This song is about friendship. The lyrics, "stand up f--king tall, don't let them see your back," and, "Take my f--king hand and never be afraid again," are saying that there are people in the world who are out to get you, but if you have your friends with you then you'll be all right.
When performing this live, Gerard Way often said something like: "You probably came with your best friend or one of your best friends... I want you to turn to that motherf--ker, grab him by the throat and say, 'You're my best f--king friend, and I would die for you!'"
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Gerard Way has said that his favorite lyric from one of his own songs came from this one: "How wrong we were to think that immortality was never dying."
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Ray Toro, My Chemical Romance's lead guitarist, wrote the music and brought it to Gerard, who wrote the lyrics. "It fitted because it didn’t really fit," Gerard recalled in Tom Bryant's Not the Life It Seems: The True Lives of My Chemical Romance. "That was something we always wanted to do – to put songs together that shouldn’t work together but do. This song was really aggro and metal – there were bits we cribbed off [German metal band] Helloween in it. There were a lot of bizarre references around that time."
It was the second song the band completed for their first demo, titled Dreams of Stabbing and/or Being Stabbed - it became known as The Attic Demo because it was recorded in drummer Matt Pelissier's attic.
Ed from Rugby, EnglandThis song pretty much shoves two fingers up at the Daily Mail. "stand up f**king tall" is saying not to back down and give up when things get tough. "take my f**king hand" is about friendship and like gerard has always said, when you are depressed, FIND SOMEONE TO TALK TO, SOMEONE YOU CAN TRUST.
Pretty much sums up what mcr are trying to do with their music.
Sammi from Candyland, FlI absolutely love this song its so awesome.=D
Morphine from London, EnglandIts amazing
Gerard said it was his favourite out of Bullets.
James from Houston, Txthis song is one of the best on the first album, too bad it's short
Ben from Newcastle, Australiagood song my genre switches between rock, metal , scream and punk depending on what i want to listen to