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Dead on Arrival
Single Info
From the Album Take This to Your Grave
Released April 4, 2003
Recorded 2003
Format 7" vinyl
Genre Pop Punk
Length 3:14
Label Fueled by Ramen
Producer Sean O'Keefe
Writer(s) Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump
Album Tracks
Previous
(1)
"Tell That Mick He Just Made My List of Things to Do Today"
This Track
(2)
Dead on Arrival
Next
(3)
Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy'
Singles Timeline
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Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy

"Dead on Arrival" is a song by the American rock band Fall Out Boy and the first single from their debut full-length album Take This to Your Grave (2003). It was released on blue 7" vinyl by Fueled by Ramen. The song is among the band's earliest compositions, dating to before drummer Andy Hurley joined the band. It was regularly played in concert up until 2013. It was also the first single Fall Out Boy has ever released.

"Dead on Arrival" was also included on a Kerrang! compilation CD. It is the first track on Fall Out Boy's first greatest hits album, Believers Never Die – Greatest Hits (2009). The song is playable in the game Rock Band.

Music Video Edit

The music video was made up from various clips of the band performing live and travelling around the U.S. to small venue shows. The band said that the video was supposed to show that they were homesick. The police in the video were The Arlington Heights Police Department and had the show shut down, but Fall Out Boy apologized to them, and thanked them for being in their video. One of the venues in the video is the Knights of Columbus Hall in Arlington Heights, Illinois, where the band regularly played to a small local audience in their early days.

Fall Out Boy- Dead On Arrival -OFFICIAL VIDEO-03:16

Fall Out Boy- Dead On Arrival -OFFICIAL VIDEO-

Music Video

Lyrics Edit

The band wrote three songs, including "Dead on Arrival", intended for release on a split album with 504 Plan, but the release fell through and the songs were included on Take This to Your Grave instead. While bassist Pete Wentz would become the band's primary lyricist, frontman Patrick Stump wrote the lyrics for "Dead on Arrival". Stump, who then viewed himself as an "artsy fartsy dude who didn't want to be in a pop-punk band," had composed much of the band's lyrics for the first songs of Take This to Your Grave, as he recalled in a ten year album anniversary interview for Take This to Your Grave with Alternative Press.

Hope this is the last time
'Cause I'd never say no to you
This conversation's been
Dead on arrival

And there's no way
To talk to you
This conversation's been
Dead on

A rivalry goes so deep
Between me
And this loss of sleep
Over you

This is side one
Flip me over
I know, I'm not your
Favorite record

But the songs you grow to like
Never stick at first
So, I'm writing you a chorus
And here is your verse

No, it's not the last time
'Cause I'd never say no to you
This conversation's still
Dead on arrival

And there's no way
To talk, to you
When you're
Dead on

A rivalry goes so deep
Between me
And this loss of sleep
Over you

This is side one
Flip me over
I know I'm not your
Favorite record

But the songs you grow to like
Never stick at first
So I'm writing you a chorus
And here is your

This is side one
Flip me over
I know I'm not your
Favorite record, oh no, so

This is side one
Flip me over

This is side one
Flip me over
I know I'm not you're
Favorite record

The songs you grow to like
Never stick at first
So I'm writing you a chorus
And here is your verse
Here is your

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