Full Collapse is Thursday's second album and their debut on Victory Records. It combines post-hardcore influences with melodic elements and personal, emotional lyrics. The album helped to establish Thursday as an immensely popular group in the indie and alternative rock music scenes. Live cuts of "Understanding in a Car Crash", "Autobiography of a Nation", "Paris in Flames", and "Standing on the Edge of Summer" appear on the band's 2002 Victory Records live EP Five Stories Falling. The album reached #178 on The Billboard 200. There is also a Special Edition of the album, which includes the videos for the two released singles ("Understanding in a Car Crash" and "Cross Out the Eyes") and several Thursday-themed desktop computer wallpapers. Printed directly on the inner circle of the disc are the words, "Full Collapse On Impact". "Standing on the Edge of Summer" is written about Rickly's grandmother.