Song Lyric Sunday 10/16/16 – My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark

This week’s theme for Song Lyric Sunday is to post a song you didn’t think you’d like (for one prejudice or another) but wound up falling in love with. I thought of two songs I could use, but the other one I thought of is very, well, let’s just say every other word is the F-bomb and I’m trying to keep this somewhat family friendly.

Laugh if you must, but I am a big fan of the Pitch Perfect franchise. In some ways even this fits the theme because I didn’t think I’d like a “chick flick” but my baby sister convinced me to watch it and I immediately fell in love. I actually then went to see PP2 at the drive in theater via my own choice and I can’t wait for PP3 to come out next year. What a cappella has become over the years is just absolutely mind-blowing (and the story lines, also cheesy, are fun).

Anyway, so with that I’m picking a song I first heard in PP2 that I fell in love with when it was performed by the fictional German a cappella group Das Sound Machine. I loved the song but didn’t know what it was until I asked my baby sister who had to tell me (embarrassing, I know). This is never a song I would have listened to otherwise because I’m not a fan of the genre and I’m especially not a fan of the group. Alas, there’s something from every group one is bound to like I suppose.

Nonetheless, I present to you “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ‘Em Up)” by Fall Out Boy.

Oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa.
Oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa.

B-B-B-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 de-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

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

My songs know what you did in the dark
(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

Oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa.
Source: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/falloutboy/mysongsknowwhatyoudidinthedark.html

As a little bonus feature, here’s the performance that made me fall in love with the song. It’s a mashup of the aforementioned song and “All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled featuring T-Pain, Rick Ross, Ludacris and Snoop Dogg. Keep in mind this is all a cappella.

Anyway, there you have it. As always, this is a fun theme and I look forward to participating every week. Hope you all enjoyed.

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12 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday 10/16/16 – My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark

  1. Fall out Boy is hit and miss with me, but I have always loved this song and I also found out that I love the album it was on. I really enjoyed the a cappella version as well. It always amazes me that they can sound just like a full band. Great stuff. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. Love these movies too! I do like Fall Out Boy and love the energy of this song…gets me fired up. Great choice in any form it’s sung!

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