My Chemical Romance: Blood Meaning
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Send you roses when they think you need to smile.
I can't control myself because I don't know how,
And they love me for it honestly, I'll be here for a while.
So give them blood, blood, gallons...
anonymous Mar 25th, 2007 3:38pm report
I think this song is about the patient, but also, to a larger extent, the world and us. Its about how we all love blood sports, and we all want to see the train wreck. It isn't literal. There are no vampires. Its about everyone loving him because he's dying. "I'm the kind of human wreckage that you love."
anonymous Dec 24th, 2006 12:06pm report
I think this song could be about how obsessed fans can be, and how they can want so much out of their idols and how MCR might feel that even though they do all they can its never enough for their fans or other people.
'Give them blood, blood, gallons of the stuff, give them all that they can drink and it will never be enough'
As if they are giving their very souls in their work, pouring out every ounce of them into what they do and how some people can still want more.
Might not be though. Just what I think.
anonymous Jan 18th, 2007 1:55pm report
It is actually about "THe Patient"
going into the hospital and referring to the nurses
because they are always taking blood.
and how it is never enough,
for nay of them.
and how his "problem"
can be fixed "with a bit of luck"
anonymous Apr 14th, 2018 4:51pm report
I think this song is about fans being maybe a bit too obsessive, the lyrics “so give them blood, blood, gallons of the stuff, Give them all that they can drink and it will never be enough,So give them blood, blood, blood”,I think this means that no matter how many singles, albums and covers MCR do, the fans always want more or say that they could have been better.
The lyric,”Grab a glass because there's going to be a flood” could refer to My Chemical Romance giving the fans more songs that will hopefully keep them ‘hydrated’ for a while.
The lyrics,”A celebrated man amongst the gurneys
They can fix me proper with a bit of luck” could mean that while My Chemical Romance is praised for being ‘different’ with maybe a no.1 hit song they could become more ‘mainstream’ and therefore ‘accepted’ in the world of fame.
The lyrics “The doctors and the nurses they adore me so,
But it's really quite alarming cause I'm such an awful fuck (oh thank you)” could refer to the fans being the doctors and nurses. And that MCR are sort of confused why we think that they are so hot. and also maybe with fan fictions and people wanting to bang the band members, they don’t understand why, because they think they are not as good at ‘it’ as the fans believe and fanfics portray.
I also think the lyric,”I’m the kind of human wreckage that you love.” Is referring to Gerard’s addiction and how people treat him as an underdog and feel sorry for him.
This is just my interpretation and is probably wrong. I'm only 12 so what do I know? -Em
anonymous Nov 10th, 2017 11:10pm report
One word- CANNABALISM
anonymous Aug 20th, 2017 8:48pm report
I think "Blood" is about either The Patient talked about through the whole album, and maybe they are in the psychiatric ward of the hospital. "They encourage your complete cooperation" as in, you have to cooperate as they conduct their tests, I'm sure some doctors say that exact line for that reason. "Send you roses when they think you need a smile" patients in hospitals do get flowers as gifts to cheer the, up. "I'll be here for a while", he will probably be in ward for a while because of reasons (which as other interpretations have said could be cutting, "I can't control myself because I don't know how" as it can be addictive).
Also, "they can fix proper with a bit of luck" he believes he needs to be fixed, or he has been told he needs to be fixed, which furthers that he is in a psychiatric ward. There are also many lines of the song that point to self hatred.
anonymous May 31st, 2017 5:04pm report
I personally think that this song is setting up the storyline of "Danger Days: The Secret Lives of the Fabolous Killjoys", with 'giving blood' being the creation of Kosh and the Draculoids. The Patient, the next to be turned, runs away to survive in the desert. Meanwhile, Better Life Industries takes more and more "blood" from the populace of Battery City, this time blood being freedom of thought. The Patient then goes on to become none other than Party Poison/MouseKat.
anonymous Nov 27th, 2016 11:35am report
In my opinion, the song describes a patient that is insane, in a mental asylum maybe, and i believe heis self-harming and cutting himself. When he says, "I'm such an awful fuck." I think he hates himself and he's confused on why the nurses and the doctors like him when he believes he is insane.
anonymous Jun 7th, 2016 6:54pm report
While yes, this entire concept album is about the patient, each and every song has a meaning larger than the patient. Each song relates to us and to real life. I think this song is about how we can give our all, we can give sweat, blood, and tears, and yet people will still expect more. I also think this may relate to mcr as a band and how they have poured their lives and souls into their work but the fans always expect more.
anonymous Mar 3rd, 2016 3:21am report
I'm pretty sure it's about The Patient, isn't it? Because I think The Black Parade is a concept album (and I think it follows the story of The Patient).
Though I'm probably wrong. Most likely tbh.
anonymous Jan 3rd, 2016 1:18pm report
This song could potentially be about the patient, reassuring the fact he has seen war. He is refering to the army, where they encourage your cooperation, no matter the cause. Where children and loved ones send you roses during tough times. Where you'll be for, quote honestly, a while. The soldiers are shedding blood, blood, gallons of the stuff.And sometimes, it will never be enougg.
anonymous Nov 27th, 2015 11:57pm report
The album tells the story of "the patient". I've been told it's a rock opera. It's easy enough to understand that "the patient" is an actual patient. His problem can't be fixed without, "a bit of luck". Also, they would have to take blood samples of a patient. They would have to keep taking them for tests. That's why it's never enough.
anonymous Sep 28th, 2015 9:20pm report
I see this song as a metaphor for greed and the people who will always give them what they are greedy for. Let me explain.
"Well they encourage your complete cooperation,
Send you roses when they think you need to smile. I can't control myself because I don't know how, And they love me for it honestly, I'll be here for a while."
I see this as the greedy person obviously wants you to give them what they want, and some are very deceptive to get what they want, from "Send you roses when they think you need to smile". Now the person-or patient I guess- just agrees, which of course the greedy take advantage of.
"So give them blood, blood, gallons of the stuff! Give them all that they can drink and it will never be enough. So give them blood, blood, blood. Grab a glass because there's going to be a flood!"
This is the patient giving them what they want, and a whole lot of it, too! But,the greedy will always want more, resulting in just so much of what it is the greedy want, represented by the "flood".
"A celebrated man amongst the gurneys. They can fix me proper with a bit of luck. The doctors and the nurses they adore me so, But it's really quite alarming cause I'm such an awful f**k. (Oh thank you!)"
"The gurneys" I see again as the greedy people, as well as "The doctors and the nurses." In the song, it says how he is celebrated and adored by these things, which, if he always gives them what they want, makes sense. I see "They can fix me proper with a bit of luck." as a little cry for help, saying that he is kind of in a situation he can't really get himself out of, now that he has given the greedy so much, but with just a little luck, he could get out of it somehow. Also, the final line reveals that he is surprised at the fact that although he has given the greedy what they want, probably turning him into a pretty bad person because of the expenses that feeding them what they want, the greedy don't care and still like him, only because he still gives them what they want.
The final chorus in the song is almost the same as the previous one, but the final line "I'm the kind of human wreckage that you love!" reveals that the greedy people have worn him down to be even more vulnerable than he was before, making him an even easier target to get what it is they want.
But hey,what should I know about the meaning of songs, I'm only an eighth grader!
anonymous Feb 27th, 2015 2:01pm report
I think this song is how society wants everything from you even to the extent of your blood.
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