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When I was
A young boy,
My father
Took me into the city
To see a marching band.
He said,
"Son when
You grow up,
Would you be
The savior of the broken,
The beaten and the damned?"
He said
"Will you
Defeat them,
You demons,
And all the non believers,
The plans that they have made?
Because one day
I'll leave you,
A phantom
To lead you in the summer,
To join the black parade."

Sometimes I get the feeling, she's watching over me
And other times I feel like I should go
Went through it all, the rise and fall
The bodies in the streets
And when you're gone we want you all to know

We'll carry on, We'll carry on
And though you're all dead and gone believe me
Your memory will carry on
We'll carry on
And in my heart I can't contain it
The anthem won't explain it

A woman sends you reeling from decimated dreams
Your misery and hate will kill us all
So paint it black and take it back
Let's shout out loud and clear
Defiant to the end we hear the call

To carry on

We'll carry on,
And though you're dead and gone believe me
Your memory will carry on
We'll carry on
And though you're broken and defeated
Your weary widow marches
On and on we carry through the fears
Oh oh oh

Disappointed faces of your peers
Oh oh oh
Take a look at me 'cause I could not care at all
Do or die
You'll never make me
Because the world will never take my heart
Come and try; you'll never break me
We want it all, we want to play this part
I won't explain, or say I'm sorry
I'm unashamed, I'm gonna show my scar
Give a cheer, for all the broken
Listen here, because it's who we are
I'm just a man; I'm not a hero
Just a boy, whose meant to sing this song
I'm just a man; I'm not a hero
I
Don't
Care!

We'll carry on
We'll carry on
And though you're dead and gone believe me
Your memory will carry on
We'll carry on
And though you're broken and defeated
Your weary widow marches on
Do or die
You'll never make me
Because the world will never take my heart
Come and try; you'll never break me
We want it all, we want to play this part
Do or die
You'll never make me
Because the world will never take my heart
Go and try; you'll never break me
We want it all, we want to play this part
We'll carry on



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  • blackparader94
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    blackparader94Jun 11, 2008 at 6:20 pm
    This song is one of the ways death could come to you. in the making of the black parade found on youtube, Gerard states that death can come to you in any way u want it. The guy in the music video, his foundest memory is his dad taking him to a parade. so death comes to him in the form of the black parade.
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    XxXStephXxXApr 19, 2008 at 7:51 am
    I think personally, this song is about a man that is nearly dead, but he is only in a coma. And all he can remember well he is in this coma is that 'His father took him into the city to see a marching band'. So he figures this must be the most significand moment in his life. And all he wants to do is find out what the words were that his father said to him.

    Thanks for reading.

    XxXStephXxX
  • U
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    UnregisteredMay 22, 2012 at 7:13 pm
    I agree with blackparader94 about this song, but to me, it has a different meaning.

    I used to hate life. I had nowhere to go, no one to talk to, no one to understand me. So i hid it behind someone i wasn't. It got so bad i started contemplating dying, seeing it as something more beautiful than life.

    Then i heard this song. Something changed. I pictured gerard, mikey, frank, and ray as the black parade, and they were a place for us outcasts and rejects to go.

    And i could relate to it, too. "disappointed faces of your peers"- all of my 'friends' were disappointed that i had turned 'emo' and left me. So i turned to the black parade.

    Gerard turned out to be the savior of the broken, beaten, and damned- us.

    We'll carry on and the world will never take our hearts.

    So that was my original take on it, i soon found out the real meaning though.

    Even when mcr is dead and gone, how bout we make sure their memory will carry on:) they're going to live forever in the lights they made. That's my plan.

    -black*rose-
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    UnregisteredJan 7, 2012 at 5:07 am
    My personal experience of this song is positive. This song positively portrays what life is really all about. It should inspire us to think that life in general is like a "black parade". It is full of challenges, hardships, pains, frustrations, and bad memories. But despite all these, just like the kid in the song, we must trust our guts, carry on and not give up.
  • U
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    UnregisteredOct 22, 2011 at 12:40 am
    I that this song is about a young boy who was disapointed in his father, but his fondest memory of him, was when his dad took him to the "black parde" ... Ive never seen the music vid, so i dont know what most of you guys are talking about sooo. Teah. Thats it.

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