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Welcome to the Black Parade
by My Chemical Romance

When I was a young boy
My father took me into the city
To see a marching band
He said, "Son, when you grow up
Would you be the savior of the broken
The beaten, and the damned?"
He said, "Will you defeat them
Your demons and all the non-believers?
The plans that they have made?
Because one day, I'll leave you
A phantom to lead you in the summer
To join the black parade"

When I was a young boy
My father took me into the city
To see a marching band
He said, "Son, when you grow up
You will be the savior of the broken
The beaten, and the damned?"

Sometimes I get the feelin'
She's watchin' over me
And other times I feel like I should go
And through it all, the rise and fall
The bodies in the streets
And when you're gone, we want you all to know

We'll carry on, we'll carry on
And though you're dead and gone, believe me
Your memory will carry on
We'll carry on
And in my heart, I can't contain it
The anthem won't explain it

A world that sends you reeling
From decimated dreams
Your misery and hate will kill us all
So paint it black and take it back
Let's shout it loud and clear
Defiant to the end, we hear the call

To carry on
We'll carry on
And though you're dead and gone, believe me
Your memory will carry on
We'll carry on
And though you're broken and defeated
Your weary widow marches

On and on, we carry through the fears
(Oh, oh, oh)
Disappointed faces of your peers
(Oh, oh, oh)
Take a look at me
'Cause I could not care at all

Do or die, you'll never make me
Because the world will never take my heart
Go and try, you'll never break me
We want it all, we wanna play this part
I won't explain or say I'm sorry
I'm unashamed, I'm gonna show my scars
Give a cheer for all the broken
Listen here, because it's who we are
I'm just a man, I'm not a hero
Just a boy, who had to sing this song
I'm just a man, I'm not a hero
I don't care

We'll carry on
We'll carry on
And though you're dead and gone, believe me
Your memory will carry on
You'll carry on
And though you're broken and defeated
Your weary widow marches on

Do or die, you'll never make me
Because the world will never take my heart
Go and try, you'll never break me
We want it all, we wanna play this part
We'll carry on
Do or die, you'll never make me (we'll carry on)
Because the world will never take my heart (we'll carry on)
Go and try, you'll never break me (we'll carry)
We want it all, we wanna play this part
(We'll carry on!)

Lyrics © BLOW THE DOORS OFF CHICAGO, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Frank Iero, Gerard Way, Michael Way, Raymond Toro, Robert Bryar

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Adiel r56

When you're not an emo but you still listen to this song cause it's a masterpiece.

Lucas as it happens

This is the punk rock/alt/emo version of bohemian rhapsody

Shiro Ryujin

Adiel r56 What this have to do with Emos? Did you think every second person wants to drown in emotions and make self mutilation? Oh boi, you have an strange view of the world....

Freddy NJ

100% correct

The emo kid at the back of the classroom

@Ben Harvey NO YOU ARE

Ben Harvey

It’s trash

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Jeff Kuo

2000s:
It's not a phase, mom
2010s:
It's not a phase, honey
2020s:
It's not a phase, kiddo

Nabranes TwistyPuzzler

For me, 2020 is it’s not a phase mom

Nabranes TwistyPuzzler

Edward Fong No, 2050 grandkids

Nabranes TwistyPuzzler

2050: It’s not a phase, grandkids

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