What does Helena mean?

My Chemical Romance: Helena Meaning

Album cover for Helena album cover

Song Released: 2005

Helena Lyrics

Long ago
Just like the hearse you die to get in again
We are
So far from you

Burning on
Just like a match you strike to incinerate
The lives
Of everyone you know
And what's the worst can take
From every heart you break
And like the...

  1. anonymous
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    Dec 29th 2007 !⃝

    I may be crazy but can't a song ever just be a song. You know,no hidden meanings or something. I mean just because a guy sings something it doesn't mean it's true. If I were you I would just stop thinking of dead grannys or crazy girlfriends and enjoy the song. The true meaning of the song is,"I wanna make some money!!!"

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  2. peteinmypants
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    Nov 24th 2007 !⃝

    Of course everybody knows how this song was written after Elena Lee Rush, the grandmother of Mikey and Gerard Way. She was the inspiration of the two. She got Gerard interested in singing (taught him how to sing), even made his costume for him when he played Peter Pan in the school musical in 4th grade. She was Elena, her friends called her Helena, so to Gerard she was always Helena.

    but this song can also be related to the concept of the album about a beautiful young girl who was killed in a car crash.

  3. contrarycupcake
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    Nov 23rd 2007 !⃝

    Ok people.

    Aren't all of you being a little immature fighting over the meaning of the song? Just state your opinion and stop. No one wants to hear about how you're smart and everyone else is an idiot.

    Music can be interpreted all kinds of ways. That's the beauty of it. Music says something to the listener, but it's up to the listener to decide what that something is.

  4. anonymous
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    Oct 15th 2007 !⃝

    Aaaaand this is what happens when you let fans interpret their favorite bands lyrics. You get tons of variations of meanings. And then you confuse all the poor souls who know nothing about them, though some of you have proved that already...

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 3rd 2007 !⃝

    It was indeed written about Gerard's Girlfriend.
    But,he was dumped for a popular guy that Helena went out with in high school.Then,the guy beat Helena so Gerard stepped in and was put into a coma.He clearly survived but just barely.Any way,Helena thought he had died so she took her own life.
    I know this because Helena was my aunt's best friend.

  6. anonymous
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    Aug 1st 2007 !⃝

    It's a great song but it's about the death of Elena Mikey and Gerard's grandmother....this song was in memory of her.

  7. Angelmisty
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    Jul 13th 2007 !⃝

    It's about Mikey's and Gerard's grandma dying.Her name was Elena but everyone called her Helena .She had great faith in the band and gave them money for their first tour bus.

  8. anonymous
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    Jul 5th 2007 !⃝

    This song is about Gerard's grandmother Helen, Gerard and Mikey would call her Helena. She taught them both how to paint, play guitar, sing and dance. They both loved her very much. Helen had a car crash and was quickly rushed to the hospital. She had a major operation to save her life but this did not work she died under the knife. " blade you Stain"

  9. anonymous
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    Jul 2nd 2007 !⃝

    This song is about the passing of Gerard's grandmother who he was extremely close with. It is a dedication to her.

  10. RoadWhacker
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    Jun 18th 2007 !⃝

    Isn't this whole Album about a story about the two characters on the cover? The song Helena is somewhat relative to his grandmother's death because that's where he got the name for the girl character of the story. This song is how the girl in the story wants to kill herself and wants her boyfriend or whatever to do it to. She does kill herself but he doesn't want to because "things are better if I stay. So long and goodnight" and so on and so forth.

    Later in the CD/Story he does kill himself and makes a deal with the devil saying he has to bring him 1000 should and they can be together (listen to "I never told you what I do for a living")

  11. anonymous
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    May 6th 2007 !⃝

    I've heard them saying it many times!
    there is no girlfriend or anyone else that committed suicide!
    if you go and search interviews on youtube you can see it for yourselves.....

  12. anonymous
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    Apr 19th 2007 !⃝

    This IS STUPID
    have none of you watched the dvd 'life on the murder scene'
    it is about Gerard and Mikey's grandma dying
    if you think it is about his girlfriend dying you are wrong
    Gerard states that the album is about two little boys that lose their grandma and the path and journey they go on
    end of story..

  13. anonymous
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    Apr 10th 2007 !⃝

    Who cares? Who is it about? Grandma! Why do I think so? HHer name is written on it! What part of Helena don't you understand?

  14. anonymous
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    Mar 23rd 2007 !⃝

    Helena Is Written About Gerard And Mikeys Grandmother
    Elena Lee Rush
    They Wanted To Celebrate Her Life In Some Way So Gerard Wrote Helena
    So Don't Be Making Shit Up About How It's About A Girlfriend Or Something Because It's Not

    Now Please Don't Lie...

  15. anonymous
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    Mar 22nd 2007 !⃝

    Well this album is a semi concept album. The band says it was originally about two lovers cue the two blood splattered people on cover who get killed in a gunfight the guy gets sent to hell and the devil tells him that the girl survived the fight. So he tells him if you bring me the souls of 1000 bad men ill let you go back to her and the devil hands him a gun and the guy takes it
    just what I heard in an interview guys

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