My Chemical Romance: Dead! Meaning
I'll be here wondering
'Did you get what you deserve?'
The ending of your life
And if you get to heaven
I'll be here waiting, babe
Did you get what you deserve?
And if your life won't wait
anonymous Jul 14th, 2007 7:04pm report
The narrator is a friend of the patient, he's telling him he has cancer, he tells him that nobody liked you anyway and he's kinda jealous because he's depressed and wants 2 die and doesn't understand why we're here and just doesn't care anymore because his friend is dying 2.
anonymous Jul 2nd, 2007 7:37am report
I think this song is about the patient dying but it could also mean Gerard's drug and alcohol addiction is finally dead.
peteinmypants Jun 15th, 2007 6:33pm report
First off, obviously, The End is part of Dead! That's why when you play one right after the other, there is NO space between the songs whatsoever. (In fact if one of them comes on, I have to turn the shuffle off just so I can hear the songs connect.)
Two, I think you guys all have a good point. I however also thought of possibly another scenario. Maybe...maybe, this dead person committed suicide. Thus the IF you get to heavens. and the did you get what you deserves. Then when Gerard sings "if life ain't just a joke, then why are we laughing?" It's like the suicider thought life was a joke, and didn't need it anymore.
anonymous May 8th, 2007 5:24am report
This song is told from the point of view of someone who has already died but knew the Patient in life and disliked him (possibly his Mom, who he apparently had a bad relationship with), who is reminding that he has wasted his life, because he never felt any strong emotions for anyone (“you never fell in love”) and was not very well liked by people who pretended to be his friends (“no one really has much nice to say/I think they never liked you anyway”). This reinforced by the ironically named song “The Sharpest Lives” which reveals that the Patient’s life was rather pathetic and not very “sharp” at all (he spent all his time getting wasted, sleeping around etc.). The person also tells the Patient that if “if you get to Heaven, I’ll be here waiting babe” to make sure he “gets what (he) deserves,” (i.e. make Heaven miserable for the Patient because he “doesn’t deserve” to go there).
However, as several people have mentioned, this song is not really intended to be taken too seriously, like “Blood,” is one of the examples of dark humor in the album that lightens up the story.
anonymous Apr 21st, 2007 4:32pm report
ummm ok you guys not all there songs have dark meaning look at teenagers lol no dark meaning there DEAD! is a fun song about a jerk dying there ya go!
anonymous Apr 18th, 2007 4:00am report
Gerard says that his favorite thing about writing song lyrics is telling a story. So it starts off with two lovers, and one of them is dying. and by the end he's dead
And if you get to Heaven
I'll be here waiting, babe
when that is said, it implies that the narrator thinks it's better to die also.
as gerard said, the concept of the CD was two lovers getting separated, and doing anything [yes... dying] to get back together.
anonymous Feb 23rd, 2007 2:54am report
Yes the whole album is about dying, but for one reason; the same reason that Gerard Way cut and dyed his hair. His Dad died of Cancer, hence so much hospital references, etc! aBbi loves james <3<3<3
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