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There-there's these terrors
And it's like, it feels like as if
Somebody was gripping my
There's these terrors
And it's like, it feels like as if
Somebody was gripping my throat
Uh, they're not like tremors
They're worse than tremors
There-there's these terrors
Like last night
Uh, they're not like tremors
They're worse than tremors
They're-there's these terrors
And it's like, it feels like as if
Somebody was gripping my throat
And squeazing and I felt
Like as if somebody was gripping my throat

Some say
Now suffer all the children
And walk away a savior
Or a madman and polluted

From gutter institutions
Don't you breathe for me
Undeserving of your sympathy
'Cause there ain't no way that I'm sorry
For what I did

And through it all
How could you cry for me?
'Cause I don't feel bad about it
So shut your eyes
Kiss me goodbye
And

Sleep
Just sleep
The hardest part
Is letting go of
Your dreams

A drink
For the horror that I'm in
For the good guys and the bad guys
For the monsters that I've been
Three cheers for tyranny
Unapologetic empathy
'Cause there is no way that I'm coming back again

And through it all
How could you cry for me
'Cause I don't feel bad about it
So shut your eyes
Kiss me goodbye
And

Sleep
Just sleep
The hardest parts
The awful things that
I've seen

Sometimes I see flames
And sometimes I see people that I love dying
And it's always-
I see flames and I-

Just sleep

And it's always

Just sleep
Just sleep
Just sleep
Just sleep
Just sleep

And I can't
I can't ever wake up



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    UnregisteredMar 4, 2012 at 10:02 pm
    This is what some guy said on a youtube video... Not sure if this is what happened, that's why i came here to see if it was true:

    "i love this song. It's really interesting, and i did some really good research on this. What i found (if you trust the internet of course) is that mcr went to paramore mansion. It was a haunted place. In the beginning it states the man feels as if he's being choked. While gerard was staying, he felt someone choking him. It also states "i see people that i love dying. " well it turns out, mikey dreamt of his family dying.  quite interesting, and a very catchy tune as well. ♥

    Fabulouskilljoy99 3 weeks ago 3 "
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    mamachickDec 6, 2008 at 8:28 am
    When I heard Gerard Way explaining the meaning of the album he mentioned that the patient goes on a journey after the black parade comes to get him. He meets characters along the way who share their experiences with him. In my opinion this song is about one of these characters. This one is a man who has been executed for his crimes. The more I listen to these songs, the deeper the meanings get. It can be quite profound in the middle of the night.
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    maxgreenxandxmex4evaDec 4, 2008 at 2:57 am
    i think this song is about kids who cant sleep because they are so scared to close their eyes because all they see is hatred and cant wake up from the darkness. ROCK ON MCR!!!
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    DragonMage400Sep 13, 2008 at 8:28 pm
    "Don't you breathe for me/Undeserving of your sympathy/'Cause there ain't no way that I'm sorry/For what I did."
    The singer is a criminal of sorts that committed a great wrong to society. However, there are "institutions" that feel sorry for him because he suffered through a life of poverty. They believe that he is the victim, but he wanted to be the criminal because he believed society was wrong in the first place.

    "And through it all/How could you cry for me?/'Cause I don't feel bad about it/So shut your eyes/Kiss me goodbye/And Sleep/Just sleep/The hardest part is letting go of/Your dreams."
    The singer has a lover that knows his feelings towards society, and knows that he truly is the victim of suffering. She's from a higher standing in society, and has dreams of becoming something great. He, however, is going to jail and cannot be with her, even though he wants to be part of her dreams.

    "A drink/For the horror that I'm in/For the good guys and the bad guys/For the monsters that I've been/Three cheers for tyranny/Unapologetic apathy/'Cause there is no way that I'm coming back again."
    He "drinks" to his life and how it's been, with all his suffering and all the hard times he's went through, and all the different things he had to be to get through it. He gives three cheers to tyranny and apathy because he recognizes that, in the end, he can't win. This song is complimented by "Teenagers."
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    UnregisteredMay 24, 2012 at 5:56 pm
    After staying in a haunted hotel mikey had his little "episode" and left, and not long after gerard started having nightmares and feeling as if someone was choking him. The nightmares plagued him and the recorded parts are what he actually recorded after the night. Some say this song was him telling himself to let go of the nightmares so he could possibly get some sleep.

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