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Long ago
Just like the hearse you die to get in again
We are so far from you

Burning on just like a match you strike to incinerate
The lives of everyone you know
And what's the worst you take (worst you take)
From every heart you break (heart you break)
And like the blade you stain (blade you stain)
Well I've been holding on tonight

[Chorus]
What's the worst thing I could say?
Things are better if I stay
So long and goodnight
So long and goodnight

Came a time
When every star fall brought to you tears again
We are the very hurt you sold
And what's the worst you take (worst you take)
From every heart you break (heart you break)
And like the blade you stain (blade you stain)
Well I've been holding on tonight

[Chorus]
What's the worst thing I could say?
Things are better if I stay
So long and goodnight
So long and goodnight
Well if you carry on this way
Things are better if I stay
So long and goodnight
So long not goodnight

Can you hear me?
Are you near me?
Can we pretend to leave and then
We'll meet again
When both our cars collide?

[Chorus]
What's the worst thing I could say?
Things are better if I stay
So long and goodnight
So long and goodnight
Well if you carry on this way
Things are better if I stay
So long and goodnight
So long not goodnight



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  • i
    +8
    IluvMCRDec 7, 2008 at 11:58 pm
    Okay this song rocks ... they dedicated it to their dead grandmother so if you dont like it take your oppinion and shove it up your fuckin' ungrateful ass because it is soo sweet when two hot musicians write an amazing song and dedicate it to their dead grandmothe
    < got it !!!>
  • yuciefan
    +6
    yuciefanAug 20, 2008 at 8:14 am
    this is for gerard and mikey way's grandmother who recently passed away which other people metioned before. They wrote this in memory for her

    -such sweet people =)

    you know i re-posted this because:
    1.xxscreamalternativexx is correct they wrote it for their grandmother elena lee rush(i think)
  • TwilightandFOB
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    TwilightandFOBJun 15, 2008 at 12:16 am
    The lyrics describe lead singer Gerard Way's feelings for his late grandmother, Elena Lee Rush (friends called her 'Helen', and because of this, Way always thought of her as "Helena"). The single has become a moderately-selling hit, both in the U.S. and internationally. Way said in an interview with Channel [V] the band got influences for Helena from the song "Aces High" by Iron Maiden and tracks by The Ventures. This song is also My Chemical Romance's seventh overall single. It is highly considered to be their signature song, as Gerard Way not only described it as representing the band's image and sound (at that point in time) it is usually used to end shows.
  • x
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    xxscreamalternativexxJul 18, 2008 at 2:37 am
    this is for gerard and mikey way's grandmother who recently passed away which other people metioned before. They wrote this in memory for her

    -such sweet people =)
  • x
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    Xxcyanide_tearsxXJun 2, 2008 at 11:57 pm
    this song is about gerard and mikey way's grandmother who died during the making of the band's second cd "three cheers for sweet revenge". gerard and mikey were both very attached to their grandmother. despite Gerard and Mikey's Grandmother's name is Elena, the song dedicated to her is called "Helena". This is because her friends called her Helen, so the two names together (Helen+ Elena) form the title of the song. also whilst filming the video for "Helena" Gerard had to leave the room after watching Tracy (the woman acting as Gerard and Mikey's grandmother) dancing because it was to emotional. mikey cried the first time he heard the song

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