Fake Your Death

Album: May Death Never Stop You (2014)
Charted: 63
  • Some people watch
    Some people pray
    But even lights can fade away
    Some people hope
    Some people pay
    But why'd we have to stay
    'Cause even heroes
    Get the blues
    Or any misery you choose
    You like to watch
    We like to use
    And we were born to lose

    I choose defeat
    I walk away
    And leave this place
    The same today
    Some like to sleep
    We like to play
    Just look at all that pain

    You want the heart
    Or to be saved
    But even good guys still get paid
    So watch my back
    And keep the blade
    I think it got you laid
    So fake your death
    Or it's your blame
    And leave the lights on when you stay
    Take off your clothes
    And dream that fame
    Come on and feel that shame

    I choose defeat
    I walk away
    And leave this place
    The same today
    Some like to sleep
    We like to play
    Just look at all that pain

    Just look at all that pain
    Just look at all that pain
    Just look at all that pain
    Just give me all that pain
    Just give me all that pain
    Just give me all that pain

    I choose defeat
    I walk away
    And leave this place
    The same today
    Some like to sleep
    We like to play
    Just look at all that painWriter/s: FRANK IERO, GERARD WAY, JAMES DEWEES, MICHAEL WAY, RAYMOND TORO, ROBERT C BRYAR
    Publisher: COINFISH PUBLISHING
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Comments: 1

  • Diana from Lake Zurich, IlI believe this song was written with a message in mind; Gerard and the band wanted to end MCR on a good note. Meaning, they did not want to keep playing until the band died or the fans gave up on them or anything tragic. They wanted to end on a high note, at a good time so they can be remembered well. The lyrics convey this message.
    "Some people watch, some people pray, but even lights can fade away."- No matter how badly the fans believe, a band will eventually die, their fame, their glory, their message, their honesty; whatever it is that makes that band who they are.
    "'Cause even heroes get the blues, or any misery you choose."- Nobody is perfect. They are just like everyone else. And they are not indestructable. They go through tough times, deal with depression, and many struggles in their lives. Just like Gerard and his past struggle with drugs, alcohol, and depression--which he amazingly overcame. Much respect.
    "I choose defeat, I walk away, and leave this place for sane today."- Again, reiterating their choice to end the band at the time they did.
    "Just look at all that pain."- I'm not 100% sure, but I believe it is not only referring to the pain of the fans at finding out their favorite band is ending, but also to the pain of other fans of bands that ended at a bad time and now have a bad reputation or memory of them.
    "You want the heart, or to be saved. But even good guys still get paid."- Talking to their fans, MCR is again saying they are not perfect and although they have helped their fans and vice versa, they won't always be able to. Telling their fans to keep in mind that even they still got paid to play their music.
    "So fake your death, or its your blame. And leave the lights on when you stay."- Again, talking about why they ended the band. Didn't want to be blamed if they kept going and it went downhill from their. Leave the lights--good memories--on, rather than have them fade or be covered by bad.

    MCR wrote this song with a clear message in mind. Though it may be blunt--down to every word in the lyrics--it still expresses their sadness at having to leave. They have their own lives to live and their own families to take care of, and now they are passing the torch to us, their fans. "Your memory will live on without you"- Danger Days. R.I.P. My chemical Romance. Thank you for all the music you have made, all the art you have created; all the souls you saved, all the minds you have awakened; thank you for believing in us and inspiring us to live on and make our lives our OWN. <3 Much love and with great sadness- Diana.
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