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Late dawns and early sunsets, just like my favourite scenes
Then holding hands and life was perfect, just like up on the screen
And the whole time while always giving
Counting your face among the living

Up and down escalators, pennies and colder fountains
Elevators and half price sales, trapped in by all these mountains
Running away and hiding with you
I never thought they'd get me here
Not knowing you changed from just one bite
I fought them all off just to hold you close and tight

But does anyone notice?
But does anyone care?
And if I had the guts to put this to your head...
But would anything matter if you're already dead?
And should I be shocked now by the last thing you said?
Before I pull this trigger,
Your eyes vacant and stained...

But does anyone notice?
But does anyone care?
And if I had the guts to put this to your head...
And would anything matter if you're already dead?
And now should I be shocked by the last thing you said?
Before I pull this trigger,
Your eyes vacant and stained...
And in saying you loved me,
Made things harder at best,
And these words changing nothing
As your body remains,
And there's no room in this hell,
There's no room in the next,
And our memories defeat us,
And I'll end this direst.

But does anyone notice?
But does anyone care?
And if I had the guts to put this to your head...
But does anything matter if you're already dead?
And should I be shocked now by the last thing you said?
Before I pull this trigger,
Your eyes vacant and stained...
And in saying you loved me,
Made things harder at best,
And these words changing nothing
As your body remains,
And there's no room in this hell,
There's no room in the next,
But does anyone notice there's a corpse in this bed?



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  • GoOd_GuRl_BaD
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    GoOd_GuRl_BaDSep 20, 2008 at 3:02 am
    this song is written about the movie 'Dawn Of The Dead'
    This is what I think Early Sunsets Over Monroeville is about:

    (first off, the mall in the movie is called Monroeville Mall)
    Late dawns and early sunsets, just like my favorite scenes
    (I believe this line gives an indication that he is referencing a movie. keywords here: DAWN, "my favorite scenes")
    Then holding hands and life was perfect, just like up on the screen
    And the whole time while always giving
    Counting your face among the living

    Up and down escalators, pennies and colder fountains
    (escalators and water fountains: found in most malls, including the one featured in Dawn of the Dead)
    Elevators and half price sales, trapped in by all these mountains
    (once again he mentions objects which are found in malls: elevators, sales. The "trapped by mountains" refers to the fact that the mall was surrounded by hills and fields)
    Running away and hiding with you
    I never thought they'd get me here
    Not knowing you'd change from just one bite
    (as in change into a zombie from one bite)
    I fought them all off just to hold you close and tight
    (here is what I believes gives an indication that while it is based on Dawn, it is not literal. The character who gets bitten and dies on a bed had no love affair with the person who shot him)

    But does anyone notice?
    But does anyone care?
    And if I had the guts to put this to your head...
    But would anything matter if you're already dead?
    (would it matter if I shot you if you are already a zombie and therefore dead?)
    And well should I be shocked now by the last thing you said?
    Before I pull this trigger,
    Your eyes vacant and stained...

    But does anyone notice?
    But does anyone care?
    And if I had the guts to put this to your head...
    And would anything matter if you're already dead?
    And now should I be shocked by the last thing you said?
    Before I pull this trigger,
    Your eyes vacant and stained...
    (a reference to the blank lifeless stare of zombies)
    And in saying you loved me,
    Made things harder at best,
    And these words changing nothing
    As your body remains,
    And there's no room in this hell,
    (the movie's tagline was "When there is no room left in hell, the dead will walk the earth." still think it's not at least based on Dawn? If not, you are brainless.)
    There's no room in the next,
    And our memories defeat us,
    And I'll end this direst.

    But does anyone notice?
    But does anyone care?
    And if I had the guts to put this to your head...
    But does anything matter if you're already dead?
    And should I be shocked now by the last thing you said?
    Before I pull this trigger,
    Your eyes vacant and stained...
    And in saying you loved me,
    Made things harder at best,
    And these words changing nothing
    As your body remains,
    And there's no room in this hell,
    There's no room in the next,
    But does anyone notice there's a corpse in this bed?
    (the character Roger is bitten and subsequently dies and reanimates in a bed.)
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    SomeDudeYouDontKnowSep 16, 2008 at 6:30 pm
    Yeah and its about a guys love turning to a zombie on him. Its a really tragic and amazeing song. Gerard Way has an awesome sense of poetry.
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    UnregisteredJun 10, 2012 at 12:04 am
    Again i think the relationship and the girl represent things inside of gerard. Therefore he wants to kill himself to kill this thing, or something alike. I don't think you can decide on any meaning with this song
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    UnregisteredMay 28, 2012 at 11:47 am
    I love this song and it helps me going. I always used to think that in the song he is actually killing the girl (pull the trigger) but he realize that its so worthless because he feels still bad about what was happen. He love the girl but even more important to him is revenge just like he is telling to us in interwievs, what a angry person he was then
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    UnregisteredMar 26, 2012 at 8:33 am
    Just like a peice of art, the interpratation of the song differs from person to person. For me, i think the singer (gerard) had this perfect relationship with someone who has hurt him so bad to the point of being 'dead' to him, and killing her actually in real life would do anything because she is already dead to him. (killing representing some other kind of revenge of course) and then goes onto say would anyone notice or care about either him and her or their relationship. Thats my interpretation on it.

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