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And if your heart stops beating
I'll be here wondering
Did you get what you deserve?
The ending of your life

And if you get to Heaven
I'll be here waiting babe
Did you get what you deserve?
The end, and if your life won't wait,
Then your heart can't take this

Have you heard the news that you're dead?
No one ever had much nice to say
I think they never liked you anyway
Oh take me from the hospital bed
Wouldn't it be grand?
It ain't exactly what you planned
And wouldn't it be great if
We were dead.
Oh dead.

Tongue-tied and oh-so squeamish
You never fell in love
Did you get what you deserve?
The ending of your life

And if you get to Heaven
I'll be here waiting babe
Did you get what you deserve?
The end and if your life won't wait
Then your heart can't take this

Have you heard the news that you're dead?
No one ever had much nice to say
I think they never liked you anyway
Oh take me from the hospital bed
Wouldn't it be grand to take a pistol by the hand
And wouldn't it be great if we were dead?

And in my honest observation
During this operation
Found a complication
In your heart, so long
'Cause now you've got
Maybe just two weeks to live
I said, "Is that the most the both of you can give?"

(GUITAR SOLO)

1, 2
1, 2, 3, 4!
La la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la la
Well c'mon
La la la la la
La la la la l'oh la
La la la la la la la

(Continue lalala)

Oh, motherfucker
If life ain't just a joke
Then why are we laughing?
If life ain't just a joke
Then why are we laughing?
If life ain't just a joke
Then why are we laughing?
If life ain't just a joke
Then why am I dead?

DEAD!



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  • out_of_order
    +4
    out_of_orderMay 6, 2009 at 2:52 am
    I think it's like someone talking to the Patient. Probably a doctor, but like one who knows him well. But it's talking to him either when he's on his death bed or actually dead, the second making more sence.

    Saying how he was a pretty bad person when he was alive (maybe paired with House Of Wolves, because it talks about how he was trying to figure out if he would go to heaven or hell, because he'd sinned, and he ends up thinking he's going to hell?). Because they say "did you get what you deserve?" like 'did karma come back to bite you?' Maybe the "you never fell in love" part is saying how the Patient never fell in love, he just hurt those who loved him.

    And they're saying how like at his funeral no one really had anything nice to say because he wasn't a good man; they didn't like him all too much. But then maybe they miss him, because it says "wouldn't it be great if we were dead?" like they want to be dead so they can see him again. And "is that the most the both of you can give", might be his close ones yelling at the doctors for not being able to save him

    That's my take on it. =]
    Awesome song though, and my favorite band ever.
  • GoOd_GuRl_BaD
    +4
    GoOd_GuRl_BaDSep 8, 2008 at 6:16 am
    For the 'patient'.
    This song could be about a 3rd person kind of talking to the patient. Telling him how he's going to die soon, and how his life kind of sucked. Anyways, and he never got to do the things he wanted
    "you never fell in love"
    "No one ever had much nice to say/I think they never liked you anyway"
    And how it would be the best to just kill yourself," wouldn't it be grand to take the pistol by the hand?"
    I don't know, this is just what I think...
  • emO_gurlO_o
    +3
    emO_gurlO_oJan 2, 2009 at 7:23 am
    I dont
    know what
    to say but
    tis' song is so
    cool
    and iam a
    huge fan of MCR
    they roCk...

    Have you heard the news that you're dead?
    No one ever had much nice to say
    I think they never liked you anyway
    Oh take me from the hospital bed
    Wouldn't it be grand to take a pistol by the hand
    And wouldn't it be great if we were dead?

    _"_O_o_"_
    _''_mIshIi ishCarIi18_''_

  • b
    +3
    Butterflyz666Oct 19, 2008 at 5:10 pm
    The song is the doctor telling a patient he/she's going to die but in a sarcastic way. Like it would be better to just shoot urself and get it over with. I love this song!
  • b
    +3
    BunnyliaSep 28, 2008 at 8:53 am
    In my twisted opinion, I think the narrator of the song is trying to tell The Patient that he's gonna die, but it isn't such a big deal because he did not accomplish much in his life.
    The last stanza, especially proves that dying isn't a big deal.
    Ah, I may got the song's meaning wrong, but whatever; it's a catchy song anyways. =)

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