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Dead! Lyrics

And if your heart stops beating
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?
The end
And if your life won't wait


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    Sep 3rd, 2007 9:00pm report

    Akk! you peeps don't get it do you? The song doesn't go " DEAD.. Have you heard the news that your dead?" it's 'HAVE' in stead of DEAD. I'm sorry iv had a rough day.

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    Jul 14th, 2007 7:48pm report

    I agree w/ anonymous above me, but I think it's the girlfriend/wife that is brought up later that is talking.

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    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.


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    Jul 6th, 2007 7:27pm report

    the end is "the patient's" last moments alive while "Dead! is the patient dieing( hence the beeping at the beginning of the song) the speaker is the band leader informing the patient that he is dead


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    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.


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    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.


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    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.


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    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!


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    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.


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    Apr 5th, 2007 4:02pm report

    The "chick" with the gas mask is Mother War. If you pay attention during "Mama", you will hear Liza Minelli playing the voice. The song, "Mama" is all about Mother War and her son who was sent off to the war - not directly referring to the Patient.

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    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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    Feb 10th, 2007 2:03am report

    I THINK........this could be totally wrong. In fact I think it is, that The Patient dies from Cancer and in this song he's just dead. "Dead....you heard the news that your dead."

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    Jan 31st, 2007 1:44pm report

    I clearly see the man that's dying to be the singer's father. Doesn't that make sense to you? why would they write a song about someone they hardly know? Heck, they should write a song about me then.

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    Jan 26th, 2007 1:02pm report

    This song isn't a mushy gushy "oh you're dying, woe is me" kind of song. It's a fun, playful piece that is about maybe about an ex finding out that they are going to die and the person being happy about this news "I think I never liked you anyway".


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    Jan 22nd, 2007 1:17pm report

    wow you guys r retarded the song is talking about some girlfriend think about it

    this is how the cd goes

    1.shes on her death bed and tells him that she doesn't love him
    2.she dies
    3.is about how lonely he is w/out her
    4.is about the bad life he has fallen into of drinking
    5.he dies
    6.blaming her for everything wrong in his life
    7.some one deciding wether he is going to hell or heaven
    8.meats someone who died of cancer who tells him his story
    9.meets a solider who tell him his story
    10.i think this ones about this guy who killed him self and is sick of people feeling sorry for him
    11.a kid who was the shooter in a school shooting
    12.convincing his x that she still loves him
    13.the doctors resasatat him and he has some closer w/ his dead x girlfriend

    do you understand now

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