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Saturday, October 25, 2008

What A Catch, Donnie

Some of the people reading this may be aware of the fact that Fall Out Boy has a new album on the way. The album is titled Folie a Deux and is scheduled to be released worldwide December 15th and 16th of this year. Several singles have already been released from the album, and I have to say my favorite so far is titled What A Catch, Donnie.
This is a lovely ballad that transitions flawlessly between soft, insightful verses to a strong, powerful chorus. The gorgeous lyrics are presented beautifully by lead vocalist Patrick Stump in such a way that makes you feel so much. The entire track has such a lovely, sweet essence to it; but, at the same time, there's a sting of some underlying message behind the words. It's up to you, as the listener, to determine what isn't being said - but rather, delivered by the simplistic instrumentals and phenomenal vocals.
A creative touch was added to the song with the incorporation of a handful of cameo appearances which take the stage at the end of the track. Each guest vocalist sings a snippet of one of Fall Out Boy's other songs. These segments span the entire career of the band; from lyrics off of their debut album Evening Out With Your Girlfriend (2003) to one of their singles from the soon-to-be released Folie a Deux (2008), these "extra" vocals add a certain touch to the song, and are a special treat to those who have been fans of the band from the beginning.
All in all, this track is simply lovely. It looks like Fall Out Boy is back, and in a big way! Make sure to check out the band's other new singles, I Don't Care and Headfirst Slide Into Cooperstown On A Bad Bet, and don't forget to grab your copy of Folie a Deux on December 15th and 16th.
But for now, please enjoy listening to What A Catch, Donnie.

Fall Out Boy - What A Catch, Donnie Video



What A Catch, Donnie
Fall Out Boy

I've got troubled thoughts and the self-esteem to match
What a catch, what a catch

You'll never catch us, so just let me be
Said I'll be fine 'till the hospital, or American Embassy
Miss Flack said I still want you back
Yeah, Miss Flack said I still want you back

I've got troubled thoughts and the self-esteem to match
What a catch, what a catch
And all I can think of is the way I'm the one who charmed the one
Who gave up on you, who gave up on you

They say the captain goes down with the ship
So, when the world ends, will God go down with it?
Miss Flack said I still want you back
Yeah, Miss Flack said I still want you back

I've got troubled thoughts and the self-esteem to match
What a catch, what a catch
And all I can think of is the way I'm the one who charmed the one
Who gave up on you, who gave up on you

[Elvis Costello; "Headfirst Slide Into Cooperstown On A Bad Bet"]
I will never end up like him
Behind my back, I already am
Keep a calendar, this way you will always know ...

I've got troubled thoughts and the self-esteem to match
What a catch, what a catch
And all I can think of is the way I'm the one who charmed the one
Who gave up on you, who gave up on you

[Gabe Saporta; "Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy?"]
Where is your boy tonight? I hope he is a gentleman
Maybe he won't find out what I know ...
[Travis McCoy; "Sugar, We're Goin' Down"]
We're going down, down in an earlier round
And sugar, we're goin' down swinging ...
[Brendon Urie; "Dance, Dance"]
Dance, dance, we're falling apart to halftime
Dance, dance, and these are the lives you'd love to lead ...
[Doug Neumann; "This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race"]
This ain't a scene, it's a goddamn arms race
This ain't a scene, it's a goddamn arms race
[Alex DeLeon; "Thnks fr th Mmrs"]
One night, yeah and one more time
Thanks for the memories, even though they weren't so great ...
[William Beckett; "Growing Up"]
Growing up, growing up ...

I've got troubled thoughts and the self-esteem to match
What a catch, what a catch ...

*brackets indicate guest vocalists and the songs in which the lyrics they sing were originally recorded

3 comments:

•¦Amy¦• said...

that's nice.
it seems as if Patrick's voice has gotten deeper since the last album.

Savy said...

I agree. His voice is deeper, but I really like it and his vocals have definitely grown in other ways since Infinity On High.

I just love this song so much. I diidn't realize each snippet was sang by a different artist! Goes to show how much I know....

One of my fave songs, and I loved your review of it.

cowgirl4christ said...

Patrick has definitly grown as an artist over the course of the band's career. The whole band has really changed ... their sound may be different, but they've been amazing the entire time, just in different ways.
I can't wait for Folie a Deux <3