Album: The Black Parade (2006)
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  • A hidden track on The Black Parade, this song could be about how obsessed fans can be: they want so much out of their idols and MCR might feel that even though they do all they can, it's never enough. "Give them blood, blood, gallons of the stuff, give them all that they can drink and it will never be enough" - as if they are giving their very souls in their work, pouring out every ounce of them into what they do and how some people can still want more. >>
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    Gerard - Prince George, BC
  • According to the band's biography, Not the Life It Seems: The True Lives of My Chemical Romance by Tom Bryant, Gerard is singing about fake blood, which the band was doused with during photo shoots to promote their previous album, Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge. Bryant says, "It was a funny swipe at those tired old photo concepts."
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Comments: 16

  • Valentine from TexasI personally think this song is about a person in a mental hospital and how the nurses constantly draw your blood.
    Favorite Line: " Cause I'm such an awful f*ck"
  • Moose from NoThis song was also intended to provide a bit of comic relief after the heave tone of their album.
  • Georgie from Liverpool, United KingdomThis was the first song they sung on there black parade tour in Mexico when they announced "THE BLACK PARADE IS DEAD" <3
  • Rae from Buxton, NcThis song reminds me of Broadway
  • M from Asdfjkl;, Ilmy favorite line is "I'm the kind of human wreckge that you love" GO MCR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Vicky from Chesapeake, Vamy fave line is" grab a glass there's going to be a flood " , ahhh every time he says that i just become quite cheerful.....quite cheerful indeed mwahhahaha mwaha mwahahahaha mwahhhaaaaaahhhhhaaaaaa. okay im done now, with my evil laugh! hehe.............. TEEHEE !
  • Michelle Lee from London, OnI heard this song was about the lead singer donating his blood?
  • Indigo from Adelaide, AustraliaMy sister adores this song because awhile back she was really sick and had to have a lot of blood tests. she said this songs perfectly sums up how she felt and used to sing it in her head while they stuck the needle in. i like the idea that the song is about crazy fans always wanting more though.
    Favourite Line: "I can't control myself because i don't know how"
  • Angela from Cartersville, Georgiawow i had no idea what this song was about, but i think gerard has a point in this song even if it's only a minute or so...
  • Tricia from East Stroudsburg, Pato Justing in orlando, they are not european, the are from jersey.
  • Whocares from Atlantis, ParaguayIts not about crazy fans, its about Donating Blood! "The Doctors and the nurses they adore me so" certainly does not have anything to do with crazy fans, its about donating so much blood that the doctors and nurses love you for it and all the sick people need lots, hence the line..."Give them all that they can drink and it will never be enough." But the doctors and the nurses dont know how messed up he really is.
  • Carol from Toronto, OnFirst few times i heard this song.
    I HATED IT. absolutely hated it,
    But then when i got an MCR CD, and that song was on it (i only listen to that CD now)
    I started to like it. NOW I ABSOLUTELY UTTERLY LOVE IT! i know all the lyrics :D
    you cant help but like all MCR songs (well axcept for some) but who care?! WOO . GO MCR
  • Justing from Orlando , FlWhen I first heard this song, (First song I heard by MCR and I didn't know who MCR was) I thought it was about Vampires. (Cuz of the blood.) The voice of the singer tipped me off that it was a European.
  • V-starr from ??????, Miwhen i hear this song, i think of mcr making pizza and singing this song.
  • Courtney from Harrah, OkI think the guy in the asylum would be a superficial meaning.
  • Cadence from Smyrna, TnI always thought it was about a guy in an asylum.
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