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My Chemical Romance: Headfirst for Halos Meaning

Song Released: 2004


Headfirst for Halos Lyrics

Well, let's go back to the middle of the day that starts it all
I can't begin to let you know just what I'm feeling
And now the red ones make me fly
And the blue ones help me fall
And I think I'll blow my brains against the ceiling

And as...

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    Poeta_sombria
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    Nov 15th, 2007 11:26pm report


    This song is about being depressed and wanting to kill yourself

    “I can’t begin to let you know just what I’m feeling”
    “I think I’ll blow my brains against the ceiling”

    He’s feeling depressed and suicidal

    “the red ones make me fly and the blue ones help me fall”

    He’s taking anti depressants or drugs to feel better

    “think happy thoughts”

    He’s trying to have positive thoughts because he doesn’t want to feel that way



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    ninjacait
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    Oct 23rd, 2007 10:09am report


    Its obviously about suicide, and anyone who reckons its not about suicide must be taking crazy opposite pills or something. and at the beginning this song was written as a joke to see if they could pull it off



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    anonymous
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    Aug 11th, 2007 8:39pm report


    Well, Its kind of Obvious that they are talking about Suicide, but it would be just plain emo.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Aug 1st, 2007 8:47am report


    This song was written by Gerard when he was very depressed and under the influence of a lot of drugs and feeling suicidal, basically it's about as Gerard said "don't fucking do it"



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    anonymous
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    Jul 26th, 2007 7:57am report


    MCR wrote this song for the people out there that are so down and depressed that they feel they need to kill themselves, they wrote it to try and make these people happier, hence the upbeat tempo of the song.

    They sing about blue and red pills, which are both placebo pills but with different effects “these red ones make me fly” these have a stimulant effect, which would temporarily make the person happy, then “the blue ones help me fall” these have a depressant effect, so after taking these comes the lyric “I think I’ll blow my brain against the ceiling” because the person is now depressed again.

    Then they sing “just think happy thoughts” they want people to think about all the good things in their life, and not just the bad, what they’ll be leaving behind if they go through with it.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 9th, 2007 6:10pm report


    This song is about suicide and how Gerard was saying if he commited suicide to not be sad.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Apr 18th, 2007 4:33pm report


    yes, this is about suicide. Although many think, "think happy thought" is literal. I think it traces to Peter Pan. He meant think happy thoughts and you'll fly away from your problems or to your home/haven. I think he's just saying think happy thought and you'll feel okay again or something like that.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 25th, 2007 3:41pm report


    well it's about his addiction to drugs and how he ended up suicidal that's what he says on the dvd three cheers



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    Angelmisty
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    Mar 16th, 2007 3:50pm report


    It's about suicide. And now the red ones make me fly
    And the blue ones help me fall is about drugs



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    LOTMS
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    Nov 26th, 2006 11:50pm report


    This song sounds a lot like an unstable relationship. and how you can often go to the extreams with dealing with it.
    like drug use.
    "and now the red ones make me fly and the blue ones help me fall"
    and suicide. "And I think I'll blow my brains against the ceiling" but intead of chosing those outlets for the problem, you should find better solutions.

    "just think happy thoughts, and we'll fly home"
    but...thats just how I feel about it.



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    fudgytwiggie
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    Jun 7th, 2006 6:23am report


    "Think happy thoughts"

    It's definitely about suicide... That you shoudn't do it.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 26th, 2005 12:18am report


    I think that Headfirst for Halos is about realising that everything you once believed in is false (like a fairy tale i.e Peter pan where everything is make believe), maybe because you've been under the influence of some kind of drug for so long (pixie dust?) and decide that you can't cope and kill your self (the bit about blowing your brain against the ceiling).thinking happy thoughts is what you have to do to get to neverland so maybe that's what he's trying to do to get back to the make believe world and stop being so depressed.



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    cherryxbliss
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    Nov 2nd, 2005 11:17am report


    Yeah, it's a suicide/drug addiction song. I don't think Gerard is using the "think happy thoughts" line to get others to stop doing drungs/being depressed. I think that line is what everyone has been telling him, that it's something he can work through, and the fact that the last line is inturrupted is significant. It shows that when he wrote this, he wasn't about to listen to all those people, and that he didn't really want to.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 30th, 2005 10:13am report


    I think it's about suicide, taking pills 'And now these red ones make me fly, And the blue ones help me fall. ' or shooting yourself, 'And I think I'll blow my brains against the ceiling.'

    Maybe because of someone like a girl, 'And as the fragments of my skull begin to fall/Fall on your tongue like pixie dust just think happy thoughts' and him feeling so depressed and killing himself and maybe she'll feel guilty.



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    MCR_G.W4Ever...
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    Oct 25th, 2005 10:19pm report


    I believe this song is about feeling depressed enough to want to commit suicide, but I also believe the line 'the red ones make me fly and the blue ones help me fall.' is referring to Gerard's addiction to anti-depressants. (I may be wrong and I'm not gonna lie and say Gerard said this in an interview or anything, because he didn't)

    I think the song is also trying to put people off suicide with the line 'think happy thoughts, think happy thoughts, think happy thoughts...' All in all I think the song is saying how Gerard felt at the time it was written and telling people that they shouldn't have to feel that way.






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