It's Not A Fashion Statement, It's A Deathwish

Album: Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge (2004)

Songfacts®:

  • In this song, the main character is saying that his lover betrays him and lets him down. He dies (either emotionally or physically) and he comes back to life to get revenge on her and will bring her down the way that she did to him. He wants her to be with him but he wants her to be punished at the same time. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Rhiannon - Manchester, England

Comments: 10

  • Kiwiisanemoweebyeet from AnonymousWelp I’ve lost all the colours other than black and white in my clothing but lemme tell you it’s worth it this band is amazing plus I love this song, I even think three cheers could be my favourite album by them
  • Taya from BrisbaneI think the other meaning of this song (other than the concept of the album) somehow portraying a person who's already overcame his depression in which somehow wants to avenge or challenge his "past" self that almost got him killed ("Do you remember that day when we met","You told me this gets harder", "Well, it did"). Its like a statement to his old suicidal/depression self that he is now recovered and going back to live a "supposedly" normal life that he once lived before he got into that depression state ("The damage you've inflicted, temporary wounds","I'm coming back from the dead and I’ll take you home with me","I’m taking back the life you stole"). He is accepting the fact that his "past" self is a part of him that will always come back and could eventually kill him for good the next time depression attacked (If living was the hardest part
    We'll then one day be together
  • Rae from Buxton, NcThis song describes a friendship that I have in so much detail its scary. I really love this song. I always thought this was about a friendship, not romance, but I guess only the band knows
  • Jordan from Salt Lake City, UtI Don't think She acually killed him. Since the album is him killing 1000 people to see her again, why would she kill him. I think he's saying He's spent his eternity killing people and its been so long so he's angry, (taking back the life you stole) But then he realises that he'll finally get to see her (and ill be with you). And the hole he climbs out of could be the graves of the murderd ones that she basically made him do, so he could see her, or the whole is the emotional burden of having to do that.
  • Patricia from Santa Ana, CaLoved the song alot!But didn't really understand the theme of why the girl killed him.
  • Hope from Kingston, OnI got the murder part!

    A woman kills a man, and in death, this man holds a grudge. Throughout the song it says obviously lines like " I'm coming back from the dead, and will I take you home with me" and "I'm taking back the life you stole."

    Later, the song says " And then I'll be with you."

    I think that it means once the woman sees the error of her ways, in death, once revenge is gained, they can finally be together again.
  • Ashli from Chicago, Ili picked up on the murder, too, and how he wanted revenge on the chick who killed him. it's pretty apparant in the first couple of lines, when he says "for what you did to me, and what i'll do to you" and when he says "i'm taking back the life you stole."
  • Savannah from Somewhere, MnI picked up in the song that the girl murdered him. The line "This hole you put me in wasn't deep enough and I'm climbing out right now. You're running out of places to hide from me." kinda said that. I thought that she felt guilty or that he was haunting her or something and that she's panicking because she's scared that someone will find out what she did, and then it could be that he literally DOES come back, and get revenge on her by dragging her to the grave with him.
  • Rheanna from Farmington, Mni relate 100%


    i hope (the guy who betrayed me) burns and dies in an ugly fire.



    but i still love him
  • Morgan from Gresham, Orone of my favorite songs by mcr
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