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Sister, I'm not much a poet, but a criminal
And you never had a chance,

Love it, or leave it, you can't understand
A pretty face but you do so carry on,
And on,
And on

I wouldn't front the scene if you paid me
I'm just the way that the doctor made me on,
And on,
And on

Love is the red the rose on your coffin door
What's life like bleeding on the floor?
The floor,
The floor

You'll never make me leave
I wear this on my sleeve
Give me a reason to believe

So give me all your poison
And give me all your pills
And give me all your hopeless hearts
That make me I'll
You're running after something
That you'll never kill
If this is what you want
Then fire at will

Preach all you want, but who's gonna save me?
I keep a gun on the book you gave me,
Hallelujah, lock and load
Black is the kiss, the touch of the serpent son,
It aint the mark or the scar that makes you one
And one
And one
And one

You'll never make me leave
I'll wear this on my sleeve
Give me a reason to believe

So give me all your poison
And give me all your pills
And give me all your hopeless hearts
That make me ill
You're running after something
That you'll never kill
If this is what you want
Then fire at will

(Guitar solo)

You'll never make me leave
I'll wear this on my sleeve
You wanna follow something
Give me a better cause to lead
Just give me what I need
Give me a reason to believe

So give me all your poison
And give me all your pills
And give me all your hopeless hearts
That make me I'll
You're running after something
That you'll never kill
If this is what you want
Then fire at will

So give me all your poison
And give me all your pills
And give me all your hopeless hearts
That make me I'll
You're running after something
That you'll never kill
If this is what you want
Then fire at will



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    MyChem1Jul 15, 2008 at 12:20 pm
    Okay, this is for LouBERRY.
    I hope you know that (and every TRUE MCR fan knows this) My Chemical Romance Is NOT an emo band.
    But, they are an extremely amazing band.
    I got the limited edition package the other day, and I watched the DVD of when they were live in Mexico City and New Jersey. REMARKABLE!!
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    XxXStephXxXApr 19, 2008 at 8:33 am
    One view of this song is that it is about missionaries attempting to convert you to their religion. The speaker complains and explains trying to brush off the missionaries since they won't succeed. 'Sister, I'm not much a criminal, and you never had a chance, love it or leave it, you can't understand, a pretty face but you do so carry on and on.' 'Preach all you wany but who's gonna save me? I keep a gun on the book you gave me! Hallelujah, lock and load!'

    Another view is that it's a dig at a scene politics and the vainer elements of the music scene. This can be heard in the lyrics; 'You'll never make me leave, I'll wear this on my sleeve, you wanna follow something, give me a better cause to lead, just give me what I need, give me a reason to believe...'

    Thanks for reading!

    XxXStephXxX
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    MerraladaSep 24, 2008 at 6:23 am
    Steph's point is very good, but for some reason whenever I hear this song I think of my own brother. Perhaps it's because the first word of this song is "sister". Or maybe because he has always tried to be a poet but got frustrated around the time he went to jail. "I'm not much a poet, but a criminal..."
    xD Just my two cents.
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    UnregisteredJun 16, 2012 at 2:53 am
    The 'sister' he is talking/signing to wants revenge for something that he did. So, he is telling her that there's nothing she can do to change whatever happened in the past, but if she wants to, then posion him, and 'fire at will. "
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    whatevesJan 23, 2011 at 10:59 pm
    i just LUV this song and that's all. It's good, catchy, great to rock with, and dat's all that i care bout XD

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