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My Chemical Romance: Heaven Help Us Meaning


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Heaven Help Us Lyrics

Hear the sound
The angels come screaming
Down your voice
I hear you've been bleeding

Make your choice
They say you've been pleading
Someone save us

Heaven help us now
Come crashing down
We'll hear the sound
As you're falling down



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    Jul 10th, 2011 7:43pm report

    This is a beautiful song. My interpretation of it is someone, or a group of people, are calling out to Heaven to save them but it never works, so they're "sprawled on these cathedral steps spitting out the blood and screaming someone save us!". Like, they repeatedly ask God to save them and the world but nothing ever changes, nothing gets better, religion never helps them but they keep looking for someone or something to save the world when really we have to change the world ourselves


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    Jun 30th, 2011 6:25am report

    It iz about a the people in the world and all of the crap that we are doing to the world. "heaven help us" is a man crying out for help from god because of all of the things he has noticed about our world. "the angels come screaming" means that the angels are angry with all of the sins the people have committed. "I hear you've been bleeding" is about a person that has been giving her blood to be able to change the world. "cuz mostly I've been sprawled on these cathedral steps spitting out the blood and screaming someone save us" spitting out the blood means telling the world all of the horrible things he has done. "will you pray for me or make a saint of me" is him asking god if he will forgive him and help him make the world a better place. "cuz I'll give you all the nails you need" is him saying h will give god all the nails he needs to nail him to the cross, "cover me in gasoline" is him telling people to burn him while he is nailed to the cross.
    Anyway that iz just my opinion and Im probably wrong so just deal with it.


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    Jun 10th, 2011 6:07pm report

    Many references to religious themes here.
    Something devastating has happened to someone (or a group of people), either specifically or generally. They call out to God every time they are hurt. They 'spit out the blood and scream "someone save us"'.
    The lines 'you don't know a thing about my sins...' remind me of the feeling of knowing your guilt, and yet hiding it. It is of someone who hates the world who loves them, because of their hidden sin.

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