Sugar We're Going Down Lyrics - Fall Out Boy

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Am I more than you bargained for yet
I've been dying to tell you anything you want to hear
Cause that's just who I am this week
Lie in the grass, next to the mausoleum
I'm just a notch in your bedpost
But you're just a line in a song
(A notch in your bedpost, but you're just a line in a song)

Drop a heart, break a name
We're always sleeping in, and sleeping for the wrong team

We're going down, down in an earlier round
And Sugar, we're going down swinging
I'll be your number one with a bullet
A loaded God complex, cock it and pull it
[x2]

Is this more than you bargained for yet
Oh don't mind me I'm watching you two from the closet
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Wishing to be the friction in your jeans
Isn't it messed up how I'm just dying to be him
I'm just a notch in your bedpost
But you're just a line in a song
(Notch in your bedpost, but you're just a line in a song)

Drop a heart, break a name
We're always sleeping in, and sleeping for the wrong team

We're going down, down in an earlier round
And Sugar, we're going down swinging
I'll be your number one with a bullet
A loaded God complex, cock it and pull it
[x2]

Down, down in an earlier round
And Sugar, we're going down swinging
I'll be your number one with a bullet
A loaded God complex, cock it and pull it

We're going down, down in an earlier round (Take aim at myself)
And Sugar, we're going down swinging (Take back what you said)
I'll be your number one with a bullet (Take aim at myself)
A loaded God complex, cock it and pull it

We're going down, down (down, down)
Down, down (down, down)
We're going down, down (down, down)
A loaded God complex, cock it and pull it

We're going down, down in an earlier round (Take aim at myself)
And Sugar, we're going down swinging (Take back what you said)
I'll be your number one with a bullet (Take aim at myself)
A loaded God complex, cock it and pull it

[Note: 1. The correct lyrics really say "GOD complex". It was confirmed by the band members
2. CD cover says "wishing to be the friction in HIS jeans" when in the song it's
clearly said "wishing to be the friction in YOUR jeans"]







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Definitely SOMETHING to do with homosexuality, but... | Reviewer: FallOutGrrl4688 | 12/25/10

I don't think this song is about a homosexual relationship. I think it's about a girl who falls in love with the proverbial "gay best friend" and deals with it by either 1.) imagining the worst-case scenario of him experimenting with her and the friendship being ruined or 2.) sleeping around trying to find what she feels for him with someone else. The video supports this theory too (the boy's antlers and him cutting them off represent his sexuality and experimenting with a girl).

"Am I more than you bargained for yet?" refers to how she's afraid her new feelings will be too much for the friendship to bear, as though she's asking hesitantly if it's wrong. "I've been dying to tell you anything you want to hear" refers to how she tells him she only loves him as a friend because she doesn't want to scare him off. "'Cause that's just who I am this week" refers to how the deep friendship she always feels for him occasionally develops lust alongside it, which always goes away and comes back yet isn't constant (friendship one week, lust the next). "Lie in the grass, next to the mausoleum" - To "lie" with somebody is often used as a euphemism for sex, and a mausoleum is used for burial. That said, she is acknowledging that to make any more than a friendship of the situation could very well kill the friendship or come close to it; the "mausoleum" could also represent regret, bitterness, or guilt she would feel if anything came of her feelings and went wrong. "I'm just a notch in your bedpost, but you're just a line in a song" refers to what might happen outside their friendship if they did have an encounter - while she'd probably just be an experimental incident to him (a "notch in [his] bedpost"), he'd mean much more to her ("a line in [her] song"). "Drop a heart, break a name" represents her current lose-lose situation; her heart is being "dropped" knowing they can't be together, but at the same time, one of the reasons they're such good friends is that she trusts him in part because he's gay and if he wasn't, he'd be losing part of his identity that endeared him to her in the first place ("break[ing]" his "name"). "We're always sleeping in and sleeping for the wrong team" is an obvious allusion to his orientation (while not morally wrong, he is on "the wrong team" if she wants to be with him) and more significantly her misplaced feelings for him. "We're going down, down in an earlier round / And sugar, we're going down swinging" - She had no idea she'd fall in love with him, let alone this fast; to "go down swinging" means to keep fighting for a cause despite obvious futility (perhaps she continues to flirt and make her feelings known?). "I'll be your number one with a bullet" alludes to her extremely close friendship with him - he really is her "number one with a bullet," the best friend she always goes to for advice etc. - something she doesn't want to lose. "A loaded God complex, cock it and pull it" seems to symbolize she knows she is wrong in believing they could ever be together or that she could change him - she knows she isn't God - so she wants to be rid of the feelings ("cock it and pull it" as though shooting them down; this line could also mean the feelings are hurting her). "Is this more than you bargained for yet?" refers to the fact that, although he's okay with her flirting, she doesn't want to cross a line and tries to be cautious about it. "Oh, don't mind me, I'm watching you two from the closet, wishing to be the friction in your jeans" - This is a reference to the way she jokes around with the guy ("don't mind me" is meant to sound sarcastic and silly) about her feelings under the guise of only loving him as a friend. This could also be a metaphor for how wrong/dirty she thinks her feelings are (as if she's somehow betraying him by falling for him despite his orientation), because watching someone from a closet has a very creepy, stalkerlike aura about it. "Isn't it messed up, how I'm just dying to be him?" is a continuation of the sarcastic/joking motif -- as in, "Isn't it funny?" Finally, the echoing of "Take aim at myself, take back what you said" over the final choruses seems to symbolize her, and perhaps his, reconciliation with her feelings.



