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The Black Parade – Welcome To The Black Parade lyrics

When I was a young boy,
My father took me into the city,
To see a marching band,
He
said, Son, when you grow up,
Would you be the savior of the broken,
The beaten and the damned,

He said
, "Will you defeat them,
Your demons and all the non-believers,
The plans that they have made,
Because one day, I'll leave you,
A phantom
to lead you in the summer,
To join the Black Parade,

When I
was a young boy,
My father took me into the city,
To see a marching band,
He said, Son, when you grow up,
Would you be the savior of the broken,
The beaten and the damned,

Sometimes I get the feeling,
She's watching over me,
And other times I feel like I should go,
And through it all, the
rise and fall,
The bodies in the streets,
And when you're gone we want you all to know,

We'll carry on, we'll carry on,
And though you're dead and gone, believe me,
Your memory will carry on, we'll carry on,
And in my heart, I can't
contain it,
The anthem won't explain it,

And while that sends you reeling,
From decimated dreams,
Your misery and hate will kill us all,
So paint it black and take it back,
Let's shout out loud and clear,
Defiant to the end we hear the call,

To carry on, we'll carry on,
And though you're dead and gone, believe me,
Your memory will carry on, we'll carry on,
And though you're broken and defeated,
Your weary widow marches,

On and on we carry through the fears,
Disappointed faces of your peers,
Take a look at me,
'Cause I could not care at all,

Do or die, you'll never make me,
Because the world will never take my heart,
Though you try, you'll never break me,
We want it all, we wanna play this part,

Won't explain or say I'm sorry,
I'm unashamed, I'm gonna show my scar,
Give a cheer for all the broken,
Listen here, because it's who we are,

I'm just a man, I'm not a hero,
Just a
boy who wants to sing his song,
Just a man, I'm not a hero,
I don't care,

We'll carry on, we'll carry on,
And though you're dead
and gone, believe me,
Your memory will carry on, you'll carry on,
And though you're broken and defeated,
Your weary widow marches on,

Do or die, you'll never make me,
Because the world will never take my heart,
Though you try, you'll never break me,
We want it all, we wanna play this part,
(We'll carry on)

Do or die, you'll never make me,
Because the world will never
take my heart,
Though you try, you'll never break me,
We want it all, we wanna play this part,
(We'll carry on)



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    Personally, I think this song is speaking out to people with depression or any kind of mental illness. The beginning of this song is about a kid who’s dad brought him into the city to see a "Marching Band" This could be a concert of any kind. His dad asks him if he will be the saviour of the broken, the beaten and the damned. He's asking his son if he will be a saviour through music because MUSIC SAVES LIVES! His dad asks, "Will you defeat the demons of depression and all the non-believers that think mental illness is just for attention?" When Gerard says, "Sometimes I get the feeling, she's watching over me." "She" could mean the depression of any person and whenever that person feels like they should go, they stay because through it all, the rise and fall, they can make it. If a person decides that suicide is the only way out of depression, the people that loved them will carry on but still know that the person that has passed on is with them through memories. Society's hate towards people could end somebody's life. So paint your depression black and take your life back. Shout your freedom and be defiant to people who want you to be "accepted" in society. Even though somebody is defeated and broken because of depression, they can march on.
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