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Fall Out Boy – This Ain't A Scene It's An Arms Race lyrics

I am an arms dealer.
Fitting you with weapons in the form of words
And don't really care, which side wins
As long as the room keeps singing
That's just the business I'm in

This ain't a scene, it's a god damn arms race
This ain't a scene, it's a god damn arms race
This ain't a scene, it's a god damn arms race
I'm not a shoulder to cry on, but I digress

I'm a leading man
And the lies I weave are, are oh so intricate, oh so intricate
I'm a leading man
And the lies I weave are, are oh so intricate, oh so intricate

I wrote the gospel of giving up
(You look pretty sinking)
But the real bombshells have already sunk
(Pre-Madonnas of the gutter)
At night we're painting your trash gold while you sleep
Crashing not like hips or hearts
No, more like p-p-p-parties

This ain't a scene, it's a god damn arms race
This ain't a scene, it's a god damn arms race
This ain't a scene, it's a god damn arms race
Bandwagon's full. Please, catch another

I'm a leading man
And the lies I weave are, are oh so intricate, oh so intricate
I'm a leading man
And the lies I weave are, are oh so intricate, oh so intricate

All the boys who the dance floor didn't love
And all the girls whose lips couldn't move fast enough
Sing until your lungs give out

This ain't a scene, it's a god damn arms race
This ain't a scene, it's a god damn arms race
(Now you)
This ain't a scene, it's a god damn arms race
(Wear out the groove)
This ain't a scene, it's a god damn arms race
(Sing out loud)
This ain't a scene, it's a god damn arms race
(Oh, oh)
This ain't a scene, it's a god damn arms race

I'm a leading man
And the lies I weave are, are oh so intricate, oh so intricate
I'm a leading man
And the lies I weave are, are oh so intricate, oh so intricate



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    sunnie31
    Well Emmy44 lyrics do have to make sense. Otherwise why bother having talented songwriters, anyone could do it. These lyrics do make sense to me, I see them as being about the band rebelling against the idea that they have to be responsible for what they write and send a good social message. Basically they're just saying they want to sing what they want because their words are their weapons, they just don't care how they are used.
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    The term arms race, in its original usage, is a competition between two or more parties for the best armed forces. Each party competes to produce larger numbers of weapons, greater armies, or superior military technology in a technological escalation. Nowadays the term is commonly used to describe any competition where there is no absolute goal, only the relative goal of staying ahead of the other competitors, essentially the goal of proving to be "better".
    He is saying that he is using his words at weapons to weave his intricate/smartly thought out song lyrics to make is songs better or good enough to keep everyone dancing and singing even if your are not good at singing and dancing. It doesn't matter because in the war of music between all the artist in the world the main goal is to put out the most best music avaliable to anyone and everyone!
    This song isn't a scene (aka causing drama) its a goal to have an awsome beat that makes you wanna shake it!
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    ApatheticOtaku
    Um. I think this is about a scam, or scammer. When I listen to it, I can't help seeing some rich guy all dressed up sitting in the corner of some club somewhere as everyone fights or dances around him, being all smug, with a briefcase and people coming up to him all shifty-eyed saying "You got the goods?"
    All in all, another awesome song by Fall Out Boy! : D
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