my funeral jag | Here’s my resignation.
MAMA WE ALL GO TO H E LL MAMA WE ALL GO TO H E LL MAMA WE ALL GO TO H E LL
Oh well now | Mama we’re all gonna die Mama we’re all gonna die | Stop asking me questions | I’d hate to see you cry | Mama WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE And when we go don’t blame us | We’ll let the ﬁres just bathe us | You made us oh so famous | We’ll never let you go | And when you go don’t return to me my love Mama we’re all full of lies | Mama we’re meant for the ﬂies | And right now they’re building a coﬃn your size | Mama WE’RE ALL FULL OF LIES Well Mother. 06
WE’LL CARRY ON. And you can take all the pain away from me A kiss and I will surrender The sharpest lives are the deadliest to lead A light to burn all the empires | So bright the sun is ashamed to rise and be | In love with all of these vampires | So you can leave like the sane abandoned me There’s a place in the dark where the animals go | You can take oﬀ your skin in the cannibal glow | Juliet loves the beat and the lust it commands | Drop the dagger and lather the blood on your hands | Romeo I’ve really been | On a bender and it shows So why don’t you blow me a kiss before she goes? Give me a shot to remember | And you can take all the pain away from me | A kiss and I will surrender | The sharpest lives are the deadliest to lead | A light to burn all the empires | So bright the sun is ashamed to rise and be | In love with all of these vampires So you can leave like the sane abandoned me A world that sends you reeling | From decimated dreams | Your misery and hate will kill us all So paint it black | And take it back | Let’s shout it loud and clear | Deﬁant to the end we hear the call To carry on | We’ll carry on | And though you’re dead and gone believe me | Your memory will carry on | We’ll carry on | And though you’re broken and defeated | Your weary widow marches On and on we carry through the fears Disappointed faces of your peers | Take a look at me | ’Cause I could not care at | All Do or die | You’ll never make me | Because the world | Will never take my heart | Go and try | You’ll never break me | We want it all | We want to play this part I won’t explain | Or say I’m sorry | I’m unashamed | I’m gonna show my scar | Give a cheer | For all the broken | Listen here | Because it’s who we are I’m just a man | I’m not a hero | Just a boy Who had to sing this song | I’m just a man I’m not a hero | I | Don’t | Care! We’ll carry on | We’ll carry on | And though you’re dead and gone believe me | Your memory will carry on | We’ll carry on | And though you’re broken and defeated | Your weary widow marches on I don’t love you | Like I loved you | Yesterday | I don’t love you | Like I loved you body | Oh my agony | Know that I will never marry | Baby I’m just soggy from the chemo | But counting down the days to go it just ain’t living and i just hope you know That if you say | Goodbye today | I’d ask you to be true | ’Cause the hardest part of this is leaving you ’cause the hardest part of this is leaving you
THE END. 09
Who walks among the famous living dead Drowns all the boys and girls inside your bed And if you could talk to me | Tell me if it’s so That all the good girls go | To heaven Well heaven knows That without you is how I disappear | And live my life alone | Forever now | And without you is how I disappear | And live my life alone
I’m writing this letter and wishing you well
Now come one come all to this tragic aﬀair Wipe oﬀ that makeup—what’s in is despair So throw on the black dress | Mix in with the lot Yo u m i g h t w a k e u p a n d n o t i c e you’re someone you’re not If you look in the mirror and don’t like what you see | You can ﬁnd out ﬁrsthand what it’s like to be me | So gather ’round piggies and kiss this goodbye | I’d encourage your smiles I’ll expect you won’t cry AHHHHHH! AHHHHHH! AHHHHHH! AHHHHHH! Another contusion. 03
THIS IS HOW
To un-explain The unforgivable Drain all the blood & give the kids a show
I KNOW A THING ABOUT CONTRITION
By streetlight | This dark night | A séance down below | There’re things that I have done You never | Should ever know And without you is how I disappear | And live my life alone | Forever now | And without you is how I disappear | And live my life alone
