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Album: Hesitant Alien (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • The first song to be heard from Gerard Way's debut solo album, Hesitant Alien, finds him singing from the point of view of someone who has just left a serious relationship. It describes the fears and feelings they experience in the wake of their breakup.
  • Speaking with Rock Sound magazine, Way said the Hesitant Alien album title is a reflection of how he looks at himself as a person. "It's not about [alienation] from the angle of being an outsider, but rather that I don't exactly fit in, and that's OK," he explained . "That's how I fit - by not fitting. I constantly evolve; I go up, I go down, I move from side-to-side; that's my role in music."
  • This was Kerrang!'s song of the year for 2014. They said: "Riding a fuzzed-out guitar and packed with delicious, sugar-coated vocal melodies, this was a pure power-pop rush to die for."
  • Way explained the song's meaning to Kerrang!: "Lyrically, it feels like it's about starting over," he said. "It feels like it's about rediscovering having fun again."

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