Save Yourself, I'll Hold Them Back

Album: Danger Days: True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • On this love letter to the band's fans, MCR carry on from the message left at the end of "Famous Last Words," the closing track on their previous album.
  • This FM rocker pays homage to the band's fellow New Jersey outfit Bon Jovi. "When we first started writing, we were doing all these two-minute punk songs," guitarist Ray Toro told Billboard. "We didn't love those, though, and I think we finally arrived at something that was a happy medium."
  • Frontman Gerard Way told Billboard magazine: "'Save Yourself' is probably the hardest part of the record - the most aggressive part. But again, you're hearing this kind of science-fiction desert at the beginning of it. It's living very much in the world. Again, lyrics are very direct. That's the thing, the whole record has lyrics that are very direct."

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