"Sugar, We're Goin Down" is a song by American rock band Fall Out Boy, and the lead single from their third album, From Under the Cork Tree. In the United States, the single reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Fall Out Boy's first top 10 and exploding the band into the mainstream, exposing them to a new mainstream audience. Two different CDs were released with different B-sides, Part I with a green cover and Part II with a red cover. Blender ranked "Sugar, We're Goin Down" #4 their "The 100 Greatest Songs of 2005" and About.com listed the song at #3 on their "Top 100 Pop Songs of 2005". The song has so far sold more than 2,000,000 digital downloads in the United States, becoming the band's first two-million seller and is certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipments of two-million units. The song appears on the karaoke games Lips and in Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol, and is also a playable song on Band Hero. It was included as a soundtrack in the 2005 film The Fog. American country pop artist Taylor Swift covered "Sugar, We're Goin Down" at a concert on her Spear Now Tour in Chicago. (Source: Wikipedia)
The whole video is featured around this socially outcast boy with antlers. Straight away we know that this boy is an outcast as he is on his own walking along a road when a little boy runs up to him and throws somwthing at him. This shows us he has no power or autority at all. This sets the tone for the whole music video as we know that the people of Margaretville in New York look down on him because he is different. It also shows us something about the people in this village and how they treat people who arent the same as them. The boy who is walking about earlier is just sat by the road with another girl who is either his friend or his girlfriend. We dont know if the boy is doing it to impress her or it is just the way the people in the Catskill Mountains treat him. The boy sticks his middle finger at the outcast man who just keeps walking on and then goes somewhere to sit by himself where he meets a girl of his dream. feelings for a neighborhood girl. It is made clear that the girl's father disapproves though. The man is so distraught that the only person who accepts him in the village is being taken away from him by her father. This results in the outcast trying to cut his antlers off, but is stopped by the girl. The romance is reignited.
The majority of the narrative sections of the music video are abit negative. This carries on when the father attempts to shoot the boy with an arrow. However he is hit by a car. When the outcast rushes to the man's aid, the boy finds that the father has hooves just like him. This is the spark that brings positivity to the music video. They connect, and the father accepts him, allowing him to date his daughter. This is the happy ending to end the video. The boy and the girl can be together, the man can get it off his chest that he has hooves, but the main thing is the boy is now accepted in the village. It is sort of like a fairytail as it always end up alright in the end.
Here is the music video Sugar, We're Goin Down by Fall Out Boy