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Save Yourself, I'll Hold Them Back Lyrics

I hope you're ready for a firefight
'Cause the devils got your number tonight
We're never leaving this place alive
But if you sing these words we'll never die

Get off the ledge and drop the knife
Not a victim of a victim's life


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    Apr 12th, 2011 4:02am report

    I thought it was about Fun Ghoul. "Heart attack in black hair dye" because in Sing, he stays behind. So I always saw it as Fun Ghoul telling them to save themselves and he'll hold them back.
    But, also I think it's basically telling us that they'll be there for the fans. They're saving us from alot of the hate in the world. As long as we keep listening to music, as long as we stay hopeful, we're saving ourselves and MCR are holding the hate back


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    Oct 1st, 2012 10:19pm report

    My interpretation may be WAY off but when I first listened to it, this is how I interpreted it.

    So the lyrics "save yourself, I will hold them back tonight" lead me to think this along with the line " We can leave this world, Leave it all behind" and "we can live forever if you've got the time".

    So with those lines in mind, I thought that he was saying how he would leave the world with who he is talking to. Like "go ahead, I will hold them back", them being the people preventing the seeing commiting suicide. Preventing them from being "saved" from the world.


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    Nov 27th, 2011 11:58pm report

    I'm sure this song has a meaning withing the context of the concept album, but I interpret it differently.

    I think he's telling a friend that he'll be there for them, and that they don't need to commit suicide ("can you save yourself tonight"). The "them" that he's holding back could be any number of things: people who wronged the friend, metaphorical "demons"/fears/problems... etc. Anyway, it's saying to save yourself and keep going, because someone's got your back!


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    Jul 28th, 2011 7:25pm report

    From what I've heard, this song was written for Bandit Lee Way (Gerard Way's daughter) so that when she's older, she can look back on this song and know that she can save herself from depression and suicide and drugs, etc.

    In other words, I do think it's also out there for the fans. Lots and lots of people don't save themselves, and they think it'd be better if they just killed themselves.

    Get off the ledge and drop the knife
    is saying don't do it, don't stop living. Because there is someone who still cares about you (like this band cares about what happens to you).

    We can leave this world leave it all behind says that this place isn't perfect, but that's okay. It can be left alone. And that's all I know.


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    Jan 4th, 2011 1:09pm report

    It's basically a hopeful song. They are telling their fans that they will always give them support through music.


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    Dec 31st, 2010 12:06pm report

    I think it is basically saying that they will save you and help you with their music as long as you work to keep yourself safe and happy emotionally. Also as long as we keep listening, they will be around.

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