Fall Out Boy: Is This Lyrics Or Poetry? Trivia Quiz

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Think we’re full of it by claiming that Fall Out Boy’s rock song lyrics can sound as poetic and penetrating as the works of 20th-century literary masters Charles Bukowski and Allen Ginsberg? Then take this quick quiz to see whether you can determine which is the work of a literary lion and which is a song lyric. Just one disclaimer: We’ve removed any stylized line breaks to avoid clues to the poetry. All th best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    I’m a preacher, sweating in the pew for the salvation I’m bringing you.

    • A.

      Fall Out Boy

    • B.

      Ginsberg or Bukowski

    Correct Answer
    A. Fall Out Boy
    Explanation
    Fall Out Boy, from the song “Fame < Infamy”

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  • 2. 

    We keep the beat with your blistered feet. We bullet the words at the mockingbirds singing. Slept through the weekend and dreamed. We’re just sinking with the melody of the kiss of eternity. Got postcards from my former self, saying “How you been?”

    • A.

      Fall Out Boy

    • B.

      Ginsberg or Bukowski

    Correct Answer
    A. Fall Out Boy
    Explanation
    Fall Out Boy, from the song “The Carpal Tunnel of Love”

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  • 3. 

    Of all the iron beds in paradise, yours was the most cruel and I was smoke in your mirror.

    • A.

      Fall Out Boy

    • B.

      Ginsberg or Bukowski

    Correct Answer
    B. Ginsberg or Bukowski
    Explanation
    Bukowski, from the poem “for one I knew”

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  • 4. 

     They say your head can be a prison. Then these are just conjugal visits. People will dissect us ’till this doesn’t mean a thing anymore.

    • A.

      Fall Out Boy

    • B.

      Ginsberg or Bukowski

    Correct Answer
    A. Fall Out Boy
    Explanation
    Fall Out Boy, from the song “The Take Over, the Break’s Over”

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  • 5. 

    I’m with you in Rockland in my dreams you walk dripping from a sea-journey on the highway across America in tears to the door of my cottage in the Western night.

    • A.

      Fall Out Boy

    • B.

      Ginsberg or Bukowski

    Correct Answer
    B. Ginsberg or Bukowski
    Explanation
    Ginsberg, from the poem “Howl”

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  • 6. 

    We drop like planks from a rotting floor as the world thrives to unlock the bone that weights its brain.

    • A.

      Fall Out Boy

    • B.

      Ginsberg or Bukowski

    Correct Answer
    B. Ginsberg or Bukowski
    Explanation
    Bukowski, from the poem “poem for personnel managers”

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  • 7. 

    They speak of angels or she speaks of angels from a plate-glass window overlooking the Sunset Strip.

    • A.

      Fall Out Boy

    • B.

      Ginsberg or Bukowski

    Correct Answer
    B. Ginsberg or Bukowski
    Explanation
    Bukowski, from the poem “down by the wings”

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  • 8. 

    Free love on the streets, but in the alley it ain’t that cheap.

    • A.

      Fall Out Boy

    • B.

      Ginsberg or Bukowski

    Correct Answer
    A. Fall Out Boy
    Explanation
    Fall Out Boy, from the song “I Don’t Care”

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  • 9. 

    I speak of love that comes to mind: The moon is faithful, although blind; she moves in thought she cannot speak. Perfect care has made her bleak.

    • A.

      Fall Out Boy

    • B.

      Ginsberg or Bukowski

    Correct Answer
    B. Ginsberg or Bukowski
    Explanation
    Ginsberg, from the poem “An Eastern Ballad”

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  • 10. 

    I want it so bad I’d shoot the sunshine into my veins, I can’t remember the good ol’ days.

    • A.

      Fall Out Boy

    • B.

      Ginsberg or Bukowski

    Correct Answer
    A. Fall Out Boy
    Explanation
    Fall Out Boy, from the song “27”

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