Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy has been having a Cloverfield fangasm, along with some delusions of grandeur. He somehow became convinced that writer Drew Goddard based the entire movie on the band's Infinity on High album. In fact, his story got so extreme that he started saying the movie would sync up with the album, just like The Wizard of Oz and Dark Side of the Moon. However, Drew recently cleared things up.
He crushed the dreams of the Island Def Jam Music Group's marketing department by saying, "Uh, no. I just listened to it while I wrote the thing." Still, maybe the songs worked their way into his subconscious. Here's a list of top five things Fall Out Boy may have given to Cloverfield, and as you'd expect it's chock full of emo spoilers.
- "The Take Over, The Breaks Over":
Baby, seasons change but people don't. And I'll always be waiting in the back room. I'm boring but overcompensate with Headlines and flash, flash, flash photography.
- Clearly this is all about the monster, who has apparently been around for years, waiting underwater in a deep slumber. When he arises, it's all flash, flash, flash... and shakycam photography.
- "Hum Hallelujah":
We mix up your guts Your insides x-rayed And one day we'll get nostalgic for disaster
- J.J. Abrams and crew were nostalgic for a disaster when this thing was born from Godzilla toys. Plus, the monster clearly does some gut-mixing, and Marlena really could have done with an x-ray.
- "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs"
Thanks for the memories Even though they weren't so great He tastes like you only sweeter
- Hey, even a monster can wax poetic about the folks he's eating. Plus the only real memories he's going to have from this whole ordeal are a rude awakening, lots of people screaming, and bombs bursting on his back. Not so great.
- "The Carpal Tunnel Of Love":
Stomp out this disaster town You'll put your eyes to the sun and say, "I know you're only blinding to keep back What the clouds are hiding."
- Come on, anyone knows this is clearly a reference to the Tagruato Corporation's lost satellite that falls into the ocean near Coney Island in the film's final scene. Duh.
- "Bang The Doldrums":
Best friends Ex-friends till the end Better off as lovers And not other way around Racing through the city
- OMG! It's like Rob and Lilly's anthem. So touching, so emotional, so vapid. Clearly this is the kind of song Abercrombie & Fitch models want to be hearing on their iPods while giant monsters chase them through urban catacombs.
- "I've Got All This Ringing In My Ears and None On My Fingers"
And I'm so sorry But not really Tell the boys where to find my body New York eyes
- The monster laments about the destruction he's caused, although not really. Don't be fooled by those crocodile tears. He really just want you to point him towards the next city he can smash up, which according to the song seems to be Chicago. So, watch out Windy City. The music has spoken.
The 'Cloverfield'/Fall Out Boy Connection: Secrets Revealed [MTV Movies Blog]