BECAUSE I GOT ENOUGH TO SPARE
AND I’LL BE GRANTING YOUR PERMISSION
’CAUSE YOU HAVEN’T GOT A PRAYER
Well I said hey hey hallelujah | I’ma come on sing the praise | So let the spirit come on through ya | We got innocence for days Well I think I’m gonna burn in hell Everybody burn the house right down chorus And say | What I wanna say | Tell me I’m an angel | Take this to my grave | Tell me I’m a bad man | Kick me like a stray | Tell me I’m an angel | Take this to my grave You play ring around the ambulance | Well like you never had a care | So get the choirboys around you | It’s a compliment I swear And I said ashes to ashes we all fall down I wanna hear you sing the praise And I said ashes to ashes we all fall down We got innocence for days Well I think I’m gonna burn in hell Everybody burn the house right down chorus You better run like the devil ’cause they’re never gonna leave you alone You better hide up in the alley ’cause they’re never gonna ﬁnd you a home And as the blood runs down the walls You see me creepin’ up these halls I been a bad motherfucker Tell yer sister I’m another chorus TELL ME I’M A BAD | BAD | BAD | BAD | MAN. what the war did to my legs and to my tongue | You should have raised a baby girl | I should have been a better son | If you could coddle the infection | They can amputate at once | You should have been I COULD HAVE BEEN A BETTER SON And when we go don’t blame us | We’ll let the ﬁres just bathe us | You made us oh so famous | We’ll never let you go | She said “You ain’t no son of mine” | For what you done they’re gonna ﬁnd | A place for you and just you mind | Your manners when you go And when you go don’t return to me my love Mama | We all go to hell | Mama we all go to hell | It’s really quite pleasant | Except for the smell | Mama we all go to hell 2 . 04
Tongue-tied and oh so squeamish | You never fell in love | Did you get what you deserve? | The ending of your life | And if we get to heaven | I’ll be here waiting babe Did you get what you deserve? | The end And if your life won’t wait Then your heart can’t take this Have | You heard the news that you’re dead? No one ever had much nice to say | I think they never liked you anyway | Oh take | Me from the hospital bed | Wouldn’t it be grand To take a pistol by the hand?
IF WE WERE DEAD?
WELL IT RAINS AND IT POURS WHEN YOU’RE OUT ON YOUR OWN
If I crash on the couch can I sleep in my clothes? | ’Cause I’ve spent the night dancing I’m drunk. 08
I DON’T LOVE YOU | LIKE I DID | YESTERDAY
Sometimes I cry so hard from pleading | So sick and tired of all the needless beating But baby when they knock you | Down and out | Is where you oughta stay And after all the blood that you still owe Another dollar’s just another blow | So ﬁx your eyes and g et up | B etter g et up While you can When you go | Would you even turn to say
AND WOULDN’T IT BE GREAT
And in my honest observation | During this operation | Found a complication in your heart | So long | ’Cause now you’ve got Maybe just two weeks to live Is that the most the both of you can give? LA LA LA LA LA! | LA LA LA LA LA! LA LA LA LA LA LA LA!
TURN AWAY If you could get me a drink | Of water ’cause my lips are chapped and faded | Call my Aunt Marie | Help her gather all my things | And bury me in all my favorite colors | My sisters and my brothers still | I will not kiss you ’cause the hardest part of this is leaving you Now turn away | ’Cause I’m awful just to see | ’Cause all my hairs abandoned all my
MAMA! MAMA! MAMA!
And if you would call me your sweetheart I’d maybe then sing you a song | But there’s shit that I’ve done with this fuck of a gun You would cry out your eyes all along We’re damned after all | Through fortune and ﬂame we fall | And if you can stay then I’ll show you the way to return to the ashes you call | We all carry on | When our brothers in arms are gone SO RAISE YOUR GLASS HIGH FOR TOMORROW WE DIE and return from the ashes you call
I DON’T LOVE YOU | LIKE I DID | YESTERDAY
When you go | Would you have the guts to say | I don’t love you | Like I loved you
y e s t e r day
. motherfucker if LIFE ain’t just a joke Then why are we laughing? Then why am I dead? DEAD.
