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Helena
My Chemical Romance Lyrics


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Long ago
Just like the Hearse you die to get in again
We are so far from you
Burning on
Just like the match you strike to incinerate
The lives of everyone you know
And what's the worst you take
From every heart you break?
And like the blade you'll stain
Well, I've been holding on tonight

What's the worst that I can say?
Things are better if I stay
So long and goodnight
So long and goodnight

Came a time
When every star fall
Brought you to tears again
We are the very hurt you sold
And what's the worst you take
From every heart you break?
And like a blade you'll stain
Well, I've been holding on tonight

What's the worst that I can say?
Things are better if I stay
So long and goodnight
So long and goodnight
Well, if you carry on this way
Things are better if I stay
So long and goodnight
So long and goodnight

Can you hear me?
Are you near me?
Can we pretend to leave and then
We'll meet again
When both our cars collide

What's the worst that I can say?
Things are better if I stay
So long and goodnight
So long and goodnight
And if you carry on this way
Things are better if I stay
So long and goodnight
So long and goodnight

Overall Meaning

The song "Helena" by My Chemical Romance is a tribute to the band's former drummer, Helena, who tragically passed away. The band members have mentioned that the song is a way for them to cope with their grief and pay homage to her memory.


The lyrics of the song are a mixture of both mourning and hope. The opening lines, "Long ago, just like the hearse you die to get in again," is a reference to Helena's death, which the band members saw as a painful loss. They felt like they wanted to be with her again. However, as the song progresses, the lyrics become more encouraging, with lines like "things are better if I stay" and "so long and goodnight." The song suggests that there is still hope and life beyond death, and Helena's spirit can still be felt in the music.


The repeated line "what's the worst that I can say?" suggests that the singer is trying to find the courage to hold on after Helena's death. The lyrics capture the struggle between the pain of loss and the desire to keep moving forward. The song ultimately ends on a hopeful note, with the suggestion that even in death, Helena's spirit and legacy live on.


Line by Line Meaning

Long ago
In the distant past


Just like the Hearse you die to get in again
Like a hearse, you seek the embrace of death


We are so far from you
We are separated from you


Burning on
Burning brightly and intensely


Just like the match you strike to incinerate
Like a match that ignites everything in flames


The lives of everyone you know
The people in your life


And what's the worst you take
What is the most damaging thing you inflict


From every heart you break?
When you break people's hearts


And like the blade you'll stain
Just like a weapon, you leave a permanent mark


Well, I've been holding on tonight
I have been trying to hold on tonight


What's the worst that I can say?
What is the most terrible thing I can say?


Things are better if I stay
Things will improve if I don't leave


So long and goodnight
Farewell and goodnight


Came a time
There was a point in time


When every star fall
When every star falls


Brought you to tears again
Made you cry once more


We are the very hurt you sold
We are the pain that you caused


And like a blade you'll stain
Like a weapon, you'll leave a permanent mark


Well, I've been holding on tonight
I have been trying to hold on tonight


Can you hear me?
Can you listen to me?


Are you near me?
Are you close to me?


Can we pretend to leave and then
Can we pretend to go away and then


We'll meet again
We will meet again


When both our cars collide
When our paths cross again


And if you carry on this way
And if you continue down this path


Things are better if I stay
Things will improve if I stay


So long and goodnight
Farewell and goodnight


So long and goodnight
Farewell and goodnight




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Frank Iero, Gerard Way, Matthew Pellisier, Michael Way, Ray Toro

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