My Chemical Romance: Helena Meaning
Song Released: 2005
Just like the hearse you die to get in again
So far from you
Just like a match you strike to incinerate
Of everyone you know
And what's the worst can take
From every heart you break
And like the...
anonymous Dec 30th 2005 report
Okay this song is about Gerard's and Mickey's dead grandmother. Gerard wanted to pay tribute to his grandmother because she taught him everything.
This album reflects their entire first two years of touring. They say "this is a false story to mirror our first two years of touring." They added some stuff in but this album is basically a biography of their first two years together as a band, and don't argue with me because it's in an interview.
anonymous Dec 28th 2005 report
I do not think this song as anything to do with his grandmother. At all. Helena (whoever she may be) took her life, ("Like the blade you stain.") Alot of the lyrics are not what I would write about my grandmother that I loved dearly, ("Like the hurt you sold," "Whats the worst you take from every heart you break," "incinerate the lives of everyone you know.") Come on.
This is about Mikey and Gerard's GRANDMOTHER Elana Lee Rush. She tought gerard how to sing, draw etc. On a interview, Gerard even said this song is about Mikey's and my grandmother and I was really uncomfortable about he her dancing but then I realised that its the most important part so she could have her last dance.
I heard this in an interview (ah, how I love my interviews) straight from Gerard's mouth, so don't say I'm making this shit up.
His gradnmother Elena was called Helen by most of the family. Gerard knew that her real name was Elena, and his mind, he put the two together and came up with Helena. I agree that he probably liked it because of this MIsfits's song, but that's how he first got it.
anonymous Dec 15th 2005 report
Hey, this is a mess! Where have you taken those stories from??? It's necessary to have such a story for be a singer?
Perhaps all these things are not true. It is only true that it refers to his grandmother because in the CD it says: "this record is dedicated to the memory of Elena Lee Rush ..."
So, stop sying these inventions!
anonymous Dec 14th 2005 report
This song is an angry open letter than Gerard wrote to himself, because since My Chemical Romance getting so big he never get to spend as much time as he wanted with his grandmother Elena in the last years of her life.
It's a tribute, and if you ever go to any MCR shows before they play this song he always gets the crowd to say "Hi Grandma!".
This song could possibly be called "Helena" because of it's links to the name Elena, and because the Misfits also had a song called Helena.
The whole album, Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge, tells a story. A man dies in a car crash and goes to hell. He thinks that his girlfriend, Helena, also dies and went to heaven, but she never died in the first place. He then strikes a deal with the devil to be with Helena in return for bringing him 1000 evil souls. The song Helena is the first song on the album and in it the man is mourning the loss of Helena "So long and goodnight".
The song is also partially about Gerard Way's Grandmother, Elena, dying. The song, as well as the album, is dedicated to her. She is mainly who the part "Can you hear me? Are you near me?" is for.
anonymous Nov 19th 2005 report
This song isn't about Mikey and Gerard's grandmother, they told people that but the original meaning was it was written for Gerard's girlfriend Helena. They made a suicide pact and in the end she killed herself but Gerard decided to stay
"things are better if I stay, so long and goodnight."
"Just like the blade you stain"
This line shows that Helena took her own life by using a knife. It hurt Gerard a lot so they decided to cover up the real meaning and sey it was written for their grandmother, but in recent interviews the stories of Helena, Gerard's girlfriend has come out.
anonymous Nov 6th 2005 report
The song is about their grandmother ELENA, not HELENA, like some would say :)
anonymous Oct 25th 2005 report
It's about Gerard and Mikey's grandmother, Elena Lee Rush. She basicly taught Gerard everything to sing, perform, paint, draw, dance, etc. Gerard was very close to her and the song and I'm quoting from Gerard, "I really wanted to pay tribute to her in some way. She's done a lot for me and I wanted to pay tribute to her and I figured this would be the best way."
I know how that feels.
anonymous Oct 24th 2005 report
It is about Mikey's and Gerard's grandmother who passed away. Her name was Helena, but people called her Helen and they always thought of her as Helena. She taught Gerard everything he knows. She taught him how to draw, paint, and sing. She gave him his first car, the white van in the origional I'm not ok (I promise) video.
anonymous Oct 23rd 2005 report
This song was written for Gerard and Mikey's grandmother, Helena, who passed away.
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