Riff: Fall Out Boy – “Young Volcanoes”

Apr 6, 2013

When Rome’s in ruins/We are the lions/Free of the coliseums

from Young Volcanoes lyrics by Fall Out Boy

Don’t be fooled by the explosive title and boasts about ruling the world – this is Fall Out Boy at their most saccharine. Indeed it’s hard to see how this third taster from the band’s fifth LP fits in with its mission statement to save rock n’ roll considering it sounds like a Train cast-off; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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