music, and I think people appreciate it. We have never dumbed down to teenagers by writing songs about being in high school and having your locker jammed… We have always had the respect that they are going to figure out these songs for themselves and come up with their own interpretations.”
Emo Christmas;because regular Christmas songs just aren’t good enough
White Christmas - Panic! At The Disco ; Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays - Issues ; Yule Shoot Your Eye Out - Fall Out Boy ; Keep Me Warm - The Downtown Fiction ; Ho Ho Hopefully - The Maine ; You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch - Versa ; Wishlist - The Ready Set ; All I Want For Christmas Is You - My Chemical Romance ; Decemberism - Man Overboard ; Fool’s Holiday - All Time Low ; 30days - Never Shout Never; Wonderful Christmastime - The Ready Set ; Winter Passing - The Academy Is… ; Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town - A Rocket to the Moon ; Santa Baby - Versa ; Peppermint Winter - Owl City; Merry Christmas, Kiss My Ass - All Time Low
happiness in misery → a mix of inter-bandom songs with guest vocalists, covers and remixes. a mix for tight-knit friendships.
I. northern downpour - covered by william beckett, originally by panic! at the disco. II. america’s suitehearts - remixed by cobra starship, originally by fall out boy. III. 20 dollar nose bleed - fall out boy, featuring brendon urie of panic! at the disco. IV. kiss my sass - cobra starship, featuring travie mccoy of gym class heroes. V. chicago is so two years ago/the pros and cons of breathing - covered by ryan ross and brendon urie of panic! at the disco, originally by fall out boy. VI. clothes off - gym class heroes, featuring patrick stump of fall out boy. VII. stuck in love - william beckett, featuring ryan ross. VIII. i don’t care - remixed by cobra starship, originally by fall out boy. IX. c'mon - panic! at the disco, featuring fun. X. bring it (snakes on a plane) - cobra starship, featuring william beckett of the academy is…, travie mccoy of gym class heroes and maja ivarsson of the sounds. XI. under pressure - covered by my chemical romance and the used, originally by queen. XII. keep on keeping on - travie mccoy, featuring brendon urie of panic! at the disco. XIII. look alive, sunshine - my chemical romance, featuring steve, righ? of mindless self indulgence. XIV. what a catch, donnie - fall out boy, featuring gabe saporta of cobra starship, travie mccoy of gym class heroes, brendon urie of panic! at the disco, doug neumann, alexander deleon of the cab, william beckett of the academy is…