SO YOU CAN WELL NOW SO YOU CAN
I’M SO FAR AWAY FROM YOU
* * *
When I was a young boy
My father took me into the city to see a marching band
He said son when you grow up | Would you be The savior of the broken | The beaten and the damned? He said will you | Defeat them | Your demons | And all the non-believers | The plans that they have made? Because one day | I’ll leave you A PHANTOM To lead you in the summer To join the black parade When I was—a young boy | My father | Took me into the city | To see a marching band | He said son when you grow up | Would you be | The savior of the broken | The beaten and the damned? Sometimes I get the feeling | She’s watching over me | And other times I feel like I should go And through it all | The rise and fall | The bodies in the streets | And when you’re gone we want you all to knowWe’ll carry on | We’ll carry on | And though you’re dead and gone believe me | Your memory will carry on | We’ll carry on And in my heart I can’t contain it The anthem won’t explain it
WELL NOW SO * YOU CAN
And without you is how I disappear And without you is how I disappear
FOREVER FO REV ER N O W
WE LL WH E N YOU GO
And maybe when you get back I’ll be off to ﬁnd another way
AND WOULDN’T IT BE GREAT
AND IF YOUR HEART STOPS BEATING
I’LL BE HERE WONDERING
DID YOU GET WHAT YOU DESERVE?
Can you hear me cry out to you? | Words I thought I’d choke on | Figure out | I’m really not so with you anymore | I’m just a ghost So I can’t hurt you anymore So I can’t hurt you anymore And now | You wanna see how far down I can sink? | Let me go!
\. you’re in time for the show | You’re the one that I need | I’m the one that you loathe | You can watch me corrode like a beast in repose | ’Cause I love all the poison Away with the boys in the band I’ve really been | On a bender and it shows So why don’t you blow me a kiss before she goes? A d Give me a shot to remember k ll h i f
And after all this time that you still owe You’re still a good-for-nothing I don’t know So take your gloves and get out | Better get out | While you can When you go | Would you even turn to say
\.3 . I suppose | If it looks like I’m laughing I’m really just asking to leave This alone.4
\. babe | Did you get what you deserve? | The end | And if your life won’t wait | Then your heart can’t take this Have | You heard the news that you’re dead? No one ever had much nice to say | I think they never liked you anyway | Oh take | Me from the hospital bed | Wouldn’t it be grand? | It ain’t exactly what you planned
IF WE WERE DEAD?
p Oh. I’ll serve it in drag | You’ve got front row seats to the penitence ball | When I grow up I want to be nothing at all! | I said YEAH! YEAH! I SAID—YEAH! YEAH! C’mon C’mon C’mon I said | Save Me! | Get me the hell out of here | Save Me! | Too young to die and my dear | You Can’t! | If you can hear me just walk away and | Take Me!
y e s t e r day
Don’t ever think I’ll make you try to stay
The ending of your life | And if you get to heaven | I’ll be here waiting.
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\. hollywood. ca | assistant engineer: chris steffen strings and horns recorded at capitol studios. produced by rob cavallo and my chemical romance | engineered by doug mckean recorded at eldorado recording studios. bmi | lyrics reprinted by permission. kid | But if you’re troubled and hurt What you got under your shirt | Will make them pay for the things that they did Chorus
You’re just a sad song | With nothing to say About a lifelong wait for a hospital stay | And if you think that I’m wrong | This never meant nothing to ya | C’mon | You’re just a sad song | With nothing to say | About a lifelong wait for a hospital stay | And if you think that I’m wrong | This never meant nothing to ya | At all
\.com theblackparade. synthesizers. donald james & donna lee way additional musicians: rob cavallo – acoustic piano | jamie muhoberac – b3 organ. vic firth. ny | strings and horns arranged by david campbell guest vocals on “mama”: liza minnelli as mother war | additional vocals on “mama”: linda iero. son | So they can watch all the things you do Because the drugs never work | They’re gonna give you a smirk | ’Cause they got methods to keep you clean | They’re gonna rip up your heads | Your aspirations to shreds | Another cog in the murder machine Chorus: | They said all | Teenagers scare The living shit out of me | They could care less | As long as someone’ll bleed | So darken your clothes | Or strike a violent pose Maybe they’ll leave you alone | But not me The boys and girls in the clique | The awful names that they stick | Yer never gonna ﬁt in much. c and c custom drums.
