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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    Jul 6th 2006 !⃝

    Well, this song is definitely about someone that Gerard knows that died. To tell you the truth I don't care what the freakin song is about I just love this song!

  2. RoKeR_MuNKY
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    Jul 6th 2006 !⃝

    Like anonymous (hey I spelled that right...i think) but to the point like anonymous said it was ellena but people called her helen so they called her helena.

  3. anonymous
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    Jun 2nd 2006 !⃝

    Maybe just maybe it's a blade of glass from the car crash?

  4. anonymous
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    May 23rd 2006 !⃝

    I don't know why everyone is making a huge deal about if it if his grandmother or girlfriend in amy case one dided so... In the end it's about a woman in Gerarlelds life who dided

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  5. anonymous
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    May 17th 2006 !⃝

    helena is about the suicide of Gerard's girlfriend. They planned it together but he decided not to go along with it(things are better if I stay). She stabbed herself( just like the blade you stain) and she broke many peoples hearts.

    Everyone says it is about his grandma. He did dedicate the cd to her but this song was already written. He tributes it to her because it is about death but did not right it for her.

  6. anonymous
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    May 7th 2006 !⃝


    Though the song in general is about the band members Gerard Way and Mikey Way's late grandmother, it was stated in an interview that the video told a different story. The music video shows the funeral of a young, beautiful, twenty-something year old girl named Helena, who, according to Gerard Way, died tragically. There is speculation that she could be the female of the "Demolition Lovers" that chronicle some of the band's songs, but evidence from the song leads most to believe that the video Helena died in a fatal car accident.

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  7. AngelsWithDirtyFaces
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    Apr 21st 2006 !⃝

    Helena is tribute to Gerard & Mikey's late grandmother who's name was really Elena but she was always known as Helena. Gerard was very close to his grandmother, She taught him how to draw, Sing and paint. She also bought Gerard his first car wich is the van in the I'm Not Okay video.

  8. slitingthroats_tap16
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    Apr 13th 2006 !⃝

    Well the song could mean many things. I personally think it's about Mickey and Gerard's grandamother. If you really think about it there is a very slight chance that I would be about a exgirlfriend...who would be dumb enough to use there grandma to cover up an ex...but hey that's my personal opion. Just like every other submission in here.

  9. anonymous
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    Apr 4th 2006 !⃝

    Right everyone who says it's about his grandmother are partially right but so are the ones who say it is about his girlfriend.
    "Like a blade you stain" means his girlfriend took her own life as they made a suicide pact.
    "Things are better if I stay" this line is about Gerard deciding he had to stay for his brother Mikey and his grandmother was ill so he wanted to be with her. The album and song are both dedicated to his grandmother but the song is also dedicated to his girlfriend that is the true meaning of this song as I saw on TV an intimate interview with Gerard.

  10. anonymous
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    Mar 26th 2006 !⃝

    ok well the song is about his grandmother as he states in life on the murder scene and the whole intire album is about his grandmother who helped the band get started and who ever said itis about zoro is completely rong ok and real mcr fans would know what the song is really about

  11. anonymous
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    Mar 12th 2006 !⃝

    I read a interview in a J-14 magazine and he said (he is talking about his grandma) "We were really close, She was an artist and taught me pretty much everything I do today--how to sing and paint and how to perform. She spent all this money to get the band our first real van. We promised to pay her back, but she wouldn't take the money. So we paid her back the only other way I knew which was to write the song Helena for her." --gerard

    and in Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge he said the Cd was dedicated to Elena Lee Rush who is Gerard's Grandma

  12. anonymous
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    Mar 10th 2006 !⃝

    All you dumb fucks who think it is about a girlfriend, it is not. Gerard is not that fucking disrepectful to use his grandmother to cover up for an ex/girl. What great MCR fans you guys are.

  13. anonymous
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    Jan 24th 2006 !⃝

    Well I think that they wrote this song thinking about Gerard's girlfriend (you already read the story in another persons comment so why would I write it again?) because it fits in so well with the lyrics, he desided to stay (things are better if I stay) but she killed herself (so long and good night) but it's inspired in MIKE AND GERARDS GRANDMOTHER tooo!! and she died and mayby they can't asimilate it well and they are kinda mad thay she "left them" so that's why they say "so whats the worst you take from every heart you brake" and MAYBE it's because thay blame themselves for her death but I don't think they could blame themselves for her death so forget that I said that.

  14. anonymous
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    Jan 7th 2006 !⃝

    What the hell, whose grandmother? This is so retarded, who are you people? Get a life.

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  15. anonymous
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    Jan 6th 2006 !⃝

    OK people, we need to have a little discussion here about this song...


    Now here's the deal:

    I'm not an expert on Gerard or the band, but someone has to put this out in the open...THEY LIKE TO SING ABOUT DEATH! Ok...so it shouldn't be a surprise to most of you people who are all like "Why would someone talk about thier Grandma in that way?"

    Frankly, I don't know. But here's the thing: Everyone expresses themselves differently. For me, I like to shout and sing and dance like I'm crazy. My cousin, she likes to express herself through drawing gorey pictures (which are CREEPY!). So Gee may express himself through Death and sad stuff like that. But he still expressed how he feels and his sadness for his grandma through this song. It's not like he hates her, he probably misses her really badly, and that's how he EXPRESSED IT!

    I rest my case....

    -Cemetery Driver ^^

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