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Now I know,
That I can't make you stay.
But where's your heart?
But where's your heart?
But where's your,

And I know.
There's nothing I can say.
To change that part.
To change that part.
To change.

So many,
Bright lights they cast a shadow,
But can I speak?
Well is it hard understanding
I'm incomplete?
A life that's so demanding,
I get so weak.
A love that's so demanding,
I can't speak.

I am not afraid to keep on living,
I am not afraid to walk this world alone
Honey, if you stay I'll be forgiven
Nothing you can say can stop me going home.

Can you see
My eyes are shining bright?
'Cause I'm out here, on the other side,
Of a jet black hotel mirror,
And I'm so weak.
Is it hard understanding
I'm incomplete?
A love that's so demanding,
I get weak.

I am not afraid to keep on living,
I am not afraid to walk this world alone
Honey, if you stay I'll be forgiven
Nothing you can say can stop me going home.

I am not afraid to keep on living,
I am not afraid to walk this world alone
Honey, if you stay I'll be forgiven;
Nothing you can say can stop me going home.

"These bright lights have always blinded me," said he.
These bright lights have always blinded me.

I say

I see you lying next to me,
With words I thought I'd never speak
Awake and unafraid,
Asleep or dead.

'Cause I see you lying next to me,
(How can I see, I see you lyin')
With words I thought I'd never speak
(How can I see, I see you lyin')
Awake and unafraid,
(How can I see, I see you lyin')
Asleep or dead.

'Cause I see you lying next to me,
With words I thought I'd never speak
Awake and unafraid,
Asleep or dead.

'Cause I see you lying next to me,
With words I thought I'd never speak
Awake and unafraid,
Asleep, or dead.

I am not afraid to keep on living,
I am not afraid to walk this world alone
(Or dead)
Honey, if you stay I'll be forgiven;
Nothing you can say can stop me going home
(Or Dead)

I am not afraid to keep on living,
I am not afraid to walk this world alone
(Or dead)
Honey, if you stay I'll be forgiven;
Nothing you can say can stop me going home.



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  • GoOd_GuRl_BaD
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    GoOd_GuRl_BaDSep 20, 2008 at 3:10 am
    This song's meaning is generally open for interpretation. When you first hear it it sounds like a desperate song and that the patient is very ready to die. But he is saying that if I live I will live and am not afraid to. This song also shows great courage and determination as the patient seems determined he is not going to die.

    Although there are many meanings, a popular one among fans is that the Patient is ready to go to Heaven, and as 'the lights are blinding' him, he appears there, however, when he opens his eyes, he sees him self laying next to his lover. He speaks the words that he never though he would, "I love you/I'm sorry" but he does not know if he is dead or is alive. He then realises that there is nothing to fear in life, only times that he should grieve and that he is "Not afraid to keep on living" and regardless of what could happen, he is "Not afraid to walk this World alone", he will keep going in life no matter what, because he now sees the beauty of it. The two final lyrics are very debatable. There are two ways that this could be taken, that the Patient was allowed to say a final goodbye to his lover and then pass on to the afterlife, whether it is in Hell or Heaven (Now that he is forgiven), or whether he is allowed a 'second chance' for lack of a better phrase. Following the second chance, it seems that the Patient's lover does not yet realise he is going to stay and live, so she says that she will be forgiving of what he has done if he stays, the Patient then replies, maybe even in a jokey sort of way, that there is nothing you can do to stop him living anymore, he is back and is staying. If you follow the fact that these are his 'Famous Last Words' and that he is now going to the afterlife, then his lover would be replying to him saying that she does not want him to go and she will forgive him if he stays, but the Patient has to go, and seals his death by saying that nothing she is able to say will be able to bring him back to life, or as the song says, 'home'. Please note that there are many ways that the song can be interpreted and that this is also open to interpretation, as is any other song and the ending is a very crucial point in the songs meaning, but unless a member speaks out truthfully about what the song means in detail, we will never fully know the Patient's destiny.

    In an interview, Gerard Way was quoted as saying, "At first I thought [the patient died], but the more I think about it, the more I think he's not dead. Maybe this is all in his head. Maybe he can fight. Now I think he has a choice to live." The song's meaning is generally open to interpretation, as said before, because its lyrics never really tell one way or the other whether the patient dies.

    The last lines of the song imply that the patient's lover is in fact the person who has died. "I see you lying next to me with words I thought I'd never speak" suggests that the Patient's lover is lying next to him in a coffin, as he speaks about her during the funeral service. The line "Awake and unafraid, asleep or dead" is further evidence that the Patient is alive and has entered into some new state of self-perception, that he has cleared himself of regrets. However there is no mention of the Patient's state; whether he has recovered from his illness or not.
  • f
    +6
    famouslastwordsSep 19, 2008 at 5:03 pm
    There seems to be quite a bit of debating on the meaning...everyone has a different opinion though. I just love My Chem, their music has helped me through a bunch of mess...And I love Frank Iero!!! Ha Gerard and Mikey are married
  • m
    +4
    MultieJuJuMay 22, 2008 at 7:22 pm
    He is telling the one he loves that he still loves her. he wants her to know that. but feels he cant express it. Like he is invisable. He just cant tell her how he feels. but it doesnt matter to him that much if she forgives him or not because he knows he can live without her.
  • e
    +3
    emo_chic26Aug 18, 2008 at 10:56 pm
    I luv Gerard Arthur Way!!! I luv all of his songs and I luv the band!!!
    They have inspired me a lot!!!
  • t
    +3
    TEO_2dagameJul 30, 2008 at 10:52 am
    very simple, it expresses that we should be strong, even though we're the last person on earth, we shouldn't be afraid to keep on living, even though we're walking alone... My Chemical Romance!!!

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