Pete Wentz Lists 10 Underrated Lyricists for AOL Radio

Pete Wentz Lists 10 Underrated Lyricists for AOL Radio



Pete Wentz, lyricist and musician of the pop/punk rock band Fall Out Boy, joins us this week as AOL Radio’s guest blogger — sharing with us 10 underrated lyricists overlooked because of their loose association with the label “emo.” Check out his list below — which includes lyric highlights hand-picked by Wentz himself — and download Fall Out Boy’s Compilation album ‘Believers Never Die — Greatest Hits,’ available Nov. 17!

10) Brand New: ‘Jesus Christ’

Written by: Jesse Lacey
Lyric Highlight: “Jesus Christ, I’m alone again / So what did you do those three days you were dead? / Cuz this problem’s gonna last more / Than the weekend” (Read More)

9) Say Anything: ‘Mara and Me’

Written by: Max Bemis
Lyric Highlight: “There are babies with guns beheading / Their friends in shopping malls around the world / Yet somehow Kings of Leon /Still find the time to write songs about girls” (Read More)

8 ) Kevin Devine: ‘Keep Ringing Your Bell’

Lyric Highlight: “I won’t go back out til my memory starts / Erasing itself into something less brutal / Some beautiful bullshit I pretend to belong to” (Read More)

7) The Postal Service: ‘The District Sleeps Alone Tonight’

Written by: Ben Gibbard
Lyric Highlight: “…after the bars turn out their lights / And send the autos swerving into the loneliest evening / And I am finally seeing why I was the one worth leaving” (Read More)

6) The Academy Is…: ‘Down and Out’

Written by: William Beckett
Lyric Highlight: “Always up or down / Never down and out / You dream of demons while you sleep / They’ll make you stutter when you speak ” (Read More)

5) Butch Walker: ‘Going Back/Going Home’
Lyric Highlight: “I’m not happy with myself these days / I took the best parts of the script and I made them all cliche” (Read More)

4) Refused: ‘Summer Holidays vs. Punk Routine’

Written by: Dennis Lyxzén
Lyric Highlight: “Rather be forgotten, than remembered for giving in” (Read More)

3) Panic! at the Disco: ‘Lying Is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off’

Written by: Ryan Ross
Lyric Highlight: “Oh now I do recall / We were just getting to the part / Where the shock sets in / And the stomach acid finds a new way to make you sick” (Read More)

2) Manic Street Preachers: ‘Motorcycle Emptiness’

Written by: Richey Edwards
Lyric Highlight: “Life lies a slow suicide / Orthodox dreams and symbolic myths / From feudal serf to spender / This wonderful world of purchase power” (Read More)

1) Manchester Orchestra: ‘Shake It Out’

Written by: Andy Hull
Lyric Highlight: “I felt the world begin / To peel off all my skin / And I felt the weight within / Reveal the bigger mess that you can’t fix” (Read More)