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My Chemical Romance – Teenagers lyrics

They're gonna clean up your looks
With all the lies in the books

To make a citizen out of you
Because they sleep with a gun
And keep an eye on you, son
So they can watch all the things you do

Because the drugs never work
They're gonna give you a smirk
Cause they got methods
Of keeping you clean
They're gonna rip up your heads
Your aspirations to shreds
Another cog in the murder machine

They said all teenagers scare the living shit out of me
They could care less as long as someone'll bleed
So darken your clothes
Or strike a violent pose
Maybe they'll leave you alone
But not me

The boys and girls in the clique
The awful names that they stick
You're never gonna fit in much kid
But if you're troubled and hurt
What you got under your shirt
Will make them pay for the things that they did


They said all teenagers scare the living shit out of me
They could care less as long as someone'll bleed
So darken your clothes
Or strike a violent pose
Maybe they'll leave you alone
But not me

Whoa yeah!

They said all teenagers scare the living shit out of me
They could care less as long as someone'll bleed
So darken your clothes
Or strike a violent pose
Maybe they'll leave you alone
But not me

All together now,
Teenagers scare the living shit out of me
They could care less as long as someone'll bleed
So darken your clothes
Or strike a violent pose
Maybe they'll leave you alone

But not me

Teenagers scare the living shit out of me
They could care less as long as someone'll bleed
So darken your clothes
Or strike a violent pose
Maybe they'll leave you alone
But not me



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  • out_of_order
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    out_of_order
    In an interview Gerard said that he wrote this after watching teenagers on the bus or train, can't remember which. They were a lot more. What's the word? . I guess more trouble making then he was. And. Well. They scared the s*t out of him. That's all I know for fact. I think that Gerard also put in a bit of lyrics about adults trying to change us teens who aren't straight A cheerleader/football player I'll-stab-you-in-the-back students. The ones who get catagorized as "emos", even though I say there shouldn't be a lable.
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  • k
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    KRashBash
    In my point of view this song just puts out the way government feels about teenagers. I think it was good for them to put this song out because it shows how people under mind us teenagers and think we can't think for our selfs and when we show them up they try to bring us down and hurt us. No matter what we are your future and no one can change that unless they wipe the whole teenage population of the face of the earth ;) but I like this song it makes me think what I can do.
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  • u
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    Unregistered
    Gerard wrote it after he went on a train full of teenagers and he said it was terrifying he had a hard time in school and adults remember how tough and hard it was when they where in high school I'm a teenager and I find it intimidating as well when I see them cause they stare you down and at school beat you up but not all of them are like that cause half of them don't care or are victims.
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  • u
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    To me, teenagers isn't about going and shooting up a school because no one understands me; like some like to claim this song is about. It's a song that says "i've been in your shoes. I've been on the edge. But you know what? I made it through and so can you. " this song got me through my worst year of school--8th grade. I was tormented beyond any kind of belief, but when I turned it on, I thought about the people who have it way worse than I did. It helped me, I hope it makes as big of a positive impact to everyone who reads these lyrics.
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  • live_forever18
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    live_forever18
    I think this song is about the teenage stereotypes. According to ignorant adults, all teenagers are either violent, vicious, or drug addicts. When they see teens that don't fit these prejudgements [goths, emos, etc.] they don't know how to respond, except to try and fit them into one of those categories. That's what the line "darken your clothes/ i'll strike a violent pose/ maybe they'll leave you alone, but not me" is about. When you don't understand something, you stay away from it- fear of the unknown.
    You could also say it's about teen violence, which I think the song was originally written about. I feel that mcr is trying to say it's better to wear dark clothes and not fit in and scare people, than to actually be violent because no one gets hurt.
    Mcr forever.
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