Sunday, November 12, 2006


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."

I'm going to have a contest
Explain these lyrics to this song (Welcome To The Black Parade, My Chemical Romance)
1. Clearly
2. Rationally
3. Creatively
4. So I can understand
I will post all of your suggestions, and the best will win... umm. Pride and the knowledge that they definitely have superior intelligence. I'm not participating cause I have no clue what the hell they mean.


Allison said...

I've read. I'm pondering. Will be back :)

hilary m. said...

Haha, okay Allison.
Happy pondering!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Dude, it's My Chemical Romance! They have no meaning.

hilary m. said...

But perhaps they've been tricking us all these years! I bet the lyrics are actually very deep and somehow we have always dismissed them as pasty nerds who pretend to be emotional and profound and have horrible, soul-less music. Or maybe that's the truth.

Allison said...

LOL at Barb's comment. Yay, I've got nothing for ya, sorry. Not a big My Chemical Romance fan.

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

this is a song about death. and a father's hopes and dreams for his son. how he wants him to be a good man. and take care of not only of people who need help but also himself. and conquer all the inner badness in oneself. and to forsake the people who try to pigeonhole you into roles. and he will die one day, but will be be with him still.

no, wait. i've changed my mind. this is a song about a father and his son. he wants him to lead the damned. and one day he will come back and help him take them all to hell.

see, i've given two choices. both bad.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

haha "pasty nerds" - yeah they're really white all right, especially with the platinum hair.

hilary m. said...

Hey, don't worry Allison. I've never really liked MCR, they've always worried me. Like those lyrics worry me.

Thanks for the submission 668! Maybe I should change the rules so it doesn't have to be clear or rational, I've figured that's humanly impossible.

Ah, the platinum blonde. Looks good on some. On pasty masscaahra wearing nerds. Umm...

The Informer said...

Army of the damned are sinners. The father wants to know if the son will lead the goos, or fall into temptation. He asks this because someday the father thinks he will not be able to steer his son to the path of righteousnss < spelling?.
k done. now give me a prize.

hilary m. said...

Thank you Chris, that was profound.
I don't have any prizes.
I'll give you a hug tomorrow @ school though.

Anonymous said...

the main character the pacient is dying tradjectly young and his fondest memory is of his father taking him to see a parade in the big city ... and gerard believes that deth come to pepole in what ever for that they want ... and for the pacient it comes to him in the form of a black parade

is that good enough ... b/c that is what the whole cd is about

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

ok, so i'm driving the other day and listening to the radio and a song comes on. i've never heard it before. but yet, it feels familiar. and then i realize it's THIS song! haha.

hilary m. said...

I've heard this song probably once before on Video-On-Trial. I probably wouldn't even recognize it.

Jess said...

i <3 this song!

it is on about a memory, the patient, (the person the whole album is about) is dieing, and is remembering when his father took him to a parade, and it explains that when you die, as the patient belives anyway, you live in a memory, and his memory is his father taking him to a parade

Jess x