Riff: Fall Out Boy – “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)”

Apr 15, 2013

A constellation of tears on your lashes/Burn everything you love, then burn the ashes

With a OneRepublic drumbeat, hair-metal shrieks and an overall compressed homogeneity of someone like The Script, Fall Out Boy avoid anything remotely rock ‘n’ roll like the plague in this lyrically-ambiguous play for your fist-pump; [LISTEN].

  • TheGirlWithoutWords

    Ok, I love Fall Out Boy. Everyone else can fuc*ing leave.

    • Karl

      Can’t argue with someone’s love. But I can argue that this is empirically a bust.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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