Light Them Up

Monday, August 24, 2015



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People grow up and at some point they cross path with some other people who bring out the different side of them. Some of them are good ones, but there are also bad ones. When we’re teenagers for example, all of us must have met some people whom we dislike, or even hate, so much to the bone. Whether those people have annoyed us in some way, hurt us in a very horrible way, or perhaps, even just their appearances were bothering us somehow. Well everyone has their evil side inside them. And at that time, we might have wished the worst thing for life. We might have wished them death. We might have wished them to just feel how it is to be on our feet and experience the same pain they gave towards us. We might forgive, but definitely not forget. But then we’re becoming an adult. Time has passed, we meet those people again, knowing that they’re doing just fine. And then we realize, letting out our anger is not working for anyone else but ourselves, in order to settle with our inner peace, light a fire in the darkness of our hearts. Therefore we’re able to move on. Therefore we’re growing strong.

I’m in the details with the devil, so now the world can never get me on my level. I just gotta get you off the cage, I’m a young lover’s rage, gonna need a spark to ignite.” –Fall Out Boy, My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)

A song titled “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” is today’s song for Growing Strong. The electronic pop-punk-rock track is performed by American rock band Fall Out Boy. It was released on February 4th 2013 as the lead single for their fifth studio album, “Save Rock and Roll”. The song was served as the band’s first single following their three years of hiatus, as well as marking the band’s return to music. It was written by Fall Out Boy themselves; Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman, and Andy Hurley, along with Butch Walker and John Hill. Commercially, the single debuted on charts worlwide with success, and was certified three-times Platinum.


"My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)" single cover - source: en.wikipedia.org

Everyone has a little dark in them. Perhaps in a form of rage, or resentment. It’s not a good thing to hold back, and sometimes we just have to burn it all, in order to raise up, growing strong. The lyrics of “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” speak about someone who start with a clean slate, by burning all of the darkness inside them, being born and raising again from the ashes like a phoenix. “Be careful making wishes in the dark, can’t be sure when they’ve hit their mark. And besides in the mean time, I’m just dreaming of tearing you apart. I’m in the details with the devil, so now the world can never get me on my level. I just gotta get you off the cage. I’m a young lover’s rage, gonna need a spark to ignite.” Some people are possessed by the devil, some others are the devil itself, and some are just victims. Being hurt doesn’t give us the right to hurt someone else. In some way, at some point, people are meant to be hurt, to feel in pain, rage, disappoinment, anger, resentment, hate, and let them all out, spell a curse. That way they’ll learn and understand how to deal with themselves. That way they’re growing strong.
Everyone has a dark side of them. And it’s all in their hands whether to be consumed by it or not. Everybody has a choice. And if we’re not careful with it, we might be turning into the devil itself. Everyone has been hurt, yet it’s not a reason to hurt someone else in return. Because the best revenge is to walk on and show them that it’s not a big deal what they’ve done to us. The universe always has its way to balance itself. “All the writers keep writing what they write, somewhere another pretty vein just dies. I’ve got the scars from tomorrow, and I wish you could see that you’re the antidote to everything except for me. A constellation of tears on your lashes, burn everything you love, then burn the ashes. In the end everything collides, my childhood spat back out the monster that you see.” It’s never too late to start a fresh. It’s okay remember what we’ve been through. But don’t let it affect too much in what you’ll become. Anger, disappoinment, pain, resentment, hate, burn it all, light up the darkness; it’s all for growing strong. “My songs know what you did in the dark. So light ‘em up, I’m on fire in the dark.”

Fall Out Boy in "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)" music video

A music video for “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” is the first of “The Young Blood Chronicles”, an ongoing series with the band filming a video for every song on “Save Rock and Roll”. The song was a comeback success for Fall Out Boy, reaching over 5 million digital downloads by August 2015, being the band’s first song to do so. A remix version, featuring rapper 2 Chainz, with hip-hop sound was released on April 3rd 2013. The a cappella rendition of the song was performed in the musical comedy film “Pitch Perfect 2”, covered by the fictional a cappella group, Das Sound Machine, for their World Championship final performance.

All the writers keep writing what they write, somewhere another pretty vein just dies. I’ve got the scars from tomorrow, and I wish you could see that you’re the antidote to everything except for me.” –Fall Out Boy, My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)






“Oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa

Be careful making wishes in the dark, dark, can’t be sure when they’ve hit their mark
And besides in the mean, mean time, I’m just dreaming of tearing you apart
I’m in the details with the devil, so now the world can never get me on my level
I just gotta get you off the cage, I’m a young lover’s rage, gonna need a spark to ignite

My songs know what you did in the dark
So light ‘em up, up, up, light ‘em up, up, up, light ‘em up, up, up, I’m on fire
So light ‘em up, up, up, light ‘em up, up, up, light ‘em up, up, up, I’m on fire
Oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, in the dark, dark
Oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, in the dark, dark

All the writers keep writing what they write, somewhere another pretty vein just dies
I’ve got the scars from tomorrow and I wish you could see that you’re the antidote to everything except for me, me
A constellation of tears on your lashes, burn everything you love, then burn the ashes
In the end everything collides, my childhood spat back out the monster that you see

Oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa”

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