“So Much (For) Stardust” by Fall Out Boy

We’ve finally gotten to the title track of Fall Out Boy’s “So Much (for) Stardust”, which also happens to be the last song on the LP’s playlist. The titular phrase / thesis sentiment is one pointing to the vocalist having adopted a defeated attitude. 

In other words, the “so much for” part indicates that he’s given up on a particular pursuit, that being “stardust”. Stardust is defined as “a magical or charismatic… feeling”. And the person whom Patrick intended to share that feeling with is the addressee. 

For a time there they indeed “thought (they) had it all”. But as most strongly alluded to in the bridge, things didn’t work out in the long run, i.e. the vocalist’s fantasy of he and the addressee living happily ever after not coming to pass.

And it should be pointed out, taking the pre-choruses into consideration for instance, that this isn’t the case of a narrator fighting to keep a (presumably romantic) relationship alive. The way the lyrics read as if he has come to accept the idea that it just wasn’t meant to be. 

Accordingly, there are various songs present on the “So Much (for) Stardust” album which speak to this same general idea, i.e. the vocalist’s romance with the addressee being somehow intrinsically flawed.

“So much for stardust
We thought we had it all, thought we had it all
Thought we had it all, thought wе had it all, thought we had it all”


“So Much (for) Stardust” is the album that came out on 24 March 2023 which saw Fall Out Boy partnering with a couple of their collaborators of old. 

The project’s producer, Neal Avron, worked on three of the band’s albums from the aughts (2005’s “From Under the Cork Tree”, 2007’s “Infinity on High” and 2008’s “Folie à Deux”). 

Fueled by Ramen, who backed the issuance of this LP, also supported the release of Fall Out Boy’s 2003 debut album “Take This to Your Grave”.

The other label behind “So Much for Stardust” is Decaydance Records (aka DCD2), which is owned by Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump. And it is they and their bandmates, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley, who wrote the songs found on this project.

So Much (For) Stardust

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