Centuries

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


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Our beloved September is coming to an end, and this is the last day for Male Special Part 1: Band of Brothers. For me personally, it was a great month. Many exciting things happened this September. And it has been a pleasure to write about those amazing bands of brothers. Thank you Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, B.A.P, Brotherhoods in Comedy Movies, EXO, Big Bang, for colouring my life with your performances. I know one month is not enough to talk about greatest bands of brothers, since there are a lot more in this world. But there were only 30 days in September, therefore I promise there will be another month to talk about bands of brothers again, perhaps around next year (hopefully I’m still given the chance). Anyway, in order to conclude this month’s post with a maximum spirit, here I present a big hit from American rock band, Fall Out Boy, titled “Centuries”. Since those amazing bands of brothers will be remembered for centuries, let’s celebrate it. And of course, see you in October with the second part of Male Special. Stay awesome, great people!

Some legends are told, some turn to dust or to gold, but you will remember me. Remember me for centuries. And just one mistake is all it will take. We’ll go down in history. Remember me for centuries.” –Fall Out Boy, Centuries

Released on September 9th 2014, “Centuries” was served as the lead single taken from Fall Out Boy’s sixth studio album, titled “American Beauty/American Psycho”. The alternative pop rock track was written by the band members, along with J.R. Rotem, Justin Tranter, Raja Kumari, and Michael Fonseca. It contains a sample of the song titled “Tom’s Diner”, performed by Suzanne Vega, in which was re-recorded by American singer, Lolo, for the track.

"Centuries" single cover - source: en.wikipedia.org

Fall Out Boy is a band with roller-coaster-like of history. They have their ups and downs, it is known. Lyrically, “Centuries” speaks about the fight to make a lasting artistic impression, which in the band’s case, their everlasting efforts to continue making music. It almost serves as a reminder for themselves to keep working towards legendary status. “Mummified my teenage dreams, no, it’s nothing wrong with me. The kids are all wrong, the story’s all off, heavy metal broke my heart. Come on, come on and let me in, the bruises on your thighs like my fingerprints. And this is supposed to match, the darkness that you felt, I never meant for you to fix yourself.” People say that legends aren’t born, they’re made instead. And what’s make a legend? It’s life with all of its broken dreams and false hopes that force people to reborn again and rise. “And I can’t stop ‘til the whole world knows my name, ‘cause I was only born inside my dreams. Until you die for me, as long as there’s a light, my shadow’s over you, ‘cause I, I am the opposite of amnesia, and you’re a cherry blossom, you’re about to bloom. You look so pretty, but you’re gone so soon.”
No one wants to be a cherry blossom, which beautifully blooms during a certain season but quickly fall off in another season. Changes terrify people, indeed. However, at some point, they who dare enough to change are actually legends in the making. They’re not a cherry blossom, they’re not a one-hit wonder, just because they’re being told that what they’re doing sucks, that they’re weird or whatever, that doesn’t mean that they’re not a leader that can create something new. As we all know, leaders attract a lot of arrows. “We’ve been here forever, and here’s the frozen proof. I could scream forever, we are the poisoned youth.” Anybody can become a legend. We are brought into the world once, but those are other people’s choices and dreams. Yet we are born again on our own. Our own passion and ambition will do us in, in the end. Sadly people tend to forget that for the most part, a lot of legendary tales start from humble beginnings. “Some legends are told, some turn to dust or to gold, but you will remember me. Remember me for centuries. And just one mistake is all it will take. We’ll go down in history. Remember me for centuries.”
A music video for “Centuries” was released on October 17th 2014. It features the band members in a gladiator-style battle, with a cameo from rapper Rick Ross and Canadian actor Jon Ambrose. “Centuries” received favorable reviews from music critics, as well as performed well on music charts and succeeded commercially. In May 2015, it was certified three-times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. So much for a grand comeback, guys! Rock n’ roll!

We’ve been here forever, and here’s the frozen proof. I could scream forever, we are the poisoned youth.” –Fall Out Boy, Centuries






“Some legends are told, some turn to dust or to gold
But you will remember me, remember me for centuries
And just one mistake is all it will take
We’ll go down in history, remember me for centuries
Hey ya, oh hey, hey ya, remember me for centuries

Mummified my teenage dreams, no, it’s nothing wrong with me
The kids are all wrong, the story’s all off, heavy metal broke my heart
Come on, come on and let me in, the bruises on your thighs like my fingerprints
And this is supposed to match, the darkness that you felt, I never meant for you to fix yourself

And I can’t stop ‘til the whole world knows my name, ‘cause I was only born inside my dreams
Until you die for me, as long as there’s a light, my shadow’s over you, ‘cause I
I am the opposite of amnesia, and you’re a cherry blossom, you’re about to bloom
You look so pretty, but you’re gone so soon

We’ve been here forever, and here’s the frozen proof
I could scream forever, we are the poisoned youth

We’ll go down in history, remember me for centuries”

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