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Skylines and Turnstiles
My Chemical Romance Lyrics


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You're not in this alone
Let me break this awkward silence
Let me go, go on record
Be the first to say I'm sorry

Hear me out,well if you take me down
Would you lay me out
And if the world needs something better
Let's give them one more reason now

We walk in single file
We light up rails and punch our time
Ride escalators colder than a cell

This broken city sky like butane on my skin
And stolen from my eyes
Hello Angel tell me where are you
Tell me where we go from here

This broken city sky like butane on my skin
And stolen from my eyes
Hello Angel tell me where are you
Tell me where we go from here

And in this moment we can't close the lids on burning eyes
Our memories blanket us with friends we know like fallout vapor
Steel corpses stretch out towards and ending sun scorched and black
It reaches in and tears your flesh apart
With ice cold hands and grabs a hold of your heart

That's if you've still got one that's left inside that cave you call a chest
And after seeing what we saw, can we still reclaim our innocence
And if the world needs something better
Let's give them one more reason now

This broken city sky like butane on my skin
And stolen from my eyes
Hello Angel tell me where are you
Tell me where we go from here

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "Skylines" by My Chemical Romance paint a vivid picture of a broken city filled with pain and uncertainty. The song starts off with a message of support and reassurance, telling the listener that they are not alone in their struggles. The singer then apologizes for any awkwardness and takes responsibility for their part in the situation.


The song takes on a more ominous tone as the singer describes the city and their surroundings. The sky is described as "broken" and "like butane on my skin," emphasizing the harsh and dangerous environment. The singer then asks an angelic figure for guidance and direction, wondering where they should go from here.


The song concludes with a haunting image of death and destruction. The singer describes their memories as a "blanket" that covers them with friends, but also compares these friendships to "fallout vapor," suggesting that they are fleeting and temporary. The image of "steel corpses" stretching towards a scorching sun is both eerie and apocalyptic, and the final lines question whether it's possible to reclaim innocence in such a dark and broken world.


Overall, "Skylines" is a powerful and emotional song that captures the despair and uncertainty of living in a harsh city. The lyrics remind us that we are not alone in our struggles and that together, we can create a better future.


Line by Line Meaning

You're not in this alone
I'm with you, you're not alone in this.


Let me break this awkward silence
I'll break the silence, let's talk about what's going on.


Let me go, go on record
I'll make a statement, I'll stand up for what's right.


Be the first to say I'm sorry
Apologize first, don't wait for the other person to do it.


Hear me out,well if you take me down
Listen to me, even if you criticize me.


Would you lay me out
Would you hurt me?


And if the world needs something better
If the world needs improvement,


Let's give them one more reason now
Let's give them a reason to believe that we can succeed.


We walk in single file
We're following a leader.


We light up rails and punch our time
We're working hard and following a routine.


Ride escalators colder than a cell
We're going through life on autopilot, feeling nothing.


This broken city sky like butane on my skin
This city feels like it's burning and suffocating me.


And stolen from my eyes
I can't bear to see this anymore, I'm shutting down.


Hello Angel tell me where are you
I'm lost and need guidance.


Tell me where we go from here
I need a plan, a direction for my life.


And in this moment we can't close the lids on burning eyes
We can't unsee what we've seen, we can't ignore what's happening.


Our memories blanket us with friends we know like fallout vapor
Our memories are all we have left, everyone else is gone.


Steel corpses stretch out towards and ending sun scorched and black
The world is dying, there's no hope.


It reaches in and tears your flesh apart
It hurts beyond belief, it's too much to handle.


With ice cold hands and grabs a hold of your heart
The pain is overwhelming, it's taking over.


That's if you've still got one that's left inside that cave you call a chest
If you're still capable of feeling, if you haven't been completely destroyed.


And after seeing what we saw, can we still reclaim our innocence
After experiencing all of this pain, can we still find hope?


Hello Angel tell me where are you
I'm still lost and need guidance.


Tell me where we go from here
I still need a plan, a direction for my life.


This broken city sky like butane on my skin
This city is still suffocating me.


And stolen from my eyes
I still can't bear to see this anymore, I'm still shutting down.


Hello Angel tell me where are you
I still need guidance.


Tell me where we go from here
I'm still lost and need a direction for my life.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: FRANK IERO, GERARD WAY, MATTHEW PELLISIER, MICHAEL WAY, RAY TORO

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on Kill All Your Friends

bruh why's this my favourite song

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