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My Chemical Romance: I Don't Love You Meaning

Song Released: 2007


I Don't Love You Lyrics

Well when you go
Don't ever think I'll make you try to stay
And maybe when you get back
I'll be off to find another way

And after all this time that you still owe
You're still a good-for-nothing I don't know
So take your gloves and get...

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    anonymous
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    Feb 7th, 2007 2:59am report


    i personally feel the song is about a relationship where the man is abusing his girlfriend/wife. I also think the lyrics are split up into some sort of conversation between the couple, where Gerard sings both sides, for example:
    Man:Well, when you go
    Don't ever think I'll make you try to stay
    And maybe when you get back
    I'll be off to find another way

    Woman:And after all this time that you still owe
    You're still the good-for-nothing I don't know

    man:So take your gloves and get out
    Better get out
    While you can

    Then later on...

    Woman: Sometimes I cry so hard from pleading
    So sick and tired of all the needless beating

    Man: But baby when they knock you
    Down and out
    It's where you oughta stay

    I think this part...
    When you go
    Would you even turn to say
    "I don't love you
    Like I did
    Yesterday"

    ...is him taunting her as if as he thinks that he knows that she won't be able to say that to him, so he can pretty much dare her to as much as he likes.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 28th, 8:53pm report


    I think that its a couple in love, but the man is dying, and when he dies, she crumbles emotionally without him, the black tear seems like it means she'll always have a part of him, as the smudges he leaves on her, and the words 'I don't love you, like I love you, yesterday' I don't think mean less love, maybe more in fact, just in a different way



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    anonymous
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    Aug 17th, 8:19am report


    Even though the "Abusive Relationship" sounds very plausible, I prefer another theory. The man (portrayed as a completly black person) is a screw up, he always gets in trouble and he is fine with it. The woman (completly in white) is his opposite: pure and innocent. They fall in love and in the video you can see how the man leaves black marks on the white skin of the woman. I think this is supposed to mean, that he realizes that he is causing a lot of trouble in her life and even though she doesn't really care, he doesn't wanna see her get hurt, so he tells her that he doesn't love her anymore and tells her to "get out" while she still can. Later in the video you see the two crumbling and falling to pieces, which could be some symbolism for death. If you look closely you can see that the woman crumbles first and the man is following, which could mean that the woman killed herself and the man followed her into death, not being able to live without her. I prefer this theory for one big reason, apart from it just being a little sweeter. In the video you see the woman crying a black tear, which indicates that 1. It is too late and the man's bad influence has already gotten the best of her and 2. The woman actually feels grief when the man tells her that he doesn't love her anymore. Also the crumbling part is kind of a dead giveaway I believe.
    But whatever, chose the theory you prefer



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    kelly.mustoe.3
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    May 11th, 5:28am report


    I think that this song is about a couple that have had problems in the past, and decide that they aren't in love anymore and they both find it hard to deal with it, so they get all upset about. This could be written on a past experience from someone in the band, or maybe friends of the band. Either way, its a very emotional song and means alot to me.
    MCRarmy forever <4



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    mcr_killjoy
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    May 30th, 2013 5:52pm report


    It's about a man abusing the woman in the relationship. Gerard sings from both points of view.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 26th, 2012 7:37pm report


    I believe that this song really shows the patient looking back on his relationship that he had with his girlfriend/wife. It's a possibility that the relationship could have been an abusive one, which is the reason for "All the blood you still owe". It seems like he is taunting her by saying "would you even turn to say i don't love you like I did yesterday" by asking if she could even get out the words to say that she doesn't love him. It seems like he is sort of being cocky and saying that even though they *maybe* had an abusive relationship, she just can't live without him. Also, in the beginning, he seems to also be saying that he can live without her when he says "when you go dont even think ill make you try to stay and maybe when you get back ill be off to find another way" meaning that he wont be there when she gets back and he wont stop her from leaving.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 7th, 2012 7:04pm report


    It's hard to love someone that doesn't love u.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 2nd, 2012 6:03pm report


    eerr...i think, its about a couple who were so in love, and then the boy just drops it. and the girl is thinking, why didnt he just say he didnt love me anymore? beacuse they were happy on day and broke up the next. (this is what i get from the song AND video.)