GOD Complex | Reviewer: Kati | 9/25/09

very obviously to those who were stating it's gun complex[FOB's too original to just say "gun complex"] it's not. it makes so much more sense when you put it all together
P.S. i was lucky enough to walk in to hot topic as soon as America's Suitehearts started playing ;D



This song is awsome! | Reviewer: Bryson | 8/18/09

this song is incredible.one of the best by FOB and did i mension i am a really huge fan of fall out boy!if you dont like fall out boy you have a problem with your head.i have every fall out boy song on my mp3 and this is my favourite. no one will forget fall out boy.SUGAR WERE GOIN DOWN!



I love this song :D | Reviewer: Kayleigh | 7/26/09

Haha i basically grew up with this song playing around me. Like on the radio I'd be rocking out in the backseat and my parents didn't even hear half the lyrics...which is lucky for me lol.
Is it true that Patrick wrote this, i had someone tell me that, and im like 'Wha-?'? Coz i expected it to be a Pete-thing...what with the whole jelousy-stalkerish verse :S



Somebody point out *where* the band said otherwise! | Reviewer: Eterna | 3/31/09

I have to agree it's "loaded GUN complex." Nowhere in the song is any other allusion made to megalomania; it doesn't make sense in the context of a song about jealousy. They've come up with another term here aside from 'god complex'--it's a 'loaded gun complex', the philosophy that when you have an opportunity you should just go for it regardless of consequences--as when holding a loaded gun, and you feel the temptation just to aim at whatever's bothering you and pull the trigger, or to shoot just for the heck of it. This reflects the sentiments of "that's just who I am THIS WEEK" and "going down (swinging) in an earlier round." It's a perfectly legitimate use; a god complex isn't the ONLY complex possible! 'God complex' doesn't make sense sandwiched between mention of "a bullet" and the clearly gun-related "cock it and pull it," while "loaded gun complex" fits perfectly into the extended metaphor.



IT IS LOADED GOD COMPLEX.... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/3/08

It is a play on words..
A person is who is said to have a "God complex", does not believe he is god, but acts so arrogantly that he might as well believe his is God or appointed to act by God.
Some believe that "God complexes" are particularly common in arrogant, highly educated, worldly, or powerful people.



lmao, u guys r stupid | Reviewer: name | 10/10/08

for all you ppl who think that FOB or green day is emo, you really don't know anything about music. the emo music scene didn't last very long, it was between the mid 80's to the mid 90's w/ bands like Rites of Spring, Fire Party, Sunny Day Real Estate, and Texas is the reason.



MR POTATOE HEAD IS WRONG | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/5/08

when the song says i'll be your number 1 with a bullet....they arent actually talking about a bullet....when songs go from the bottom of the charts to the top...the call it a bullet...and they are talking about like a bf...he will be her number one bf rly fast.



Loaded *God* complex makes more sense | Reviewer: James | 12/8/07

It's called poetry, people. Why would they say "loaded gun complex?"

Definition of complex in the lyrics.. "Psychology. a system of interrelated, emotion-charged ideas, feelings, memories, and impulses that is usually repressed and that gives rise to abnormal or pathological behavior."

If someone has a God complex, it generally means they suffer from Megalomania, or delusions of grandeur. What would a loaded *gun* complex mean? That makes less sense than *God* complex.

"Loaded God complex" sounds better, anyway.



u fucking retards!!!!! | Reviewer: ms.emo | 12/3/07

all you people who think its loaded gun complex r wrong, its loaded god complex!so it doesnt make sense,wut the fuck ever!FOB said it is loaded god complex.if u dont like it dont listen to the song. oh!green day and fall out boy ARE emo bands!FALL OUT BOY IS THE BEST BAND EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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