\. piano on “blood” | cheech iero – additional percussion on “welcome to the black parade” additional protools: lars fox | guitar techs: andrew “hans” busher. burbank. ca | assistant engineer: keith armstrong | mastered by ted jensen at sterling sound.com. ca | assistant engineer: jimmy hoyson | mixed by chris lord-alge at resonate music. sit strings. 11
They’re gonna clean up your looks With all the lies in the books To make a citizen out of you
Because they sleep with a gun | And keep an eye on you. ©2006 blow the doors off the jersey shore music. fender.com illustrations: james jean mychemicalromance. 13
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
Now I know | That I can’t make you stay But where’s your heart | But where’s your heart BUT WH E R E’S YOU R
And I know | There’s nothing I can say To change that part | To change that part
So many | Bright lights they cast a shadow | But can I speak | Is it hard understanding I’m incomplete | A life that’s so demanding | I get so weak | A love that’s so demanding | I can’t speak
. best tronics. made in u. inc.SLEEP DISENCHANTED
SOME SAY NOW SUFFER ALL THE CHILDREN AND WALK AWAY A SAVIOR OR A MADMAN AND POLLUTED
From gutter institutions | Don’t you breathe for me | Undeserving of your sympathy ’Cause there ain’t no way that I’m sorry for what I did And through it all | How could you cry for me? | ’Cause I don’t feel bad about it | So shut your eyes | Kiss me goodbye | And Sleep | Just sleep | The hardest part Is letting go of | Your dreams A drink | For the horror that I’m in | For the good guys and the bad guys | For the monsters that I’ve been | Three cheers for tyranny | Unapologetic apathy | ’Cause there is no way that I’m coming back again And through it all | How could you cry For me | ’Cause I don’t feel bad about it | So shut your eyes | Kiss me goodbye | And Sleep | Just Sleep | The hardest parts | The awful things that | I’ve seen J U S T S L E E P. burbank. ampeg management: brian schechter/riot squad legal: stacy fass | agent: matt galle/ellis industries (usa) geoff meall/the agency group (uk & europe) a&r: craig aaronson photography: chris anthony | art direction: gerard way.
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE
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chorus I am not afraid to keep on living | I am not afraid to walk this world alone | Honey if you stay I’ll be forgiven | Nothing you can say can stop me going home Can you see? | My eyes are shining bright ’Cause I’m out here on the other side | Of a jet black hotel mirror | And I’m so weak | Is it hard understanding | I’m incomplete | A love that’s so demanding | I get weak chorus These bright lights have always blinded me These bright lights have always blinded me I said I see you lying next to me | With words I thought I’d never speak | Awake and unafraid
Well I was there on the day they sold the cause for the queen And when the lights all went out We watched our lives on the screen i hate the ending myself but it started with an alright scene
It was the roar of the crowd that gave me heartache to sing | It was a lie when they smiled and said you won’t feel a thing | And as we ran from the cops | We laughed so hard it would sting If I’m so wrong | How can you listen all night long | Now will it matter after I’m gone | Because you never learn a goddamned thing You’re just a sad song | With nothing to say About a lifelong wait for a hospital stay | And if you think that I’m wrong | This never meant nothing to ya I spent my high school career | Spit on and shoved to agree | So I could watch all my heroes | Sell a car on TV | Bring out the old guillotine | We’ll show them what we all mean If I’m so wrong | How can you listen all night long | Now will it matter after I’m gone | Because you never learn a goddamned thing You’re just a sad song | With nothing to say About a lifelong wait for a hospital stay | And if you think that I’m wrong | This never meant nothing to ya So go | Go away | Just run Run away | But where did you run to? Where did you hide? Go ﬁnd another way | Price you pay
asleep or dead
THE BLACK PARADE
BOB BRYAR FRANK IERO RAY TORO GERARD WAY MICHAEL WAY
all songs written and performed by my chemical romance.com | repriserecords.a. tyler dragness | drum tech: mike “sack” fasano production coordinator: cheryl jenets my chemical romance/the black parade use the following: epiphone. missybroome.com CP2006 reprise records.s.