Review and Analysis: “Immortals” by Fall Out Boy

So as most of y’all know, Big Hero 6 is coming out this Friday. So much hype is surrounding this movie, and I’m so gonna go watch this movie, and likely with the homies Alan and Martini.

Specifically for this movie, Fall Out Boy released a song called “Immortals.” Last week I decided to analyze a book, and this week I’d like to do a song.

Let’s first go over the beat and instrumental of the song. People are mainly complaining about how it doesn’t include enough real instruments and starts off with too much electronic sounds and editing. However, I enjoy the sounds; the electronic intro really pulls me into the song. People should consider the fact that it was released for an animated movie about teenagers saving the world using cool tech. Future tech = electronic sounds, which makes sense. In the second verse, the phrase “to your future” has a nice flare on the word “future.” I mean, it sounds pretty cool, but it’s not a Fall Out Boy thing. That’s the main problem people have with the song though. It’s too electronic. Yes, I guess I like it, but I guess I might have that problem too.

Even though I like the song, it’s not something that stands out because it’s too generic like many other pop songs of today.

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Now on to analyzing the lyrics. The first verse starts out by saying that people can say that we have to be this, but it’s not necessarily. Even though the actions I do aren’t the most ideal, I am able to do it so that it can be the best. I’ll always be watching your actions and pull you back if you are drifting off the right path. I am just sand at the bottom half of the hourglass means that I am just the time that’s been passing by and it doesn’t last forever for me. But if you’re with me, we can be strong for our eternity. The song goes on to say that we could be immortals, but not for long. Avoid everything for a while, but the time we share together is our eternity. The second verse starts off by telling us that having faith only results in “faith” itself continuing to make us depend on it. I decide to get away from it, and in doing that, I am able to succeed because I don’t let my past hurt me, but I let it go and carry on.

The little number of lyrics we get are solid in meaning, but I dislike how little it is. It gets too repetitive, which makes the song get old really quickly.

In conclusion, this song seems to be a big step down for Fall Out Boy. Their single before this, “Centuries” set the bar really high. But it’s for a Disney movie! And the kids will of course love this song. And yes, I think the song is very catchy, but it’s not something that I would remember deeply.

UPDATE: I just watched Big Hero 6, and it was a pretty good movie. Nothing unexpected. I might do a review on it soon.

~Dennis

They say we are what we are,
But we don’t have to be,
I’m bad behavior but I do it in the best way,
I’ll be the watcher (watcher),
Of the eternal flame,
I’ll be the guard dog,
of all your fever dreams,

Oooooooh
I am the sand in the bottom half,
Of the hourglass (glass, glass)
Oooooooh,
I try to picture me without you but I can’t,

‘Cause we could be Immortals, Immortals,
Just not for long, for long,
And live with me forever now,
Pull the blackout curtains down,
Just not for long, for long,
Because we could be Immooooooo- Immortals,
Immooooooo- Immortals,
Immooooooo- Immortals,
Immooooooo- Immortals,

Sometimes the only pay off,
For having any faith,
Is when it’s tested again and again,
Everyday,
I’m still comparing your past,
To my future,
It might be your wound, but they’re my sutures,

Oooooooh
I am the sand in the bottom half,
Of the hourglass (glass, glass)
Oooooooh,
I try to picture me without you but I can’t,

‘Cause we could be Immortals, Immortals,
Just not for long, for long,
And live with me forever now,
Pull the blackout curtains down,
Just not for long, for long,
Because we could be Immooooooo- Immortals,
Immooooooo- Immortals,

Immortals,
And live with me forever now,
Pull the blackout curtains down,

Because we could be Immortals, Immortals,
Just not for long, for long,
We could be Immooooooo- Immortals,
Immooooooo- Immortals,
Immooooooo- Immortals,
Immooooooo- Immortals.

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