This song evolved from a riff developed by MCR bass guitarist Mikey Way. His brother, frontman Gerard Way, explained to Billboard magazine: "This song started with a riff that Mikey had always been working on and we kind of kept coming back to it. On 'Summertime,' whenever there was a moment we would just open the file and we really felt like we couldn't have the record without this song."
The song is informed by Gerard Way's relationship with his wife, LynZ of Mindless Self Indulgence, who gave birth to their daughter Bandit in 2009. Way said to Billboard magazine: "It's one of the lyrically personal songs on the album, whereas the rest of it is just me talking about my world view. So it's a really beautiful song and again, no rules. We can have a soft song. We can have a new wave song on the album."
Anonymous from AzCute thing, at one show LynZ wrote “run away with me” on her arm like the lyrics say (“you can write it on your arm”) and later at a show Gerard wrote “any time you want” on his neck : )
Rae from Buxton, NcI love Gerard and Lynz together, they are such a cute couple ; very in love
Amanda from Florissant, CoI went to the Honda Civic Tour 2011 show in Denver, CO on September 4th, and they played this for Lindsey. It was Gerard and Lindsey's 4th anniversary and they had gotten married in Denver. Gerard was wearing his LynZ tee shirt and everything. It was so cute :)
Natalie from Cleveland, OhThe beginning definitely sounds like Whatsername by Green Day, but I think that's the only part.
Erica from ?, Ohis it me or does this kind of sound like whatsername by green day?