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    anonymous
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    Apr 9th, 2012 4:18pm report


    I think that this is about a relationship and the fact that it is a loveless one and they both decide that they no longer love each other but neither of the have the guts to say it "would you have the guts to say I don't love you like I loved you yesterday"



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    Redz
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    Dec 24th, 2011 12:08pm report


    You are wrong if u imagine about man and woman relationship...no gender clue...

    BLACK(pain)as who deserved hate in this song
    as soon as possible will be separate with
    PARADE (life)as a man this in this song

    This song still about dying patient unleash his suffering...and Gerard so emotional to write it...



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    anonymous
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    Nov 22nd, 2011 11:18pm report


    why does it always have to be gerard? there are FIVE people in this band. apart from the fact that he knows more than five people. so why couldnt it be about one of ray's experiences or something? think about it. gerard doesnt just write songs about himself and his own experiences, he isnt that selfish. he cares about the other band members a lot. i just dont understand why most of these comments are about gerard. it could be him talking about one of his friends or family. it could be a song sbout anyone or for anyone. or it could be a song giving someone some advise. the main piont of the band was to help people. it could be to help people that might be in that particular situation and have little relevance towards anyone he knows.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 24th, 2011 9:23pm report


    I believe it is a man who is dieing and is trying to make his girlfriend leave him before he dies so she wont be hurt as much when he does. He wants her to say she doesnt love him as she leaves so he can be at peace.



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    Cara PartyPoison
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    Sep 3rd, 2011 9:58pm report


    I think the song makes way more sense when you watch the music video....There's a pale girl dressed all in white, and a dark man dressed in black/gray. I believe the girl in white is supposed to symbolize purity, and the dark man courting her is symbolizing that he's taking that away from her, which he realizes, so he wants to stop hurting her. Which means he has to break up with her. So the "When you go, would you even turn to say 'I don't love you like I did yesterday'" is her asking why he's leaving her. [i know it's probably wrong...but its my interpretation, remember :D]



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    anonymous
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    Sep 2nd, 2011 9:26am report


    I think this is something about Gerard's relationship with Eliza Cuts, his previous fiancée.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 1st, 2011 9:52am report


    I think this song is just about how someone found out their lover had done something awful, violating the relationship, which could be that the lover has cheated on the other,or just lied about loving them,so they are saying '' I don't love you like I did yesterday'' because yesterday they thought the lover was being faithful and loved them.It could be that the lover has problems admitting that they don't love them anymore, and they are questioning if thewould they have the guts to tell them the truth about why they are leaving them. I don't think there is abuse, I think the person is saying abuse is not the solution when they say'' so sick of tired of all the needless beating'' but they are saying that if someone was to beat their lover, they should get the point that what they did was wrong, or in his case if he's angry, not get up at all, because he is '' baby if they knock you down and out, its where you out'a stay. '', and the rest is just pretty clear from there.



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    telleh
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    Jul 25th, 2011 7:25pm report


    In my opinion, the song is about someone who falls in love with a prostitute, but he doesn't know she's one. And he finds her "working."

    I think that they have a conversation.

    "Well when you go, don't ever think I'll make you try to stay. And maybe when you get back, I'll be off to find another way"
    This part of the song makes me think that he or a friend hired her just to see if she would recognize them. He then told her that he was him, and told her to never see him again.

    "And after all this time that you still owe, you're still a good-for-nothing I don't know. So take your gloves and get out. Better get out while you can"
    I think here the woman is ashamed that he found out, and then tries to turn the tables. Then she tells him to get out of the relationship now while he can.

    The chorus is obvious, he's over her.

    Maybe in the next part, she promised him she would stop. "Sometimes I cry so hard from pleading" but she doesn't, and one of her 'clients' beats her a LOT, and leaves her to die.

    "And after all the blood that you still owe, another dollar's just another blow.
    So fix your eyes and get up. Better get up, while you can."
    I think that this is her conscious, telling her to change her life and be with the one she loves, or die in a second rate motel.

    Then at her funeral, the man forgives her, and tells her he'll never forget her. His love is stronger than it ever was for her, he loves her more than he did yesterday.



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